Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rickshaw Run 2014

Photo by Pier Carthew

The Rickshaw Run is back for 2014!  This event was created by the Footscray Traders' Association for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.  It had its first outing at the 2011 festival and has been going strong ever since, selling out yearly and introducing hundreds of folks to the delights of Footscray.

Photo by Pier Carthew

If you want to experience Footscray in a fun, dynamic way, or if you want to show off this wonderful suburb to family and friends, this is the event for you.  You'll recline in a traditional rickshaw and be conveyed between six different locations, enjoying regional Vietnamese specialties from some of Footscray's best restaurants.

Photo by Pier Carthew

This year I am the coordinator for the Rickshaw Run and have had great fun designing the route.  The 2014 Run will take you on a journey from north Vietnam to the Mekong Delta in the south as we sample unique regional Vietnamese dishes - plus some old favourites!  You'll also be entertained by electrifying live music.  You can read more about the Rickshaw Run on the Food and Wine Festival website, plus via my blog post when I attended in 2012.

Photo by Pier Carthew

It's a madcap dash, and accordingly, tickets are selling very fast.  If you'd like to get your hands on one, there's still time - head to the Footscray Traders site and click the "Book Here Now" button.  Alternatively, go straight to the TryBooking page here.

Photo by Pier Carthew

Also, stay tuned as I'll be putting out a call for fabulous volunteers to help with this grass-roots, community-created event.  I volunteered three times last year and had an absolute ball.  Watch out for a blog post coming very soon.

Photo by Pier Carthew

You should also check out the other fantastic events happening for the Food and Wine Festival in the City of Maribyrnong, as part of Council's Eat.Drink.Westside program.  Check them out here.


  1. Oooh, can't wait! Am I still on the sort-list to be meeter-and-greeter or some such?

    1. Yes, definitely! I will be doing a post calling for volunteers really soon.


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