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. 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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Tony Genovese from Cool 4 Kids will provide a range of interactive and spectacular children’s activities. This will include fun music shows with popular action and movement songs, singing, live guitar, puppetry, musical instrument play, bubble making, scarf dancing and other fun games such as musical statues, the limbo rock and giant parachute play. The children will be able to receive free balloon sculpting throughout the day. They can choose from designs including a dog, cat, monkey, sword, flower, horse, snake, giraffe and many more. There will be giant outdoor game activities for children and their families including chess, quoits, totem tennis, giant bubble making stations, sack racing, egg and spoon, hula hoops, skipping, throw and catch grippers, walking stilts, noughts and crosses, frisbee throw, soft ball play, hopper balls, pogo sticks and more!

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!

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Raised in the big smoke of Robinvale, “JETT CHARMAN” is a young man with his feet firmly rooted in music. Jett plays a wide variety of tunes from classic Rock & Blues favourites, through to modern pop hits, with countless songs that appeal to everyone.

A frequent on the local airwaves, this accomplished solo artist has played a broad range of stages and events, with high profile musicians from near and far, and is continuing to build his reputation as a skilled performer, both live and in the studio. Combining his powerful vocals with funky guitar playing, and featuring a host of various instruments, Jett is sure to have you tapping your feet and bobbing your head.

FOOD & DRINK

Wander the food stalls for your favourite or just sample several. Choose from delicious Asian to great warm beef rolls or hotdogs, baked potatoes, pizza and paella. The Prickly Pear craft beer company is back by popular demand plus wine from Trentham Estate and gin from Fossey’s Ginporium.

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.

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 Harvests 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. 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