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Back to Steiglitz Festival Sunday 23rd October 2016


A fabulous day of old fashioned fun.
Set in the last town in Victoria without electricity!  Steiglitz, the ‘living ghost town’ like no other.


Bring the kids, and step back in time when you…
• Fly down the main street on your home-made Billy Cart.
• Enjoy the music of wandering minstrels.
• Buy a panning licence, and perhaps take home Steiglitz gold.
• Enter the quirky Hand-crank sewing machine competition.
• Quench your thirst with delicious coffee or home-made lemonade.
• Browse quality stalls or try your luck at great raffles.
• Fill up on delicious country home-cooking.

• And so, so much more…

Run by the Back to Steiglitz Association, all proceeds from this community event are poured into the preservation of the town’s historic buildings.

As aptly quirky as the little ghost town itself, there’s something to delight everyone: gold panning, a blacksmith, Stalls, kids games, country baking, guided walking tour, musicians, engines, lace making, raffles, a BBQ, historical displays, the famous action-packed Steiglitz Billy Cart Races, and more!

Steiglitz is an old gold mining town located in the Brisbane Ranges National Park about an hours drive west of Melbourne. It is part of the Steiglitz Historic Park including Crown land in and around the township.

Today the township is like a glimpse of the past as it is isolated from the modern world with no mains power or water,  no mobile phone coverage in parts and gravel roads.

With free entry, and prices that won’t break the bank, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Plus you’ll be helping the Back to Steiglitz Association (BTS) do what they do best – save the town’s historic buildings from tumbling down and disappearing forever.

Though this Festival isn’t just a fundraiser for Steiglitz. Or simply a reunion.  It’s a real coming together of groups from many different towns … a reflection of our wider community.  And by attending you’ll be showing your support for all those families who make this such a great place to live.

Some of us may be lucky enough to not realize how much that can mean.  While others know that the smallest gesture of community support can make a world of difference.

For more about our previous Back to Steiglitz Festivals
• Buy a snag and help the Maude CFA. 
• Yummy scones and jam will mean the Anakie PFA can give their kids a better education.
• Entering the Billy Cart Races will be broadening the horizons of local scouts and cubs. 
• Enjoying high tea at Peppercorn Place Café will be supporting a wonderful woman building up her tiny business. 
• Visiting the Steiglitz Historical Society’s Museum will inspire their volunteers to keep up all their hard work. 
• And enjoying mouthwatering home cooking from Sugg’s tiny blacksmith’s cottage will enable the BTS to finish painting St. Paul’s Church.

So come on everyone, let’s all get behind this terrific little event, and do what country people are famous for - supporting our neighbours.