'Fire Meets Water' reflects the two elements that have shaped our landscape and community from geological times through to the present day.
Volcanic fire was the powerful force that shaped volcanic craters and plains of the Port Fairy coastline and surrounding areas. Fire acknowledges indigenous history and culture as an important element in celebrations, cooking & commerce. It is also a nod to the fire that supplies our winter warmth and drives our creativity and sense of community. Water is, well, everywhere...the ocean, river, beaches and rainfall. It has driven our livelihood through fishing, aquaculture, agriculture and tourism and provides for our leisure through surfing, sailing, swimming, fishing and diving.
We invite you to get in the spirit of things in any way you fancy, from dressing shop windows, embracing colour, and getting amongst the events. Check out our events page and start adding to your diary!