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Tat’s why we love TatFest!

By Tatura Guardian

Planning for one of Tatura’s biggest community events has started.

The 2020 TatFest, on Sunday, March 1, is expected to be bigger and better then ever.

Run by the Tatura Lions Club, the day showcases the community and what the town has to offer.

Lions member and TatFest committee president Angelo Torresan said the group was planning to bring fresh ideas to this year’s festival.

‘‘We have spoken to a wide variety of people across the region as to what they would like to see at the festival,’’ he said.

‘‘We really want people to get behind the festival, so that means introducing activities that will keep everyone of all ages amused and having fun.’’ 

Flavours from across the world will be available at the event, with a large variety of food and drink on offer.

‘‘Your traditional family favourites will be there but also new and exciting offerings, including cuisines from Italy and even the Philippines,’’ Mr Torresan said.

Live music is a given, but Mr Torresan said he would unveil the exciting acts at a later date.

A confirmed attraction will be the Australian Army’s M113 armoured personnel carrier. Visitors will have the chance to have a behind-the-scenes look at the working vehicle.

Abseiling, zorb balls, jumping castles, train rides, arts and crafts and local produce are just some of the growing list of activities visitors can expect to see.

All profits from the event go straight back into the community, with last year’s profits buying the Tatura hospital four new robotic hospital beds.

● TatFest is at Mactier Park, Hogan St, Tatura, from 10 am to 4 pm on March 1. Entry is free.