Bella Vita tour owner says Vintage Festival can outdo Orange and Mudgee

While the return of Vintage Festival was a rousing success, organisers and major participants are keen to learn from this year’s experience to make it bigger and better in 2018. 

Cassandra Grace Smeeth, owner of Bella Vita Tours who ran a bar at the Festival, said the event exceeded her expectations, so there could be scope for having two separate sessions next year. 

“I know a lot of people were disappointed at missing out on tickets, with only 800 sold. So I think they could perhaps do an early and late session in the future,” she said. 

Ms Smeeth said that getting enough volunteers is crucial to ensure these events are a success. 

“There’s no doubt we could put on events that rivals those of Mudgee and Orange.”

“I am fully on board for next year and for any future events,” she said.

Ms Smeeth says the Vintage Festival has a great flow-on effect for local businesses, noting that he tour was also sold out over the weekend.