One thing the Western Suburbs should be really proud of is their ability to hold a good festival.
There seem to be many during the year – each with it’s own unique points of interest. Saturday 2nd March was the Seddon Festival, which saw parts of Victoria and Charles Streets closed off to traffic between 10am-4pm.
We arrived about 12.45pm and things were in full swing. Two music stages were set up under large white marquees and there were plenty of brightly t-shirted volunteers walking around to answer questions and hand out programs.
There were some great choices for food being cooked at stalls along Charles St and Bongiovani & Sons were cooking up a huge paella when we passed that they were going to serve for no cost. We ended up opting for some pork skewers (there was a wait for more chicken skewers to be cooked) with satay sauce ($2 each). The pork was nice but the satay sauce was sensationally tasty! Dessert was a way-too-soft soft serve ice cream that was dripping down the cone as soon as it was served!
The beautiful weather allowed us to wander up and down the stalls and in and out of shops at our leisure. I normally only hit Seddon for dinner so the opportunity to really see what’s on offer there was enjoyable.
It wasn’t a huge festival but the music was really great (although the stages were fairly close to each other, with some acts drowning out others). After expecting to spend an hour or two, we only got back to the car just before 4pm.
I had to fight the urge to buy several items I didn’t really need but did relent for these: