Imagine a vegetable that has to be cut with a chainsaw or towering bizarre sculptures with Gothic overtones and hidden messages. Add historic buildings, a friendly welcome and an active community to these unique attractions and you have the fascinating town of Collector.
The humble pumpkin takes pride of place each May during the festival devoted to this vegetable. Prizes are given for the biggest and the most unusual pumpkins and, of course, the best-tasting pumpkin scones.
Scarecrow competitions, wacky activities and stalls featuring local food, wines, arts and crafts make this a festival for all the senses.
Allow plenty of time to treat your tastebuds as Collector is home to the newly opened "Daily Pie" gourmet pie cafe using fresh ingredients, marinated, slow cooked and baked on site. You will also find Grandma's Little Bakery at Fedra Olive Grove where Dana will tempt you with sweet & savoury pastries, Mediterranean inspired meals and barista brewed coffee.
Collector is also home to Frank Ross's Collector Gallery and Dimity Kidston's handcrafted porcelain Wagtail Designs so your cultural cravings can also be satisfied in historic Collector.