One of this year’s Peter Lehmann Arts & Education Trust (PLAET) recipients is Rebekah Rosenzweig, who has received a grant to publish her book ‘A History of the Barossa Vintage Festival’.
Rebekah has spent many hours tracking down past vintage queens to hear and record their stories before it is too late, and the memories are lost forever. There were many other people who shared memories for various parts of her project, from involvement with floats to memories of the maypole dance to creating scarecrows.
The book includes ‘How the Festival Began’, ‘The Vintage Queen Competition’ as well as ‘Conversations with Past Vintage Queens and Finalists’, ‘The Float Procession’, ‘Strassenfest’, ‘Grape Picking Championships’, ‘The Vintage Carnivals’, ‘The Festival Finale’ at Angaston, ‘The Ziegenmarkt’ and ‘The Scarecrow Trail’.
This project supports PLAET’s objective to preserve the Barossa’s history and heritage. Once published the book will be available as a public and community resource.
Congratulations Rebekah!