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2020 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival

THE 2020 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival will run for 9 days from Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 24, supported by the Bendigo Bank and the South Gippsland Shire Concil.

The Iconic Tea Cosy competition is the feature event. Entry forms are available from with entries exhibited daily 10am-4pm in the Memorial Hall.

Thanks to the generosity of local business and service providers prize categories include: Traditional, Men’s, Exuberant Whimsy (method and materials unrestricted) and a section for children of all ages.

Artists from the community will host ‘Art in A Teacup’ exhibition in the Community Garden daily 10am-4pm and provide children’s art activities on the Market Day.

The tea cosy competition will be judged by Ramona Barry, writer, crafter and program coordinator of the competition and craft pavilion at the Royal Melbourne Show. A former Chairperson of Craft Victoria, Ramona will be hosting workshops at the festival.

On Saturday May 16 there will be an official opening and a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest tea cosy. Crafted by Di Mc Donald and her team of volunteers this cosy is over five metres high and was commenced in 2018.

The Bendigo Bank Market Day on Saturday, May 23 will provide live music, craft and food stall, with entertainment for children. 

A family and community orientated day that connects country and city folk. 

The festival winds up on Sunday, May 24 with High Tea. Scrumptious food prepared by the South Gippsland Hospital auxiliary will complement the conversation with special guests Alison Lester and Quentin Bryce.

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Come and join in the fun and creativity and get cosy in Fish Creek.

Tea Cosy Festival Supports Climate Action Picnic Day

ON Saturday November 23 the Tea Cosy Festival Committee provided cups of loose-leaf tea, scones and cakes to those at the Fish Creek Climate Action Picnic. Children made “Thyme for Change” teacups to support the theme of the day…making change to protect our climate. Susan and Janet were happy to chat about the 2020 Festival.


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