The first Winter Solstice Bonfire was held in 2003. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this auspicious occasion!

Saturday 17 June 2023 is when the Bonfire will thrill and delight thousands of families.

There is something hypnotic about watching flames leaping into the night sky from a massive bonfire. When live music, fire lanterns, face-painting and storytelling are added to the mix. It’s truly an evening to remember.

We’ll also have a widely expanded range of vendors selling food and drinks, including: Beatbox Kitchen, Blak Brews, The Boiling Crab, Hot Churros, Hudsons Donuts, Inkredible Calamari, Juicello, Mr Fresh Truck, Taco Truck, Twista Bros, Twista Sis, Wrap It Roll It and friends of the Farm—the Country Women’s Association.

And as always, the Farm will be running a BBQ sausage sizzle (with sausages supplied by Halal Meats Preston) and a bar with beer, wine and our special mulled wine. Drinks will be provided by Bodriggy, Mountain Goat, Rewine and Noisy Ritual Winery.

This event sells out fast and tickets are available online only via our website and direct from Eventbrite.

Prices are:

Adults $25 / concession $15

Kids $15 / concession $10

Children under the age of 2 are admitted for free.

These cards entitle you to concession-priced entry: Carer Card, Health Care Card, Pension Card and Veterans’ Affairs Card.

This is a card-only event. Strictly no cash. No dogs or glow sticks permitted on site.

The Farm will be closed during the day on Saturday17 June while we prep for the big event, until gates open at 4:00 pm for Winter Solstice Bonfire ticket holders only.

This event ends at 8:00 pm.

We strongly advise taking public transport to the Bonfire as parking is extremely limited. The closest train station is Victoria Park on the Mernda/Hurstbridge lines, with a 10-minute walk from the station. Buses 200–207 from the city to Bulleen go along Johnston Street regularly. Paid parking is available in the Abbotsford Convent carpark, however, numbers are limited—so again, we strongly advise to look for alternative modes of transport.

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