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Firing up for Winter

Arts and Reviews, EventsJoanne Eisemann

THE ANNUAL WinterFire Festival on Saturday 22nd June will be a night of celebration, entertainment and food.

Starting off at 4.00pm, there will be lots of great spots to grab with friends and family.

The Blazing Fire Drums will be fuelled throughout the night, making sure you’re all nice and toasty till the Mega Bon Fire at 7.30pm.

This year, Arts Deloraine has great music from the local Jazz Quartet and the Meander Men. The drumming workshop will be in full beat, and the fantastic belly dancers are bringing a not-to-be-missed fire routine. There will be storytelling, circle dancing and fire sculptures.

Children can join the drumming workshop or the ‘Best Dressed Competition’ – this year’s theme is ‘The Human Scarecrow’.

New food vendors are joining past favourites with delicious hot food from Haddo’s Hot Dogs, Taco’s and Wings, Char Char Char and Coffee Buzz.

Arts Deloraine will warm you up with Ye Olde Mulled Wine, evoking the magic of winter, freshly popped corn and marshmallows for those blazing fire drums!

New this year is the ‘WinterFire Photography Competition’, with $500 in cash prizes. Everyone has a camera, so flex your creative spirit and show how the night is seen through your eyes! Finalist entries will be exhibited in Deloraine later in the year.

Email for more information about the competition. Make sure you check out Winterfire on Facebook to keep you up-to-date with events and information.

Presale tickets are available from

All presale ticket holders go into the draw to win a family photo session with Kristy L Photography valued at $650, so make sure to get in early.

It is the annual event that should not be missed. See you there!