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70th Port Fairy & District Community Bank



70 Summers of Fun



Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th.
FREE on Fiddlers Green.  Giant Slide, Kiddies Slide & Merry-Go-Round from 4:30pm, face painting with the Colour Angel and FREE Fairy floss.  Music by Port Fairy Citizens Band, Lions Toy spinning wheel, FREE community barbeque and three drawing competitions.  Santa will arrive at 7:30pm.  Sponsored by National Australia Bank.

New Years Eve, Sunday, December 31
FREE entertainment provided by Moyneyana Festival Committee.  Rotary 'Backwards Running Races' for children at Southcombe Park at 9:45am.  Registration and Heats for adults Backwards Sprints, Southcombe Park at 10am.  Early entertainment with Odd Socks Circus on Fiddlers Green from 6pm to 7:30pm.  Rotary Backwards Sprint Championships, Sackville Street at 7pm.  Moyneyana Street Parade at 8pm followed by Damian Howard Band live at 9:15pm  Fireworks at Midnight.

Australia Day, Friday, January 26
FREE Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club Community Breakfast 8am.  Australia Day Ceremony 9:30 to 11am.  Entertainment with John Fleming & Odd Socks Circus, Fiddlers Green from 11:15am to noon followed by a 'Hot Dog' Lunch.
Enjoy a chat and a celebratory 'Australian Lamington'.  
FREE Family movie at dusk (weather permitting) Fiddlers Green.

Thank you to our Sponsors


OUR SPONSORS 2017-2018



Chairman's Welcome

70th Port Fairy & District Community Bank Moyneyana Festival Inc 2017-18

Who would have thought that a one-night fundraiser for the Port Fairy Hospital, in the late 1940’s would evolve into the Moyneyana Festival now in its 70th continuous Year!

During this period the festival has had a number of administrative changes and it is a great credit to the Community of Port Fairy that we can claim to have Victoria’s longest running five-week summer festival.

Who can remember the huge White Swan in the New Years Eve parade, the Elephant Race, The Camel Race and the Ferret and Eel Races on Fiddlers Green?  Free Family Fun and now with …70  SUMMERS OF  FUN

At the completion of the 69th Festival, Jackie & Guenter Herrman, stepped down as Administrative Secretary & Treasurer after 20 years of voluntary service. We sincerely thank them for their outstanding contribution and wish them well as they enjoy a well earned rest.

With change come’s new opportunities and directions. Our volunteer committee has been joined by Margaret Watt as the new Administrative Secretary and Rachel Root as our Treasurer.  I wish them well in these important positions.


Again this year we have magnificent financial support from the Port Fairy Community and Business houses.  This significant and appreciated, ongoing support will enable my volunteer committee to present yet another range of free, fun, family activities. Please support our wonderful sponsors.

The inclusion of the Port Fairy & District Community Bank as our Naming Sponsor has stimulated our thinking as to how we present our 15,000 free coloured copies of the Festival Program.  As a result, our changed program format also includes a Survey, which we ask that you please complete and return.

The results of the Survey will enable us to evaluate the decisions we make when formulating the events and activities in coming years.  The Survey results will also provide us with instructive information as we work towards making the Moyneyana Festival sustainable long into the future.

I invite you all to attend and enjoy as many of the Festival activities as possible, many of which are staged by Port Fairy not-for-prof t community groups and Sporting Clubs.  

It's Free and It's Fun!


CHAIRMAN 2017-18


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