The 2021 Goulburn Lilac City Festival wrapped up on Monday. While celebrations were different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual festival coloured the region.
This year marked the 70th anniversary, making the event the longest continually running festival in Australia.
Festival vice president Dan Strickland said despite the event going virtual, he was pleased with the reach of the festival. He said between 4000 to 5000 people tuned in virtually through the festival Facebook page.
"It's still great that we are able to continue with the festival 70 years later," Mr Strickland said.
"Lilac Time has a long history and has been a big part of Goulburn.
"It's fantastic that we were able to adapt."
A highlight of the festival was the crowning of this year's Lilac Time Queen Brittany Bryant.
Other key moments included the announcement of the window display competition and the garden competition winners yesterday.
Service and office: Goulburn Community Centre and BDCU Alliance Bank
Aged Care and early learning centres: Warrigal Aged Care
Highly Commended - Lady McKell Nursery School
Homewares and Electrical: Best Buys
Giftwares, florist and news agency: First Inland City News Agency
Miscellaneous: R Js Dry Cleaning
Best Overall Window: R Js Dry Cleaning
The competition was run by the Goulburn Soroptimists with the grand prize $1000 worth of advertising donated by the Goulburn Post. Window displays were required to focus on history and heavily feature a lilac theme.
First time entry:
Senior citizen garden:
Country garden and heritage garden:
Fruit and vegetables:
Best Overall Garden Trophy: Amanda Carter 'Kelburn'
Betty Jane May Memorial Trophy: Gill and Michael O'Connor
Judges Special Choice Award: Paul and Kerrie Hogan
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