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Barossa still buzzing

Barossa still buzzing

Rockin’ popes, scarecrow trails and fantastical foods were just some of the assortment of sights presented over the five days of Barossa Vintage Festival festivities held over the past week.

Ms Cathy Wills, Regional Tourism Manager, was delighted with the outcome of this years’ Barossa Vintage Festival, “The anticipation leading up to the event was absolutely fantastic, and there was a real buzz in the air.

“The excitement and positivity continued throughout the event.”

This year, the Barossa Vintage Festival had a change in date, re-positioning from its usual Easter timetable to the school holidays.

Cathy says that the organisers were really pleased with the decision, as it enabled more families and children to participate in the many family-friendly events programmed.

There was also a noticeable amount of interstate tourists enticed to the region, travelling from Perth, Brisbane and regional South Australia.

A selection of over 95 unique events, expressions and venues ensured that there was something for all ages to enjoy.

The attendance rate remained strong across the majority of events, including the Ziegenmarkt, Yalumba Festival Garden and Let’s Go Fly a Kite.

Cathy said, “We are just absolutely thrilled with the attendance rate, such as many of the individual ticketed events being either sold out, or had very high numbers.”

The Vintage Parade was executed to a high standard also, with a fantastic range of fun and exciting displays.

Although difficult to estimate how many people watched the vintage parade, it is expected there were around 6,000 to 7,000 people.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.