Swiss Italian Festa – It’s who we are.
22 to 25 October, 2020

Last Call for $1000 Artwork Prize entries!

To all those creative folk out there, here’s your reminder to submit your entry to the Artwork Prize proudly sponsored by the Farmers Arms Hotel Daylesford by 5.00pm Friday 27th March!  If you’re working in the digital realm, you’ve got until midnight on Sunday 29th March.
See link below for more information!
Posted 24 March, 2020

New Artwork Prize Announced!

The Swiss Italian Festa ran for 25 years from 1993 to 2017, and is returning to Hepburn Shire in October 2020.

Each year, the Festa has featured an original artwork or design that has appeared on posters, programs and marketing materials to promote that year’s event.  This year, local artists, photographers and designers are invited to submit an original artwork in any medium that will become the face of the 2020 Swiss Italian Festa.

With generous sponsorship support from the Farmers Arms Hotel Daylesford, the 2020 Festa Committee is delighted to announce a new prize for an original artwork selected to promote the 2020 Festa. In addition to the Artwork Prize of $1000, the Farmers Arms will also subsidise the conversion of the winning artwork into posters, program booklets and online files, and host of the launch of the artwork and poster in mid 2020.

Our theme for Festa 2020 is It’s who we are – focusing on the legacy that the Swiss Italian community built, and which underpins who we are today.

To download our full media release containing specifications, terms and conditions of entry, please CLICK HERE!

Entries close at 5.00p.m. on Friday 27th March, 2020.

We can’t wait to see new creative works from our community!

Swiss Italian Festa Committee

Posted 15 February, 2020

L-R: Stephen Carr (Swiss Italian Descendant & Festa Committee member), Mitch Duncan (Farmers Arms Daylesford), and Em Ireland (Festa Director) review previous Festa artwork.

Over four days, the people of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford share with the region, Victorians, and folks from further afield, their proudly strong links with the original Swiss Italians who settled in the district in the 1850s.

The Festa also highlights the diverse skills and endeavours of the present community, as well as the unique environment, which are still closely connected to taking the waters at the numerous mineral springs in the area.

Previous Festa Posters