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   Sunday 18 September, 2016

Looking for something to do during the school holidays or just enjoy dressing up?
Well, Coal Creek has another fun-packed day for the family!

Decorate your boat and then launch it on the lake!

Gold Coin Donation for Treasure Map or AHOY PIRATE TICKET - $5 per child, includes map and pirate boat

Best Dressed Competition: 12 years & under, and open age - 1.00 pm
Launch Boats 1.30 pm

 Hero Kids is an award-winning fantasy RPG for boys and girls aged from 4-10.
Escape from the Ghost Pirates

The Escape from the Ghost Pirate adventure sees the adults and kids of Rivenshore captured by pirates and thrown into the hold of their ship.   Can the kids escape from the hold and rescue everyone from the pirates, and will they discover the pirates' terrible secret?
•  Adventure with four encounters and maps
•  Includes two monsters: Pirate captain and ghost captain


Take a ride on the  bush railway!  Watch our blacksmith at work! 

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  Saturday, 9  Oct  2016   $10 Entry

The 2016 Coal Creek Literary Festival will be held at Coal Creek, Korumburra, Victoria.

click here for the Entry Form  click here for the brochure

Purchase Tickets online here

Guest speakers for 2016

 Cameron Raynes  Eliza Henry-Jones  Hayley Lawson-Smith Kylie Fox
Robyn Bishop
            Dan Eddy         Julie Maclean             Tayla Kershaw     Pauline Mackinnon
          Ruth Wykes


$500 Writers Prize  

The Coal Creek Literary Festival will be running a number of writing competitions this year as part of the festival. The main competition will again be the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for the best short story. Bert was an integral part of getting the Coal Creek Literary Festival off the ground 8 years ago. After Bert passed away in 2010, the open short story competition was renamed to honour his memory. The prize money was increased to $500 and has since drawn a very high standard of entries.

Past winning entries have been posted on the Coal Creek Literary Festival web site, please see link above. The competition is open to anyone with an imagination, a pen and paper or word processing program. You can enter as many times as you like, each entry must have a $15 entry fee.

The festival will also be running an Open Poetry competition which offers a $200 prize. Entry fee is $10.

Now entering its 6th year, the Bert van Bedaf award has proved to be a very popular part of the Coal Creek Literary Festival with entries coming from all over Australia. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Coal Creek Literary Festival website or can be picked up from Coal Creek in Korumburra.  Conditions and entry fees are all on the entry form.

So if you have a story crawling around in your head, something Grandpa did when he was a kid, or a weird dream crying out for a meaning, get it down on paper and send it in. It could be worth $500.

 Literary Festival Website         Literary Festival Facebook Page

Online Entry fill in form below:
Please call Coal Creek on 56551811 to pay for your entry fees over the phone .

Click Here for Conditions of Entry

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