Held biennially, the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival is nine days of events celebrating creativity and the taking of tea. The feature event of the festival is the tea cosy competition. All entries are exhibited every day and include traditional and whimsical tea cosies that have been crafted using a range of media depending on the imagination and ingenuity of the artist!
The tea cosy as a theme reflects the rural setting of Fish Creek:
- The nurturing and welcoming nature of the town
- The blending of traditional and new ways of doing things by the reinvention of an iconic symbol of everyday life
The festival is an avenue for showcasing Fish Creek to the wider community. It builds on the concept of a tea cosy keeping tea warm while it brews. In much the same way, the festival aims to insulate the creative and entrepreneurial nature of the community, keeping the locals, visitors and artists warm while they explore, develop and grow.