It's November, which means the Bacchus Marsh Strawberry & Cherry Festival 2022 is just around the corner! Here are the festival's FAQ's:
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗵𝘂𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵?
On the Western Highway between Melbourne and Ballarat
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹?
203 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝘀?
The Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹?
It is free, but we do have donation buckets around the market and the information tent if you would like to make a donation towards helping us make the event more sustainable.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲?
Each farm has its own pricing structure and it's the same price for the whole season. Generally all fruit is picked by midday as this is a popular activity. Also Please note: All fruit is seasonal and weather dependent as they are not made in a factory.
For outside festival fruit picking: Strawberries are available from October through to Easter.
Cherries are available mid to late November through to Christmas new year.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗠𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻?
Each farm has its own pricing structure and its the same price for the whole season.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁?
Naturipe Fruits and Paynes Orchards.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗻?
18, 19 and 20th November 2022
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗻?
Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November, 9am to 5pm.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝘂𝗻?
Friday 5pm – 11pm, Saturday 9am – 11pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀?
Saturday night. Approximately 9.30pm start, depending on how dark it is.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀?
The fireworks can be viewed from the Village Green, so bring a chair or rug to sit on the grass and watch. On the day at the info stall, there will also be VIP fireworks seating available for purchase to support the Festival plus enjoy the fireworks with a prime seating position!
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻?
Next to the RSL Hall 203 Main St Bacchus Marsh
𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗜 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗴?
Yes, but remember if it is very hot they may be better of at home. Also, please have your dog on a leash at all times and do not bring them out at night while the fireworks are on.
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻?
Yes! Eddie Toole Park - Animal Farm, face painting, biscuit decorating, and a couple of small rides as well.
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?
Yes, we will have a Main stage in the Village Green.
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹?
Yes, Friday 5pm till 11pm, sat 9am till 11pm sun, 9am to 4pm.
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘇𝗼𝗻𝗲?
Yes, except for licensed areas.- Royal Hotel
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗮 𝘀𝗺𝗼𝗸𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘇𝗼𝗻𝗲?
Yes, due to laws introduced a couple of years ago re: cigarette smoking and food we have had to declare the area smoke free.