March 28, 2022

Mini Fest comes to Deans Marsh

Last weekend, Sunday 27 March, festivities filled Deans Marsh with live music, food stalls, pony rides, art stalls and more.

The Dean Marsh Mini Festival ran at the Deans Marsh Memorial Reserve between 10am and 3pm.

Secretary of the Deans Marsh Community Cottage, Jennifer McDonald, said the group was excited to host the mini festival again this year, bringing the community together after a difficult few years.

“It was a really good opportunity for the community and visitors to come together and enjoy a really lovely time at our community reserve,” Ms McDonald said.

“We’ll still had the usual array of market stalls ranging from native plants, local produce, with wine, olives, honeys, cards, prints, ceramics and we also got a number of our young entrepreneurs, one in particular does wax wraps for foods, so we were very happy to have them back as well.”

Ms McDonald said the festival was run by the community for the community, with a gold coin donation entry raising money for the Deans March CFA.

“There were some raffles for local community groups, all of the money that’s made either goes back to the individual store holders, or the individual groups,” she said.

“The real key is bringing the Deans Marsh community together and showcasing local produce."

“The school play was a really big part in the day as well, providing us with pony rides and cake stands, and a number of other activities as well. So it’s really about bringing the community together.

“All of the music was provided by Surf Coast locals, so they were given the opportunity to showcase their talents and make a bit of money from a gig on a Sunday afternoon.”

The Deans Marsh Memorial Reserve is at 10 Pennyroyal Valley Road, Deans Marsh.

Surf Coast Times story here.

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Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.