The Loxton Historical Village Alive Day was held on the Sunday 10th June 2012 and we had a hugely successful, fun filled day. The atmosphere was great and we had hundreds of happy, smiling faces wandering through the displays!
The warmer weather had people out in their droves and when you combine great weather with a packed program you can get great results - for us it was an increase of over 16% in visitor numbers compared to June 2011.
A big hit with the children was the Time Travellers Passport and the Quad rides, while the country music singers kept everyone well entertained throughout the
afternoon with around 30 artists taking to the microphone.
Our usual Alive Day activities were also very well received with crowds milling around the washing demonstrations and at the starting of the Lanz Bulldog Tractor. The line for tasty home baked goods from the Village Bakery was out of the door and along the verandah at one stage! (One gentleman explained that he didn't mind waiting as the food was so good and admitted it was his second helping!)
Sunday evening, after a very busy day, saw the Friends of The Village catering to the Packard Car Club Rally for dinner - a great evening of laughter and fun, topping off a successful, busy weekend at the Loxton Historical Village.
(Contributed by Tracy Bye, Manager Loxton Visitor Information Centre)