Rushworth Easter festival

By Shepparton News

The town of Rushworth came alive on Saturday for the annual Easter Heritage Festival.

Every man and his dog attended the two-day event in and around the town where more than 100 stalls, vintage car displays, kids entertainment, live music, Rushworth and District Lions Club wood auction and more was showcased.

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival committee vice president Kellie Spence said the festival had been running for more than 10 years.

‘‘There is lots of people around who have come from all over the place, including a stall holder who has come down from Queensland for the festival,’’ Ms Spence said.

The parade kicked off at 1pm showcasing horse-drawn carriages, old vehicles, an old steam traction engine, CFA and foot entries.

‘‘The fun continues with the horse drawn carriages and horses that come in from Moora, which is the Moora Working Draft Horse Muster, which is on tomorrow,’’ Ms Spencer said.

Held at Moora, the Sunday event showcased working horse displays, ploughing and winnowing alongside crafts, blacksmithing, shearing, music and food.

‘‘It’s fantastic to see — it’s genuinely really been a really good day,’’ Ms Spence said.