Wandin Draught Horse and Machinery Festival Weekend
Dates: 21 - 22 November 2015
Address: Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, 71 Wellington Road, Wandin North, Victoria 3139
Phone: 03 5964 2088
Bring family and friends and experience the ways of YesterYear at Mont De Lancey in the Wandin draught horse and machinery festival weekend.
This weekend festival incorporates a fascinating range of people with olden day skills and equipment from yester-year.
Draught horses: these beautiful horses can be seen ploughing fields, raking and bailing hay working with their skilled handlers showing how farmers worked the land in yester-year.
Vintage machinery: an amazing collection of working agricultural machinery featuring stationary engines, pumps, early tractors, and other relics of our agricultural heritage.
Vintage cars: here's a chance to admire a diverse range of classic cars from the past. Many of the owners are happy to talk about what makes their car special.
Blacksmiths: the working blacksmith shop will have the forges fired up making a range of both practical and artistic items. The large blacksmith shop with ample double forges is the home of a thriving blacksmiths group. Novice and experienced blacksmiths practising this old craft is a feature of this weekend.
Wood Turning: see skilled craftsmen demonstrating the art of wood-turning using beautiful timbers which they turn into a variety of delightful creations.
Chainsaw Wood Carving: watch Robby carving with his chainsaw to transform a block of wood into a beautiful sculpture. Robby Bast is based in the Yarra Valley has created works for venues all over Australia plus Healesville sanctuary which included a platypus which was commissioned for the opening of the platypus pavilion.
Working sheep dog displays: watch these handlers with their amazing dogs herd sheep and geese
Wool spinning: see a local group of spinners practising this age old craft
The Mont De Lancey Pioneer Homestead property gives a vision of what it was like to live in yester-year.
Content: Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead & Museum
Saturday and Sunday
Event runs from 10am to 4:30pm