2015 Tilba Festival fun despite rainPhotos

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2015 Tilba Festival fun despite rain | Photos MAIN STREET: The view from upstairs of The Dromedary Hotel of main street Central Tilba, Bate Street during the 2015 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.
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MAIN STREET: The view from upstairs of The Dromedary Hotel of main street Central Tilba, Bate Street during the 2015 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

UMBRELLA TIME: Umbrellas were the order of the day at the 2015 Tilba Easter Festival. Arriving early are town criers Andy “Dandy” Ford and Arthur “Arty Party” Gatley and volunteer Kim Harbottle.

UMBRELLA TIME: Umbrellas were the order of the day at the 2015 Tilba Easter Festival.

AT THE GATES: The Jasper family from Sydney Tully and Parker with mum and dad Matt and Janet, paying gate fees to Tilba Festival volunteers Andrew Pearce and Greer Allen.

DYNAMIC DUO: The Dorothy Jane Duo featuring Dorothy Jane Gosper and Richard Steele on the corner car park stage at the 2015 Tilba Festival.

BUSY BUSES: The buses from Symons Bus and Coach Company brought a steady stream of visitors from Narooma and Dalmeny to the 2015 TIlba Festival.

BUSY BUSES: The buses from Symons Bus and Coach Company brought a steady stream of visitors from Narooma and Dalmeny to the 2015 TIlba Festival.

FAIRY ROSE: Fairy Rose from her fairy garden at Tura Beach with her balloon Jersey cow and Owen, 7, and Calum, 4, from Canberra in the kids area in the small hall at the 2015 Tilba Festival.

FAIRY ROSE: Fairy Rose from her fairy garden at Tura Beach with her balloon Jersey cow and Owen, 7, and Calum, 4, from Canberra in the kids area in the small hall at the 2015 Tilba Festival.

OYSTER FESTIVAL: Making items out of recycled materials for the upcoming Narooma Oyster Festival on May 2 are Dorothy Noble, Judy Glover and Vivienne Bowe-Wood. The ladies got to the kids at the Tilba Festival to help out. The big octopus will be placed at the centre of the Narooma roundabout during the oyster festival.

OYSTER FESTIVAL: Making items out of recycled materials for the upcoming Narooma Oyster Festival on May 2 are Dorothy Noble, Judy Glover and Vivienne Bowe-Wood. The ladies got to the kids at the Tilba Festival to help out. The big octopus will be placed at the centre of the Narooma roundabout during the oyster festival.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Setting up their wares in the Small Hall at the Tilba Festival are Chloe Sheumack of Chloe’s Cards, Lucy Sheumack of Lucy Bows and Summer Leury of Summer Bows. Chloe and Lucy are from Sydney but have a farm at Tilba, while Summer is from Melbourne.

LOTS OF DOGS: There were lots of dogs at the 2015 Tilba Festival.

FRESH PRODUCE: WWOOFer Elia Pittas from Melbourne and farmer Martin Gribble from Soul Patch Farm at Turlinjah in the fresh produce section held in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival.

COAST PRODUCER: Geoffrey Greigg mans the SCPA – South East Producers stall in the fresh produce section held in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival.

CWA STALL: At the fresh produce section held in the Big Hall at the Tilba Festival are Tilba CWA members Julie Dibden, Janine Halasz and Kay Williams with locals Bev and Stewart Long.

DIGGER FAN: River Cottage Australia host Paul West and Digger dog meet fan Arthur Tyrrell and his mum Michaela from Bermagui at the Tilba Festival.

DIGGER FAN: River Cottage Australia host Paul West and Digger dog meet fan Arthur Tyrrell and his mum Michaela from Bermagui at the Tilba Festival.

DIGGER FAN: River Cottage Australia host Paul West and Digger dog meet fan Arthur Tyrrell and his mum Michaela from Bermagui at the Tilba Festival.

ANOTHER FAN: his trusty four-legged-friend Digger were on hand to sign the freshly launched River Cottage Australia Cookbook.

BIG FAN: Big fan of the television show River Cottage Australia, Linda Pryor from Camden with host Paul West getting her cookbook signed at the Tilba Festival. Linda came down to the Narooma area to check out the farm location and meet Paul.

