The second Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival was held from Friday 16 May to Sunday 25 May 2014. The festival theme was MUSIC and there was plenty of it to keep everyone happy.
The Tea Cosy Exhibition was opened by Madame Flavour’s Corinne Noyes, and was open throughout the festival so that people had a chance to see these beautiful and often quirky creations. The Tea Cosy Competition was judged by local childrens author and illustrator Alison Lester.
String Fever got things started on Friday night with their unique blend of high energy music and comedy. The Tea Set performed everything from country to disco at the Prohibition High Tea on Saturday, with great success.
Bec Bone held a music workshop which meant plenty of fun creating instruments and then making lots of noise with them in the street later that day.
Other events on the schedule included film screenings (Mary Poppins and Saving Mr Banks) and the Talent Show at the Fishy Hall, Devonshire teas, the Elders Day where visitors were entertained by local kindergarten and school children, and the Makers Fair Day featuring local artisans, street performers and musicians. The Biggest Morning Tea at the Fish Creek Hotel also raised money for the Cancer Council and the Fish Creek Community Garden held a hands-on biodynamic compost demonstration. The 2014 festival certainly covered a lot of ground, from the creative to the practical, while showcasing Fish Creek as a warm and welcoming community.
Six reasons to visit Fish Creek (Traveller, 3 May 2014)
Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival opens Friday (Foster Online, 14 May 2014)
Entrants tea off in cosy competition (ABC Gippsland, 16 May 2014)
Festiviteas at Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival (The Mirror News, Foster Online, 21 May 2014)