The streets of Rushworth came alive at the weekend with engines, scarecrows, horses and performers for the annual Easter Heritage Festival.JENNA BISHOP April 22, 2014 5:03am
Festival secretary Heather Wellington said new entertainment Snakebusters, an educational show featuring snakes and other reptiles, proved a hit with crowds.
‘‘Kids absolutely loved it and so did the adults,’’ she said.
‘‘Every time I walked past there were kids being draped with snakes, they were very popular.’’
Draught horses and steam traction engines made their way down the main street for the annual parade, while festival-goers were treated to performances from the Ballyregan Bush Band, Callum Gleeson and ventriloquist Darcy Elliott.
‘‘Entertainer Margarita Enchilada was fantastic with the kids, she was teaching them hula-hooping and plate spinning,’’ Mrs Wellington said.
Rushworth P-12 College students hosted vintage games, including three-legged and egg-and-spoon races and gumboot throwing competitions.
‘‘Everyone really enjoyed themselves,’’ Mrs Wellington said.
Last year, the festival attracted almost $250
She said early crowd estimates indicated about 3000 people attended the event.
The annual Easter Sunday working draught horse muster also took place at Moora, while a blacksmith cooper and shearer had demonstrations of their traditional crafts.
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Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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