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About: About

During the Covid 19 lockdown a small local committee formed to re-establish the fondly remembered Heyfield Timber Festival. 

Our Mission is to demonstrate the sustainability of the hardwood timber industry "sustainably From the Hills to the Mills and Beyond" is our slogan.


Friday 18th February: ASH Timber mill is opening its doors to the local school children for a guided tour which will show them what happens when the logs are brought into town, the processes that are undertaken right through to the finishing products and its many uses, and how its regrown for the future. we also have VicForest, Gippsland water, Parks & fisheries holing information stalls and hands on learning activities for them

Saturday 19th February: Log trucks from various eras will line the Gordon Street oval for a truck show sponsored by First Super, and it wouldn't be a timber festival without a good old fashion woodchop event organised by South & Central Victoria - Gippsland Axeman and sponsored by the ASH retail center. Throughout the day there will be dog high jumping sponsored by Quick cuppa. along with these events there will also be country market stalls, kids rides, a petting zoo, face painting, food trucks, wood working display, community displays, vintage chainsaw display, Historical draft horse demonstration, a virtual reality forestry simulator, a historic photo display of timber festivals gone by and an opportunity for you to relax with a Devonshire tea or settle up by the campfire for a damper cooking demonstration, all this and more.

In the evening there will be live music from Matt Peter Fry & the Picassos followed by Low profile. The kids rides and carnival will continue on through the night festival and food trucks will also be available. Children are welcome as this is a family friendly event - however they must be accompanied by an adult, This event is strictly NO BYO there will be a Beer tent area available for purchase of Alcohol. 

Sunday 20th February: Starting at 10am the iconic Heyfield Timber Festival street parade will commence with the procession of trucks, vintage trucks, cars and motorbikes, mountain cattleman's association of Victoria, local schools and community groups, plus many more... Finishing up at the timber workers memorial for a vigil to pay our respects to the hard working men of our industry.  

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