Help Collingwood Children's Farm celebrate the big 4-0 with a day of live music, food, market stalls, workshops and more.
It might be a favourite for littlies, but Collingwood Children's Farm is far from a whippersnapper itself. In fact, the inner city institution is gearing up to turn the big 4-0 next month and to celebrate, it's throwing a rollicking birthday shindig to delight folks both young and old.
Taking over the long-running farm on Sunday, November 3, the aptly named Party Animals will dish up a diverse program of entertainment, market stalls, workshops and more. And the best part? Profits will be heading right back into the farm, to help ensure it kicks on for another four decades.
Firing up the stage will be the likes of punk rockers Cosmic Psychos, singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro, 'BBQ punk' act The Burnt Sausages and The Ookerpookers, featuring a ukulele orchestra made up of Thornbury school students. A jam-packed series of workshops could see you becoming an expert in anything from sustainable living to ukulele jamming, while a program of Table Talks will share expertise from the likes of The Fertile Crescent, Barry The Beekeeper, specialty butcher Meatsmith and Broomfields Pies.
There's a slew of culinary treats on offer, too, including a slow-cooked barbecue feast by the crew at Meatsmith. An array of food stalls will be serving up snacks like D'Lish Turkish Street Food's gozleme and giant paella from Western Port Mussel Supplies, or you can nip to the Producer's Paddock and browse a huge assortment of fresh Victorian fruit, veggies, charcuterie, baked goods, ferments, cheese and more.
The drinks will also be flowing, with brews from Bodriggy Brewing Co and Mountain Goat, Innocent Bystander wines, and botanical concoctions from Melbourne Gin Co to help you kick on all day long.
Party Animals runs from 10am–8pm.
Images: Steve Costello