The community, business and schools are counting down the days until the Assumption College site is transformed into a carnival space.
The three-day community event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, RURBAN, includes some of the biggest and most thrilling rides outside of Melbourne, popping up for a limited time only.
It will be Kilmore’s own weekend-long theme park and will also include showbags, animals, fireworks, roving entertainment, live music, a farmers market and loads more.
“Thanks to the community who have already got behind this wonderful event, RURBAN,” principal Kate Fogarty said.
“RURBAN tickets have been in high demand and sessions on all three days are going fast. This highlights RURBAN is an event our community is really wanting at this time and are looking forward to.
“Throughout the three days, the RURBAN main stage will highlight some great talent, many of whom are locals.”
Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Nick Keogh will be the headline act at RURBAN. People can hear him play on the main stage at 7.30pm on Saturday.
DJ Nussy will play her playlist filled with upbeat tunes to help kick off the event on Friday, and again on Saturday night.
“Grace Frost, a Wallan singer-songwriter, will be performing on Saturday morning. Earlier this year this talented artist released her debut single Heads or Tail, a song she wrote herself. We are excited she will be playing this live for us,” Ms Fogarty said.
“Rachael Comte will also play on the main stage on Saturday night at 5.30pm. You won’t want to miss her set either. She is a seasoned performer within jazz and indie circles.
“The festival’s main stage will also include Isaac McKenzie, Angelina Patto, Bradley Beaton, John Sharp, Adeline Hunter, Holly Purnell, Isabelle Zoch, Matt Jennings, JJ Leroy, ACK Drummers and performances from the local primary schools.
“As for roving artists, there will be a range of inspiring contemporary circus performers from CircaNICA throughout the three days. These will include fire flame throwers, jugglers, hula hoop artists, acrobatics, fairy bubble characters and the Bubblegum Circus.”
Ms Fogarty said organisers had tried to make the festivities ‘big and exciting’.
“We want families to enjoy the best parts of what our community has to offer,” she said.
“RURBAN will have some thrilling rides, some travelling down from Queensland especially for the event.
“The Beast is back also at RURBAN! If you have a taste for extreme rides, then this is right up your alley. The pendulum-style ride reaches speeds of 120 kilometres per hour and swings 38 metres high while doing a 360-degree spin.”
Ms Fogarty said organisers asked people to be careful when getting to and from the RURBAN site.
“There will be increased car and foot traffic around Assumption College. This will also be a COVID-friendly event and all attendees will need to check in and be double vaccinated,” she said.
“So many people have already given hours of their time to help make this event a success. This demonstrates the true spirit of the Mitchell Shire community. We hope you can support this community festival.”
Whether it is for a catch up, a family trip or a place to start filling Christmas stockings, there will be something for everyone at RURBAN. To find out more or to book tickets visit rurban.com.au.