What's on

Live entertainment

Main Stage 11:00am – 5:00pm

The Music industry, The Stokers, Suga Tree, Heidi Luckhurst, Andy Phillips & Cadillac Walk

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Live entertainment

Main Stage 11:00am – 5:00pm

Main Stage 11:00am – 5:00pm:

11.00am – The Music industry

12 noon – The Stokers

1pm – Suga Tree

2pm – Heidi Luckhurst

4pm – Andy Phillips & Cadillac Walk


Andy Phillips

 

Circus Tent

Circus Play throughout the day.

The Funky Monkeys Circus Duo | Global Myths Storytelling | Kazzam Magic show

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Circus Tent

Circus Play throughout the day.

12.30: The Funky Monkeys Circus Duo
2.00pm: Global Myths Storytelling
4.00pm: Kazzam Magic show

Tubby & Flapper the Fish

Tubby the Robot and his pet fish Flapper 12pm - 4pm

Meet Tubby the Robot and his pet fish “Flapper” as they stroll throughout the festival site. Watch them manoeuvre through the crowd, which is tricky, coz fish don’t have legs! So Flapper travels in a water-filled fish mongers trolley.

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Tubby & Flapper the Fish

Tubby the Robot and his pet fish Flapper 12pm - 4pm

Meet Tubby the Robot and his pet fish “Flapper” as they stroll throughout the festival site. Watch them manoeuvre through the crowd, which is tricky, coz fish don’t have legs! So Flapper travels in a water-filled fish mongers trolley. Tubby pulls him out regularly, flapping and splashing, so that everyone can meet him and give him a pat. Flapper is a groundbreaking animatronic puppet – waterproof, wireless and very friendly.

SES & CFA Vehicles and Education Information

Hourly activity.

Bring your soft drink can to the SES site and with the help of the VIC SES crew, crush them with the Jaws of Life. Hourly activity.

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SES & CFA Vehicles and Education Information

Hourly activity.

Bring your soft drink can to the SES site and with the help of the VIC SES crew, crush them with the Jaws of Life. Hourly activity.

Spiff Daddy

Magic, Juggling and Unicycling 12:00pm - 3:00pm

"Spiff Daddy" the man with the moves, he walks the walk & talks the talk! Enjoy the antics and juggling skills of Spiff Daddy a man of many talents (juggling, unicycling and tango dancing among them) but his chief gift is his ability to make you smile.

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Spiff Daddy

Magic, Juggling and Unicycling 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy the antics and juggling skills of Frederico Boogie a man of many talents (juggling, unicycling and tango dancing among them) but his chief gift is his ability to make you smile. Frederico will be weaving his unique style of comic pantomime through the crowds between 12pm and 3pm.

Kites for Kids with Jo Baker

$7 Kite Making under marquee

Kids can learn to craft their own kites, and watch them take to the sky in a display of creativity and imagination.

Even today kites retain a fascination and the ability to build a good kite is a skill that is prized by many, yet seemingly possessed by few. Making a kite requires a combination of several skills. These skills are relatively easy to acquire, and can lead to many hours of enjoyment.



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Kites for Kids with Jo Baker

$7 Kite Making under marquee

Kids can learn to craft their own kites, and watch them take to the sky in a display of creativity and imagination.

Even today kites retain a fascination and the ability to build a good kite is a skill that is prized by many, yet seemingly possessed by few. Making a kite requires a combination of several skills. These skills are relatively easy to acquire, and can lead to many hours of enjoyment.

Carnival Rides

Wittingslow Amusements Activity Rides

Adrenalin pumping rides, unforgettable family fun

Step right up, strap yourself in and say wheeeeeee

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Carnival Rides

Wittingslow Amusements Activity Rides

Adrenalin pumping rides, unforgettable family fun

Step right up, strap yourself in and say wheeeeeee

Animal Farm

Friendly farm animals

Rain Hayne & Shine mobile farm offers ‘hands on’ experiences with a large variety of friendly farm animals.
Children love to feed and cuddle the animals.

Animals included in the Mobile Farm are a calf, goat kids, lamb/sheep, piglet, rabbits, guinea pigs, hens, ducks, turkey, goose, pet rats and a tortoise (in the warmer months)

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Animal Farm

Friendly farm animals

Rain Hayne & Shine mobile farm offers ‘hands on’ experiences with a large variety of friendly farm animals.
Children love to feed and cuddle the animals.

Animals included in the Mobile Farm are a calf, goat kids, lamb/sheep, piglet, rabbits, guinea pigs, hens, ducks, turkey, goose, pet rats and a tortoise (in the warmer months)

Tall Lifeguards

Roving Stilt Walkers 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Simply head and shoulders above the rest.

