"I loved the Red Gum Festival. Drove from Melbourne especially for it and I was not disappointed in any way. I wanted a country experience and that's what I got and the location is superb...can't wait for next year...Well done guys!
"Fabulous speakers at the Environmental Forum, what a great range of knowledge! Loved the artwork and photography. Just a really nice community feel to the event."
"The variety of activities seemed to provide something for everyone. Well done and thank you!"
"Magnificently conceived and organised."
"It was fantastic, I really enjoyed it! Great work to all the organisers, such a wonderful way to bring the community together."
"Congratulations to EVERYONE involved in making this Festival such a success! Having been involved in many community organisations over the years, I understand how much our passionate volunteers contribute to their local communities and to local events/festivals e.g. dedication, commitment, hard work, time and efforts, to name but a few. A genuine THANK YOU to each and every person who contributed (be that big or small) to the success of the Red Gum Festival, in my eyes you are all AMAZING!!"
"I think you nailed it! The kids activities were excellent, and the way they were set out was just brilliant. So much work had gone into the preparation for them I also thought the quality of the goods the various stall holders had was exceptional. Some very clever people up your way!"
"I'd also like to mention the friendliness of all the volunteers. Everyone was happy and kind and patient. Well done to everyone involved."
"The range and professionalism of the whole venue was impressive. I think that the whole festival was exemplary in how it was organised and run. Thank you for your wonderful organisation of a friendly and informative festival. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cavendish and are planning a return visit."
"Overall a lovely small town festival, we camped at the showgrounds and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves plus learnt heaps we did not know about the beautiful red gums. We come from northern NSW and will spread the word of your lovely little town and gorgeous region."
"Amazing range of options for all age groups and varied interests. Thoughtful planning for nursing mothers through to golf buggy users."
"This was a wonderful weekend. We stayed in the caravan park so our day including walking along your lovely river. Be prepared for an onslaught of goldies for the next festival."
"The dedicated, invisible hard work that goes on behind the scenes has helped make this event such a wonderful community event. Congratulations must be extended to the tireless efforts of the Festival Committee for delivering a successful showcase of talent and the variety of attractions. Seeing smiles on people of all ages is proof of the appeal of the event. The closeness and accessibility of the attractions. You never felt like you were very far from other features and events, so the feeling was one of snugness, like being part of a cosy and friendly family event."
"Well presented event; clearly great support from community volunteers!"
"All of it! The overall sense that this is a small community punching well above their weight with such good grace is palpable."
"I was incredibly impressed with the calibre of speakers and the content of the forum. I am so impressed with your community. The variety of activities was fabulous I loved the home made food - when you come from Melbourne this is just the best The market was varied and had a real artisan / cottage industry feel to it The music and the stage setting was beautifully done and was the perfect place for the afternoon sun The bus tours were really valuable."
"Our family had a brilliant day out at your Festival! We really enjoyed our day thankyou! We will come back again."
"The committee is to be highly commended for producing such a great festival. The bus trip was a highlight."
"The atmosphere was pure family fun. The variety of activities was exceptional. We couldn't see it all in one day."
"Wonderful festival. Can’t wait until 2024. Wholesome experience and I loved the community vibes."
"The whole experience was great. Such a friendly atmosphere. Everyone was having a genuinely great time."
"Congratulations! What an outstanding event!!! It was so well done and is a real credit to the town. All staff / volunteers were friendly and welcoming."
"Great sense of community, celebration, family and fun. The atmosphere was great."
"All experiences were easy accessible all in walking distance Well advertised and signposted. Being able to visit amazing trees on private property was soo generous thanks to land holders (guardians). Everything was very well run and organised. My only problem was getting around everything in one day, so much happening. Steve was very friendly and helpful with the camping arrangements we stayed extra nights to really enjoy the area. Overall I would say job well done!" 👍