The best of Heathcote's culinary and viticultural offerings will be highlighted this weekend during the Heathcote on Show festival.BARBARA SUNGAILA June 5, 2014 3:10am
Heathcote is getting ready to go ‘on show’ this weekend.
More than 40 winemakers will offer up vintages for tasting, along with a wealth of food, including lamb shanks, Asian gourmet delights and ‘‘paddock to plate’’ experiences.
An entertainment precinct, next to Heathcote Estate, will host live music on Saturday.
Performers include Tony J King, Albert Skipper, Rebecca Langley and Bianca Maes; along with children’s entertainment including an animal farm, jumping castle, face painting and pony rides.
Heathcote Tourism and Development president Phil Meehan said the Heathcote on Show sub-committee had worked tirelessly.
‘‘The success of the weekend will be solely attributable to their efforts,’’ he said.
‘‘They’re genuinely passionate about Heathcote.’’
He was also full of praise for the level of sponsorship from the local business sector.
‘‘It has been wonderful,’’ Mr Meehan said.
‘‘All monies have been channelled into marketing and promotion ensuring even more people will come to Heathcote for the weekend.’’
Mr Meehan said he had also been busy getting his own winery ready for the weekend.
‘‘We’ve been putting things away and converting it from an operating winery into a visitor experience,’’ he said.
The district’s community groups are on display too, with the Heathcote Artists’ art show at the RSL hall, opposite Barrack Reserve, open from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Heathcote McIvor Historical Society’s Camp St precinct will be open from 10am to 3pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Further afield, the Mia Mia history project will preview material for its forthcoming book at the Mia Mia Hall on Sunday and Monday from 1pm to 4pm.
High St will be a hive of activity and Heathcote’s monthly bush market at Barrack Reserve will help contribute to the bustle on Saturday morning.
For more information, visit www.heathcoteonshow.com.au or the Heathcote Visitor Centre on the corner of High and Barrack streets.
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