Tarra Festival 2017 - The Dreaming
TARRA FESTIVAL SINCE 1972

Since 1972

Now in its 45th year, the only other festivals in Regional Victoria who can boast a longer history are the Bendigo Easter Festival, Ballarat Bergonia & Beers by the Bay on the Mornington Peninsula.

Popular

For a population of only 5100 in the greater Yarram area, the Tarra Festival attracted est 10,000 people to the Street parade on Saturday and over 18,000 spectators to events in total. This is a spectacular result compared even to high profile regional events such as the Bendigo Easter Festival.

Community Support

Each year, the local community invests some 2000 volunteer hours into creating and running the Tarra Festival.

TARRA FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

Community Fundraising

The Tarra Festival is a major fundraising vehicle for community groups in the area.  Last year it helped raise in excess of $50,000 for community groups which was they then invested back into the community.

Not just a Street Parade

Over 50 events across 7 days

TARRA FESTIVAL SINCE 1972

SATURDAY

Street Parade

From Horses & Carriages to Tanks, from Penny Farthings to Vintage Cars, School Floats, Clowns, bands & biplanes, you’ll find the whole of the local area and what it loves represented at the parade.  The whole of the main street is packed with people and the procession takes up to an hour.

ALL FESTIVAL

Art Shows

The Tarra Festival is not only the home of the popular “Rotary Art Show” but it also features exhibitions from a range of local galleries, the Historical Society, Family History & Genealogy Groups.

SAT, SUN & MON

3 Markets

The Tarra Festival features the Yarram Market at the top of the main street on Saturday morning, the Sunday market at Port Albert and the massive Monday Monster Market at the Yarram Showgrounds.

TARRA FESTIVAL MARKETS

SATURDAY

FAMILY FUN

After the Street Parade, people move to the Recreation Reserve for whole range of fun family activities hosted by the Lions Club. Petting Zoos, Pony Rides, Venomwise Snakes, Tug-o-war, bouncing castles, Monster Easter Egg Hunt and more. A great time for the family.

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ALL FESTIVAL

Sports of all Kinds

Football & Netball Games, Golf, Tennis & Bowls Tournaments, Come & Try Yachting and heaps of other sporting activities over the entire festival.

SAT & SUN

Vintage Cars

Vintage Cars & Trucks not only feature in the Tarra Festival parade but also in a special “drive/rally” from Yarram to Port Albert on Sunday.

MONDAY

Really Living Expo

At the Yarram Recreation Reserve Pavillion on Monday, the Really Living Expo focuses on sustainability, natural therapies and enjoying life in harmony with the environment.  There are stalls, practitioners, workshops, talks, concerts and great food.

TARRA FESTIVAL MARKETS

SUNDAY

Pancakes in the Park

A mainstay of the Tarra Festival on Sunday morning is Pancakes in the Park, run by the Red Cross.  A great opportunity to tuck into Pancakes or Bacon & Eggs before you head off to church or to other Tarra Festival events.

TARRA FESTIVAL SINCE 1972

SATURDAY

Interactive Demonstrations

On Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Reserve you can participate in Interactive Demonstrations by a range of local community groups such as CFA, SES, Historical Society, Mens Shed, Family History & Genealogy, Dancing groups etc

WED

Author's Talks

Each year the Wellington Shire Library hosts a free reading and talk with a leading author, accompanied by free nibbles.

ALL FESTIVAL

Face Painting, Balloons etc

At a whole range of events across the Tarra Festival, you will find free Face Painting, Balloons, Temporary Tattoes, bubbles and other fun carnival style entertainment.  Saturday morning before the parade has a massive range of free entertainment for the whole family, in particular.

TARRA FESTIVAL MARKETS

SAT, SUN, MON

Easter Egg Hunts

Last year we distributed over 7200 easter eggs throughout the Tarra Festival in a series of Easter Egg Hunts and other handouts.

TARRA FESTIVAL SINCE 1972

SATURDAY

Easter Hat Parade

Woolworths host an Easter Hat Parade on Saturday afternoon with prizes for all entrants.

ALL FESTIVAL

Concerts

The Tarra Festival features a range of bands, concerts and dances.  From heaps of bands on the street prior to the street parade to the Under 13 dance at Port Albert, concerts and drumming circles at the Really Living Expo, Social Dancing, Rock & Roll Dancing – there’s something for everyone.

2018 THEME

GETTING INVOLVED

IN THE PARADE

Anyone can join the Parade on Saturday morning.  All you have to do is fill out an entry form (online, mail it in or bring it on the day), show up in the Marshalling area which is in front of the Hospital by 10am and you’re in. ENTER THE PARADE

IN ARTSHOW

The Rotary Tarra Festival Art Show is a predominantly realist Art Show with sections also for miniatures, students works & photography. It is held at the Regent Theatre in the centre of the town & attracts well over 2,000 viewers each year. MORE INFORMATION

VENDORS

Opportunities exist for commercial vendors at the Markets (Sat, Sun & Mon) as well as at individual Tarra Festival events. The main street (road closure area) during the Street Parade is restricted to Non-Commercial Community Group Vendors and, of course, the shops normally in that area.  MORE INFORMATION

EVENTS

The Tarra Festival has a wide variety of events run by Community Groups, Sporting clubs, Traders and other entities over the Easter period. Any event taking place over Easter, within our area, can be a part of the Tarra Festival and be promoted as part of the Festival. MORE INFORMATION

SPONSORSHIP

The Tarra Festival is supported by sponsorship from the Wellington Shire, local businesses & groups and businesses operating in the area in some way. We also occasionally receive State & Federal Government grants for specific projects. To support the Tarra Festival CLICK HERE FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FLYER

VISIT

If you are coming to the area for the Tarra Festival there are some great places to stay and other things to see why you’re here. CHECK OUT SOME OF THE OPTIONS.

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THE TARRA FESTIVAL

The Tarra Festival is managed by the Tarra Festival Committee who have a threefold charter:

  1. To ensure the local community has a terrific time at the Tarra Festival and that it builds a strong sense of community and a feeling of inclusion,
  2. That the fundraising efforts of local community groups are supported and enhanced through the Tarra Festival and the actions of the Tarra Festival Committee,
  3. That income to the area is increased through the attraction of tourists during the Tarra Festival, through awareness of the Festival and by encouraging return visits to the greater Yarram area at other times of the year.

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Summary
Event
2018 Tarra Festival - Easter in Yarram
Location
Yarram Tarra Festival Committee, 292 Commercial Rd,Yarram,Victoria-3971
Starting on
March 28, 2018
Ending on
April 2, 2018
Offer Price
AUD free