CHEESE STAGE: Watching the music at the ABC Cheese Factory stage at the Tilba Festival.

CHEESE ROLLING: Luke deSomerville of Narooma rolls the cheese outside the ABC Cheese Factory watched by Tilba Festival volunteers Hannah Pryor and Phil Andrews.

PARADE PREPERATION: Central Tilba Public School students and parents get ready for the Tilba Festival parade.

CHEESE ROLLING: Luke deSomerville of Narooma rolls the cheese outside the ABC Cheese Factory watched by Tilba Festival volunteers Hannah Pryor and Phil Andrews.

PARADE LEADERS: Preparing to lead the Tilba Festival parade are Fairy Rose and Milo the clown.

TILBA PRODUCERS: Tilba dairy farmers Erica and Nic Dibden of South Coast Cheese and Real Tilba Milk with fellow dairy farmer Robyn Lucas.

TALL JUMP: Milo the clown leaps for joy in the Tilba Eastee Festival parade.

TALL JUMP: Milo the clown leaps for joy in the Tilba Eastee Festival parade.

TOWN CRIER: Town Crier Andy “Dandy” Ford in the Tilba Festival parade.

RAINY PARADE: Leading the Tilba Festival parade are Fairy Rose and Milo the clown.

SCHOOL KIDS: Leading Central Tilba Public School in the Tilba Festival are Levi, Kruz and Sophie.

SCHOOL FLOAT: The Central Tilba Public School bird made another appearance at the Tilba Festival parade.

WELCOME TO COUNTRY: Donna Campbell from Wallaga Lake Koori Village doing the Welcome to Country with mayor Lindsay Brown and Tilba Festival committee president Sally Pryor.

FESTIVAL OFFICIALS: Donna Campbell from Wallaga Lake Koori Village did the Welcome to Country and is pictured with Tilba Festival committee president Sally Pryor, equipment officer Phill Stokes and mayor Lindsay Brown.

LOUD VOICES: Calling “Hear me, hear me” are Tilba Festival town criers Andy “Dandy” Ford and Arthur “Arty Party” Gatley with volunteer Phil Andrews.

SCHOOL COOKS: Manning the Central Tilba Public School food stall at the Tilba Festival are Linda Lonergan, Craig deSomerville and principal John Carter.

THE DROM: The Dromedary Hotel, Central Tilba looking resplendent at the Tilba Festival.

FESTIVAL GIRLS: Tiana Heke from Springwood and Leah Westoll of Narooma at the Tilba Easter Festival.

CLOWNING AROUND: Tiana Heke from Springwood and Leah Westoll of Narooma clowning around with Milo the clown at the Tilba Easter Festival.

FUZZY HATS: Tabitha Zarins shows off the hats she makes with wool she produces to Nelleke Gorton at the Tilba Festival.

FESTIVAL MUM: Kathryn Ratcliffe and her son with Nelleke Gorton at the Tilba Festival.

CELEBRITY DOG: Brendan Fredericks from Bloomsbury Publishing here for the launch of the River Cottage Australia Cookbook with Digger dog at the Tilba Festival.

NATURAL FOOD: Andrew North from Tilba Tilba and his workers serve up natural food at the Tilba Festival.

SAX PLAYER: Saxaphone player Sol Ramana Clark playing his sax at the Tilba Festival.

SAX PLAYER: Saxaphone player Sol Ramana Clark playing his sax at the Tilba Festival.

FRIENDLY FESTIVAL: Steve, Sally and Heather McGourty with friends at the Tilba Festival.

MENS SHED: Members of the Narooma Men’s Shed helped set up all the stages at the Tilba Festival. Pictured are Rob Atkinson, John Gerrard, Phill Stokes, David Trickett, Steve McGourty and Peter Carles.

WIRES LADIES: Raising funds and wildlife awareness are Mid South Coast branch Wires volunteers Jen Able, Leah Thompson and Erin Henry.

DISTRICT NETBALLER: David Campbell, Mandy Tighe, Ruby Foster and Shanna Provost raising funds for Ruby to travel to her Eurobodalla Netball Association games. She is the first district netballer from the Wallaga Lake Koori Village.

