Note that the Halloween on the Green event information is still subject to change.
Entertainment for Halloween on the Green
We will have an amazing array of entertainment this year at Halloween on the Green. Our Master of Ceremonies the wonderful Rosalind Mackay will commence the day with a ‘welcome to country’ and introduce Mayor, Cr Len Cox with an opening speech.
Local musicians, THE BEAN PROJECT, with there vibrant French horn clad quintet will be stopping by to play their jazz/folk set on the main stage at 12.40 – 2:30pm. Parkville the band will be entertaining the crowds on the main stage from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm.
Join the crowd at the main stage in the final hour of the day with ‘Name that Tune’ music competition. It’s free to entre and loads of fun. The first person to guess all tunes wins a surprise prize. A stunning musical landscape in sound of popular culture will be brought to you by the masterful talents of Art Teacher Rod Price and supported by student Harrison Lawrence. Come guess and come dance good bye to Halloween for another year.
As well as this, we will have roving Wizard story teller Sim Salla Bim 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Performers and musicians Los Trios and Stilt Walkers will delight by roving the green from 1:00 – 4:00pm.
Join in the conga line at 1:45 – 2:30 pm and the Best Dressed prize parade and announcement at 3:45pm.
Watch our business identities, school principals, Bendigo Bank manager and Fire Captain be dunked in our dunking machine throughout the day. Free carnival rides and trick or treat for the kids and surprise music sets in the main Hall.
Performers sets:The Bean Project 12:40 -1:25pm 1:45 – 2:30pm Parkville 3:00pm – 3:45pm 4:05pm – 4:55pm Los Trios 1:00 – 1:45pm 2:10 - 3:00pm 3:15 – 4:00pm Stilt Walkers 1:00 – 1:45pm 2:05- 2:50pm 3:15 – 4:00pm
When & WhereSaturday 27th October 2019 Start time 12:00 noon - concluding at 6:00 pm Ferny Creek Recreational Reserve Hall 16 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras 3787, Victoria
AdmissionLimited online tickets available $6.00 per person Children three years of age and under free of charge Ticket purchases online at Tickets
Free Live EntertainmentOn the main stage - Artist line-ups include:
- The Bean Project
- Best Dressed Couple or Family and Best Dressed Child finalists
- All Hosted by our wonderful Master of Ceremonies - Rosalind Mackay
- Dunk the Pollie, the Principals, the Real Estate Agents and the Bendigo Bank Manager.
- Sassafras CFA and Little Lex
- Off-stage Free Children’s Entertainment
- Roving Stilt Walkers: Juan & Juanita, Mexican Mariachi Band, SSB Storyteller, Carnival Rides – Fortress Jumping Castle with Attendant, Cup and Saucer Ride with Attendant, 20 Seater Chair-o-plane with operator, ages 3 to 13, Haunted House Inflatable Maze (with 2 attendants),9D Cinema Truck, Trick or Treat Trail with free lollies and apples, Face Painting, CFA Fire Brigade Truck, Scouts Rope Bridge, Hair Braiding 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Join in the conga line at 1.45 pm – 2.30 pm – The beans project perform their 2nd set. They will finish with the conga line to La Cocaracha.
Dunk the Pollie, the Principals, the Real Estate Agents and the Bendigo Bank Manager throughout the day.Bendigo Bank, Upwey Community Branch - Abigael Jamieson, Manager Fletchers - Scott Ellison, Director. Fletchers - Real Estate Agents. Sassafras Primary School - Stacey Goodger, Acting Principal. Ferny Creek Primary School - Anni Smart, Acting Principal Liberal Candidate for Monbulk - John Schurink
What to EatA variety of taste sensations from different cultures will be on offer from our food stall vendors’ tents and food trucks. Our four schools and the home schooling network will also be offering food at reasonable prices for all to enjoy.
- The Spud Shack
- Raithai Traditional Thai Food Van
- D'LISH Turkish Street Food
- Golden Poffertjes
- Bring Braai South African Food
- Sausage Sizzle Tent
- Healthy Homemade Soups
- Fairy Floss
- Fresh homemade lemonade
- Lemon Deserts
- Melba Coffee expertly prepared by local Baristas.
What to BuyAround the green a variety of stall vendors will be showcasing the best of their wares for you to purchase.
Vendor stalls include:
- Corkies Creations
- Little Lucy's Garden
- Sues Laughing Clowns
- Pretty Strange Crafts
- Kiddies Food Kutters
- Farrahs Cakes
- Dreams to Creations
- Cabochon Harmony
- Luna Co
- Artful Splodgers
- T is for Treehouse
- Beauty Stayz All Day
- Kongas Kreations
Free Stalls for in-kind support
- Corbans Halloween Creations
- Butlers Vintage Depot
- Jacqui's Creations
- Fake Tattoo's
- The Fat Badger
In the Main HallPurchase homemade cakes, scones with jam and cream accompanied by tea and drinks for the kids. Warm soup options and catering for vegetarians. With live music.
Tarot ReadingsOur team of Tarot Readers will be in tents and providing 15-minute Tarot Readings for $25.00, with all proceeds going back to our schools.
Mobile ATMA mobile ATM machine will be available on the day. (fees and charges apply).
What to Expect
With big crowds and amazing costumes being the main feast for the eyes, expect the unexpected!
The growing popularity of Halloween is a wonderful vehicle to set as the theme. It has become evident over the past couple of years that there is no real central gathering point on the mountain to celebrate this occasion. Pockets of fun have begun to appear locally, however families mostly leave the mountain. We would like to draw on this momentum by providing a safe and family-friendly environment for all our community to celebrate.