Deans Marsh Festival features on Today Show

The Deans Marsh Festival had a great bit of publicity on Channel 9’s Today Show on Wednesday 9th.

The Cottage's Ruth Hamilton on Channel 9's Today Show


Our own  Ruth Hamilton had a chat with Today Show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson to describe the Festival and let everyone know when it’s on (27th March!).

Watch the clip featuring Kochie (the dog, that is) almost winning the dog race, pipped at the post by Elvis;

WATCH NOW : The Deans Marsh Festival’s dog race recreated at Lorne for the Today Show

Karl and Richard Wilkins had a try at sheaf tossing, an agricultural show competition from days of old – they got the hang of if fairly quickly!

WATCH NOW : Dicko and Karl give sheaf tossing a go, a Deans Marsh Festival event

Thanks to Channel 9 and the Today Show for featuring this year’s Deans Marsh Festival!


…and we’re OFF!


Planning and preparation for the 2016 Deans Marsh Festival is now under way. Reserve the date (27th March, a Sunday) in your calendar, and spread the word!

It’s a great family day out, country-style.

Stall-holder applications welcome – see Stalls Info for more details.

There was a party on the hill

One thing is for sure Deans Marsh knows how to throw a party. The community of Deans Marsh banded together to host their annual festival last Sunday 23 March.

Festival organisers said a record 3,000 people enjoyed the event travelling from as far as the states capital.

A new festival layout and packed program captivated visitors all day. read more…

Deans Marsh puts the community in festival

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.

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Free Printmaking Workshop

A free printmaking workshop facilitated by local artist Veronica Phillips will take place on Saturday 22 February (12pm – 2pm) at the Deans Marsh Community Cottage.

Veronica will demonstrate simple printmaking techniques onto calico fabric.

All welcome and all materials will be supplied.

Please contact the festival to register your place. or phone 5236 3388.

Hinterland Festival Stitching a Community Together

Local Deans Marsh residents are getting busy and creative by designing, printing and decorating flags in preparation for the Deans Marsh Festival and Flag Project.

Hundreds of flags will be flown at the festival, all vying for a chance to win an Otway Fly family pass for best design.

In the coming weeks residents and kids from local schools will be participating in printmaking workshops facilitated by local artist Veronica Phillips.

A free workshop for anyone interested in learning simple printmaking techniques will take place on Saturday 22 February (12pm – 2pm) at the Deans Marsh Cottage. Please contact the festival to register, all welcome and all materials supplied.

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