Bacchus Marsh Festivals and Events
Dates announced:2014 Strawberries & Cherries Weekend
Save the Date: Sat/Sun 22 & 23 November, 2014
Get ready for an amazing weekend as we welcome in
the Spring crop of sweet strawberries and cherries
More information available from September onwards
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THe 2014 Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival took place on 16 March 2014 providing the oppportunity to Meet our local Growers and hear about their stories, their heritage and what it takes to run a successful business.
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**Entry Now Closed** Enter the Best Backyard Veggie Patch competition, with thanks to Western Water!
This is an annual event highlight featuring fantastic prizes that will help you invest further in your garden!
Entry forms available here for residents of Bacchus Marsh and surrounds.
**Entry Now Closed** Enter the 2014 Best Apple Pie Search as part of the Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival. Open entry to anyone that is happy to drop off their pie entry to Bacchus Marsh within the times outlined.
Entry forms available here - entry open to all
For both the Best Backyard Veggie Patch, and Best Apple Pie - please note that the judges decision iis final. No correspondence will be entered into. Thank you
**2014 HARVEST FESTIVAL FREE BUS TOURS!
Just announced - find out more on the Harvest Festival page of our website!
The 2013 Strawberries & Cherries Weekend Event Program is available now!
CLICK HERE to read about our exciting Trail Prize, entertainment, even more competitions, local food, wine, heritage, and last but not least the annual fireworks show, plus new for 2013, the $5000 Hole In One competition!
The Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association's 2013-2014 Partnership Prospectus is available now. Contact us for details on firstname.lastname@example.org
Strawberries & Cherries Weekend
16 & 17 November 2013
With a record 28 Trail Stops and many new activities, we look forward to announcing our Weekend program in coming days!
Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival 17 March 2013
Submit entry forms to: PO Box 153, Bacchus Marsh 3340 or in person at Jeff Jones Plants & Produce, Bacchus Marsh.
Best Backyard Veggie Patch with thanks to Western Water Click Here
Terms & Conditions: Open to residents of Bacchus Marsh & Surrounds. Commercial growers cannot enter. Community and school kitchen gardens can enter.
The judges decision is final.
No correspondence will be entered into.
This is a game of skill.
Harvest Festival Opening Night Outdoor Cinema - Maddingley Park 16 March - From 6pm. Gold coin entry. More info here
2012 Strawberries & Cherries Weekend 17
& 18 November
TRAIL MAP & SNAPSHOT - CLICK HERE
JAM & BAKING ENTRY FORM HERE
2012 Progressive Dinner - Strawberries & Cherries Themed across 3 venues.
Two complimentary drinks and fireworks show included! $95pp. Limited seats - bookings are a must on 0418 808 176
Show your support for Bacchus Marsh and our events CLICK HERE
2013 Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival - 17 March 2013
5th Annual Bacchus Marsh Harvest
Festival Sunday 18 March 2012
For a small taste of Harvest check out:Apple Pie Judging at Bacchus Hill Winery
Adult entrant in the gumboot throwing contest at Jeff Jones Plants & Produce
Lunch at Bacchus Hill Winery
CLICK HERE for 2012 Best Apple Pie Entry Form. Apples are one of the key features of the Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival. Entry is open to anyone provided you can deliver your apple pie entry to Bacchus Hill Winery on the morning of Sunday March 18th, 2012
CLICK HERE for 2012 Best Backyard Veggie Patch Entry Form. Entry is open to residents of Moorabool Shire. Our region is known for extremely fertile soil which makes backyard growing very rewarding. Entry is not open to commercial growers, but can include school or community kitchen gardens.
CLICK HERE for 2012 Harvest Windows Entry Form. Entry is open to traders within Bacchus Marsh and we encourage entries that feature the Harvest theme. Think apples, pears, pumpkins, quinces, autumn leaves, scarecrows or anything that conjures memories of harvest season.
