Harvest Festival Third Sunday In March Each Year

Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association presents the annual harvest festival on the third Sunday in March each year



2014 HARVEST HIGHLIGHTS

SUNDAY 16 MARCH


Meet the Growers & Visit Farms across Bacchus Marsh  16 March



FREE BUS TOURS!
BUS 1 with thanks to Telstra Country Wide
BUS 2 with thanks to Tripod Farmers

Visit a strawberry farm, apple growers, orchardists, baby lettuce growers, art gallery and market garden and more!
Starts 10.15am, Station Street Bacchus Marsh.  Returns late afternoon, approx 4pm.
Some tastings available. Tour guests should bring along a bottle of water and a packaged lunch, or spending money to purchase lunch and other tasty treats along the way.

CLICK HERE to view the free bus tour schedule.  Seats are limited. Book now on 0400 145 558
Due to high demand, please do not leave voicemail messages if your call is unanswered.

 

THE OFFICIAL EVENT PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE NOW
COLLECT YOUR COPY FROM THE BACCHUS MARSH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE AND AT PARTICIPATING OUTLETS

 

 

Last year's Program

2013 Harvest Competitions
All Ages Barefoot Grape Stomping 3pm, Bacchus Hill Winery. Map location 2
Harvest Student Film Competition HERE
Gumboot Throwing Competition - All day at Jeff Jones Plants & Produce. Map location 3
Best Apple Pie. Entry Form HERE Judging from 2pm. Map location 2
Best Backyard Veggie Patch Entry Form HERE Winner announced 9am. Map location 3

HARVEST OPENING NIGHT OUTDOOR CINEMA - SATURDAY 16 MARCH MADDINGLEY PARK
Map location 23.  Featuring the winning short film of the Student Film Competition, followed by a feast for the eyes, the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.  Gold coin entry from 6pm. Film commences at sundown, approx 8pm.  In the event of poor weather, will be rescheduled.

FRUIT PICKING & FRESHLY PICKED FRUIT OR PRODUCE - MAP Locations 1, 3, 4, 5
Fruit picking close to Melbourne. During March experience fresh sweet strawberries, apples and more freshly picked local produce direct from Bacchus Marsh growers.

HARVEST TREATS & MENUS - MAP Locations 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Visit Bacchus Marsh just a short drive from Melbourne to experience local menus inspired by the annual Harvest.  Take time out to explore Bacchus Marsh town centre and feast on tasty local food and wine. 

DETAILED EVENT LOCATIONS

EXPLORE THE HARVEST TRAIL

MEET THE GROWERS -  FARMGATE SALES OR PICK YOUR OWN

1. Allawah Vegetable Farm Ph: 5367 3402   From 10am
390 Werribee Vale Road, Bacchus Marsh
Farmgate sales  of freshly picked   Rhubarb, Spinach, Silverbeet and Coriander. Rhubarb tastings within the gallery.

2. Bacchus Hill Winery Ph: 0418 808 176   From 11am
100 O’Connell Road, Bacchus Marsh
Cellar door wine, cider and provender tastings and sales 11 til 4
Free family activities, live music 12-4, apple pie judging at 2pm, Grape stomping for all ages from 3pm. Winery tour – 4pm. Farmyard visit 4.30pm.  Lunch and dinner bookings available 0418 808 176

3. Jeff Jones Plants & Produce  From 8am
388 Bacchus Marsh Road  5367 5250

Our own freshly picked apple varieties – Jonathon, Galas, & many heritage varieties. Also quinces, Packham Pears. Gumboot throwing competition is back again in 2013.  Darley Bakehouse Market Stall. Relay for Life Sausage Sizzle. Local musician Jimi Nare. Heirloom pumpkins, Peppercorn Grove Olive Oil.

4.Naturipe Fruits – Pick Your Own   From 9am
638 Bacchus Marsh Road 0419 340 363
Our own jam Locally sour cherry, peach, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, sweet cherry, gourmet strawberry, strawberry vinegar, strawberry sauce, locally grown garlic. Jam tastings. Strawberry picking, Golden Delicious Apple Picking, Jumping Castle

5. Paynes Boutique Orchard  10-4
372 Bacchus Marsh Road

Visit a local orchard and pick your own locally grown sweet crisp apples fresh off the tree.


HARVEST TREATS & MENUS

6. Angelo’s Bakery Café  Sun From 7am
170 Main Street  5367 2360

Just for Harvest! Apple pie/crumble, pumpkin pie, rhubarb tart and chunky guinness beef pie

7. Baby Black Espresso Bar  Sun 8-5
10 Church St   5367 5156

Licensed. Set within an historic cottage and courtyard. Harvest inspired muffins, foccacias and sweet treats.


2. Bacchus Hill Winery & Restaurant From 11 onwards
100 O’Connell Road, Bacchus Marsh    0418 808 176

Special Harvest themed lunch (12-4) and dinner (5-8).
Bookings required.  Family friendly activities, tastings, live music and more.

8. Bacchus Marsh RSL Sub-Branch Sun 10 til 5
203 Main Street     5367 1855

The RSL. Ladies Auxilary & CWA  are serving morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. Information table, and more.

