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Over a five day period the people of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford show off to their neighbours and the wider community of Victoria, their pride in the strong links to the Swiss and Italian settlers of the district in the 1850’s.

The Festa also highlights the wide-ranging skills and diversity of the present community and the areas unique environment, still closely linked to “taking the waters” at the numerous mineral springs.

Download the full printable program including the daily events list here

THE 2016 HEPBURN SPRINGS SWISS & ITALIAN FESTA LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE

Biggin & Scott, Daylesford and The Hepburn Springs Swiss & Italian Festa present the 2016 Biggin & Scott Landscape Art Prize and Exhibition. Proudly supported by The Convent Gallery, Daylesford.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE

Call for Entries
The Hepburn Springs Swiss & Italian Festa is in its 24th consecutive year.

$1000 first prize
$500 second prize
$250 third prize

The prizes will be announced on the opening night of the Festa on Wednesday October 19th, at 6.30pm. The Convent Gallery. All entries will be on exhibition and for sale at The Convent Gallery until the end of the Festa on Sunday October 23rd.

The Swiss & Italian Festa seeks works that best capture the essence of the landscape of Central Victoria. The Landscape Art Prize is open to all.

The Swiss & Italian Festa celebrates the region’s rich history. Entrants are encouraged to submit works that capture our unique location and to explore this year’s theme Let us tell you our story.

Previous Festa Posters

Proud Festa Sponsors and Supporters

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Hot air Balloon morning flights are available on October 19th, 20th and 21st. Please call to book +613 9429 0277, or book online via www.daylesfordballooning.com.au

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