The Wandiligong Nut Festival will celebrate it's 20th anniversary this month, but organisers have credited a new generation of committee members for making the event possible.
The longest standing festival committee member Deb Douglass said the festival's 20th birthday was exciting after last year's event was cancelled when Covid-19 hit.
"Hopefully it will be bigger and better than what we would have had last year," she said.
Ms Douglass has been on the committee for 10 years and said she thought it would fold when older members retired.
"We put the call out and we ended up finding seven new committee members!"
"When I first joined there was a lot of retiree type people, I'm middle aged and now I'm the oldest in the whole thing!"
Ms Douglass said the new members were locals from Bright, Porepunkah and Wandiligong who got involved in the community.
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"To have a young mind involved is just wonderful," she said. "They're lots of fun these people, they're so plugged in."
Among the chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts produced in the region, this years festival will feature music, pony rides and four jumping castles, including one for adults.
Ms Douglass said about 90 per cent of the store holders were from either the Alpine Shire or North East Victoria and that the festival would bring a lot of money into the local economy.
"Were probably talking tens of thousands in accommodation," she said.
Ms Douglass hopes the committee can run Wandiligong's only festival into the future.
This year's festival will be held at the historic Alpine Park on Saturday April 24 from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
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