Sale community gathers for the Esso Community Festival

Saturday 4 December saw the streets of Sale filled with food trucks, kid-friendly activities and performances from local talent

Esso Australia, in partnership with Gippsland Music & Sound, welcomed over 2,000 residents to the streets of Sale, for the Esso Community Festival.

The event spotlighted local vendors whilst giving community members the chance to hear some of the latest tunes from home-grown talent.

Jam packed with family-fun and open to all, an array of vendors along Raymond Street and the Desailly Street car park brought the community together.

The community enjoyed tantalizing tastes from Rosedale Pad Thai, Doin’ Dumplings, Wheelie Good Pizzas, Slinky Spuds, Grab-go Kebabs & Fish and Chips, Galaxy Donuts and delicious Gippsland Jersey milkshakes throughout the day, whilst emerging and established musical talent captivated the crowds. Children had the opportunity to test out a giant bouncy castle, have their face-painted, hair sprayed in vibrant colours or visit a petting zoo.

The day concluded with a captivating Battle of the Bands competition, with Spring Thing scoring the winning title against some fierce competition including The Voice 2021 finalist, Mike Harrington, Harry Hookey, The Vibe, Danny Spencer, and Gippsland Live finalists Olivia Lay and Ella McCubbin.

 “The Esso Community Festival was a great success, with huge turnout from businesses involved in the day. We are thankful that we had this opportunity to hold a public event and spotlight wonderful local businesses after what has been a tumultuous 18 months,” said Rowan Churchill of Gippsland Music & Sound.

“Esso Australia has a strong history of supporting the local economy through providing a significant contribution to employment across the Gippsland region, and it’s great to see them further support us through this family-friendly fair,” he continued.

“The Esso Community Festival was a wonderful way to kick-off the holiday season and welcome the surrounding communities and their families to be entertained by some amazing talent, try out delicious local produce and enjoy a day of family fun,” said Kartik Gard, Longford Plant Manager.

“We hope the Esso Community Festival has helped reinvigorate the CBD ahead of Christmas.”