MANY BAIRNS: Ian “Hoots” Cowie from Narooma brought his mum Rhona from Aberdeen, Scotland to the Tilba Festival with Wendy Rugendyke and too many kids to mention.

BUSY BUSES: The buses from Symons Bus and Coach Company brought a steady stream of visitors from Narooma and Dalmeny to the 2015 TIlba Festival.

HEAR ME: Town crier Andy “Dandy” Ford greets those arriving at the Tilba Festival.

HARDCORE CARNIVORE: After almost selling out at the recent Bermagui Seaside Fair, the folks from the Hardcore Carnivore van were again busy at the 2015 Tilba Festival.

SNAKE MAN: The snake man was a big drawcard again at the 2015 Tilba Festival.

BROWN SNAKE: A big Eastern brown snake brought by the snake man to the Tilba Festival.

HYACINTH COW: A young festivalgoer with the Tilba Festival mascot Hyacinth Bucket the Jersey Cow, who recently got a new paint makeover.

CRABS BIKERS: Members of the Bermagui CRABs bikers “Kiwi” and Patrick Haack at the Tilba Festival.

GREAT BAND: Tommy M and the Mastersounds were a big hit appearing again at The Drom Stage at the Tilba Festival.

BIG CROWD: A big crowd gathered to watch great band Tommy M and the Mastersounds at the Tilba Festival.

DROM STAGE: Tommy M and the Mastersounds were a big hit appearing again at The Dromedary Pub Stage at the Tilba Festival.

DEVILS CREW: Selling snags for the Narooma Devils rugby league side at the Tilba Festival are Chris Brown, Chris Bowler and Speed Harper.

RFS BALLOON: Raising funds for the Tilba RFS brigade as he always does at the Tilba Festival is volunteer firefighter Harry Ghazikian.

FESITVAL REGULAR: Raising funds for the Tilba RFS brigade as he always does at the Tilba Festival is volunteer firefighter Harry Ghazikian.

DASH MAN: Narooma musician and drummer Darren “Dash” Bowater arrives with his drum set at the Tilba Festival.

EGG TOSS: Lauren MacDonald from Canberra reaches out for a catch in the egg toss at the Tilba Festival.

EGG PARTNER: The egg tossing partner of Lauren MacDonald from Canberra reaches out for a catch in the egg toss at the Tilba Festival.

ANOTHER CATCH: Lauren MacDonald from Canberra reaches out for a catch in the egg toss at the Tilba Festival.

EGG TOSSING: Participants in the egg toss at the Tilba Festival.

MAIN STREET: The view from upstairs of The Dromedary Hotel of main street Central Tilba, Bate Street during the 2015 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MAIN STREET: The view from upstairs of The Dromedary Hotel of main street Central Tilba, Bate Street during the 2015 Tilba Festival on Easter Saturday.

MILO CLOWN: Milo the clown performs in front of Bates Emporium Store at the Tilba Festival.

BUSY BUSES: The buses from Symons Bus and Coach Company brought a steady stream of visitors from Narooma and Dalmeny to the 2015 TIlba Festival.

SCOUT PARKING: The Cobargo Scout and Cubs again provided the car parking supervision at the Tilba Easter Festival and pictured are Jamie Hackett, Paul Pearce and Sam Hackett with cub leader Andrew Burden.

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Donna Campbell from Wallaga Lake Koori Village did the Welcome to Country.

Mayor Brown congratulated a great team of festival volunteers led by Sally Pryor and, given the rain, urged the crowd to dig deep and support the stallholders.

The festival last year raised around $13,000 for the Tilba community.

“Tilba is a great community with lots of wonderful people and it shows every time you visit,” he said.

The hit television show River Cottage Australia is filmed just up the Tilba Punkalla Road and continues to draw visitors to the district, including a number attending the festival.

Host Paul West and his trusty four-legged-friend Digger were on hand to sign the freshly launched River Cottage Australia Cookbook.

Click here to see River Cottage Cookbook launch

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See previous festivals:2014 Tilba Festival packed, great day:GALLERY

2013 Tilba Festival a big day out: Gallery

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