I’ve just written an article about ‘Willalooka on the green’.
For those that don’t know, which would be all of you, as only those who hail from Willalooka (all 8 of them) can know what it is, it’s basically ‘A day on the green’ event, but a low key country pub version.
What I LOVE is that, firstly, you don’t need to buy a wine glass to have wine.
You don’t need to buy a figure hugging dress from Kookai, get a spray tan, hair extensions, heels, clutch and a manicure to look like you belong, for what, the sake of 5 hours? To be honest, if I did that, I would probably lose my heels, extensions clutch and wine glass after a bottle or two. Which would be a damn wast of hundreds of dollars.
There are wineries coming out for the day, but normal bar facilities are also available. (Try asking for a glass of coke at a wine festival. I dare you. And I know your thinking why would anyone ask for a glass of coke at a wine festival, and the answer is because they need something to drink the southern comfort in their flask with, because you can’t order southern comfort at a wine festival either, and can’t afford a glass of wine because it is $16 if you include the glass it comes in as well.)
There is a courtesy bus from Keith, which is actually about 60kms away, that only costs $5 per person, and will just keep driving back and forth until there are no people left to transport.
But, the BEST thing…camping. You can bring a tent or a swag, as opposed to a picnic rug and stay the night.
Not only this, but there is also brekky and coffee provided in the morning for ‘sore heads’.
This is why I love the country.
Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty that I don’t love about the country as well.
But for now, I’m focusing on the good. Because sometimes, that’s all you can do.