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2016 Carnival Day

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2016 Carnival Day

OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s newest Festival celebrating community diversity.

CARNIVAL DAY is our BIG event!
Come and play with us in the Queen’s Gardens on Saturday 5th November from 10.30am – 4.00pm (cnr. Wyndham & Nixon Streets, Shepparton).
Wander through the stalls and markets; savour the smells and tastes of fresh local produce & home-made treats.
There’s music, entertainment, food & info galore.
Bring your friends, family and loved ones and don’t forget your picnic blanket or chair!
Also, please keep in mind as you plan for the day, that Carnival Day has a no glass policy (drug/alcohol free event).

Rhubarb Rouge – Emcee
shOUT Youth Chorus
Jessica Lorraine
Rosie Burgess Trio
Tree Of Strings
Lola’s Pole School
Jeffry’s Cabbage
Tyler De Jong Trio
Past Present
The Delirious

Shepparton Lions Club BBQ
Cafe Buzz Box Coffee
La Crepe Downunder
Top Notch Poffertjes (mini dutch pancakes)
Rick the Hot Dog man
Karen’s Baked Potatoes


Rhubarb Rouge – Emcee
The glamour of Audrey Hepburn, the talent of Madonna and the body of Roseanne – from the steamy shores of Brazil, Rhubarb Rouge is very excited to emcee yet again the OUT in the OPEN Festival Carnival Day!

shOUT Youth Chorus
shOUT (formerly the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Youth Chorus) was founded in 2005, and is Australasia’s first gay and lesbian youth chorus. We explore great music through singing, and perform at various events around Melbourne and Victoria each year.


Rosie Burgess Trio
Sometimes it’s hard to fit people into boxes, and the music being produced by Rosie Burgess is no exception. Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots and back, her music crosses more genres than state borders, giving off “more energy than an ille-gally sparked firecracker” [Drum Media, Sydney], whilst still maintaining it’s unmis-takable flavour. And cross borders she does. Having spent more than her fair share of time in airports and touring vans with her band, The Rosie Burgess Trio, she has crisscrossed the world, leaving behind a trail of lost sunglasses, broken flip-flops and adoring audiences. Hailing from Melbourne, the trio bring their unique brand of folkroots to centre stage in a collection of catchy harmonies and off-beat humour. Often times they are mistaken for brother and sisters, and whilst they’re regrettably not, there is no mistaking the joy they share on stage both together and with the audience. Rosie Burgess has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some of the world’s finest artists, firmly securing a place for herself as a festival favourite, both in Aus-tralia and North America, at festivals such as California World Fest, Calgary Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, and more. Sharing her passion for the road and adventure, alongside her love of music, Burgess has won herself a veritable army of loyal fans across the globe. Now, with a fistful of new songs and accompanying video clips set for release in late 2016, Burgess is keen to get out of the studio and back on the road, and of course, onto the stage!


Tree Of Strings
Tree of Strings are Des and Dani. They play acoustic sessions of musical favourites with a blues, jazz and soul influence. Rustically mellow tones from earthy blues to fresh jazzy rhythms.


Jeffry’s Cabbage
Jeffry’s Cabbage is a Melbourne three piece band of blokes who play some silky jams. The seriousness of these fellows is incomprehensible and is utilised to mould their musical style. A style which follows closely to a modern bluegrass or folk sound.


Jessica Lorraine
Jessica Lorraine is a self taught musician from Nathalia who has been playing guitar for 5 years and loves to write, arrange, and perform with her loop pedal. Jessica has ambition towards a professional career in musical production and per-formance and will have her first EP out in the very near future. Jess is inspired by many contemporary artists, particularly loop pedal mistros, Ed Sheeran and Kimbra. Today Jess will be performing a mix of original and cover songs, created with vocal and guitar loop pedal backing arrangements, all produced live on stage.


