Festival of the Plain secretary Pam Mason at her Mosgiel
home. Photo by Linda Robertson.
A tennis tournament, a celebrity cook-off, a quiz night
and massive party in the park will feature in next year's
Festival of the Plain.
''It's celebrating life on the Taieri,'' secretary of the
organising committee Pam Mason, of Mosgiel, said.
Organisation for the two-yearly event was well under way and
it was promising to be even better than the last one, Mrs
But anyone who wants to be part of the celebrations still has
plenty of time to make themselves known, and get involved.
People are invited to pitch an idea to the organising
committee next Thursday when the committee meets at the
Downes Room at the Mosgiel Library at 7.30pm.
The festival is a series of events, running between February
22 and March 2 next year.
A feature for the festival would be once again be the Party
in the Park event at Memorial Park on February 23, which
would feature a wide range of craft and food stalls as well
as children's activities and free street entertainment, Mrs
''We are looking at closing off Hartstonge Ave and there will
be buskers and all sorts of other things, including a
face-painter and mimes from the Taieri Dramatic Society. We
have free entertainment all day including Kelvin Cummings,
who was in Jesus Christ Superstar and Les
About 10 stallholders had already booked for the event and
the early-bird discount for stallholders was available until
the end of this month, Mrs Mason said.
Several thousand people had attended the free event in past
People who wanted to run an event under the festival banner
could keep the money the event raised, but the committee
expected organisations not to pull out of the festival after
the events had been advertised, she said.