The 2014 Festival of the Falling Leaf Gala Day is confirmed for Saturday 3 May, but we've a whole month of activities and events to keep you entertained! For the full list of what's on this autumn click here.
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Our local radio station Sounds of the Mountains is again a major sponsor of the Festival of the Falling Leaf working closely with many aspects of the Festival including a Song List to go hand in hand with the Fireworks Display!
Sounds of the Mountains will be creating a soundtrack for the fireworks display and for the first time the fireworks will be going off in time with selected music! This involves the community going to the Sounds of the Mountains website and letting them know your song choice online before 14 March. Voting will start 17 March and close 1st April.
The Gala Evening will kick off at 5pm on the 3rd May, at the Bull Paddock; there will be amusement rides, food vendors, fireworks and our awesome soundtrack! So make sure you bring your radio down and listen in while the fireworks go boom!
Open Gardens provides an opportunity for enjoyment, sharing knowledge and builds community spirit.
Expressions of Interest are called for Green Thumbs interested in having their garden displayed during Spring Time Open Gardens in the Tumut Region.
It is proposed the funding gained from the Spring Time Open Gardens is used in two ways; 1) a donation to a local charity; and 2) Support the Festival celebrations during Autumn; another spectacular time of the year for the region.
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In 2014 the Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary. A remarkable effort for a community based Festival. The event is well supported by the Tumut Shire, the local business community and the Shire residents.
In 1954 the local headmaster, Alf Wood, introduced the idea of a festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the falling leaves which characterised the town’s many parks and gardens. Alf enlisted the support of the Rotary Club of Tumut and The Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf was born.
The initial aim of the festival was to foster an appreciation of nature’s colours to both the local community and visitors through a series of events over a period of ten days.
Over the years the Festival of the Falling Leaf, like the season it represents, has seen many changes, but, has continued to flourish and grow into a fabulous annual event attracting thousand of visitors far and wide.
The Festival of the Falling Leaf is recognised as one of the major events in the Tumut Region. The scenic location, autumn colours and crisp, clear air of the Tumut Region provide a unique festival experience for visitors on the last weekend of April each year.