SEASONAL PRODUCE AND PICK YOUR OWN / FRUIT PICKING
Bacchus Marsh is blessed with an abundance of locally grown fruit and produce, direct from the farmgate. We receive many requests for information about fruit picking, apple picking, strawberry picking, cherry and berry picking, nectarine picking and the availability and location of our pick your own orchards all of which are just a short drive from Melbourne. Please check the Pick Your Own tab on our website to find out which month/s your favourite fruit is available to be picked! As you will see there is a feast of fresh fruit available at different times of the year. At different times you will find ' U PICK' activities, or many of our farmgates will have produce freshly picked that morning and ready for you to pick up and take home
THIRD WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER EACH YEAR. 2012 DATES: 17 & 18 NOVEMBER
Visit Bacchus Marsh on the third weekend in November to celebrate the arrival of strawberries and cherries season. Fruit picking, wine, orchards, live music, strawberry and cherry menus, fireworks and more. Visit the Strawberries & Cherries section of our website to find out more!
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Discover the Beauty of Bacchus Marsh
We encourage our local community, tourists and general visitors to the region to enjoy the spectacular Avenue of Honour as it winds through the ever-changing market gardens, orchards, and fruit stalls. The fields surrounding Bacchus Marsh are full of fruit and vegetables. Everything from apples, stone fruits, an abundance of berries and just about any vegetable you could desire, even a wide variety of Asian herbs. Tourism in Bacchus Marsh is actively encouraged by the members of the independent and not for profit Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association, local business, and many local volunteers and not for profit groups. Bacchus Marsh is located within the Moorabool Shire Council region
1. Underbank Stud (Stamford Hill)
2. Bacchus Hill Winery (100 O'Connell Rd)
3. Paynes Orchard (Avenue of Honour)
4. The Fruits of Life (Avenue of Honour)
5. Bacchus Marsh Caravan Park (Stamford Hill)
6. Sunnystones Country Retreat (Bences Rd)
7. Bacchus Marsh Speedway (Parwan Sth Rd)
8. Bacchus Marsh School of Aviation (Cummings Rd)
9. The Avenue Motel (Avenue of Honour)
10. Bonnie Brae Cottage (6 Rae Crt)
11. Jeff Jones Produce (Avenue of Honour)
12. Webster’s Gallery (Labillier St)
13. Geelong Gliding Club (Aerodrome Rd)
14. Naturipe Fruits (Avenue of Honour)
15. Maddingley Park (Tavener St)
16. Wombat State Forest
17. Lerderderg Gorge (Camerons Rd)
18. Darley Park (Gisborne Rd)
19. Lake Merrimu (Diggers Rest Rd)
20. Werribee Gorge (Western Fwy)
21. Pykes Creek (Western Fwy)
22. Mineral Spings (Golden Point Rd, Blackwood)
23. Peppertree Park (Grant St)
24. Hopetoun Cementary (Western Fwy)
25. Ta Pinu (Western Fwy)
26. Djerriwarrah Bridge (Anthony's Cutting)
27. Long Forest Reserve (Long Forest Rd)
Escape to the Country in Bacchus Marsh - It's closer than you might think!
Bacchus Marsh is ideally located almost at the centre point between the City of Melbourne and Ballarat to the west, Bendigo in the north and Geelong to the south. It's an easy 40 minute drive from either of Melbourne’s Airports, Tullamarine close to the CBD and Avalon Airport near Geelong and the Great Ocean Road.
There's no shortage of things to See & Do in Bacchus Marsh ... Visit several nearby National Parks for a Picnic, Buskwalking, Rock Climbing or Camping. Sample and purchase fresh local produce such as strawberries, cherries, apples, pears, peaches and nectaries. Experience wine tasting and fine dinning at the wineries or enjoy a relaxing meal or just a coffee at one of our Cafes.
Visit Farms and go Horse Riding, Fishing and Swimming. Why not head out to the aerodrome and take a Joy Flight to see the beautiful fertile valley of Bacchus Marsh from the Air! Geelong Gliding Club also offer trial flights from the local airfield.
For the environmentally conscious visitors, Bacchus Marsh is served by fast V-Link trains, the trip takes less than 50 minutes from Southern Cross railway station in Melbourne.