Thursday, October 9, 2014

Joining in by putting up!

The Festival of Glass committee is inviting local people to offer a spare bedroom to a 2015 Festival exhibitor. 

Each year, the Festival of Glass offers its thousands of visitors the chance to see displays and demonstrations of world class glass creations, with follow-up classes for those who want to try their hand at being glass artists.

The fifth annual Festival of Glass will start with a glass Expo on Sunday 15 February at Drysdale’s Christian College 

Some Expo exhibitors - especially those from interstate - come a long way to exhibit at the Expo and/or to run glass-working classes. They welcome the chance of an overnight stay in the area to break their long journeys.

However, there is very little accommodation for visitors to the local area, so at the 2014 Festival of Glass, the Festival committee trialled ‘billeting’ exhibitors in local people’s homes. The response was consistently positive – from both sides - so the committee is repeating the exercise this year.

Join in the Festival of Glass
Billeting a Festival exhibitor is a good way for anyone thinking of opening a B & B to ‘test the waters’. It would also be attractive to anyone who’d like to show off their lovely garden! Perhaps the kids have moved out and you have a spare room.

Putting up an exhibitor is also a goof way to to become involved with the Festival of Glass. Festival convenor Doug Carson said, "If you can offer an exhibitor a night's stay, not only will you assist them, you will also boost the town’s economy – after all, overnight visitors will want to eat and drink and, perhaps, spend some time looking at our local attractions."
Festival Co-ordinator Doug Carson:
Tel.: 0418 371308 e-mail: