Monday, April 09, 2007

It's all over for another year.......................
After lots of preparation and anticipation, Nundle's annual Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival was once again a huge success. It may seem like a strange combination, but Nundle was settled as a gold mining town with lots of chinese working the gold fields, so that is the theme of our annual festival.
The streets come alive with lots of market stalls, there is gold panning for those wishing to try there luck at finding some gold, live music around the village, lots of asian influenced food, a village quilt hanging and some wonderful chinese street preformances.
Because of road closures in the village I move alot of the shop into the school for the 2 days of the festival, thanks to all those who called into say hello, do hope you enjoyed your visit to Nundle. I always organise a village quilt hanging and with the wonderful response from students I had more then enough quilts for the hanging this year so I decided to display alot of them in a class room in the school. This worked really well and was heaps easier then having to hang them all around town. There were about 20 quilts hanging in various places around the village, which adds great colour to the festival. A big thank you to everyone who lent me quilts for the weekend, we had many wonderful comments from the public on just how terrific they looked.

This is a photo of some hanging off the art gallery balcony.I spent most of today trying to put the shop back into some type of order, a spring clean was needed so things look nice a fresh in there now.
A big thank you to Vicki, Kirsten, Judy and Emily for all there help over the weekend, I couldn't have managed without you all.
Hope everyone had a happy Easter.


meggie said...

Hi, I have just visited for the first time, & really enjoyed your posts. What a lovely thing, to be living your dream!
If I could just prod my Grumpy old man into travelling a bit, we might even get to visit Nundle!

leanne beasley said...

The quilt hanging sounds wonderful. Nice to have a festival to celebrate the towns' heritage. Sounds like a lot of fun.

weirdbunny said...

So that's what your festival is all about. The chinese dragon is brilliant. I'd love to go to china. I would have loved to have visit your chinese inspired festical too !! However with these being millions of miles from Wales, I'll just have to be content with seeing your chinese dragon photo! (and of course wearing my jade bracelete that my mum bought me from her holiday in china.) - Julia x

weirdbunny said...

I have just done a post on what I won from you, (the bag and book). Just to let you know - love Julia x

lindiepindie said...

Just curious - are there any Chinese left in Nundle? When we were on our honeymoon, we drove by a town called Chinese Camp in California. It was a place where many Chinese had been working on the railroad. We decided to stop in and take a look at the tourist center and I dare say I was the only Chinese person in the whole little town. Ha! It was fun, nonetheless.

What a nice history and a fun tradition!