Long Weekend Fun
Once again the Geelong region is the events capital this long weekend with a host of great things going on.
Some of the highlights include
Friday – The 2013 Apple Fair
Ocean Grove Primary School once again hosts its annual Apple Fair on their school grounds on Friday the 8th of March. The fun kicks off at 4:00 PM and includes plenty of fun for young and old. There will be rides and attractions, actions trash and treasure, delicious food and drink plus some great music and other performers. Ocean Grove Primary School is in Draper Street that runs off Presidents Avenue.
Saturday – International Harvester Anniversary Rally
Like Ford, International Harvester was a major vehicle manufacturer in Geelong between 1939 and 1982’s. They specialised in producing trucks, farm equipment and construction machinery. Today the legacy of International Harvester is celebrated with a dedicated team of volunteers including many ex employees who meet at the Geelong Showgrounds. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this club the International Harvester Club of Australia Inc. 10 Year Anniversary Rally will be held on Saturday the 9th of March. This great day kicks off at 11:00 AM with a log trailer demonstration followed by a presentation on the history of the company and then at 2:30PM a huge grand parade will take place showcasing some of the company’s finest products.
Sunday – MG Classic Car Display
The green grass of Steampacket Gardens overlooking Geelong’s stunning waterfront will host the MG Car Club of Geelong’s Classic Car Display on Sunday the 10th of March. This annual event sees a magnificent display featuring the cream of automobiles. The show and shine consists of a large selection of MG vehicles spanning all eras as well as many other specialty models, some being quiet rare. The day kicks of at 10:00 AM and continues through until about 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon.
Sunday – Chryslers by the Bay
the 17th annual celebration of all things Chrysler takes place on the beautiful lawns of the Geelong Grammar School overlooking Corio Bay at North Shore on Sunday. This day brings together some amazing vehicles from all eras of the giant Detroit companies history. There is always a great display of muscle cars and expect to see some of the amazing designs of the fifties and sixties when fins, chrome and bling were the style of the day.
Sunday Bellarine Agricultural Show
The Bellarine Agricultural Show held on the Portarlington Reserve in Portarlington on Sunday brings together the best of the Bellarine. See some beautiful animals including cattle, sheep, horses and even llamas. See amazing Bellarine grown produce, cooking and handcrafts. Watch the dog jump or compete in the gumboot toss. Kids will love the rides, attractions and the fairy floss and other show fare. This huge family day is a treat for young and old.