Easter Festival hoppin’ into town

Young bunnies Sofia (1), Scarlett (3), Mikayla (6), Montana (4), Luna (4) and Jackson (9). (Damjan Janevski) 390486_01

The award winning Bacchus Marsh EasterFest (BMEF) is hitting Maddingley Park on Good Friday, March 29.

BMEF is a volunteer-run family Easter Festival that raises funds for the Bacchus Marsh Hospital Urgent Care department and has raised more than $50,000 since 2015.

From 9.30am to 4pm the event will offer a wide range of events including egg hunts all day for multiple aged groups and a family hunt, an Easter Bonnet Parade on the main stage, local performers, rides and amusements, an animal farm, face painting, henna tattoo art, air brush tattoos, and a food court and market.

Founder and event organiser at Moorafun, who is organising the day, Dotty Hazell said she’s excited for the day, especially on the back of the BMEF being named the 2024 event of the year by Moorabool council in January.

“It was very exciting to be nominated and actually receive the community event of the year award… it makes it extra special knowing that what started from humble beginnings has become a formidable Festival,” she said.

Ms Hazell said the most special parts of the event are providing a platform for family togetherness and fund-raising.

“We have families who live maybe an hour or more on opposite sides of Bacchus Marsh, so they meet up at BMEF as a middle point,” she said.

“Donating to our local hospital has always been important. As a mum of 3, I frequented the urgent care department what felt like regularly at times.

“The donation helps the hospital to buy something on their wish list of upgrades or something that is in need of replacing.”

Moorafun is looking for extra volunteers and sponsors to help deliver this years event.

Details: info@bacchusmarsheasterfest.org