Tilba Festival packed, great day: MEGA GALLERY

THE 2014 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was a great success with perfect weather, a huge crowd and heaps on for the visitors.

The parade was halted as River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opened the festival using his pocketknife to cut the ribbon on Easter Saturday.

After a relatively chilly early morning, the crowd built quickly as the day warmed and the festival committee must surely be happy with the numbers.

Parking was a challenge on soggy ground but the buses from Symons Narooma Bus Service did a magnificent job shuttling people between Narooma and Tilba Tilba and the Tilba Festival.

The Cobargo Scouts and Cubs did a great job on parking duties the paddocks, a carefully choreographed exercise given the boggy ground, while professional traffic control was also employed.

Greeting the festival goers was new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow – created by committee members Phil Stokes with help of his fellow Narooma Men’s Shed members Harry Hammond and Steve McGourty.

The cow was created with a drum donated by the Two Brothers mechanics and scrap from the Men’s Shed, but it is a work in progress with plans to add a face and other features to her cream coloured jersey paint job.

Complete with a hatch to keep entry tickets and a steel udder, can anyone guess how Hyacinth got her name?

Apparently she has proved popular with locals, with some asking shed members to make more for decoration or even converted to a barbecue!

All the usual activities took place such as the cheese rolling, boot and egg tossing.

The local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was a popular new attraction at this year’s festival, featuring stalls of local produce including several regulars from the Saturday Tilba Market.

The music was also excellent thanks to music director Ricky Bloomfield.

The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

Stay tuned for more details from festival organisers as to any numbers and how it all went…

FESTIVAL OPEN: River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opens the 2014 Tilba Festival using his pocketknife to cut the ribbon on Easter Saturday. Photos by Stan Gorton

FESTIVAL OPEN: River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opens the 2014 Tilba Festival using his pocketknife to cut the ribbon on Easter Saturday. Photos by Stan Gorton


GOOD JOB: The Cobargo Scouts and Cubs did a great job on parking duties at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday, a carefully choreographed exercise given the boggy ground. Akela Andrew Burden pictured with India Burden, Jamie and Sam Hackett.

GOOD JOB: The Cobargo Scouts and Cubs did a great job on parking duties at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday, a carefully choreographed exercise given the boggy ground. Akela Andrew Burden pictured with India Burden, Jamie and Sam Hackett.


FOLLOW FOOTSTEPS: Following the painted foot steps down to the Tilba Easter Festival is Albury family and regular Narooma visitors mum Louise Parker, grandma Sylvia and kids Carter and Kelsey.

FOLLOW FOOTSTEPS: Following the painted foot steps down to the Tilba Easter Festival is Albury family and regular Narooma visitors mum Louise Parker, grandma Sylvia and kids Carter and Kelsey.

FESTIVAL CREW: Ready to greet the crowd and performers at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday morning are festival committee president Sally Pryor, music director Ricky Bloomfield, Karen Walters, Sally-Anne Bertram, Greg James and Christine Montague.

FESTIVAL CREW: Ready to greet the crowd and performers at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday morning are festival committee president Sally Pryor, music director Ricky Bloomfield, Karen Walters, Sally-Anne Bertram, Greg James and Christine Montague.


MOTHER AND SON: Erica Dibden and son Jonah of the ABC Cheese Factory and Real Tilba Milk the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MOTHER AND SON: Erica Dibden and son Jonah of the ABC Cheese Factory and Real Tilba Milk the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MARKET REGULARS: Regulars at the Saturday Tilba Markets Gisela Bieg, Roz Wood and Danuta Graham the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MARKET REGULARS: Regulars at the Saturday Tilba Markets Gisela Bieg, Roz Wood and Danuta Graham the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

ORGANIC TREATMENT: Kay Saarinen of Saarinen Organics with the crowd in the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

ORGANIC TREATMENT: Kay Saarinen of Saarinen Organics with the crowd in the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

SOUL GOODNESS: Martin Grible from the Soul Patch Farm at Turlinjah with Natalie Frkovic of Potato Point at the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday. Martin is a regular at the Saturday Tilba Markets.

SOUL GOODNESS: Martin Grible from the Soul Patch Farm at Turlinjah with Natalie Frkovic of Potato Point at the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday. Martin is a regular at the Saturday Tilba Markets.

DANCE PLATFORM: Carrying the wooden platform for young tap dancer Lillian McVeity at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are Layla Oster from the Reva shop and mum Candy.

