A message from the President of the Brighter Days Foundation


Hi everyone,

On behalf of the Brighter Days Committee I’d like to share some news about Brighter Days 2020. Thanks to your amazing support the festival has continued to grow each year. It was obvious to everyone who attended last year we have outgrown Howitt Park, so we’ve been working hard behind the scenes in consultation with the Alpine Shire Council and their risk assessment panel including Victoria Police, SES, CFA, Ambulance Victoria and Alpine Health to work out how the festival could continue in the future.

In 2020 the festival will be held on the Oaks Lawn at Pioneer Park in Bright. The area will be fenced and there will be an entry fee for everyone over 18 years of age, kids under 18 will be free. A three-day entertainment pass will be $100 or a day pass will be $50. Entry into special events such as the Cotton Ball Run, the Cooper Card Run, Cruise for a Cure and the Babes Lunch will be additional.

Charging an entry fee is not a decision we as a Committee came to lightly, but it was the only option after we considered all the additional costs for the logistical and compliance issues we have to address to host the festival at the new location.

Brighter Days is and always will be about raising money for children’s charities. Last year we were thrilled to be able to donate $460,000 and in 2020 we will once again be supporting DEBRA AustraliaCooper Trewin Memorial SUDC Research Fund and EB Research Foundation.

Just like every other year you can expect three days of incredible live entertainment including Chocolate Starfish, BYO drinks, chair and picnic rugs and our amazing raffle thanks to Bayford FordMustang MotorsportHarley-Davidson Australia, Engineer and the Artist and Kincrome Australia.

We appreciate you will have lots of questions so we have prepared a FAQ’s sheet. Click here: https://bit.ly/31tA8jX We know you’ll have questions that we haven’t been able to answer yet. Please feel free to keep asking the questions and rest assured we are continually working hard on the answers and will update here just as we soon as we know more.

Thanks for being part of the Brighter Days Family, we hope you can continue to support the festival into the future.

Paul Terrill