Tyler De Jong Trio

The Tyler De Jong Trio began with a Facebook Message the night before a solo gig that read – “Hey guys, wanna come play a show tomorrow?”, and after a short ex-change of songs they mutually knew, the TDJ Trio was born. The group have now begun work on their debut album of original material, due for release early 2017.


Past Present
Known as the Shepparton based punk rockers to put the devil to sleep and get Grandma dancing, Past Present are a 3 piece group that formed in Shepparton in 2011. Playing shows around Australia in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, and many Victorian regional towns, and scoring shows with the likes of Poison City Records signed punk rockers Clowns, Clint Boge from The Butterfly Effect, ARIA nominated rockers Born Lion and Australia’s Got Talent finalists Sisters Doll, Past Present are a frequently progressing band. Their new album is set for release in early 2017, already spanning 2 singles released through iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp earlier this year and receiving rotation on regional community radio. They’re back for their first hometown show in over 11 months to perform a series of originals and covers, please make Past Present welcome to the stage!


The Delirious

The Delirious are a 4 piece originals rock band that formed in December last year with Initial members Isaiah Mustica, Sean Browning and Liam Wyatt-Cartrer. Earlier this year the trio recruited a new member Alex Gardner, the now 4 piece rock group continue with practices learning covers and writing originals. The group’s debut single “Bean There” climbed up to number 21 on triple J’s un-earthed charts upon its release, and are now looking to record some of there other tracks for an EP release later in the year.


Lola’s Pole School




click here to view the stallholder map (pg. 1) and full list of stallholders/site numbers (pg. 2).

The following stallholders are confirmed:

Switchboard Victoria – Switchboard’s volunteers provide a telephone counselling, referral and information service to LGBTI communities. We also provide a volunteer home visiting service for older LGBTI people.

Equality Branch DPC – The LGBTI Equality Roadshow stall with the Gender and Sexuality Commissioner – Ro Allen.

Victoria Police – GLLO unit/information sharing (roving police present).

OUT in the OPEN Festival – Info Tent & Shepparton Art Museum promo material.

GV Library – Shepparton Library provides books, ebooks, DVDs, magazines and more for loan to the public. It also provides free internet access. Membership and borrowing is free.

Diversity Group / Kildonan UnitingCare – social support group for 12-25yr old same sex attracted, sex and gender diverse young people.

headspace Shepparton – Are you 12-25? Need someone to talk to? headspace is for YOU. Come down and see US at 129 High Street, Shepparton. WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK.

GV Pride / PFLAG Shepparton – Greater Shepparton’s LGBTI social group / Parents, Friends & Family of Lesbian And Gay people support group meeting regularly in Shepparton.

Roger’s Clutter (2nd hand books) – Sell second-hand books at markets.  Also buy books.

Merri Health – Merri Health provides the Victims Assistance Program in the Hume Region, supporting victims of violent crime against the person. Merri Health is a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation..

Beads, Jewellery, Suncatchers ‘n’ More – Perfumed beads/hand made porcelain jewellery, crystal suncatchers, himalayan salt lamps, wind twisters.

ONE FM 98.5 – Established in 1980 and licensed in 1989, One FM is now one of regional Australia’s largest community radio stations catering to the Goulburn and Murray Valley regions with “live” and local content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Living Positive Victoria – Will be promoting the ENUF campaign (enuf.org.au).

St. John’s Ambulance – Australia’s leading provider of first aid services, training and equipment and is a trusted brand with over 130 years of experience.

WirraMirra Too Petting Zoo – We have baby goats, baby lambs, baby alpaca, mini pig, dwarf mini pony, bunnies, ducklings, chickens and we do markets, aged care, schools, birthday parties, etc. We have a 9m x 3m enclosure but can make it to fit your requirements, under-cover and on tarps so can be put anywhere.

Victorian AIDS Council – PRONTO Rapid HIV testing.

Australian Greens / Queer Greens Victoria – The Greens are the only party you can depend on to tackle the big issues.

Australian Marriage Equality – Australian Marriage Equality is a national organisation working to ensure all adult Australians can marry.