DANCE PLATFORM: Carrying the wooden platform for young tap dancer Lillian McVeity at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are Layla Oster from the Reva shop and mum Candy.

SAUSAGE KINGS: Selling out of snags at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday were the Barrabarroo Farm Fresh Meats crew of Andrew McCrohan, Wendy Fisher, Deborah Tracey and Peter “Bubba” Bailey.

SAUSAGE KINGS: Selling out of snags at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday were the Barrabarroo Farm Fresh Meats crew of Andrew McCrohan, Wendy Fisher, Deborah Tracey and Peter “Bubba” Bailey.

BUNNY EARS: Sporting their bunny ears at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are the Bragg family from Lake Conjola – Vanessa and Joe and kids Amelia, Tiffany and Daniel.

BUNNY EARS: Sporting their bunny ears at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are the Bragg family from Lake Conjola – Vanessa and Joe and kids Amelia, Tiffany and Daniel.

FLOSSY FOLK: Tilba post master Ken Jamieson and assistant Julie Andreassen from Bates Store operate their fairy floss machine at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

FLOSSY FOLK: Tilba post master Ken Jamieson and assistant Julie Andreassen from Bates Store operate their fairy floss machine at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

FLOSSY FOLK: Tilba post master Ken Jamieson and assistant Julie Andreassen from Bates Store operate their fairy floss machine at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

FLOSSY FOLK: Tilba post master Ken Jamieson and assistant Julie Andreassen from Bates Store operate their fairy floss machine at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

HYACINTH COW: The new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow – with its creators Phil Stokes, festival committee president Sally Pryor, Harry Hammond and Steve McGourty.

HYACINTH COW: The new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow – with its creators Phil Stokes, festival committee president Sally Pryor, Harry Hammond and Steve McGourty.

HYACINTH COW: The new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow and one of its creators Steve McGourty.

HYACINTH COW: The new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow and one of its creators Steve McGourty.

HYACINTH COW: The new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow.

HYACINTH COW: The new mascot of the Tilba Easter Festival – Hyacinth the Jersey cow.

BIKE RIDERS: Cyclists Peter Victory from Adelaide and Kathy Ng from Melbourne are on a cycling holiday and cycled to the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday from Wallaga Lake.

BIKE RIDERS: Cyclists Peter Victory from Adelaide and Kathy Ng from Melbourne are on a cycling holiday and cycled to the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday from Wallaga Lake.

BIKE RIDERS: Cyclists Peter Victory from Adelaide and Kathy Ng from Melbourne are on a cycling holiday and cycled to the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday from Wallaga Lake.

BIKE RIDERS: Cyclists Peter Victory from Adelaide and Kathy Ng from Melbourne are on a cycling holiday and cycled to the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday from Wallaga Lake.

BUS SHUTTLE: Symons Narooma Bus Service did a magnificent job shuttling people between Narooma and Tilba Tilba and the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

BUS SHUTTLE: Symons Narooma Bus Service did a magnificent job shuttling people between Narooma and Tilba Tilba and the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

AWL VOLUNTEERS: AWL Eurobodalla volunteers Ashley Stanley, Lynda Ord and Jean Page with Sydney visitors Nathan McDonald and Amanda Rose at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

AWL VOLUNTEERS: AWL Eurobodalla volunteers Ashley Stanley, Lynda Ord and Jean Page with Sydney visitors Nathan McDonald and Amanda Rose at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

VINNIES CREW: Doing a hot trade at the St Vincent’s de Paul Narooma stand are John Hunter, Wilma Dunn, Carole Evans and John Worldon at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

VINNIES CREW: Doing a hot trade at the St Vincent’s de Paul Narooma stand are John Hunter, Wilma Dunn, Carole Evans and John Worldon at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

LOCAL FAMILY: Abbey, Sammy and Riley with mum Glennie Dawson at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

LOCAL FAMILY: Abbey, Sammy and Riley with mum Glennie Dawson at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TOWN CRIERS: Town criers Arthur “Party” Gately and Andrew “Dandy” Ford of Bermagui at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TOWN CRIERS: Town criers Arthur “Party” Gately and Andrew “Dandy” Ford of Bermagui at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers Daiva Ceicys and Carol Meindl at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers Daiva Ceicys and Carol Meindl at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers Daiva Ceicys and Carol Meindl at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers Daiva Ceicys and Carol Meindl at the Tilba Easter Festival.

