Festival organisers keep fingers crossed for sunny day
HOPING for sunshine after wet weather cancelled last year’s event, the LiveLighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival is planned for October 7.
The free event is themed Fire Your Imagination with a focus on the arts and scores of activities, stalls, exhibitions, and entertainment showcasing the attractions of Dardanup and Ferguson Valley.
Highlights at the festival include an animal farm, goat races, a craft marquee, fashion parades, photo booths, die-cast models and a wearable agricultural art competition.
Festival chairwoman Jill Cross said the low-cost day out would allow families to enjoy a rural experience with hands-on activities and a thrilling end with the lighting of a fire sculpture. She said the day relied on volunteers, sponsors and Dardanup Shire Council.
Festival sponsorship coordinator Marian Lawrence, Doral Mineral Sands health and safety superintendent Craig Bovell, dressed as the festival bull, and Greater Bunbury Model Collector Club committee member Bill Stone, play with one of the die-cast models that will be at the festival.