Carley Nelson, left, from the Leongatha Business Association’s events committee, and Leongatha Business Association’s Jodie Clarkson, together with youngsters Maggie and Scarlett, are all looking forward to the Leongatha Daffodil and Dairy Street Festival this Saturday. N043518

Sandra MacDonald, left, and Sue Thompson expect visitors to come from across Victoria to Leongatha for this weekend’s Daffodil Festival. N053518

A HUGELY popular addition to the Leongatha Daffodil Festival weekend last year was the Street Festival which is back this Saturday, promising to be bigger and better.
An astonishing 3000 people wandered through a packed Bair Street, Lyon Street and Michael Place which were closed to traffic, but full of stalls and activities, and organisers hope for even more visitors this year’s Daffodil and Dairy Street Festival.
“This year we’ll have 63 stalls and food trucks, free kids events, a bucking bull, a climbing wall and magic shows throughout the day,” said Carley Nelson from the Leongatha Business Association’s events committee.
“We’ll have live music in Lyon Street (next to Bair’s Hotel) featuring the Strzelecki Stringbusters who really get the crowd going.”
Another special addition this year will be the Coon Toastie Truck thanks to Saputo, tying nicely in with the dairy theme.
Michael Place will host Autobarn’s fundraiser and car display.
The festival runs from 9am to 3pm.
There will be lots of other special attractions coinciding with the 62nd Daffodil & Floral Show in Memorial Hall.
These include:
• Leongatha Gallery, Leongatha Arts & Craft Society & South Gippsland Woodworkers in Memorial Hall Complex – Courtyard
• Leongatha & District Historical Society in the Mechanics Institute
• Leongatha Rotary’s 42nd Art & Photography Show in Mesley Hall
• Gippsland Historical Automobile Club in Woolworths Car park
• South Gippsland Gemstone & Lapidary Club at 1 Bair St
• St Peter’s Ladies Guild in St Peter’s Anglican Church
• Friends of the Library book sale in St Peter’s Anglican Church
• Leongatha Country Group, Embroiders Guild exhibition in Leongatha Uniting Church.
Take a venture around the shops to see the hard work traders have put in with their Daffodil & Dairy displays.