FORGE GUYS: Blacksmith Iain Hamilton and Sarah from Mother Mountain Forge at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

FORGE GUYS: Blacksmith Iain Hamilton and Sarah from Mother Mountain Forge at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.


APPRENTICE BLACKSMITH: Jonah Dibden as apprentice to blacksmith Iain Hamilton from Mother Mountain Forge at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

APPRENTICE BLACKSMITH: Jonah Dibden as apprentice to blacksmith Iain Hamilton from Mother Mountain Forge at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

HAIR SPRAY: Central Tilba Area School mums Yasmin Southam and Clover Van Zyl spray kids including Orlando, Max and George at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

HAIR SPRAY: Central Tilba Area School mums Yasmin Southam and Clover Van Zyl spray kids including Orlando, Max and George at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CHEESY SPORT: More cheese rolling action outside the ABC Cheese Factory at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CHEESY SPORT: More cheese rolling action outside the ABC Cheese Factory at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CHEESY SPORT: More cheese rolling action outside the ABC Cheese Factory at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CHEESY SPORT: More cheese rolling action outside the ABC Cheese Factory at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.


CHEESE ROLLER: Jamie Hackett in his pink cat costume rolls the cheese at the ABC Cheese Factory at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CHEESE ROLLER: Jamie Hackett in his pink cat costume rolls the cheese at the ABC Cheese Factory at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

DIGGER DOG: Alicia Cordia and Digger Dog from River Cottage Australia at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

DIGGER DOG: Alicia Cordia and Digger Dog from River Cottage Australia at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

LEMONADE LADIES: Suzie Julian-Bradley and Jenna Le Gras of the Tilba Teapot offer some delicious lemonade to Alicia Cordia from River Cottage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

LEMONADE LADIES: Suzie Julian-Bradley and Jenna Le Gras of the Tilba Teapot offer some delicious lemonade to Alicia Cordia from River Cottage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO THE CLOWN: Milo the Clown is always a big hit at any festival he appears at including the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO THE CLOWN: Milo the Clown is always a big hit at any festival he appears at including the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO THE CLOWN: Milo the Clown is always a big hit at any festival he appears at including the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO THE CLOWN: Milo the Clown is always a big hit at any festival he appears at including the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO THE CLOWN: Milo the Clown is always a big hit at any festival he appears at including the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO THE CLOWN: Milo the Clown is always a big hit at any festival he appears at including the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TOWN CRIERS: Town criers Arthur “Party” Gately and Andrew “Dandy” Ford of Bermagui at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TOWN CRIERS: Town criers Arthur “Party” Gately and Andrew “Dandy” Ford of Bermagui at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TILBA PARADE: Central Tilba Area School in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA PARADE: Central Tilba Area School in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA PARADE: Central Tilba Area School in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA PARADE: Central Tilba Area School in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA PARADE: Central Tilba Area School in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA PARADE: Central Tilba Area School in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers marching in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers marching in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers marching in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers marching in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers marching in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA TAPPERS: Members of the Tilba Tappers marching in the parade at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Another shot from the 2014 Tilba Festival today - the well known local classic car in the parade.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Another shot from the 2014 Tilba Festival today - the well known local classic car in the parade.

CRABS RIDER: Wayne Brooks leads the Bermagui chapter of the CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) in the parade at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CRABS RIDER: Wayne Brooks leads the Bermagui chapter of the CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) in the parade at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

FESTIVAL OPEN: River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opens the 2014 Tilba Festival greets the crowd at the opening.

FESTIVAL OPEN: River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opens the 2014 Tilba Festival greets the crowd at the opening.

FESTIVAL OPEN: River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opens the 2014 Tilba Festival using his pocket knife to cut the ribbon on Easter Saturday.

FESTIVAL OPEN: River Cottage Australia host and star Paul West officially opens the 2014 Tilba Festival using his pocket knife to cut the ribbon on Easter Saturday.

CRABS RIDE: The Bermagui chapter of the CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) in the parade at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CRABS RIDE: The Bermagui chapter of the CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) in the parade at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CRABS RIDE: The Bermagui chapter of the CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) in the parade at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

CRABS RIDE: The Bermagui chapter of the CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) in the parade at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.


BALLOON MAN: Tilba RFS brigade member Harry Ghazikian blows up another balloon at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday to raise funds for the firefighters.

BALLOON MAN: Tilba RFS brigade member Harry Ghazikian blows up another balloon at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday to raise funds for the firefighters.

