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Mark March 6-7 in your calendar because A Day At The Creek 2021 is extending to two days.
The festival already has a packed program of entertainment with something to suit every musical taste. From tribute acts, Tristan Webb & Friends (Alan Jackson Tribute), KHE SANH (Chisel Barnes Tribute) and The Blues Brothers Revival, to music from the Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell, BOIL UP and more.
The Friday night warm-up gets underway from 7.30pm with 'The FIRMM' under the magnolia tree.
Festival founder Doug Westbrook said more than $100,000 had been raised for charities since the event began 12 years ago.
And this year money will be raised for The Cancer Council Tasmania and the Rotary Club of Deloraine.
"On Sunday we will be raising money for The Rotary Club and their 'Boots on the ground' initiative that raises funds and awareness for farmers mental health," Mr Westbrook said.
"Last year we raised around $25,000, this year there will be no Harley Davidson raffle, but we will be announcing a new raffle with some exciting prizes."
Once again, the event will take place in the magnificent Mole Creek Hotel Grounds, with gates opening at 11am. A grassed area offer great views of the stage.
Mr Westbrook said that he and wife Romona loved to host the event and to see the community come together.
"We started planning this event straight after the last festival in February, I was always pretty confident that we would have COVID under control by the time March time rolled around and Tasmania has done a great job," he said.
"The festival benefits the whole area from Deloraine to Sheffield, most of the accommodation is booked out and it brings a lot of enjoyment to the community and we need that after the year we've all had."
Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring their own camp chairs and picnic blankets, sealed bottles of water and snack foods, hats and sunscreen, along with positive vibes and smiles and groovin' shoes.
Organisers will have COVID-safe measures in place to ensure the event adheres to current guidelines.
A range of powered and non-powered sites will be available to hire for those who wish to camp.
Festivalgoers are also being reminded A Day At The Creek is a zero-waste event and will not be providing rubbish facilities in the campground. Outdoor toilet facilities will be available.
No BYO alcohol is allowed in the campsite or festival arena and no pets or glass allowed on site. An extensive array of food and drink stalls will be available.