Main Street comes alive

The Main Street Mornington Festival returns for the 21st time this year.  This free, family-friendly event runs from 11am-5pm on Sunday, October 16, and Frankly Frankston is a proud sponsor.

Festival director Christina Nolan says: “It’s such a pleasure to bring this event, which is extremely popular with locals and visitors from afar, to the community each year and we really appreciate all the ongoing support provided by our sponsors, local businesses and organisations, community groups and volunteers.”

Mornington’s Main Street will once again be transformed into a stage showcasing our arts, culture, food and wine.  The festival celebrates the best of the Peninsula’s gourmet produce, boutique wineries, artists, musicians, dance troupes, singer-songwriters and performers. There will be a diverse range of stallholders and performers, and the program is available on the festival website.

For the kids there’s animal petting, mini-golf, dancing, face-painting and more. Nova Star Productions stilt walkers will hover above the crowd and Go Go Entertainment mascots will roam the festival. 

Performance spaces and stages will feature a mixture of up-and-coming artists and seasoned performers. The EastLink stage will feature acts such as Sarah Rzek, who recently signed with Molly Meldrum’s label Luxor, and reggae band Ras Jahknow.  You will also see cover bands, singer-songwriters, school bands and more on the other stages. 

Other highlights include a Totally Wilde Magic performance and a drum workshop by Dudlee Djembe.  There will be fresh seasonal produce growers, delicious food and a large selection of Australia’s best wine-makers, showcasing what the Peninsula has to offer. Pencil the festival into your diary for Sunday, October 16, and tag your posts with #MSMF.  

The annual event is produced by the volunteers of Northern Mornington Peninsula Tourism Inc.  Major sponsors are EastLink and the Mornington Peninsula Shire. More: www.mainstreetfestival.com.au or Facebook: /MainStreetMorningtonFestival