The performers who operate the tall stars are actors and comedians, so as well as looking terrific, they are able to engage the audience with witty repartee’.
At eight feet tall they are sure to get everyone’s attention!

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Tall Lifeguards

Roving Stilt Walkers 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Simply head and shoulders above the rest.

The performers who operate the tall stars are actors and comedians, so as well as looking terrific, they are able to engage the audience with witty repartee’.
At eight feet tall they are sure to get everyone’s attention!

Spukes Ukulele Group

Near the stage 11:00am - 3:00pm

Float away to the strumming of ukuleles by a talented community based ukulele group.

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Spukes Ukulele Group

Near the stage 11:00am - 3:00pm

Float away to the strumming of ukuleles by a talented community based ukulele group.

Sand Sculpting Australia

A taste of Peter Pan 11:00am - 4:00pm

Get a glimpse of Boneo Maze's current Peter Pan exhibition & professional sand sculpting workshops.

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Sand Sculpting Australia

A taste of Peter Pan 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sand Sculpting Australia is bringing you a taste of our Peter Pan exhibition currently on at Boneo Maze. Take part in a workshop with professional
sand sculptor, Meg Murray. Peter Pan sand art boards and coloured sand bottle activities available to purchase. Discounts to our Peter Pan exhibition and special competition. 11am-4pm

Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association

Aboriginal craft for all

Willum Warrain is an Aboriginal community organisation here on the Mornington Peninsula. Run by an Aboriginal Board, We take our painted caravan to festivals and run kids craft activities to other Aboriginal’s and non-indigenous.

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Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association

Aboriginal craft for all
Willum Warrain is an Aboriginal community organisation here on the Mornington Peninsula. Run by an Aboriginal Board, We take our painted caravan to festivals and run kids craft activities to other Aboriginal’s and non-indigenous.

Visitor Information

Sunny days and making memories!

Learn about what to do next on the Mornington Peninsula at the Visitor information stall.

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Visitor Information

Sunny days and making memories!

Summer brings fun vibes, alfresco dining, long days at the beach plus is the season for some fruity favourites; cherries, blueberries and strawberries! It’s the time of year where you can take things slow, enjoy a picnic, explore our beautiful beaches, or share a walk with friends. You can do it all on the Mornington Peninsula!

Kite Festival Gallery

Latest news from the Kite Festival

Craig and Debbie Hansen
(New Zealand)
Giant air-inflated soft kites.

Craig and Debbie Hansen

(New Zealand)
Giant air-inflated soft kites.

Craig has been making and flying kites for 43 years, from when he was a boy growing up in Zimbabwe and now from his home in New Zealand. He is a member of the world famous Peter Lynn Kite Flying group; a NZ based kite manufacturing and distribution company that makes and sells maxi single line kites worldwide, as well as mega kites, kite buggies and KiteCats. In his occasional breaks for kite flying, Craig explores the world in wind-powered adventures with his latest trip being a kite-buggy expedition across the Sahara dessert in 2012, at a distance of 2500km!
Craig will be welcomed back to Rosebud Kite Festival with some very beautiful and colourful air-inflated soft kites. These giant kites are among the largest type of kites in the world and generate incredible lift forces that cannot usually be held down by mere mortals. Craig will be using a very heavy anchor (like a vehicle) to keep his kite performing well and to prevent it from entering the stratosphere.

For more information please visit www.peterlynnkites.com

Jo and Ricky Baker
(Victoria)
Giant air-filled soft kites & single-line Hewitt Kites

Jo and Ricky Baker

(Victoria)
Giant air-filled soft kites & single-line Hewitt Kites

Jo and Ricky have been flying Kites for over 30 years now.  They started flying sports kites and over the years have flown kites for sport, recreationally and professionally in all parts of the world.  Today they mainly fly and make the larger single string kites as they “wow” the kids of all ages.

Jo started Kites 4 Kids in November 1995 and has since been running kite making workshops in schools, school holiday programs, after school activities, community events and all sorts of other places.

Over the years They have had the pleasure to attended the following International Kiting events:-

1993    The Hawaiian Challenge  –  Hawaii

1998    The Dieppe Kite Festival  –  France ( Representing Australia in the World Cup for team sports kites)

2000    The Hong Kong Kite Festival

2002    Hua Hin  – Thailand

2002    The Hong Kong Kite Festival

2003    YangJang Kite Festival  – China

2004    Bangkok & Hua Hin – Thailand

2005    Weifang Kite Festival  – China ( Winning the world championships for soft Kites)

2007    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2008    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2010    Guam USA – Conducted Workshops on the Us Airforce and Navy  bases and demonstrated at the Make a wish Kite festival.

2011     Treasurer Island Kite Festival in Florida USA.

2012     Guam USA – Conducted Workshops in 8 local school and flew our big kites for the “Make a Wish Kids”.

2012 – Guests Adelaide Kite Festival Australia

2012 – Guest Festival of the winds – Sydney Australia

2013 – Al-Farsi Kite Festival Kuwait

2014 – Beijing, Weifang and Wuhun Kite Festivals in China

2015 – Beijing and Weifang Kite Festivals China.

2015 – Festival of the winds – Sydney Australia

2015 – Shenzhen and Wuhan Kite Festivals in China

2016 – Ahmedabad, Belguam and Goa Kite Festivals – India

2016 – Hancheng Kite Festival – China

2016 – 2 local kiting events in Bali – Indonesia

2016 – Guest Kitefest Brisbane

2016 –  Festival of the Winds Bondi

2017 – Ahmedabad and many local events in Gujatat India

2017 – Singapore International Kite Festival.

2018 – Ahmedabad, Belguam, Hubballi, and Goa Kite Festivals – India

2019 – Ahmedabad and many local events in Gujatat India

They have also attended many many Kite festivals all over Australia, from Cairns to Hobart and across to Adelaide and Karatha.  We have demonstrated our Kites at hundreds of events across Melbourne, workshopped thousands and thousands of Kites and brought joy to countless kids of all ages.

They do not manufacture or sell kites..  They just enjoy teaching others the art of Kite making and the Joy of Kite flying………

For more information please visit www.kites4kids.com.au

Trent Baker
(Victoria)
Giant air-filled soft kites & single-line Hewitt Kites

Trent Baker

(Victoria)
Giant air-filled soft kites & single-line Hewitt Kites

Trent Baker has been surrounded by Kites his whole life.

He has attended many Kite festivals around  Australia and is now starting to attend International events.

2004    Bangkok & Hua Hin – Thailand

2015 – Festival of the winds – Sydney Australia

2015 – Shenzhen and Wuhan Kite Festivals in China

2016 – Ahmedabad, Belguam and Goa Kite Festivals – India

2016 –  Festival of the Winds Bondi Sydney Australia

2017 – Ahmedabad and many local events in Gujatat India

2018 – Ahmedabad, Belguam, Hubballi, and Goa Kite Festivals – India

2019 – Ahmedabad and many local events in Gujatat India

Although he can run workshops he much prefers flying the BIG kites.  HR, Puff ‘n’ Stuff are his favourites so if you see some big dragons in the air you will more than likely find him at the end of the string. He has also staring to design the graphics we use on our kites..  Trent designed our Australian delta so far we have four Kangaroo, Koloa, Platypus and Frilled neck lizard.

Maggie Phillips
(Victoria)
Giant air-filled soft kites & single-line Hewitt Kites

Maggie Phillips

(Victoria)
Giant air-filled soft kites & single-line Hewitt Kites

Maggie started flying in kites way back in 1995. She also started flying Sport kites, but now flies mainly single string kites.  Maggies loves to design her own kites adapting patterns to her unique design.  Maggies kites may not be as big as some of the others but they are unique and fill the holes adding lots of colour and movement to the sky.

Grandma Maggie joined kite flying royalty in 2010, when she won the soft kite category for her creative trilogy of handmade Hewitt Kites in Shandong Province, China.  “There must have been 10,000 people and the crowds parted for us as we arrived into the kite flying arena!” says Maggie of her international win.

Maggie has also attended many International Kite Festivals.

1998    The Dieppe Kite Festival  –  France ( Representing Australia in the World Cup for team sports kites)

2000    The Hong Kong Kite Festival

2002    Hua Hin  – Thailand

2002    The Hong Kong Kite Festival

2003    YangJang Kite Festival  – China

2004    Bangkok & Hua Hin – Thailand

2005    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2007    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2008    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2009    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2010    Weifang Kite Festival  – China

2010   Borneo Kite Festival

2012    Cervia Italy Kite Festival

2012 – Guests Adelaide Kite Festival Australia

2012 – Guest Festival of the winds – Sydney Australia

2013 – Al-Farsi Kite Festival Kuwait

2014 – Beijing, Weifang and Wuhun Kite Festivals in China

2015 – Beijing and Weifang Kite Festivals China.

