Rosedale ready to go retro

Crowds at this year’s Rosedale Retro Vintage Festival are expected to top the 10,000 revelers that converged on Prince Street Reserve last year.

With more than triple the retro and vintage stalls and entertainment than at the previous festival, organiser and Discover Rosedale spokesperson Phoebe Moncur said the entire town of Rosedale had come on board to step back in time.

“I reckon if the weather is nice the numbers will be bigger and we had 10,000 people flow through the day (last year),” Ms Moncur said.

Musicians, dancers and roller skaters will entertain crowds in Prince Street Reserve, Lyons Street Park and along the highway.

Major draw cards to the event include a lost trades fair, vintage engines, cars, caravans and tractors, a 1950s record playing experience, well-known buskers through the streets and a wedding gown from World War I.

“We’ve got Penny Farthing Dan from Horsham, a blacksmith named Paddy, Olivia Connor who makes rocking horses, a man from Heyfield who makes horse carriages and clock repairers,” Ms Moncur said.

Entry to the event, which runs from 8am to 2pm on Sunday, is by gold coin donation.

Discover Rosedale is also gearing up for the upcoming Fathers’ Day Man Cave Market with stall holder applications now open via