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Celebrating youth culture

If you’re anywhere near our region this Saturday 21 April head to Castlemaine when the 2 The Extreme Youth Festival (2TX) hits town. If you’re not, you might need to change your plans!

2TX is a huge, one-of-a kind youth festival put on by Castlemaine’s own XtremeInc Youth Projects, a leading Central Victorian Youth organisation that has been supporting young people in the region since 2009.

2TX caters to all ability levels and aims to inspire, motivate and engage young people aged between 8 and 25 – many of whom are from less advantaged backgrounds – in positive, healthy, creative activities such as sports, dance, music and food.

This year’s event will be a jam packed day celebrating youth culture with skate and scoot competitions, parkour workshops and competitions, hip hop and contemporary dance workshops, live music, young makers’ market, street art and much, much more.

One of the biggest attractions is the Skate, Scoot and Parkour competitions with special guest pro skater Ebony Bielby.

“We’re so pumped to have special guest judge and pro skater Ebony Bielby for our first all girl skate comp,” says Sarah Cook, Director XtremeInc Youth Projects.

Pro scoot rider Will Barlow will also be a guest judge.

“Will has been riding his whole life from bikes to scooters to motorbikes,” says Sarah. “He competed in the 2017 Nitro World Games in the United States against some of the best freestyle scooter riders in the world. His scoot demo is something no one should miss!”

“2TX provides employment for young artists and instructors from our region and inspiration for young rural artists,” she says.

“Many past participants have gone on to become professionals in their field.”

“We’re expecting around 1,000 young people this year making it our biggest to date and we’re thrilled to see registrations for competitions filling so fast.”

Each year 2TX attracts high profile artists and groups to perform, teach, judge and mentor young people. This year they include XFactor contestants FD3 who will feature as the headlining act and also run a dance workshop. Other bands include All That Mammoth and The Wilsons.

Entry is $10 Adults, $8 Child/Youth or $30 Family of 4. Gates and registrations open at 12 but you can pre-purchase tickets and register online at www.2thextremefestival.com

For a festival schedule head to the website www.2thextremefestival.com

Waller Realty is pleased to have been a sponsor of 2TX and XtremeInc Youth Projects for many years and to be able to continue our involvement in 2018.

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Easter happiness on the Goldfields

Come celebrate Easter with us, there’s so much to see and do.

Harcourt has it

Get in on the hunt

Join in on the annual Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Harcourt Progress Association and enjoy a day filled with live music, craft activities and age based egg hunts.

Wear your very best bunny ears for the chance to win tickets to see Peter Rabbit the movie this Easter at Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal.

Normally in the Oak Forest, this year the event will be held in the lush green parkland surrounding Harcourt’s Goldfields Track Café (who’ll be serving hot cross buns and Easter donuts!). With all the extra visitors to the new mountain bike park the association has decided to take a bit more time before conducting large events in the vicinity of the park.

Book now at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=367305&

Try our new world-class mountain bike park

Harcourt Mountain Bike Park Image: Castlemaine Rocky Riders

Easter is the perfect time to explore the new Harcourt Mountain Bike Park. La Larr Ba Gauwa opened on Labour Day and features 34kms of trails featuring stunning views and making the most of the natural features.

There are trails for all skill levels from a gentle loop for beginners right through to technically challenging rides for the most experienced riders.

www.forestsandreserves.vic.gov.au/initiatives/harcourt-mountain-bike-park

Enjoy the best in local food and wine

Head out to the Harcourt Valley Easter Festival at the Harcourt Valley Vineyard for fantastic local food, wine, beer, cider and cocktails in the sunshine with live music all day and children’s entertainment including an Easter Treasure Hunt.

Exhibitors include Boomtown Winemakers Cooperative, Sutton Grange Winery, Shed Shaker Brewing and Burnt Acre Vineyard, with food from Pizza de Wheels, Lady Sultan Turkish, Ice Cream Social and more.

Tickets on sale www.trybooking.com/UEEO

Don’t want to drive? No problem. Shuttle buses will run from Castlemaine Railway Station to event all day.

Maldon celebrates its 141st Easter Fair

The parade at the Maldon Easter Fair Image: Maldon Easter Fair

The Maldon Easter Fair started in 1877 making it one of the oldest in Australia and it’s still going strong. A special Easter tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Fair runs from 30 March to 1 April culminating in the fabulous Easter Parade on Easter Sunday with an Aussie egg toss and Chinese Lion dancers.

Enter the scone baking competition, enjoy the torchlight procession, pick up a treat at the Easter market, try your hand at the hole in one competition at the golf course ($2,000 first prize!) or visit the quilt show. The Vintage Engine Rally is an annual highlight featuring a variety of old, antique and very rare working machinery from the horse drawn and steam eras.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/maldoneasterfair

Waller Realty has been a sponsor of the Maldon Easter Fair for the last 25 years and is pleased to be able to support this wonderful community event.