Entertainment will be mixed with a few safety messages at an Upper Murray social event on Sunday, November 28.
The Mitta Valley Community Beef and Blues Family Day, from 11am to 4pm, encourages people to come and support groups like the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service and Red Cross.
Host Sharyn Bilston said speakers would talk "about preparedness, about planning and about acting for the coming bushfire season".
Even though a wetter summer had been predicted "that could change with two or three weeks of heat and then you've got all that fuel and you've got dry grass and you've got trouble again".
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Budding musicians can take part in the Buskers Blues Bash while another competition will judge the best beef dishes in various categories.
Funding has been provided by Towong Shire, as well as the Victorian and federal governments.
"I'm estimating it will be sunny, outdoors, lots of beef, lots of great blues," Ms Bilston said.
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