Sunday: Vintage Festival on the New Norfolk Esplanade

ABOUT 2000 people have already booked their free tickets for entry to the New Norfolk Vintage Festival on the Esplanade tomorrow (Sunday). Event planner Ellie-Kate Schofield, of New Norfolk, said the festival would include fleets of glinting classic cars, remarkable retro collections and a raft of attractions for the young, the old and the young-at-heart.

The free event will start at 10am on Sunday, November 5, and wind up around 4pm. Tickets will not need to be presented and anyone without a ticket will still be very welcome. Musical entertainment will include a rockabilly band, a soloist and the Derwent Valley Concert Band. There are also 15 food trucks and a similar number of market stalls confirmed for the event.

Fifty vehicles are registered for the classic car show being held as part of the festival and Ms Schofield says many more will probably make the call on the day itself, depending on the weather. She expects hundreds of people are likely to turn out just to eyeball the classic car display. “Classic cars always attract big crowds because the vehicles are rare and their owners put blood, sweat and tears into them to make them sparkle and shine,” she said.

Entry to the site will be via the gate just past the bowls club on Page Avenue, with limited parking available on site. “We want to make sure everyone has a ball because we are passionate about New Norfolk and its surrounds,” Ms Schofield said.

Go to to reserve your free tickets to the festival and for more information about the classic car show. Both links go to the Eventbrite website. The festival website is

Parking will be available on the Esplanade for a gold-coin donation to the Lions Club.

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