THE BENALLA FESTIVAL 2018
The Benalla Festival is celebrated every November on the foreshore of Lake Benalla and around the Rural City.
The Festival is a celebration of the local lifestyle. All events are low or no cost. The program of fun and creativity aims to engage the community and visitors with street entertainment, music, theatre, art, dance, exhibitions, fireworks and more. Every event is a chance to celebrate our community spirit, create, consume and come together for two weekends of fun activities.
The 2018 Festival theme is Our Backyard…a celebration of special places and spaces.
Festival dates are 3rd to 11th November 2018.
Download a copy of the Benalla Festival 2018 program
2018 FESTIVAL EVENTS
Village by the Lake: Kids Flea/Produce Market and busking open podium, 3pm - 5pm
Entrepreneurial kids from Benalla and beyond will be selling or swapping their old toys, clothes, handmade artwork or anything really or they can try busking, by singing, dancing, playing an instrument or telling a story. Clink on link below.
Benalla Festival Writing Competition
Budding writers in Benalla Rural City are invited to enter a poem or piece of writing on the topic 'Our Backyard'....celebrating our special places and spaces. Download the entry form for further details.
Benalla Festival Colouring Competition
Put your artistic talents to the test and enter the 2018 Benalla Festival Colouring Competition. Download the entry form for further details
A Day in the Gardens Market
Stall holder applications are now open. Sunday 11 November 2018
Applications close 15 October 2018
Tatong Art Show
Official opening of the Art Show and announcement of winning works will be held on Friday 2 November at the Tatong Memorial Hall from 7pm - 9.30pm. The exhibition will be open from 3 -4 and 9-11 November, 10am - 4pm.
For further information, please contact the Coordinator of the Tatong Art Show, Sarah Nickels on 0417 595 193
Benalla Festival Street Parade
Be part of the fun of the Benalla Festival Street Parade on Saturday 10 November, 2pm as it makes its way down Bridge Street. See the attached entry form for details. Applications close: Friday 19 October 2018.
For further information, please contact Council's Events Coordinator on 5760 2600.
A big thank you to our generous 2018 Benalla Festival sponsors listed below.
The involvement of the business community and individuals is critical to the staging of the Festival. Through the support of our partners, sponsors and friends, events within the Festival can be presented at little or no cost to patrons.
If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Benalla Festival please download the 2018 Benalla Festival Sponsorship Prospectus
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Amcal Max Benalla
Avondel Motor Inn
Benalla Golf Club
Benalla Residential Rural Real Estate
Benalla Signs & Designs
Benalla Veterinary Clinic
Comfort Inn Benalla
Dodd Fuel Installations
Dr Paul Kelly & Mrs Robyn Kelly
Glider City Motel
Gliding Club of Victoria
Graeme Currie Electrical
Green 'n' Grow
J&A Gladstone Caltex
Jenny Milner - Marsha Watson Pharmacy
LJ Hooker Benalla
Lucy Lu Boutique
Miller’s Department Store
Mitre 10 Benalla
NJ Todd Funeral Services
North East Life Physiotherapy Services
Patersons Carpet Court
Smith Dosser Accountants
Steph Ryan MP
Top of the Town Motel
Westpac Bank Benalla