August 30, 2016
This year’s Colours Of Yarraman festival will be offering the town’s best gardeners a share of $2000 in prize monies.
The Colours of Yarraman Garden Competition will have five categories this year: country, town, native, business and organisation gardens.
There will also be a $300 cash prize for the Grand Champion garden.
Judging will occur on October 3.
Entry forms for the competition are now available from the Bendigo Community Bank and the Yarraman Library in the centre of town, and Heritage House in Millar Street, and must be lodged by Monday, September 19.
The Yarraman Progress Association and other groups have organised this year’s celebrations.
The week-long festival will start at 3:00pm on Saturday, October 1 with Jazz On The Platform, a new long table community event at the old railway station site on Millar Street.
This is a BYO event, with guests bringing their own chair and cutlery as well as a plate of food to share across the table.
An outdoor movie night will be held at Errol Munt Park on Wednesday, October 5 at 5:30pm.
This will be followed by a free seniors concert and morning tea on Thursday, October 6 at the Yarraman Memorial Hall in Browne Street, commencing at 10:30am.
The gardening competition winners will be announced at a Colours of Yarraman Garden Awards evening on Saturday, October 8 at Heritage House in Millar Street.
The Awards evening will run from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, and a mini garden competition will also be held on the night with three categories: best bouquet, best basket of vegies and best mini garden.
Guided tours around the Friends Of Yarraman Creek’s Healthy Waterways award-winning restoration project on the edge of Errol Munt Park will also be held on October 8 from 9:00am until 11:00am.
Most gardens in this year’s competition will be open for viewing on Sunday, October 9.