Takings up 15 per cent at 2017 Tilba Easter Festival

Tilba Easter Festival organisers say takings at the gates were up 15 per cent on last year.

Festival committee president Kelly Eastwood said stallholders and shop owners had also given very positive feedback.

The committee last year donating profits to a new picnic area, and would be meet soon to decide what community project to support this year, she said.

The Tilba Easter Festival opened on Saturday morning with a big crowd enjoying great weather and more than 60 stalls.

The Gulaga Dancers led the street parade and Warren Foster Snr did the Welcome to Country. The official ribbon cutting for 32nd Tilba festival was done by Erica Dibden of the Tilba Real Dairy, who was introduced by Ms Eastwood.

Ms Eastwood praised her 10-person committee for their hard work. “It’s taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears from the committee,” she said. All but two of the committee were new and had worked on organising the event since August. In addition to the traditional egg throwing, boot toss and cheese rolling, a new addition this year was the donut eating contest. Ms Eastwood also brought back the cooking demonstrations.

The festival committee is also seeking feedback and a short survey can be completed here

Click here to see a gallery of all the photos from this year’s festival