The countdown is on! Deans Marsh festival is now only weeks away.

Each year the festival relies on the generosity of the local community and this year is no exception. Local festival legend Mark Fissenden formerly from the Little Buckley Fest is donating his stage, equipment and expertise to give the musicians a stage they deserve.

All musicians at the festival perform for the love, this year local trio Mountain Grey comprising of Steve James on guitar, Kev Foster on the brushes and Mike Robinson-Koss blowing the harp will be performing their original acoustic music with local stories of life, love and land.

Other equally talented local musicians include the Bells Blues Band, James Ramsey and Josh Goddard and friends.

Along with great local musicians organisers are excited to have Melbourne eight piece band Sol Nation grace this years stage. Sol Nation’s music is a spicy mix of reggae, salsa, latin, afro-beat & funk.

For those with a competitive nature, come and try your luck in the Deans Marsh Gift a sprint for men, women and youth categories, all fiercely contended each year and all with great prizes on offer.

Defending his Sheaf Toss title for the past two years Luke Sayers says he’s ready for another great competition. If you can hold a pitchfork and hurl a bag stuffed with straw over a bar at increasing heights come and have a go!

The Festival Flag Project has been embraced by the community, expect to see over 700 flags flying at the festival, from 18 local schools, a must see at this years festival.

The festival also features street performers, Otway food and wine and a unique artisans craft market. Plenty of kids activities, local harvest demonstrations and dog jump.

Bring your family & friends, enjoy the sunshine and colourful atmosphere, there is something for everyone.

This years festival will take place on Sunday 23 March 10-5pm on the Recreation Reserve, Deans Marsh.

Festival Details
Date: 23 March 2014 10am -5pm
Location: Recreation Reserve, Pennyroyal Valley Rd, Deans Marsh
Admission: Gold Coin Donation
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