YARRA JUNCTION FIDDLERS CONVENTION 2019

FACILITIES AND INFORMATION

 

The Convention is held at the historic and Heritage listed Camp Eureka - www.campeureka.org.au. We couldn't think of a better place for it. There is a huge concert hall with open sides, a smaller hall, large kitchen/dining room (communal cooking encouraged), a covered  barbeque area and 35 acres of bush, with a small creek. Be nice to the hard working Camp Eureka Working Collective folk who work the gate. Ask  them about the Camp, and how you can get involved in maintaining this icon of the old Victorian left and an  Australian founding place of the "folk revival".

 

CAMPING

Most people camp. There are no  powered sites, but electricity can be arranged only if needed for medical equipment. To get a good spot, come early. Early Bird access is available from 2.00pm Thursday for an extra $10 per person. Campfires may be banned depending on the weather.

 

BUNKHOUSES

Individual and  single sex bunkhouse huts are available. The huts  have electric lights but no power points. No extra charge. To check availability ring Trish Glazier on 0438348779

 

TOILETS AND SHOWERS

Notorious pit toilets, of usual good bush camping standard, recently upgraded. Two are wheelchair accessible, though  assistance may be required. The showers are wood-heated, so hopefully someone will have lit the water heaters before you get there.

 

FOOD

Fine fast food from Friday evening onward from the Spud Shack. Phil Winnell, the proprietor of the Spud Shack, provides extremely good veg and non-veg food, including Thai snacks. Good espresso coffee  and hot chocolate will also be available.


A LOAD OF OLD RUBBISH

Thanks everyone for last year's rubbish control. Less than a quarter of the usual cans, bottles and butts to clean up. Yay!! But still, have pity on the kind folk who volunteer to  help Max clean up on Monday, and throughout the weekend. 

Bin your rubbish - we are sick of people leaving bottles and other rubbish everywhere. Particularly annoying are the 'ladies' who don't want to walk to the toilets after dark, who leave damp tissue paper in the bush  for us to pick up. Also, we have to pick up every cigarette butt. Imagine what fun this is. 

We can't have ash-trays everywhere - bin it or put it in your pocket. Anyone seen littering will be asked to collect three times what they dropped or left, including bottle caps and cigarette butts. Repeat offenders will be evicted. This is serious. Bin liners/rubbish bags will be  available on the bench in the BBQ area. Bags go into (or near) the trailer behind the kitchen. Bins can be emptied here too. We would love you to take your rubbish home. Three or four trailer loads go to the tip.

 

VOLUNTEER HELPERS - WEEKEND PASSES

Free weekend passes for committed volunteers, plus lots of love, and a great feeling of self-worth. Volunteers are needed on Thursday for set up, all through the weekend for various tasks, and Monday to pack up.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT, PHONE GERRY GUNN on 0408863552

 

DOGS AND HORSES

Yes, if accompanied by  a relatively sober  and responsible adult. If we tell you your dog must be  held on a lead, or kept away from others, this must be done, or you and your dog will have to leave. The gentlest dog can be spooked by people or other dogs when on unfamiliar territory. When at or close to camps in particular, dogs must be on a lead, as they will try to protect their territory and 'family'.

 

TICKET PRICES

Weekend Pass: $55

BTCMS and Mountain Pickers members and Concession Holders: $45

Entry for under 18: Free

Friday: $15

Saturday: $40 - Concession Holders: $35

Dance Only: $20

Sunday: $25

Pay at the gate - if the gate is unattended speak to Max Amos 0428 306 687

Camping and bunkhouse included (no extra charge)

 The Collective have levied an extra $10 charge per person for those who wish to stay Thursday night. No one should be admitted before 2.00pm Thursday.

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