10 Year Anniversary – Lara Food & Wine Festival 2018

By Brittany Anson

Date: Held on the 4th Sunday in March each year, the next festival will be on the 25th of March 2018
Time: 10:00am until 4:00pm
Pirra Homestead 108 Windermere Road, Lara
Melway Reference 423-C2
Please note: No parking in Serendip Sanctuary or on the road side of Caddy’s Road

The Lara Food and Wine Festival operates on a not for profit basis and is auspiced by the Lara Community Centre. The event organisers, a small group of Lara residents freely volunteer their time. It’s the 10th year this fantastic event will be running so we have no doubt it will be huge!! Fun day for all, with competitions, entertainment, art exhibitions, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef is JANELLE BLOOM (one of this country’s most-loved tv chefs), and of course, an array of mouth watering different culture foods and wines.

For more information, click here for the Lara Food & Wine Festival website

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Q) How much does it cost to enter the festival?

A) Accompanied children and teenagers under 18 years old are free. Adults 18 years and older pay $5. In return for the $5 entry fee patrons receive a ticket into our gate prize draw, which features a fabulous travel prize along with many other wonderful prizes. All entry fees collected will go towards making future festivals even better.

Q) Is there an ATM on site?

Yes, there will be an ATM on the site.  Some exhibitors also provide EFTPOS facilities.

Q) Can I bring alcohol into the festival?

A) No, no alcohol is to be brought onto the premises.  Due to liquor licensing requirements, only alcohol purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.

Q) Is the parking free?

A) Yes, there is ample FREE parking.  Ample free parking will be available from Windermere road, opposite the entrance to Pirra.  Pirra’s neighbours will kindly open their paddocks to provide free public parking.  Exit will be via Caddy’s Road.

Q) Will there be baby feeding and changing facilities?

A) Yes, the Breastfeeding Australia will have a large, enclosed marquee.  Change tables and chairs will be provided, so that you can care for your baby in private.

Q) Am I allowed to bring my pet?

A) No. The City of Greater Geelong prohibits animals from being in the presence of openly distributed food.

Q) Will there be disabled toilets on the premises?

A) Yes. Disabled toilets will be available at the Lara Food and Wine Festival.

Q) Where can I find lost property?

A) On the day of the festival lost property will be available at the Lara Food and Wine Festival administration marquee. After the festival lost property will be kept for one month and can be collected from the Lara Community Centre. Contact the Lara Community Centre on (03) 5282 2725.

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