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MEDIA RELEASE - Heywood celebrates 25 years of Wood Wine and Roses Fest

2 February 2018

Heywood is preparing to light up and celebrate 25 years of the inaugural Wood Wine and Roses festival this February with a stellar day of nonstop entertainment.

Saturday 24 February will see Heywood buzzing with people as they flock to the Town Green to enjoy a day of activities, food and market stalls and an incredibly talented line up of live entertainment.

Wood Wine and Roses president Ross Barclay said this year’s festival would have the biggest assortment of entertainment yet.

“We made sure we brought back all of the best and most valued entertainment we have had throughout the 25 years of Wood Wine and Roses to ensure the community can celebrate this milestone for the full 12 hours,” Mr Barclay said.

“The festival starts at 11am and is packed full of activities and entertainment for community members of all ages, we have made sure there is something for everyone. It will be a very busy and fun day for the community.”

The long list of live entertainment features crowd favourite Robbie Williams Tribute Show along with Lily and The Drum, Roy Orbison and the Legends of Rock, Still Krazy, Since Tuesday, Rusty Nuts and Mik Maks followed by a firework display to finish off the night.

The 25 year celebration includes plenty of activities with an aerobatic display, street parade, children’s show rides, Dwayne Andrew Magic Show, truck and ute expo, petting zoo and festival favourites the tractor pull, woodchop competition and more.

Mr Barclay said TV serious Outback Truckers legend Yogi Kendall would be returning to Heywood for another year of the spectacular festival, travelling all the way from Perth.

“Yogi is a great bloke and supplies a lot of entertainment and knowledge in regards to trucking, and living and working in a large trucking community here in the shire it is great to have him back sharing all his tips and tricks,” Mr Barclay said.

Glenelg Shire Council Mayor Cr Anita Rank congratulated volunteers who have dedicated their time to organising this iconic event.

“Without the outstanding efforts from this large band of volunteers, this festival wouldn’t be possible and they have done a brilliant job to attract a long list of talented entertainers and musicians,” Cr Rank said.

“Wood Wine and Roses is a must see event on the shire’s calendar each year. I encourage all residents to mark this year’s event in their diary and help celebrate 25 years of a truly fun community festival.”

Tickets are available at the gate with $25 for adults, $15 pension concession and 15 to 17 years of age and children under 15 free. Wood Wine and Roses is a strictly no BYO and no dog event.

To learn more, visit the Wood Wine and Roses Facebook page or call Ross Barclay on 0428 342 287.

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