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The Wood Wine and Roses Festival was first held in Heywood in 1993 and has grown over the years to be an award winning event in the South West of Victoria. The festival is action packed with a wide varieties of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy.
The street parade is a popular visual feast which officially launches the event. A large crowd eagerly lines the main street to watch the long line of creative floats, motorized vehicles, brass and pipe bands. Once the parade concludes, crowds flock to the entrance gates and the festival comes alive.
Inside the main arena, visitors are tempted to a wide variety of food stalls offering everything from hot chips to gourmet seafood followed by fresh strawberries and pancakes.
Tables and chairs throughout the festival area provide visitors with the opportunity to sit and eat while they watch some of the activities. More than 100 stalls display and sell a wide range of clothing, jewellery, pottery, paintings, hats, bags, tots and much more.