Yarraville nears its centenary

February 4, 2017 by  

Yarraville, near Essendon, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. This milestone will be commemorated as part of the annual Yarraville Festival, which has been providing fun and festivities to the local community since 1981.

Locals and visitors alike will be able to find entertainment and other activities to suit all tastes and age groups. Market stalls will be in place with many products for purchase. Food and drink stalls will provide sustenance during the day, while community groups will be demonstrating their produce and talents. Fun rides and a ‘Kids’ Kingdom’ will bring amusement to the children.

The annual pet parade will bring some competition to the event, with dogs vying to be chosen as the best in the show. Historic Walking Tours, revisiting Yarraville over the last 100 years and lasting for 90 minutes, will be conducted by the Footscray Historical Society on the day before the Festival.

There will be six stages installed over the site with a number of performers and activities providing entertainment. Signs and banner printing are often used at this section of celebratory events.

The Yarraville Festival will be open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 12 at Yarraville Village. The Historic Walking Tours will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm, leaving from the corner of Murray and Ballarat Streets at Yarraville.