WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL ?
Friday March 8th
Saturday March 9th
Sunday March 10th
WHERE IS THE BRIGHTER DAYS FESTIVAL?
The Festival is located in the township of Bright, Victoria. Live music stage area at the Alpine Hotel and Riverstage, Howitt Park. Events are also held at Pioneer Park & Boyntons Feathertop Winery.
HOW CAN I BUY A RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN A MUSTANG?
Raffle tickets are available for purchase here or will be available to purchase at the BRIGHTER DAYS TENT at the festival.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL TO THE BRIGHTER DAYS FESTIVAL?
Yes, you are able to BYO, although alcohol is available for purchasing from within the festival. The BRIGHTER DAYS Festival is a no glass event.
WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL AT BRIGHTER DAYS FESTIVAL?
Alcohol can be purchased from within the festival – beer and wine only. All proceeds from the sale of alcohol, after costs, go to support The Brighter Days Foundation.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
There are no age restrictions to the Brighter Days Festival. The Brighter Days Festival is a family-friendly event.
WILL THERE BE SAFETY AND SECURITY?
Yes, The Brighter Days Festival has security patrols and local police presence. The first aid will be located just behind the Alpine Hotel stage on Friday night and relocate to the Riverdeck carpark of Howitt Lane for all day Saturday and Sunday. (Please don't reference St Johns as it is not them.)
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE CASE OF WET WEATHER?
All outdoor stages will be going ahead as planned in regards to rain. If the weather is deemed dangerous or risking public safety, we will communicate through Facebook and announcements at the Festival if a show is to be cancelled.
WHAT ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE BRIGHT AREA?
IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
The Brighter Days Festival Food Court will be operating all weekend, from Friday 6pm with a variety of food and drink options for all the family. The food court is located on the vacant block of land on the corner of Howitt Lane and Gavan Street.
DOES THE FESTIVAL ACCEPT FOOD VENDORS?
Yes, the festival accepts food vendors, however all the positions for 2019 are taken. If you’d like to go on our waitlist, please use the CONTACT tab to email us through your details.
DOES THE FESTIVAL ACCEPT RETAIL VENDORS?
Yes, the festival accepts retail vendors, however all the positions for 2019 are taken. If you’d like to go on our waitlist, please use the CONTACT tab to email us through your details.
DOES THE FESTIVAL ACCEPT MARKET STALLS?
We work closely with Bright Chamber of Commerce who host the Make it, Bake it, Grow it market on the Saturday of the event. Contact them directly to inquire about being involved over that weekend. Please be aware that those markets normally sell out of space months before the event so there is no guarantee that there will be space available.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET IN?
There is no ticket entry cost to attend the festival to see the live music however we are asking all patrons to purchase a $10.00 wristband donation (Adult) or $5 wristband donation (Child under 16), upon entry to the festival. If you would like to register for a specific event, there are costs.
CAN I REGISTER WHEN I GET THERE FOR THE EVENTS?
Registrations will be taken on Friday night at the registration tent outside the Alpine Hotel, however there are limited entries to the Cooper Card Run this year so it could be sold out.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE MERCHANDISE AT THE EVENT?
The 2019 BDF Merchandise will be available from the Merchandise Marquee at Riverside Stage from Friday night at 6.00pm, then Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am until sold out.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL?
Standard Smoking laws apply.
ARE THERE SEATS AT ANY OF THE STAGES?
There is no seating provided.
AM I ABLE TO BRING MY OWN CHAIR TO THE STAGES?
Yes, feel free to bring your own chairs and picnic rugs. There is a ‘chair-free’ exclusion zone front of stage. Please note: No Pop-Up Gazebos Allowed.
ARE THERE ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREAS FOR THOSE WITH A DISABILITY?
There is an disability accessible viewing area at the festival.
CAN CARS JOIN THE COOPER CARD RUN?
Yes, cars can join the Cooper Card Run, however will not be admitted to Harley Central on Saturday morning due to limited vehicle access. Cars are encouraged to park at Pioneer Park and join in the Grand Parade with the ‘Cruise For A Cure’, down Ireland St (Main St), and then onto Mt Buffalo with the Motorbikes, or the Yakandandah Pub with the Cruise.
WHAT TIME DOES THE COTTONBALL RUN LEAVE WHITTLESEA?
The CottonBall run is leaving at 10am from Funfields, 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea. Registration either online before Wednesday 6th March or on the day at Funfields.
IS THERE A THUNDERUN?
Yes, the Cottonball Run ride from Whittlesea will meet up at 4.00pm the Porepunkah Pub to ride into BRIGHT, planning to arrive around 5.00pm.
HOW DO I JOIN THE RIDE FROM NSW?
Contact David Colledge on 0419461103.
ARE THERE PUBLIC TOILETS?
There are several public toilets located throughout the festival including in Harley Central, opposite the playground and in Burke St, just off the clocktower roundabout in the Main St.
IS THERE ANY PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE?
Yes, there will be buses available Saturday and Sunday to and from Harrietville & Freeburgh, Porepunkah and Wandiligong. See our website for details.
IS THERE ANYTHING FOR KIDS TO DO?
Yes, the Brighter Days Festival is a family-friendly event for all ages. Families are encouraged to enter THE AMAZING CHASE event on Sunday morning, a fun event based around the town centre with challenges and puzzles to solve and great prizes to win. Enter via registration tab at www.brighterdays.org.au. There is also the BRIGHTNIGHTS MOVIE NIGHT down at the Riverstage on Friday night from 6.30pm FREE ENTRY “G”. There is a dedicated ‘Kids Zone’ with pony rides, roving entertainers, amusement rides, Connected Circus, as well as Art & Craft markets.
HOW CAN I HELP WITH SPONSORSHIP FOR THE EVENT?
Sponsorship packages are available on request from email@example.com.
HOW CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO THE BRIGHTER DAYS FOUNDATION?
Donations can be accepted via our website.
Please let us know if we have missed any of your questions by contacting us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.