Town to come alive for Big Cohuna Festival

By Ivy Jensen

IT'S big and it's in Cohuna and you're not going to want to miss it.

About 200 people are expected to descend on the town for the Big Cohuna Festival later this month.

The five-day festival offers a vibrant, fun-filled atmosphere where you can enjoy live music, great food and hours of entertainment.

Held between October 30 and November 5, it features more than 40 events, including open farms, home art studios, a market, Gunbower Creek cruises and Melbourne Cup Day celebration.

Organiser Jodie Hay said the festival, which had been running for about 20 years, had doubled in size over the years.

“It’s really well supported, probably because it’s so eclectic. It has something for everyone,” she said.

The event kicks off with the Big Cohuna street food festival and the St Mary’s rock and roll concert at the memorial hall.

Other events include an art exhibition at Factory and Field, Parkrun, Big Cohuna Bower Breakfast, yoga session, CFA open house, Cohuna Consolidated School Creekside Fair and duck derby, skate park workshops and competition and a Wetlander Cruise and the popular farmer’s and makers market.

Other events include Kerang Vintage Car Club display, wetlander breakfast with the bird’s cruise, catch-a-carp competition, Shukura Park farm spring tour and a rock painting activity.

The Monday breakfast will be held at the Elm Tree Nursery from 8am to 10am.

Festivities finish on the Tuesday with the Cohuna Hospital Auxiliary Cup Day lunch from noon along with a natural horsemanship demonstration from 9-10am.