THE 21st Shepparton Festival kicks off in just over three weeks with Sean Rafferty’s Cartonography exhibition taking place in the morning as well as the evening of March 3 at the Aussie Hotel. Opening night you will also experience the premier of Matt Head’s Sound Map and be entertained by a series of special Inventi Ensemble
Especially good news is that festival is set to experience a boost, with the popular local festival of events receiving $10,000 through the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund grant.
Held from March 3 to 19, the Shepparton Festival has proven to draw in large crowds since its inception in 1997, and the funding boost will help it attract even more visitors.
Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said the Shepparton Festival features more than 40 events over 17 action-packed days.
“It’s all about highlighting the Shepparton region’s arts and culture, with local food and wine experiences.
“The Shepparton Festival is a great chance for the community to welcome visitors and enjoy a rich diversity of arts and performance.
“Labor’s Regional Events Fund is helping grow our world-class calendar of events like the Shepparton Festival.
“Country Victoria has something for everyone, and we want everyone to experience it for themselves,” Ms Symes said.