Spring in the valley

Each Spring, Derwent Valley highlights its scenic attractions which help draw thousands of people to Tasmania. 'Spring in the Valley Festival', an initiative of Derwent Valley Council, accentuates the features which make the valley so attractive. It also promotes active and passive recreational opportunities for local people and visitors.

During the Festival various events, competitions and activities provide something for everyone. Council coordinates a range of community organisations to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their ideas and talents.

Art and photographic competitions are run by the Derwent Valley Arts Council and the Soroptimist Club. The Historical Information Centre conducts historical walks while music and dance are performed by local bands, buskers and schoolchildren.

A feature of the Festival is numerous garden and nursery displays including tours of local gardens. Council promotes the Festival through a range of outlets including local newspapers, the ABC's Open Garden Scheme and Tasmania On Line.

The 1998 Festival will be held on Sunday 8 November. Council expects large numbers of people from all areas of the State.

For further information contact Robert McCrossen, Manager Corporate and Family Services, telephone (03) 6261 0727.