2016 Templestowe Village Festival is Cancelled

MEDIA RELEASE

Over the past 22 years the annual Templestowe Village Festival has evolved from a small local gathering to a nationally recognised, award winning, community street event attracting up to 20,000 people.
It is with great disappointment that the Templestowe Village Festival Committee has felt compelled to take the decision to suspend the festival for 2016:
  • 2016 Templestowe Village Festival has been cancelled
  • Cancellation is due to a lack of financial sponsorship and support
As a Committee made up entirely of local community volunteers, we have maintained the promotion of the Village, its businesses and provided a unique ‘free’ community Festival as our primary focus.

The Festival has possibly been the single largest marketing event for the Templestowe Village.

The Festival takes many hundreds of hours to organise. Commitment to the festival as a desired and purposeful marketing strategy by the Traders Association is integral to its success. It is hoped that the festival will continue in the future as part of the common direction for the promotion of the Village.

Raising the profile – and popularity – of the Templestowe Village as a destination in the City of Manningham has taken a lot of passion, commitment and support from a lot of people. This includes some traders, some volunteers, some employed support personnel, some local councillors and council officers.

We believe that everyone that has participated and added their energy to the festival can take pride in the evolution of the festival to the major event it has become over the years – attracting families to the Village from near and far. It may be taxing on the day, but the long term benefits result in a more vibrant and sustainable business centre.
RELEASE DATE: 9 December 2015 – Immediate
FESTIVAL CONTACT: Joan Planck , Co-ordinator – joan.planck@optusnet.com.au
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew McIntosh, Optimize Business. andrew@optimizesbiz.com