Button up for a colourful display at Buttonfest

WOW: Victorian Button Collectors' Club president Mary Bingham examines some of the display in the Port Fairy Drill Hall. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

WOW: Victorian Button Collectors' Club president Mary Bingham examines some of the display in the Port Fairy Drill Hall. Pictures: Rob Gunstone

THOUSANDS of collectible buttons will be on display at Port Fairy’s Drill Hall on Saturday. 

READY FOR A GREAT SHOW: Button collectors Heather Templeton, Jean King, Don King, all of Port Fairy, and festival co-ordinator Robyn Caddy will be displaying their favorite buttons.

READY FOR A GREAT SHOW: Button collectors Heather Templeton, Jean King, Don King, all of Port Fairy, and festival co-ordinator Robyn Caddy will be displaying their favorite buttons.

The Victorian Button Collectors’ Club is hosting Buttonfest, which runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Co-ordinator and button collector Robyn Caddy said the club hosted regional festivals every two years. The club has 114 members from across Australia and 30 members from Melbourne will be in Port Fairy for the festival.

A wide range of buttons, including antique, vintage and military, from the 18th century to present will be on display. 

“Collectible buttons range in value from $5 to $1500,” Ms Caddy said.

There will be activities for children and local members Andrea Lowenthal, Heather Templeton, and Jean and Don King will also show off their collectible buttons. The Drill Hall is adjacent to the Victoria Hotel, Bank Street, Port Fairy. Entry is $3 for adults and accompanied children are free.

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