Convenors of this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival Parade are seeking to break a Guinness World Record and time is running out!
More than 50 floats are already registered, but to break the record for “Longest Street Parade (distance) in the Southern Hemisphere”, more entries are needed to give the 9 kilometre trek from Nuriootpa to Tanunda a chance to claim the title.
“We’re looking to make this year’s parade one of our biggest and best yet in anticipation of our Guinness World Record application being accepted,” said Carla Wiese-Smith, co-convenor of the 2019 parade.
“We (the committee) have been pretty impressed with the initial number of floats registered, but we’re really encouraging more people to be involved this year. No matter how big or how small your float is; how creative or original your float idea is, we want you to be part of this iconic event.”
Meanwhile, Festival director Jenny O’Brien has put an urgent call out for volunteers to help ensure the Barossa Vintage Festival is another success.
“We are at a critical point,” said Jenny.
“The Vintage Festival is run by the community for the community and one of the big components of that is making sure we have enough volunteers to help.”
Jenny said at least 20 more volunteers were needed for a variety of opportunities, from assisting with community surveys and distributing programmes, to marshalling at the parade, helping at Ziegenmarkt and setting up the Vintage Festival Ball, to name just a few.
Registrations for the Barossa Vintage Festival Parade close this Friday, March 8 and you have until 5 p.m. to register online at www.barossavintagefestival.com.au. It’s here you can also register as a volunteer.