Party Animals

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Time Out says

Collingwood Children’s Farm is going wild and throwing a festival for its 40th birthday

Since 1979 Collingwood Children’s Farm has been a slice of pastoral bliss just outside of the Melbourne CBD. To celebrate its big 4-0, this November the urban farm is hosting Party Animals – a massive party featuring food, music and activities. 

The farm has lined up a wild set of musicians to ensure festivities go off with a bang. On the list are the Burnt Sausages, the Orbweavers, Cold Gold, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Cosmic Psychos, Saint Jude and Jess Ribeiro, along with two rap groups LSG (that’s Lit Savage Girls) and RYMS (Real Youth Music Studios). 

Making sure everything runs smoothly will be TV’s, nay Australia’s, king of gardening Costa Georgiadis, who is signed on as MC. Feeding the hungry party animals is Meatsmith, who’ll be cooking up dishes like slow-roasted lamb shoulder and cheese kranskys. There will also be gozleme from D’Lish Turkish Street Food; chilli mussels and paella from Western Port Mussel Supplies; plant-based meals from Far Out Falafels; and milkshakes from Fox Force Shakes. 

There will also be market stalls selling everything from olives, fresh bread and strawberries to cured meat, terrines and artisan cheeses. Beers will be provided by Mountain Goat and newcomer Bodriggy Brewing Co, while Innocent Bystander will bring the wines and Melbourne Gin Co is supplying gin. 

But wait, there’s more. Party Animals will also host talks throughout the day on everything from fermentation to beekeeping and how to make the perfect pie. And there will be a series of workshops running too – you’ll find us learning how to perfectly strum a ukulele. 

Party Animals welcomes wild things of all ages, with kids under five free to attend. All profits from the day go straight back into Collingwood Children’s Farm so that Melburnians can continue patting its adorable animals for years to come. 

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