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2021 APPLEFEST TIX

ALL 2021 APPLEFEST EVENTS ARE TICKETED FOR COVIDSAFE ENTRY

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2021 APPLEFEST MARKET

A pared-down, CovidSafe version of the traditional festival main event.

* Fresh Harcourt apples * Local Products & Produce * Fruit Growers’ Display *
* Free Children’s Activities * Music * Refreshments * Take-Away Food *
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WHEN: Saturday 6th March 2021
TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE: James Park, High Street, Harcourt
ADULTS: $5
KIDS (U12): Free

Your ticket to the Harcourt Applefest Market includes free access to the Art show, also open March 7, 13 and 14. Feel free to drop by more than once!

ROLLING EVENTS OF APPLEFEST 2021

ART SHOW

ART SHOW

Exhibit “smaller-works” for competition and sale.

OFFICIAL OPENING & PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
Friday 5 March 2021, 7.30pm to 9.00pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday 6 March, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 7 March, 10am – 4pm
Monday 8 March, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 13 March, 10am – 4pm
Sunday 14 March, 10am -2pm

WHERE: ANA Hall , High Street, Harcourt
ADULTS: $5 (includes entry to the Applefest Market on Saturday 6 March)
Kids (U12): Free!

Book online at the Mount Alexander Box Office.

ORGANIC FARMING CO-OP TOUR

ORGANIC FARMING CO-OP TOUR

WHEN: Monday 8 March 2021
TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Harcourt Organic Farm Co-operative, 68 Danns Road
ADULTS: $15

A tour through four inspirational farming undertakings, including:

  • Sellar Farmhouse Creamery micro-dairy
  • Gung Hoe Growers market garden
  • Tellurian Fruit Gardens orchard, and
  • Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery.

A rare chance to see what enthusiasm and hard work can achieve.

Numbers strictly limited.
Book online at the Mount Alexander Box Office.

GRANITE HOUSES TOUR

GRANITE HOUSES TOUR

WHEN: Sunday 21 March 2021
TIME: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
WHERE: ANA Hall, High Street, Harcourt
ADULTS: $20 (or $35 including Granite Homes book)

A tour to three of the distinctive granite homes of the Harcourt Valley.

These are private homes—not normally open to the public. Gain an insight into the history of the dwellings and the practical issues involved in use of local stone.

Afternoon tea at the Heritage Centre after the tour.

Numbers strictly limited.
Book online at the Mount Alexander Box Office.

CANCELLED: INDIGENOUS STARGAZING

CANCELLED: INDIGENOUS STARGAZING

Due to an unfavourable weather outlook, there will be no stargazing event for Applefest 2021.

For refunds of pre-purchased tickets, please email applefest@harcourt.vic.au to advise one of the following choices:

  1. Refund by direct deposit—email your banking BSB, account number and account number. 
  2. Refund in cash—email to advise your intention to collect a cash refund in person. If advised in advance, the Applefest Committee will have the funds on hand at Harcourt Heritage Centre on Wednesday 17th March or Wednesday 24th March. The Heritage Centre (ANA Hall) is in High Street, Harcourt and is open from 9 am to 3 pm on Wednesdays. 
  3. Refund by cheque—email your postal address.

Alternately, you may consider donating all or part of the ticket price to Nalderun for their youth program initiatives. Please tell us by reply email if you wish to choose this option.

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COMPETITIVE APPLE COOKERY

Applefest’s Baking Competition is a delicious institution, where the region’s best bakers come to be judged. Warm up the oven and get amongst them.

Categories include…

* APPLE PIE *
* APPLE CAKES *
* APPLE MUFFINS *
* APPLE CHUTNEY *

The competition is open to all, with special pie and muffin divisions for younger bakers. Everyone is encouraged to enter. Get your best to the fruit growers tent by 10:00am, along with a completed ENTRY FORM!

Winners announced at 1:00pm.

Award winners often sell their wares at one of the Applefest market stalls. That way, everyone can get a piece of the best pie in town!

More info?
Call Lyn from the Harcourt CWA: 0418 994 067.

ENTER YOUR ART NOW!

The Harcourt Applefest 2021 Art Show is now accepting entries.

As an exhibition of small works paintings, the Show regularly attracts top-shelf exhibitors and high-quality art works. There are highly-esteemed awards and acclaim on offer.

See it all at the ANA Hall, from Friday 05 March to Monday 08 March, and again the next weekend, March 13 and 14.

MORE INFO         ENTER YOUR ART

How sweet are these Applefests…

ABOUT APPLEFEST

Applefest is a celebration of harvest time in the heart of Victoria’s apple country.

The modern Harcourt Applefest celebrates all local produce and community endeavour. These days, newer ventures like wine, cider and delicacies share the stage.

The festival has evolved into a big event, welcoming an ever-increasing number of visitors from near and far each year. The market and entertainment get better each year, too.

On Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, the warm air will effervesce with cider fizz.

There will be something for everyone.
Especially ones who like apples.

Features included the renowned annual Market, the Kids Karnival, Art Show, Apple Pie, probably a Pool Party and a full-day of Live Entertainment.

Harcourt Applefest is made possible by a long list of volunteers and sponsors. Thanks to all involved, from first thoughts through to final ciders.

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1 hour north of Melbourne.
20 minutes south of Bendigo.
10 minutes from historic Castlemaine.
Harcourt is home to some of Victoria’s most beautiful countryside…
…and the nation’s best apples. Red. Green. Good eating. Great cider.