Relationships Australia Victoria – Counselling for individuals, couples, families; Family Dispute Resolution Service; Men’s Behaviour Change Program; Family Violence counselling & Relationship Education programs.

GV Amnesty International – Defending and promoting human rights. An Amnesty International Australia regional group.

LGBTI Affairs policy committee of Victorian Labor – We consult widely to make LGBTI voices heard in Labor. We help develop LGBTI policies for Victorian Labor to adopt and implement in Government.

Carol’s Crafty Bits – Hand made paper crafts.

Kaszazz – Jewellery.

Posh Pets – Clothing for pets.

Australian Pride Network – The Australian Pride Network exists to promote Diverse, Gender and Sexuality (DGS) Pride on a national level, encouraging diverse communities in Australia to hold and attend pride events, whilst increasing promotional and networking opportunities among Australian pride organisations.

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia – GALTA provides gay-friendly travel information for GLBTI people and their friends on accommodation, flights, car hire, tours, cruising and more.

MI Fellowship/Wellways – Wellways works to create better lives for people with mental illness and their families through a range of community based rehabilitation programs.

Greater Shepparton City Council – Activities in the Park inc. mixed games (tag, dodgeball, etc.), juggling/plate spinning/feather balancing, multi-sport program (for children aged 2-8yrs) & an array of giant games (Jenga, Scrabble, cards, etc.)

Flourish Landscapes – Locally grown native and exotic plants. Living gifts and succulents.

Primary Care Connect – Gambler’s Help Counselling, Financial Counselling and Community education.

Chef’s Toolbox –  Non-stick cookware, bakeware & accessories; quality kitchen knives. Gluten-free no MSG spice & herb blends – Gourmet Morsels range. Toscana Certified organic olive oil with flavour infusions and finishing vinegars too!

Meryula Clinic, Community Health @ GV Health – Sexual health information and advice – print and verbal.

Carers Victoria – Carers Victoria provides advice, information & support to carers to improve their health, wellbeing, capacity & resilience. We will provide resources as giveaways.

SWAG Community Centre – SWAG have a centre supporting and entertaining the border queer community.

VicBears Inc. – VicBears is a Gay Mens Social Club team/club based in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

La Trobe University –  La Trobe has a vibrant LGBTIQ+ community and actively celebrate and support our staff and students. We have student clubs, LGBTIQ+ counselling in Melbourne, Bendigo and Shepparton, and the ALLY network of supporting staff & students.

ParentsNext/CatholicCare – The ParentsNext Project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Employment and aims to help eligible parents whose youngest children are about to start school, to identify and develop a pathway to achieve their education and employment goals while balancing their parenting responsibilities. ParentsNext also helps to link parents to activities and services in the local community.

It’s Party Time Jumping Castle


The following food vendors are confirmed:

Bay Leaf – Indian foods, rice, curries, snacks, soft drinks.

Café Buzz Box Coffee – Café Buzz cater for all types of coffees, teas, hot choc, chais, milkshakes, iced coffee and choc. Homemade truffles, muffins, banana bread, cakes and slices. As well as hotdogs, steamed dim sims and fried chips.

La Crepe Downunder – At La Crepe we cater for sweet and savoury crepes and gluten free crepes. Our savoury crepes are gluten free, made from buckwheat flour. We have an extensive menu, we love what we do and have a friendly team.  Egg and bacon rolls too.

Top Notch Poffertjes – Mini dutch pancakes (poffertjes) served with choice of toppings, ice-cream, etc.

Rick the Hotdog Man – Mobile food van serving hot food (hotdogs, chips, potato cakes, dim sims, hot jam doughnuts, etc.), drinks, soft serve ice-cream.

Karen’s Baked Potatoes – includes gluten free options.

Mr. Sheppy – Soft serve, gelato and drinks.

It’s Party Time Jumping Castles – Fairy Floss & Snow Cones.

Water trailer – fresh drinking water (note: some drink bottles available – BYO encouraged).

This event is part of the Out in the Open Festival.

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