The Cavendish Red Gum Festival celebrates the iconic Red Gum tree, which dominates the rural landscape of South-West Victoria and SE South Australia. It aims to foster appreciation of the ways in which this majestic tree enhances environment and lifestyle, and seeks to inform the public of the challenges we face to ensure the survival of the species into the future, particularly the huge, old paddock trees.
There is the Environmental Forum with knowledgeable and experienced speakers, environmental groups and a Q and A session. If you are more artistically inclined, the outstanding art and photography in the Red Gum Gallery, or the Sculpture Walk along the river will capture your interest. There are displays and demonstrations of woodworking and milling, along with a wide range of market vendors.
There are nature-based activities to keep the children occupied throughout the day, and people of all ages can enjoy food and wines whilst enjoying a range of performers on The Red Gum Stage.
You can join a walking or bus tour to see significant Red Gums, or maybe even view them from above in a hot air balloon.