Fashions on show at the Thorpdale Potato Festival (Gallery)
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By William PJ Kulich // 17:07, Thursday 9 April 2015
OVER 10,000 people headed for the hills early last month to attend the Thorpdale Potato Festival.
First published in the 13 March 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
Above: Hessians on the Field entrants in their dresses. Image 1: Nansi Kunze in a dress made by herself based on a real 18th century dress. Image 2: Tara Brusco in a dress designed by Kim Pauly. Image 3 (top): Zali Fitzgerald and Stella Gould in family-made dresses. Image 4 (bottom): Sarah Betros and Jaci Hicken in dresses designed and made by Moz Corrie. Image 5: Chantelle Schena, in a dress made and designed by herself, with Jasmina Giardina, in a dress designed by herself and made by Natalina Castello. Image 6: Selina Morley in a dress made by herself. Photos by William PJ Kulich.
The huge crowd watched and participated in spud picking, throwing and racing activities designed for all ages.
There was even a potato sack fashion festival – Hessians on the Field.
A shearing competition, classic cars, market stalls and classic traction exhibitions also entertained festival-goers.
It was the first time the event, run to promote the region has been run in over a decade.
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