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Wedderburn Easter Market 2018

The first market for the year at Jacka Park (Soldiers memorial Park) saw many new stall holders, with two of the most novel being Jude Hannah’s Red Dog Chillies and miniature piglets.

There were in fact many new stall holders ranging from garden art to horse saddles, as well as our old favourites. Amongst our regulars we had Mick and Liza selling their delicious donuts to raise money for Wedderburn College. They sold a staggering 120 donuts to raise $200 for the school. That would have been a very early start for our bakers as everything they sell is fresh. What a wonderful community gesture. Next they will be donating their donuts for the Redbacks Auction on the 15th April. Make sure you buy some to support the redbacks.

The cutest stall on the day had to be these miniature piglets that are trained to walk on leads and sit when commanded. Has been breeding the miniatures to sell as pet and assures me they won’t grow any bigger than 60cm in height.

This little piggy went to market

Two oinkers going for a walk.. and a sit.

Busking Along

Busking Along

Almost as cute was Jude Hannah’s stall selling all things chilli, with her new company Red Dog Chillies. Jude was also selling some of her home grown veggies including pink watermelons. Yum.

Table of produce

Table of produce

The market also had numerous bric-a-brac stalls selling clothes, jewellery, household items as people who could not be a part of the garage sales decided to have a stall instead.

There was a slight panic when  Artisan Bread van didn’t arrive till late. They had a breakdown and had to await another van. Not wanting to let their loyal customers down, they still arrived before the end of the market and sold out as usual.

I can’t wait for the Easter Market where we will have Bendigo band Wild Nation performing, a busking competition and a Vintage Fashion Show & Auction. Should be a great morning of entertainment. Hope to see you all there.


Wedderburn Masquerade Ball

Wedderburn Masquerade Ball 2018: Those that attended the Ball were treated to another fantastic evening of old time music by the famous Wedderburn Old Timers and Cheryl Bailey. Whether you dance or not, the band alone is worth the night out. We thank Cheryl, Glenda, Morrie and Adrian for their beautiful music over the past four years.

Some of this years Deb set were there practising their dances and looked lovely in their outfits and masks. We saw quite a few new faces this year, both local and visitors to the town. Everybody loves an excuse to dress up and this is possibly the sparkliest event in town with bejewelled dresses, such as Rebecca Buschmann’s beautiful blue gown, jewelled masks and jewelled table decorations.

Dede always ensures the night provides opportunities for those just learning and those who are proficient dancers, with dances ranging from the Tangoette and Marilyn right through to the Cheeseburger. Very popular are the line style dancers which saw virtually everyone on the dance floor. The evening is always fun with games, competitions and a huge country supper in the middle of the night to build up the energy to keep dancing till the end.

Visitors to this years dance enjoyed meeting local people and the relaxed atmosphere for which the dance in known. With a shortage of men to partner with, everyone just danced with everyone and the couple of visiting men were danced off their feet through out the night.

Young dancers in masks

Young dancers in masks

Dancing is for young and old

Dancing is for young people too

Ballroom.. for everybody

Ballroom = fun


Wedderburn Farmers Market Page is now active!

Hello all,

Have you checked out our new exciting page for the Farmers Market?
If not what are you waiting for? The page is now active and can click on the link to go to the Farmers Market page or finding it in the “Services” tab on the menu just under the images.
This page is your one stop for all information regarding the Market including; dates, stalls a market recap and the features of the next one.

Also while your there don’t forget to add it to add it to your favourites so that you can easily check back for all the monthly changes.

Wedderburn Masquerade Ball Recap

What a fantastic night it turned out to be at the Masquerade Ball held at the Mechanics Institute on the 1st of May. The youngsters almost outnumbered the oldies!
Men were suited up, ball gowns flowed and lots of spectacular masks greeted us at the door complemented by great music provided by Cheryl Bailey, Glenda Hunter and friends.
Special thanks must go to Marg Van Veen for coming up with the idea, Dede Williams for her expert tuition and all the helpers who went down to the Hall and helped decorate, transforming it into something wonderful. Thank you also to the helpers who cleaned up afterwards.

Should you have missed this great event or simply want more our next dance classes will commence in August with a little bit country and a little bit rock n roll as well as ballroom, with the next dance being in September.
For more information call us on 54943489

Images from the night below

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