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The Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa





The Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa is an annual event that commemorates the district’s heritage and multiculturalism.

Apart from the enjoyment of the community and festa visitors from all over the state, it also aims to promote and celebrate multiculturalism.

It encourages the community members to actively participate in organizing the various programs, and also allows the Ticinese, Swiss, and northern Italian communities throughout Victoria to gather and be involved in the festa.

Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa

Name: Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa
Where: Hepburn Springs
Date: 15-24 Oct 2010
Website: http://www.swissitalianfesta.com


Highlights of the Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa

There are various programs throughout the duration of the Festa. You can take a sneak peek at some of the upcoming events.

The Festa Parade

This lively parade starts from Savoia Hotel and finishes at the Mineral Springs Reserve. Local school children, families, musicians, circus performers, folkloric groups, and members of the Swiss and Italian community all walk together in colorful costumes to celebrate the Swiss and Italian heritage.

Winery Wanderer Bus Tour

Are you a wine enthusiast? Then buckle up your seat and experience a ride through the local vineyards and witness the Swiss and Italian traditions of winemaking.

Festa per La Famiglia

This event is for the whole family. Entertainment is provided by the Swiss Matterhorn Yodellers and Victorian State Youth Brass Band, among other musicians. There are also dancing, and other kinds of amusements that your whole family will definitely enjoy.

Festa Pasta Sauce Competition

Do you have a mouth-watering pasta recipe? Then you might want to join this pasta sauce competition. This competition is open to amateurs and professionals. To take part in this gastronomic event, you can download the registration form at the Festa’s website.

Family Bocce Tournament

You might want to take your aim at this ancient game. Bocce is a ball sport that somewhat resembles bowling. It is a traditional Italian game popular in the villages of northern Italy.

Literary Feast – Alice in Wonderland

Dress up and take the whole family to an afternoon of coffee, tea, and biscuits where your children can enjoy an Alice-in-Wonderland experience.

Heritage Centre

You can take a walk through history when you visit the Heritage Centre where there is a display of family history and genealogical information. You will also get to see the early Swiss and Italian ways of life from way back the 1850s.

Lantern Parade and Grand Fireworks Finale

Witness an extravagant display of colorful lanterns and fireworks at the festa's finale. If you want to take part in the lantern parade, you can build your own lantern or buy one locally made by the Daylesford Men’s Shed.

Heritage Centre

You can take a walk through history when you visit the Heritage Centre where there is a display of family history and genealogical information. You will also get to see the early Swiss and Italian ways of life from way back the 1850s.

Lantern Parade and Grand Fireworks Finale

Witness an extravagant display of colorful lanterns and fireworks at the festa's finale. If you want to take part in the lantern parade, you can build your own lantern or buy one locally made by the Daylesford Men’s Shed.



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What's On In Melbourne
September: Melbourne Fringe Festival
October: Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week | Heathcote Wine and Food Festival | Bendigo Heritage Uncorked | Wangaratta Festival of Jazz | Toast to the Coast (Geelong) | Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa | Melbourne International Arts Festival
March: Port Fairy Folk Festival | Apollo Bay Music Festival | Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Australian International Airshow
April: Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival | Melbourne International Comedy Festival
May: Grampians Grape Escape | Warrnambool May Racing Carnival
June: Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show
August: Melbourne Writers Festival | Melbourne Art Fair | Melbourne International Film Festival




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