Due to the Coronavirus 19 Pandemic and resultant lockdown it was necessary to cancel the Festival in both 2020 and 2021. With the recent removal of Covid restrictions statewide, planning is now proceeding for the 2022 event to be held on Sunday 20 March 2022.
Some background to the Gnome and Fairy Festival
Following the success of our first Gnome Festival on Australia Day, 2013, the event was re-titled as “The Gnome and Fairy Festival” in 2014 and held each year since then on a date in February or March that avoids other local community events and fits in with the school year.
The 2019 Gnome and Fairy Festival was held on Sunday 17 March last. In contrast to the previous year, the weather was fine and warm and the event was a great success. Thank you to the many people and family groups who attended and made it such an enjoyable day. Thank you also to the many stall holders, side show operators and volunteers who all contributed to the success of the day. AS mentioned above, the event was cancelled in both 2021 and 2022 due the the Covid pandemic and necessary restrictions.
The venue for the Festival in 2022 will again be the George Woods Reserve, Governor Road, Mordialloc, next to the boat launching ramp to Mordialloc Creek. Melways Map Reference: 92 G 2.
The Festival plans to bring Fun to Families with a whole range of activities focusing particularly on children up to 10 years of age. However there will be activities to suit all ages.
The program for the day will be similar to previous years. Further details will be available on this website when planning is further advanced.