August 30th, 2023Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa back for 2023
Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa returns in 2023, with a three-day celebration of community, heritage, culture and lifestyle starting Friday, October 27.
Festa committee president Stephen Carr promises a feast of people, music, food, wine, local produce, art, performance and sport to bring community together.
Festa began more than 30 years ago to celebrate the unique contribution and continuing influence of Swiss and Italian settlers to life in Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, Daylesford and the wider region.
With the theme of Viva La Festa 23! organisers are asking local businesspeople and community members to support Festa by becoming sponsors, creating their own events and promotions, or joining up with the proposed program.
“Our Festa receives some local and state government support, but to ensure this year’s performance and schools program is a success, we’re relying on the generous financial, in-kind and other support of local business owners and community members.”
Mr Carr said some past sponsors had already re-committed to Viva La Festa 23, and an energetic new management committee was determined to build on the best of Festa tradition after a three-year Covid hiatus.
Returning in 2023 are the renowned Landscape Art Prize, Saturday street parade, weekend family Festa, lantern parade, music, comedy and entertainment.
There are also creative productions by local schools, feature restaurants, behind-the-scenes at places rich in Swiss Italian stories, sports and historic vehicles.
Sponsorship packages range from $5000 Gold Sponsor packages to the long-standing $100 Amici friends of Festa donation. Details: www.swissitalianfesta.com or firstname.lastname@example.org