Spend the Anzac Day long weekend weaving your way through Heathcote with the Stars and Bars Festival. This one-day festival is a brand new event concept that is a hybrid of a country music festival, a food and wine festival and a regional bus tour.
The day begins at 10.30am when punters can board the Heathcote Express for a tour of some of the region’s best wine, beer and food producers. The luxury buses will take you to the 150-year-old Toobarac Hotel and Brewery pub for a few pints before taking you to visit Munari Wines and Flynn’s Wines, two wineries that have contributed to the Heathcote wine renaissance.
As you taste and explore, you can also enjoy live country, blues and folk music from Alister Turrill, Joshua Seymour, Pete Daly and Mariah McCarthy. At 5:30 PM, you’ll arrive at your final stop, Palling Bros Brewery, where you’ll be treated to food and drinks before a three-act show featuring the Seven Ups, Nathan Seeckts and JD Delves with Harvest Moon.
Tickets start at $80 for the bus tour plus evening session or from $35 for the evening session only. For more information and to purchase your tickets, head to the Oztix website.
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