Press Release 11/09
62nd 3YB Moyneyana Festival
This is the year of Astronomy and so "Astronomy - the Universe Yours to Discover" will be promoted as this year's festival theme. Categories in the parade will be:
Best Community Group Entry- $150. Best Solar System or Planet Theme $100
Best Use of Recycled Material - Space Junk Float (Adult and Junior) - $100 each
Best Sporting Club Entry - $100 Best Vehicle Entry - $100
Best Band in Procession - $100 Best Historical Theme - $100
Best Alien or Astronaut Theme - $100 Best Industry Award - $100
Best Youth Entry for Astronomy theme (1st & 2nd Prizes) -1st $100, 2nd $50
Most Original Entry - $100 Best Family Entry - $100
Best Decorated Bicycle/Gopher - $100 Best Musical Float - $100
Best Humorous Entry - $100 Plus prizes for special mentions by the judges
And of course there will be a $500 prize for the "Champion Moyneyana Float" and a $250 prize for the winner of the Inglis Barby Memorial Award.
Already there have been 4 floats and 1 walking entry registered for the early incentive bonus of $100 for a float and $50 for a walking entry. If you haven't yet registered your entry do so at the Visitor Information Centre. The official entry form will be available in early December.
The Moyneyana Festival Programme is well under way and there will be some new events listed there - Afrobeat a fresh, vibrant, entertaining drumming event, which enables all to participate and Black Snake productions bring their wildlife display and demonstration to town in mid-January.
Of course many of the "old favourites" will also be there - 3YB FM Musicfest hosted by Streamline, Ticklish Allsorts Moyneyana Kids Fun Day, Wild Action, Card Making classes - and many many more to keep the locals and visitors entertained during the summer break.
Festival chairman Reg Harry said the broad range of events including musical entertainment for all ages, theatre, gallery exhibitions, sports and tours would again stamp the festival as one of the best in Australia and will no doubt keep Port Fairy buzzing from Christmas Eve to Australia Day.