Fine weather is predicted and the stage is now set for a great day with organisers of the seventh annual Lions Club Food and Wine Festival expecting large crowds to attend the event.
The event will be held on Sunday, January 13 at Grosvenor Gardens in Victor Harbor.
The event, hosted by the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club, is expected to attract both local residents and holiday makers from far and wide, who will no doubt enjoy the tastes and sounds of the Fleurieu.
Local wineries and food outlets will be represented and visitors to the event will be able to relax and enjoy these local delights under shady trees or under the many marquees that will be in place on the day.
There will be plenty of seating and tables, so visitors can sit back and enjoy the entertainment right throughout the day.
Gates open at 11am and the official opening conducted by Member for Finniss David Basham, will take place at 12 noon in the Rotunda.
Live music including local bush band 'Buckleys Chance', jazz band 'Waterport Trad Jazz' and popular band 'Acoustic Cupid' will entertain the patrons who can relax and enjoy the music under the trees on Grosvenor Gardens, while children can partake in activities including the bouncing castle and face painting.
Emcee for the event will be local entertainer Dean Bird and there will be the annual wine tasting competition which is always a highlight, along with a special 'surprise' fun event with local dignitaries taking part.
The cost of entry to the Lions Club Food and Wine Festival is $8 for adults, (including a souvenir wine glass), and children under 16 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
The event is sponsored by the City of Victor Harbor Council, Tesltra Shop Victor Harbor located in the Victor Central Shopping Centre and other local businesses, including Chapel Hill Winery.
Chair of the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club Food and Wine Festival Stewart Kirby said the event was now a regular diary entry for locals and it's also embraced by holiday makers from all over the country and even some from overseas.
“We're delighted to have such excellent sponsors for this year's event and this will enable us to put back more proceeds from the day's takings into our local community,” Mr Kirby said.
“It attracts more than 1000 people and raises approximately $5000 for the local community.
““In past years we have had visitors from overseas and interstate attend and enjoy the day and this year should be no different. It creates a marvellous atmosphere.”
The event will continue right throughout the afternoon finishing at 5pm. Grosvenor Gardens will be fenced to ensure the safety of children, with part of Coral Street closed to traffic.
For more information on the event visit the website www.victorharborportelliotlionsclub.com.au