Mystery Winery Tour, Mini-railway Family Fun Day, Purple People Market Day, Greyhound and Horse Race Days – the 35th Annual Wauchope Lasiandra Festival has something for all the family!
Celebrated every March, the festival sees Wauchope come alive to celebrate its floral emblem, the Lasiandra. Beautiful specimens are dotted around the town and surrounds in full bloom over the month of March. Festival Secretary Chrissy Jones told us just what is in store for festival-goers in 2019.
In its 35th year, the Wauchope Lasiandra festival continues to be an event with something for everyone. A few of the events are a wine tour, market day, purple parkrun, and golf and bowls events at Wauchope Country Club.
On Saturday 9th March, the Hastings Valley Miniature Railway Club will hold a “Family Fun Day” at Yippen Creek Reserve. Young and old can ride the mini-rail for just $2. There are a couple of rules to ride; you must wear covered shoes and a smile! Wauchope Lions Club will be holding a sausage sizzle, or bring along a picnic lunch.
Saturday the 16th from 7am will see the second Purple Wauchope parkrun @ Rocks Ferry Reserve. This community event goes a little crazy with purple. See http://www.parkrun.com.au/wauchope/ for more info.
The Mystery Winery Tour will be held on Sunday 17th March, with the bus departing from Lasiandra Park and touring some local wineries for tastings and a BBQ lunch. If readers are wanting to join in the fun, you need to book your seat asap – cost is $55 per person. Book by phoning 0412 137 621.
Purple People Shopping and Market Day is on again! The CBD of Wauchope comes alive in a sea of purple. There will be market stalls on the sidewalk and Purple People Day specials from participating businesses dotted about the CBD. Any market stall enquiries should be directed to Secretary Chrissy on 0412 137 621. Booked sites only.
The Lasiandra Committee encourages business houses to get into the swing of things by decorating their window fronts and premises. Staff are also invited to dress up in the purple theme. There have been some fantastic costumes over the years! This is an event not to be missed; mark your calendars – Thursday 14th March.
For a full list of events for the 2019 Wauchope Lasiandra Festival, check out the website – lasiandrafestival.com.au – like our Facebook page or pick up a festival program from one of our supporting business houses in Wauchope. Any enquiries: 0412 137 621.