BALLOON MAN: Nelleke Gorton of Tanj with Tilba RFS brigade member Harry Ghazikian blowing up another balloon at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday to raise funds for the firefighters.

BALLOON MAN: Nelleke Gorton of Tanj with Tilba RFS brigade member Harry Ghazikian blowing up another balloon at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday to raise funds for the firefighters.

MAYORAL DUTIES: Eurobodalla Shire Council mayor Lindsay Brown, River Cottage Australia host Paul West and Tilba Festival committee member Christine Montague.

MAYORAL DUTIES: Eurobodalla Shire Council mayor Lindsay Brown, River Cottage Australia host Paul West and Tilba Festival committee member Christine Montague.

TILBA FESTIVAL: The back of the main stage featured a fantastic realistic painting of Central Tilba by the MACS artist group.

TILBA FESTIVAL: The back of the main stage featured a fantastic realistic painting of Central Tilba by the MACS artist group.


MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.


FUN TIMES: Rob O’Brien of Narooma has a bit of fun with Sue Andrew at the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival.

FUN TIMES: Rob O’Brien of Narooma has a bit of fun with Sue Andrew at the local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival.

SIMPLY SYMPHONY: The good folk of Symphony Farm at Tilba serve up dishes of their organic beef at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday. Working the stand were Graham and Amanda Thompson and kids Brohdan, Huon and Heath.

SIMPLY SYMPHONY: The good folk of Symphony Farm at Tilba serve up dishes of their organic beef at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday. Working the stand were Graham and Amanda Thompson and kids Brohdan, Huon and Heath.


SCHOOL MATES: Enjoying the fairy floss from Bates Store are Joel Sweeney, Albie Betteridge and Kurt Zideluns at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

SCHOOL MATES: Enjoying the fairy floss from Bates Store are Joel Sweeney, Albie Betteridge and Kurt Zideluns at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

NEW ATTRACTION: The local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was a popular new attraction at this year’s festival.

NEW ATTRACTION: The local produce display in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was a popular new attraction at this year’s festival.

WHOLESOME COOKS: Andrew North from Eco Life farm at Tilba Tilba with Brett O’Sullivan from Brogo at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

WHOLESOME COOKS: Andrew North from Eco Life farm at Tilba Tilba with Brett O’Sullivan from Brogo at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TILBA CWA: The newly formed Tilba CWA branch is going great guns and FSC cookery officer Nelleke Gorton is pictured with members Kaye Whiffen and grandson Jayden, Ros Barr, Lynne Jones and Jo Westoll.

TILBA CWA: The newly formed Tilba CWA branch is going great guns and FSC cookery officer Nelleke Gorton is pictured with members Kaye Whiffen and grandson Jayden, Ros Barr, Lynne Jones and Jo Westoll.

TILBA HERITAGE: Kevin and Pam Hayden originally of Pam’s Store at Tilba Tilba with Kaye Whiffen at the 2014 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TILBA HERITAGE: Kevin and Pam Hayden originally of Pam’s Store at Tilba Tilba with Kaye Whiffen at the 2014 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.


MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Tony Colom of Narooma reacts to getting his photo taken!

TILBA FESTIVAL: Tony Colom of Narooma reacts to getting his photo taken!

POPULAR PUB: The Dromedary Hotel is always popular at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday. The back bar was open to but at the front bar are bartender Mardy Aye and festivalgoers Tom Noonan of Narooma and Simone Jordan on Canberra.

POPULAR PUB: The Dromedary Hotel is always popular at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday. The back bar was open to but at the front bar are bartender Mardy Aye and festivalgoers Tom Noonan of Narooma and Simone Jordan on Canberra.


GOOD TIMES: The McGourty family of Narooma having a good time at the Tilba Festival  - Steve, Sally and Heather.

GOOD TIMES: The McGourty family of Narooma having a good time at the Tilba Festival - Steve, Sally and Heather.


BEGA GIRLS: Bega girls Madeline Harris, Aliesha Batten, Kate Harris, Cheyanne Chapman and Hannah Driscoll in The Drom beer garden at the Tilba Festival with Lee Sutherland selling tickets for the Little Yuin Preschool at Wallaga Lake.

BEGA GIRLS: Bega girls Madeline Harris, Aliesha Batten, Kate Harris, Cheyanne Chapman and Hannah Driscoll in The Drom beer garden at the Tilba Festival with Lee Sutherland selling tickets for the Little Yuin Preschool at Wallaga Lake.


MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.


MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

MAIN STAGE: The main stage at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday was rocking with the ska and jazz Cat Empirish sounds of Tommy M and the Mastersounds, a group of nine uni students from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Local crew the two Kates and Mark Anderson and Nigel Jackson.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Local crew the two Kates and Mark Anderson and Nigel Jackson.

TILBA FESTIVAL: The Central Tilba Area School food stall was flat out all day!

TILBA FESTIVAL: The Central Tilba Area School food stall was flat out all day!

DROM CHARACTERS: Darcy Hoyer, Ed and Phill Stokes at The Drom Hotel during the Tilba Festival.

DROM CHARACTERS: Darcy Hoyer, Ed and Phill Stokes at The Drom Hotel during the Tilba Festival.

DROM DATE: Hanging out at The Drom during the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are Martin Avill and Donna Potter of Narooma.

DROM DATE: Hanging out at The Drom during the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are Martin Avill and Donna Potter of Narooma.

GREAT BAND: The members of Tommy M and the Mastersounds pose for a band pic after their great performance at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

GREAT BAND: The members of Tommy M and the Mastersounds pose for a band pic after their great performance at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

GREAT BAND: The members of Tommy M and the Mastersounds pose for a band pic after their great performance at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

GREAT BAND: The members of Tommy M and the Mastersounds pose for a band pic after their great performance at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

LIKELY LADS: Young Keego and Hextell at The Drom Hotel at the Tilba Easter Festival.

LIKELY LADS: Young Keego and Hextell at The Drom Hotel at the Tilba Easter Festival.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street. Local Scott Elton is pictured centre.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street. Local Scott Elton is pictured centre.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street. Pictured in the pink pants is heat winner George Harris.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street. Pictured in the pink pants is heat winner George Harris.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG TOSSERS: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival with catchers and throwers doing their best on Bate Street.

EGG ACTION: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival, as seen from the upper deck of The Drom Hotel.

EGG ACTION: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival, as seen from the upper deck of The Drom Hotel.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Tony Cameron of Canberra making a lunge for his egg.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Tony Cameron of Canberra making a lunge for his egg.

EGG ACTION: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival, as seen from the upper deck of The Drom Hotel. Winners Tony Cameron and George Harris celebrate.

EGG ACTION: The egg toss is always a big hit at the Tilba Festival, as seen from the upper deck of The Drom Hotel. Winners Tony Cameron and George Harris celebrate.


BOOT TOSS: Elke Hawke and Kate Stephens of Canberra were back in Tilba for the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

BOOT TOSS: Elke Hawke and Kate Stephens of Canberra were back in Tilba for the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TILBA KIDS: Ashleigh Avill with Max and Nick Carter at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

TILBA KIDS: Ashleigh Avill with Max and Nick Carter at the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Nigel Jackson of Mystery Bay makes a lunge for his egg.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Nigel Jackson of Mystery Bay makes a lunge for his egg.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Nigel Jackson of Mystery Bay makes a lunge for his egg.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Nigel Jackson of Mystery Bay makes a lunge for his egg.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Nigel Jackson of Mystery Bay celebrates his win with son Sam.

EGG TOSSERS: Winners of one of the final heats of the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss Nigel Jackson of Mystery Bay celebrates his win with son Sam.

EGG WINNERS: Father and son team Nigel and Sam Jackson won one of the final hearts in the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss.

EGG WINNERS: Father and son team Nigel and Sam Jackson won one of the final hearts in the Tilba Festival Easter egg toss.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Businesses like the Tilba Lolly Shop were packed at the Tilba Easter Festival.

TILBA FESTIVAL: Businesses like the Tilba Lolly Shop were packed at the Tilba Easter Festival.

COBARGO PRODUCE: At the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are Janet Doolan of Cobargo Farm and Gardens with Tabitha Zarins of Tabandy Farm Wool and Herbs and Nelleke Gorton of Tanja.

COBARGO PRODUCE: At the Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday are Janet Doolan of Cobargo Farm and Gardens with Tabitha Zarins of Tabandy Farm Wool and Herbs and Nelleke Gorton of Tanja.


PHOTO DISPLAY: Festival committee member Phill Stokes put together a display of old photos from the Tilba Easter Festival.

PHOTO DISPLAY: Festival committee member Phill Stokes put together a display of old photos from the Tilba Easter Festival.