2015 – Festival of the winds – Sydney Australia

2015 – Shenzhen and Wuhan Kite Festivals in China

2016 – Hancheng Kite Festival – China

2016 – 2 local kiting events in Bali – Indonesia

2016 –  Festival of the Winds Bondi

2017 – Singapore International Kite Festival

Maggies Motto is…

“We do not stop Kite flying because we grow old;

We grow old because we stop flying Kites.”

The Tibbey Family
(Wallen)
Kite builders, ground display builders and flyers

The Tibbey Family

(Wallen)
Kite builders, ground display builders and flyers

The Tibbey Family ( Darren, Naomi and Thomas) are Kite builders, ground display builders and flyers. We all enjoy flying and building, working well into the night on new projects. We started off with a few small kites and it grew from there, now displaying a large range of different things. Everything from wind gardens, large deltas, parafoils and large inflatables. We all enjoy getting outside and decorating the both the air and the ground. Our moto is the more colour the better.

Ian Burell
(Canberra)
World's biggest kite addict!

Ian Burell

(Canberra)
World's biggest kite addict!

Ian  Burrell from Canberra is probably Australia’s biggest Kite Addict….   With hundreds of kites in all shapes and sizes his collection is always growing.  Although he remembers making and flying kites as a child  it was 28 years ago when he walked into a kite shop in Canberra and purchased his first kite, that the real addiction began.

Now he spends his retirement travelling around  Australia sharing his Joy of kites with everyone he can.  He has attended many kite festivals, spending many many hours  driving  just to go fly some kites for a few hours for other people to enjoy.

This year Ian will have some of his newest kites with him at Rosebud..  so keep an eye out for “Rocky” the rock hopping penguin..   and a couple of whale sharks might be seen in the air.

Sarath Kingsley
(Sydney)
Kite builder and designer

Sarath Kingsley

(Sydney)
Kite builder and designer

Sarath Kingsley is a member of the Australian kite flyers society.
Sarath Designs & build his own kites and has received multiple awards from the Bondi festival. He has also attended many International Festivals in Europe.

This is his Second year participating in the festival.

 

Mary and Doug Waldron
(Melbourne)
Debut of their own designed and crafted kites

Mary and Doug Waldron

(Melbourne)
Debut of their own designed and crafted kites
Doug and Mary Waldron of the Extreme Kites community, have been sharing a passion for kites and the wind since 2002, however Doug’s history with kites (both racing, stunt and static) goes back to the mid-90’s and he has attended several kite festivals along the East Coast in that time.
They return to Rosebud for their 3rd year.
When they are not flying display kites, Doug and Mary enjoying travelling around the various beaches of Victoria with their kite buggy and land yacht, along with their 13 year old Beaglier dog, Maggie.
This year will see the debut of their own designed and created kites with many more to come in the future.
Trevor Reeves
(Melbourne)
Original patchwork and appliqué handcrafted kites

Trevor Reeves

(Melbourne)
Original patchwork and appliqué handcrafted kites

“An artisan or artizan (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) or craftsman is a skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, sculpture, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even machines such as the handmade devices of a watchmaker. Artisans practice a craft and may through experience and aptitude reach the expressive levels of an artist”.

Trevor has a BA in Fine Arts (Honours) and his experiential background includes Art Technician for a University Art department, Tool Maker and teacher, He develops internet tutorials on kite design and building.

Through making kites Trevor has found a way to combine his art training with his practical skill to create finely crafted patchwork and appliqué kites using original art work or taking inspiration from images he finds interesting. Trevor’s kites have received awards at Bondi’s “Festival of the Winds” and Dieppe NB Canada.

Neil Duke
Two string and large inflatable kites

Neil Duke

Two string and large inflatable kites

This year we welcome back Neil Duke along side fellow kite lover Jo Baker. Neil has been flying kites for over 20 years now. His love for kites begun in the form two stringed kites and later inspired him to start making his own. Nowadays, Neil flies large inflatable kites and has attended many kite festivals including Bondi’s Festival of the Winds and the International Kite Festival in Adelaide. Neil shares his love for everything kites with his partner Tracy and twins Thomas and Charlene who are currently 18. The twins attended their first kite fly at only two days old and their first festival at 3 months. To this day they are still flying two stringed kites and helping their Dad out.

 

2019 Kite Festival Flyer

This year’s Rosebud Kite Festival will feature a full program of internationally acclaimed kite flyers, live entertainment, stalls, rides and more on Sun 1oth, March 2019 from 11am-5pm. In its 15th year, there is undoubtedly something very special about this popular Rosebud Kite Festival.

 

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