Forecast severe weather didn’t put a damper on spirits as the Belvoir Park Estate Food and Wine Festival went ahead despite wintry conditions.
Originally scheduled for Belvoir Park Estate, a last minute change of venue to the Prince of Wales Showgrounds was made when Bendigo was predicted to receive between 100 and 200mm of rainfall at the weekend.
While the torrential rain didn’t eventuate, the entertainment still went on with Brian Mannix from the Uncanny X-Men, Scott Carne from Kids in the Kitchen and Dale Ryder from Boom Crash Opera, playing with the Absolute 80s band.
Festival spokesman Greg McClure said organisers were really happy with the outcome, given the challenges they had to face.
“The entertainment has been fantastic – everyone is loving the boys,” he said on Saturday afternoon.
“Everyone that’s here has absolutely had a ball.”
Mr McClure said the wet weather had reduced crowd numbers but they had proven a good act still brought people to the venue.
“We’ll be back next year,” he said