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Are you Eden’s Biggest Tosser?

Eden’s Biggest Tosser is back again thanks to Freedom Charters Who will be crowned Biggest and Littlest Tossers this year? Modelled on the Canadian Maritime tradition of mackerel tossing, our fish-friendly version of the toss is a nod to the long-time fishing industry and cultur
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Get a look inside Eden Marine Rescue

Saturday 11:am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am-3:00pm Our maritime watchpeople of Eden Marine Rescue have the best view in town and they want to share it with you this Eden Whale Festival. See first hand the workings of this important organisation protecting those who work and recreate on t
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Champion chainsaw carver Rob Bast returns to the 2019 festival

Australian Chainsaw Carving Champion Rob Bast returns to the Eden Whale Festival this year! Winner of the 2017 Australian Chainsaw Carving Championship, Rob Bast always impresses festival goers with his beautiful sculptures carved in front of our eyes. Watching Rob Bast at work with a
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Two entertainment stages all day!

This year we’ve got a wonderful variety of music and entertainment for you on both our Main stage and the Community stage, leading right up to the fireworks at dusk! Headliners on the Main Stage will be Brothers OnFire and StageFlight. They’ll be supported by Mojo and Mews
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Three great creative competitions for this year’s Festival!

Breathtaking photography, clever repurposing and wonderful ways with woodwork. There’s plenty of scope for creative types in the lead up to the 2019 Eden Whale Festival. We can only imagine the fevered preparations going on across the region and further afield as entrants finalise the
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First timers: What you need to know

Eden has the remarkable advantage of being a place where whales like to feed and fatten their young before they head south to the icy waters of Antarctica. The migration begins to trickle as early as May and peaks around the end of October, which is why we hold the festival when we do
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StageFlight and Brothers OnFire set to light up the Festival’s Sunset Stage.

The Sapphire Coast is simply bursting with young artistic talent and this year we’re proud to feature the work of two youthful and creative acts, both appearing on the Sunset Stage and around the Festival grounds on Saturday. Get ready for performances packed with surprises. StageFlig
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Sydney Fish Markets’ Seafood Expert will host our Seafood Showcase

Each year, thousands tour the Sydney Fish Markets but, again this November, the Markets are coming to us! It’s a little-known fact that Sydney Fish Market is the second most visited tourist attraction in Sydney after the Opera House. It’s THAT popular! That’s why we’re excited to welc
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Our Exhibition Centre launch: brought to you in true Wheeler’s style!

Our artists and exhibits all under one roof in Imlay Street.  A treasure trove of local creative expression. Every year local artists and makers display their creations and take part in a number of Whale Festival sponsored art competitions and exhibitions. This year you can take in se
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Kids activities galore at the Eden Whale Festival

The line up of activities for children at the Festival this year includes some returning favourites and some new offerings. Join in with the experts from the Australian Kite Flyers Society and learn to make and decorate your own kite in one of the workshops run on Saturday or bring yo
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Don’t miss our wonderful and colourful street parade

Head to Imlay Street on the Saturday morning of the Festival and grab your place to catch all the mad, wonderful clamour that will be this year’s the ANWE Street Parade. Floats, truck displays, school groups, local clubs and hot rods combine to make this one of the most famous p
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Kites Fly High once again at the 2019 Eden Whale Festival

The sky over Eden will be awash with colourful characters again this year. Get ready to be delighted by kites! Why not bring yours along and fly it with the best. They’re here again! We’re in for an awesome display thanks to the Australian Kite Flyers Society. This group i
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Towamba joins Eden Whale Festival Open Gardens program!

Towamba gardens set to thrill fans of the Eden Lionesses Open Gardens program this year The residents of close-knit Towamba this year are excited to be getting behind the village’s very first gardens ever to be featured in the Eden Lioness Club’s Open Gardens program. Ther
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Join in for a round of golf to win prizes and support the festival

Tee off in a friendly game of golf to raise money for the Eden Whale Festival. Sunday October 13th will see local golfers out in force at our annual golf fundraiser. Thinking of entering a team?  New teams are always welcome! An 11am shot gun start will kick off a competitive but frie
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Our 2019 Special Publication Photo Competition is open

We’re looking for great pics to feature in the Eden Whale Festival Special Publication to be published in the Eden Magnet, Merimbula News Weekly and Bega District News in the lead up to this year’s Festival – 1 to 3 November. Submit your favourite photo from a past Eden Whale Festival
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You’ll have a whale of a time with Frankie J at our Wheeler’s fundraiser this Saturday!

“Our little corner of the world is special – the people, the places, the community spirit. I just love the huge sense of local pride that brings together the Eden Whale Festival every year. It’s unique and something I hope we can all get behind” Host Frankie J Holden On Saturday 14 Se
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Let’s go make a kite, then fly it!

This coming school holidays kids will be able to build their own kites, ready to fly at the Eden Whale Festival. How cool! There’ll be a series of kite making and festival-related kids workshops held up and down the Shire from Eden to Tura Beach as well as a High Tea and Kite Making w
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Are you a foodie business keen to build your brand at our Festival?

The Eden Whale Festival is the perfect way to reach more than 4,000 people with your food product or offering. That’s right, thousands of people who love good times, great experiences and tasty food. We’re on the hunt for a foodie business keen to run a cooking demonstration at the Fe
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Kites in Flight: We’ve been awarded a Clubs Grant to bring kites to this year’s festival!

We owe a huge thanks to three of our local licensed clubs and the Bega Valley Club Grants initiative for making our 2019 Festival Kite program possible. Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services. Each year th
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The Port Authority gets behind our Repurpose It competition

For the third year running, the Port Authority of New South Wales is a major Festival sponsor and supporter of our popular recycling competition – Repurpose It. Paul Webster, Harbour Master, Port Authority of New South Wales says the Authority’s support for Repurpose It reflects its f
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