Food Fair

Festival

Sunday, 15 March
12 noon – 4pm

Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre

Get a taste of the real Moonee Valley at this festival of flavour and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of our neighbourhoods.

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Cooking demonstrations & interactive showcases

Arzu's Kitchen

Mediterranean and Turkish cooking class tutor Arzu Yılmaz has travelled all around Melbourne with her business, Arzu's Kitchen.

Arzu is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to introduce Turkish culture to the local community.

 

 

Arzu's Kitchen

Italian Made Easy

Connie Lucia Rizzuto has been teaching authentic Italian cuisine for the past ten years specialising in pasta and sauce making.

Connie has recently published her first cook book, The Olive Branch, and is currently running cooking classes near you!

Italian Made Easy

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Food and Drink

What food is available?

There will be a range of food available at the event and while effort has been made to ensure a range of healthy and allergen free food, those with specific requirements may wish to bring their own food.

Can we bring our own food?

Attendees are welcome to bring their own food, and encouraged to bring picnic rugs or deck chairs. Please note that picnic facilities (tables, chairs) are not provided at the event site.

Getting there

By Public Transport

Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre is a short walk from the following public transport options. Plan your trip at ptv.vic.gov.au

Bus
406 Keilor East – Footscray via Avondale Heights
407 Highpoint Shopping Centre – Avondale Heights via Maribyrnong

By Bike

Moonee Valley is spoilt for choice with many parks, reserves and walking trails that have shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Visit https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/play/my-outdoors/walking-cycling/ to discover what routes and trails are available to walk or cycle.

Can I drive there?

Yes, however as parking is extremely limited we encourage attendees to catch public or active modes of transport if possible.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Contact 9243 8888 or email festival@mvcc.vic.gov.au to speak to a Festival staff member.

FAQ

Is the event free?

Yes, this event is free.

Can I bring my dog?

This event is for the whole family to enjoy and dogs are welcome. Please ensure that your dog is on leash and that you have brought adequate provisions to feed, water and clean up after them.

Please note that dogs are not permitted within the library, with the exception of service dogs. 

Is there a map or program?

Maps and programs will be made available online to download. There will also be a limited number of programs and maps available from Council’s information tent.

Medical help and lost children

First Aid is available on site throughout the course of the event.

ID wrist bands will be available at the Information Tent, where parents can write their name and phone number and attach the band to the child. A Lost Children Point will be set up next to the Information tent. If you lose your child please contact Event staff at Information Tent or moving around the site. Staff will be identifiable in high-vis vests.

Will there be ATMs?

No, there are no ATMs available and we recommend bringing cash for food and drink purchases. 

Is there a lost and found?

A ‘lost property’ point will be located at Council’s information tent.

Where are the toilets?

Toilet, accessible toilet and change facilities are located within the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre. 

What access facilities will be available at the event?

We aim to make all festival events fun and accessible for everyone.

Accessible bathrooms and wheelchair access provisions will be available at all festival events.

To discuss your access requirements with a member of staff, please contact 9243 8888 or email festival@mvcc.vic.gov.au

What should I bring?

As this is an outdoor event please be aware of the weather and bring sun protection or wet weather gear.

While water will be available on site for purchase, we ask our festival attendees to be mindful of the environment and bring their own water bottle that can be filled at the events hydration station.

What if there are adverse weather conditions?

A cancellation procedure will be in effect in the event of adverse weather conditions. Announcements regarding any event cancellations will be made in advance of the event’s commencement on the Festival website and Council’s after hours and social media channels. 

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