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Yekke seasonal festival at Manton Dam

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A festival to celebrate the season of Yekke will be held at Manton Dam.

Yekke Festival Programme

Friday 7th June, 2024

Meet at Manton Dam Picnic area

 (walk across the bridge when you leave the car-park)


10 am              Go walking, looking, collecting things of interest –

plums, leaves, seeds, etc.

bring morning tea if children are hungry along the way

(Children could bring a basket or cloth bag to collect things)

Bring shoes, hat, water bottles, morning tea and lunch

11.15 am        Make a Mandala with collected items

                        welcome the season of Yegge with songs and words and verses

Swim for lily seeds, collect sticks for damper rolls

Prepare Damper with song and story

(If you bring a small fish net you could catch mayfly and dragonfly larvae to observe and release, I’ll bring a bucket)

12.30              Lunch

1.30                 Seasonal songs

Finishing up : about  2 – 2.30pm

Parents need to be watchful around the fire and help supervise the cooking of the damper on sticks so there are no burns.

If anyone has a poem or song to share for the festival please bring along.

Di Lucas and Samantha are organizing this day.

We will bring flour and butter and honey to add to the waterlily damper so please bring a gold coin to contribute to this cost.  Thank you.


June 7
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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