Mason Clarke began their venture preserving the abundant garden-grown fruit in and around their town of Dimboola, a small historic Western Victorian town on the fringe of the Little Desert. The beautiful Wimmera River, which winds its way from the Grampians mountain range, provides a backdrop to a landscape particularly suited to the growing of olives, nuts, lemons, stone fruit and quinces and through the Wimmera grain-growing region, where much of Australia’s wheat, barley, legumes and canola are produced. This is the home of Pink Lake salt, and the hugely successful Luv-a-Duck farm.
The inaugural 2016 Dimboola Food Festival will be a celebration of the Wimmera, the food and the lifestyle it offers. With headquarters at the 1926 Dimboola Star theatre (where the town watched the world-premiere of the Dimboola movie, loosely based on the Jack Hibberd play of the same name), the festival will offer tastings of our very best produce, a series of delicious events, tours and cooking classes that will be held throughout the Wimmera.
More information is available at www.dimboolafoodfestival.com.au.