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There’s A Very Prickly Cactus Carnival Coming To The CBD

By James Shackell - 22 Mar 2018

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Are you a sucker for succulents? Us too. It’s probably the fact that they never die. Succulents are like the vampires of the plant world...except they don’t mind sun...let’s move on.

Melbourne Central is throwing a massive Cactus Carnival next month, and it’s looking prickly as all hell.

We’re talking two straight plant-tastic days of cactus-themed food, cactus markets, a pop-up margarita bar from the guys at Melbourne Martini, not to mention FREE tequila cocktail jars. Who knew cacti were so versatile?

And it gets better. There’s gonna be California DJs spinning Coachella-style tracks all day long, plus a real-life cactus-covered desert garden (perfect for fans of low rainfall ecosystems). They’re even giving away a VIP trip to Cactus Country in Strathmerton. And if you haven’t heard of Cactus Country, prepare to have your mind blown.

Basically, the winner, with up to seven of mates, will be flown in a private plane (including luxe airport transfers) for a Mexican feast and professional photoshoot in the cactus garden. Cactus Country has been a bit of a fashion photo gem in recent years (Mr Zimi shoots here often). 

Okay, that’s enough reasons to go. You’d have to be a real prick to miss it.

The Details

Where: Melbourne Central (multiple locations
When: Friday 13 April (5pm – 9pm), Saturday 14 April (12pm – 6pm)
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: Cactus Country | Michelle Jarni

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