The Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers is a yearly event held in autumn at the Tesselaar Flower Farm.
There are over a million flowers in bloom spread out over a five-acre garden, the major highlight of this family-friendly event.
Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers 2023 Dates, Times, Prices, Address
In addition to the flowers, the event also features live entertainment, most of which are free. Some activities require a small cost, such as tractor rides which is $5. Tables and chairs will be available, but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic mat, rugs, and chairs.
The tractor train departs from the Flower Station regularly, taking in the gorgeous scenery as it tours the farm. Passengers will enjoy audio full of information about how the farm began and how they grow and care for all the flowers.
Visitors will be treated to a show like no other as flower fairies, sprites and pixies emerge from the magical woods to delight and entertain. The fantastical shows are set to dazzle and delight amid the colourful blooms. The troupe of sensational circus artists from Melbourne’s own ‘SWAY’ will perform scheduled shows AND you should expect the unexpected as performers pop up from surprising places as you roam the farm. It is going to be amazing!
All new this year, are the two wild flower meadows. They are so looking forward to sharing these colourful fields with you. They have paths for you to walk through and be right in amongst the blooms. It is floral enchantment at its best.
They will be a magical glade on the farm that is home to a village of fairies and their cohorts. Fairies love flowers, so of course they flock here to be among them. The fairy garden plays host to a very special story teller. Teague has long told the tales of the Silvan Glade and all the fae who dwell within it. Carrying the knowledge of the ages she loves to share her stories with the children who can carry on the folklore.
Enjoying so many flowers can be hungry and thirsty work, so it is important to keep fuelled. There will be food from around the world, catering for a range of dietary requirements and preferences. Food stall prices range from $3 to $15.
The Nursery Shop is filled with spring flowering bulbs as well as indoor and outdoor plants to indulge in. The Fairy Shop is filled with magical wares, while the Lolly Shop is there to tempt you with a myriad of sweet treats. If you want to take something home for you or someone special, the Souvenir Shop will have just the thing with a sensational range of flower and circus themed gifts. Last, but most definitely not least is the Flower Market, after all, who comes to a flower festival without taking some home?! They have gorgeous bunches of seasonal, locally grown blooms to choose from.
What is a garden without a game or two?! They will have a croquet lawn, giant chess, giant jenga, totem tennis, giant naughts and crosses to challenge your friends and family with. A fun and challenging outdoor obstacle course for all to enjoy – sit back and watch the kids, or show them how it is done! If you don’t have kids, then bring your friends and beat the pants off them. The flower crate Meadow Maze is there to challenge young and old. They also have a treasure hunt to try, and on the Easter Long Weekend, their Eggsellent Egg Hunts are back! Book early to avoid disappointment.
Dogs on leads are also welcome to the event, with water provided for them but owners must pick up after dogs. An ATM is available on site. Individuals with mobility issues will need assistance since the location is held on a farm with unsealed paths. A limited number of wheelchairs is available for hire, free of charge.
The festival runs rain or shine!