CERES Harvest Festival – Saturday 19th March 2016, 10am to 3pm.

Celebrating and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons.

Entry is $5 and kids are free – all proceeds go towards keeping CERES awesome!

Live music featuring:

Rachel By The Stream  * Bonnie Love (Rapskallion)  *  Tailor Birds  *  The Jills   *  The Bad Brigade  *  Jadida   *  Zucchini Clan  *  SELKI  *  Bobbie and the Pins

Any enquiries related to the Harvest Festival including musicians & performers contact

Up-to-date info will be posted on our Facebook Harvest Event Page (you can view it even if you are not a Facebook subscriber).

A little bit of country right here in the city.

Stallholder Info – PDF
Cake Baking Info – PDF

Tamil Feasts Community Lunch
12pm – 2pm

$12 for a feast plate at the Community Kitchen (Bookings not required. Available until sold out)

You will feast on a banquet of curries, chutneys, salads and masalas. Proud Tamil cooks Sri, Nirma, Niro and Nigethan are keen to share their food heritage with you.

The lunch will be accompanied by some live sitar playing. Kathleen Keegel Children’s Fund (KKCF) who manage a children’s home, kindergarten and agricultural project in Sri Lanka will running a drinks stall.

Tamil Feasts is a social enterprise supporting recently settled asylum seekers through the celebration of food and culture. Twice weekly dinners are hosted at the CERES Community Kitchen.

Tamil Feasts – More than just a meal!

Bake and Bottle Competition

Ladies and gentlemen, you are invited to participate in CERES Harvest Festival’s cake baking and preserving competition.

Where else can you put your cooking skills to good use and take part in an annual community cake bake-off? Cakes, biscuits and slices are eligible so you are invited to get creative and bake to impress our judges, the ladies of the CWA!

If you have a pantry full of homemade preserves (or get cracking if you don’t!), bring along your favourite jar and enter the Preserving category. We are thrilled to have Caroline from Cunliffe and Waters as our guest judge.

More info.

Stallholder call out

Across our ten acre site there will be a range of activities and events that celebrate our community, our environment and our sustainable food systems.

As usual, we will be hosting a Harvest Festival Market, proving local people and businesses with an affordable, ethical and friendly way of promoting their produce and products within the village atmosphere of CERES.

Would you like to take part and help us celebrate?

Stall Fees
$110 standard/$88 non profit. Discretionary discounts available.

More info and bookings here

Performers, Musicians & Workshops

Harvest Festival would not be complete without our usual array of carefully curated local talent – below are set times for our performers. Workshop times coming soon!

The Village Green Stage

10:00 AM – Zucchini Clan
10:45 AM – Briohny belly dance
11:00 AM – Jadida
11:55 AM – Briohny belly dance
12:00 PM – Bonnie Love
1:00 PM – Rachel By The Stream

The Market Stage

10:00 AM – Selki
11:00 AM – Bobby and The Pins
12:00 PM – Tailor Birds
1:00 PM – The Jills
2:00 PM – Kali Rhythm


10:30 AM – The Collingwood Casanovas

Lunch Dining Room
(Lower Merri)

12:00 PM – Denis (Tablas)


The Bad Brigade
Chris Beasley