The Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival showcases the Albanian culture unlike any other event in Australia. Held on Sunday, March 18 at the Shepparton Showgrounds from 11am, the Harvest Festival will entertain audiences with traditional Albanian music, dancing and cuisine.
The Harvest Festival features traditional Albanian food available for purchase. There is also plenty of entertainment for the family with an animal nursery, jumping castle and face painting.
Venue: Shepparton Showgrounds, Thompson Street Shepparton
Date and time: Sunday 18 March, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Tickets: Gold coin donation
Bookings: For more information visit http://sheppartonalbaniansociety.org/
The Harvest Festival also boasts a fruit and vegetable market that offers produce available to buy at wholesale prices, most of which is grown locally in the Goulburn Valley. This has drawn substantial attendees from Melbourne in previous years, who take advantage of the opportunity to purchase produce direct from farmers.
The event was developed in Shepparton more than 15 years ago as a way for the Albanian community to celebrate its culture and help Albanian families in the area keep in touch. Since the organising committee made the decision to move the Festival into a more central location a few years ago, the cultural mix of people attending the Festival has broadened considerably.
“As a result, our committee would very much like to encourage a more diverse crowd to come along and help us celebrate our culture by sharing our entertainment, food and traditions” said Shepparton Albanian Moslem Society President Enver Sabri.
“The ongoing success of local cultural events such as Emerge and the St Georges Road Food Festival demonstrate that there is a keen interest in people travelling to Shepparton to experience a multicultural event.”
This event is proudly supported by Shepparton Show Me and the Shepparton Albanian Womens Committee. Entry is via gold coin donation, or $5 per car.