Time to Dapple with the Apple this Weekend

Harcourt is the home of Victoria’s best growing apples and one of Australia’s major apple growing districts. The township is situated in the Central District within the State of Victoria.

  • In March each year, Harcourt runs its annual Applefest which celebrates the commencement of the annual apple harvest.
  • The main event and street festival for the  2017 Harcourt Applefest will be celebrated on Saturday 11th March, 2017 at Harcourt, in central Victoria, Australia.

This year celebrates the 25th year for Applefest with an increased focus on great local food and produce. There are lots of activities and the grand parade featuring the Thompson’s Foundry Band and the Castlemaine Pipe Band ensure a great day for family and friends.

At Applefest you can find everything – from fresh food, produce, crafts and gifts and over 60 stalls including the best of the region’s artisan wares, renowned local produce, award-winning local wines, craft ciders and beer.If that is not enough, there will be plenty of food vans, gourmet ice creams and boutique tea products as well.

A major component of the Applefest each year is the  Annual Harcourt Applefest Art Show Exhibition in the ANA Hall. The Art Show will run from 10th-13th March, 2017.

This show presents paintings in the ‘small works format’. Artist Rick Amor has commented that by ‘restricting the works to a modest size allows the viewer an intimate experience of each drawing or painting without the distraction of competing scale’.

  • The Art Show is also unique for having a large Junior section.
  • There is also a popular vote category as chosen by the public who view the exhibition.

The examples shown here exemplify the wonderful quality of entries to be enjoyed when visiting the art show.

Kristine Browning – “Sitting Pretty” and Viven Pells – “A Meeting of Chooks“.

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