The annual Mount Alexander Senior’s Festival is fun and uplifting celebration of senior members of our community. The festival continues to grow over time with more than 30 separate events were held right around the shire including at Newstead, Harcourt, Chewton, Campbells Creek, Metcalfe and Castlemaine.
The 2018 festival saw the return of a public opening ceremony, held on the steps of the Castlemaine Market Building. Around 400 locals of all ages enjoyed entertainment by the Bendigo Chinese Lions, Ukule-ladies and local singing group the Blenders. Following the opening an expo featuring local service providers, organisations and groups for seniors, which saw 1,000 visitors through the Market Building over two days.
With the festival winning the 2018 Community Event of the Year, the steering committee of volunteers, who give their time and expertise, are aiming to make every year even better! We thank all of those involved, without who, the festival would not be possible.