What’s On

About the Festival

The Mallee Almond Blossom Festival is an annual event that showcases the products, people and art of the Mallee District. The Festival coincides with the blooming of the almond trees at the beginning of spring.

There are loads of activities for children and adults alike, including fair rides as well as displays from local organisations like the Rural Life Museum. Arts, craft, food, wine and music all provide a great atmosphere.

It’s your chance to see the blossoms of Australia’s largest almond orchards up close.

What’s on this year

CHILDREN’S FUN – ALL FREE

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Cool Bears will be performing, bringing a range of colourful and exciting entertainment for children and their families.

Visit the petting farm and get up close to your favourite animal in a safe supervised environment. All animals are friendly and roam freely in the enclosure so you can mingle freely.

Watch out for roving entertainers, clowns and balloon shapes.

If you are feeling adventurous try the giant slide, jumping castle or shoot some hoops.

MUSIC

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Entertainment will be happening all day. We are excited to announce that the Chantoozies will be performing at this year’s festival. Originally formed for a one off gig and after an overwhelming response became one of Australia’s most dynamic, irresistibly catchy and hottest live bands!

We also have local acoustic-rock performer Jett Charman and Swan Hill band, The Drowning Sorrows who will be covering the songs you know by the bands and singers you love – just pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy!

FOOD & DRINK

Wander the food stalls for your favourite or just sample several. Choose from delicious Asian to great warm beef rolls or hotdogs and baked potatoes. The Prickly Pear craft beer company is back by popular demand.

EXHIBITS

There are some fantastic exhibits on show this year. Look for our local beekeeper in his 1947 Ute. He is the guru of all things bees.

Our own Migration Memories exhibition will be on show for the first time in 10 years. Check out the foyer of the Centre for this wonderful documentation of local migrants.

Also in the foyer will be a big screen TV with continual footage showcasing Robinvale and surrounds, so full up a chair and rest your legs for a while.

Look out for the Select Harvest tent. Buy all your Almond products and ask staff about the machinery on display.

STALLS

While in the foyer, wander into the hall and browse over 30 speciality stalls ranging from toys and clothing to jewellery and art. You will find more stalls outside on the lawns with oils, balloons and produce – something for everyone.

BUS TOURS

One of the most popular activities each year is the bus tours and they are on again. Cost is $2 per person. This year local tour guides will take you to an avocado farm with a frost fan, then a drive through the blossom. Buses leave at 10.30am, 11am, 12 noon, 12.30pm and two at 2pm. Pop into the information tent and book a seat before they fill up.

We hope you enjoy your day in Robinvale!

Festival Date: Sunday 18th August
Location: Robinvale Community Centre, McLennan Dr, Robinvale, 3549