9. Cones n Candy   Sun from 9
154 Main Street 5367 0115

Special Harvest Menu: Apple pie, French vanilla ice cream, waffles, caramelized apple sundaes, homemade chocolate fudge sauce,  Nachos, chilli dogs, baked spuds (white and sweet potatoes)

3. Darley Bakehouse Market Stall
Shop 8, Darley Plaza 151 Gisborne Road Bacchus Marsh

Try our Sourdough loaves – locally grown pumpkin, blue cheese & thyme, or potato, parmesan garlic and rosemary, or Olive. For the sweet tooth, Apple & Cream Turnovers, Apple Pies.


10. Flanagans Border Inn  From 11am
139 Main Street    5367 2016

Come along for our Guinness promotion. Delicious meals, and live music in the afternoon.

11. Little Lucky Café  Sat/Sun 8.30 til 3
3 Grant Street     0400 695 787
Visit Little Lucky for a special harvest festival menu, including moist pear cake, moroccan pumpkin soup, and strawberry sorbet.

12.Mona’s Café    From 9am
432 Bacchus Marsh Road
Mona’s famous harvest inspired house made pies.


TOWN CENTRE - ART, MUSIC & CULTURE

13. Catholic Museum of Bacchus Marsh Sun 1.30- 3.30
St Joseph’s Oratory

Enter via driveway opposite the CFA, in Main St;  Discover the hidden treasure that is the Catholic Museum.

14. Bacchus Marsh Farm Supplies 9-12
126 Main Street
Visit a real farm supplies store

15. Bacchus Marsh Historical Society Sun 10 til 4
Lerderderg Library 215 Main Street   5367 2737

Visit the archives, discover the history of Bacchus Marsh. Memberships available.

16. Bacchus Marsh Nursery and Florist  From 10am
185 Main Street 5367 2070
Beautiful fresh flowers and homewares. Harvest themed window and more.

8. Country Women’s Association Sun 10 til 5
203 Main Street     5367 1855

Crafts, books and information at the historic Bacchus Marsh RSL Hall.

1. Janice Webster’s Art Studio & Gallery From 10am
390 Werribee Vale Road, Bacchus Marsh Ph: 5367 3402 
Visit popular local artist Janice Webster on-site at her studio overlooking Allawah Vegetable Farm

17.Hopetoun Pioneer Cemetery   From 9am
Bacchus Marsh Road Merrimu, opposite Flanagans Drive
Wander through the historic cemetery and enjoy a self guided tour

18. Studio Crafts by Karen Sun 11-4
114 Main Street  5367 6561

Browse the beautiful range of gollies, teddies, scarves, jewellery, candles and country wares.

19. Telstra Country Wide NBN Booth  10-4
203 Main Street  Sat/Sun 9 til 5
Find out more about the arrival of NBN in Bacchus Marsh

20. The Blacksmith Cottage 10-4
100 Main Street. Gold Coin Entry
Tour the historic Blacksmith Cottage. Harvest produce decorations.

21. The Forge Book Barn Sun 10-4

100 Main Street
Second hand books for purchase within the historic Forge.

22.  Tribalo Studio Gallery   Sun From 10
154 Main Street (near the Cones & Candy entrance)

See unique artworks by local Solomon Islands artist Jimi Nare

23. Maddingley Park Sat night from 6pm
Station Street Bacchus Marsh
Family friendly outdoor cinema event. Film commences at sundown. Gold coin entry

24. Harvest Festival of Hymns, St Bernards 61 Lerderderg Street. Commences 2pm
Featuring the Moorabool Light Orchestra in their inaugural Harvest Festival performance.


Special Harvest Festival Services Sunday 17 March

8.30AM            Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 19 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh
8.30AM           St Bernards Catholic Parish, 61 Lerderderg St, Bacchus Marsh
9.30AM           St Andrew’s Uniting Church, 24 Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh
10am               Holy Trinity Anglican Church Staughton Vale Homestead, Balliang
10am               St Bernard’s Catholic Parish 61 Lerderderg St, Bacchus Marsh
10.30am          Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church 31-37 Holt’s Lane, Bacchus Marsh





2012 Harvest Festival
Tours
& Competitions

LIMITED SEATING: BUS SEAT BOOKINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ON 0400 145 558
Meet The Growers & Visit Farms
Free bus / tag-a-long tours, activities & tastings
Bus 1: Tastes of Bacchus Glenda Jones at Jeff Jones Plants & Produce in Bacchus Marsh
Bus 2: - Hidden Treasures of the West
Meet the bus outside Maddingley Park Gates on Station St, Bacchus Marsh at 1015am on Sunday 18th March, 2012
Buses return approx 3.30pm or slightly later.  Unfortunately we cannot provide exact return times as we prefer to provide our Harvest groups with the maximum amount of time available to enjoy at each location.

For enquiries about the bus tours and seating, email info@visitbacchusmarsh.com.au

Best Apple Pie
Barefoot Grape Stomping
Gumboot Throwing
Historical displays
Special harvest menus & more


A day full of fun, entertainment, information, easily accessible location, and great local produce!

Look for the Harvest Festival Flags and Signs

displayed at participating businesses.


Appreciation is expressed for the generous contribution of the Bacchus Marsh Coaches, the financial support of Tourism Association, and the support of all other participating businesses and local media.

Further enquiries: Contact Public Relations Officer, Allan Comrie on 0409 211 290 or email info@visitbacchusmarsh.com.au


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