This year's nine day Benalla Festival from October 31 to November 9 has the theme 'Heart of the Country', celebrating the character and spirit of country living. The program guide is full of activities and events, 'celebrating food and flavours, art and agriculture, country living and community spirit.' if you haven't picked up a festival booklet, go to www.benallafestival.com and also www.enjoybenalla.com.au .
Many of us will be volunteering during the Festival. I'll be busy with three shifts on the roster for the Regional Art Show to be held in the Rural Village of Tatong. There are so many other activities and events on offer - knees willing, I'll be doing as much as I can possibly manage!
To get in the mood - here are some videod highlights from last year's Benalla Festival.