Bumper crowds at fes­ti­val

No doubt we love food and wine event

The Chronicle - - NEWS - Me­gan Mas­ters me­gan.mas­ters@thechron­i­cle.com.au

THERE is no doubt Toowoomba res­i­dents love the an­nual Er­gon En­ergy Food and Wine Fes­ti­val.

Toowoomba Re­gional Coun­cil tourism and events port­fo­lio leader Coun­cil­lor Ge­off McDon­ald said be­tween the lovely wine, the de­li­cious food and the won­der­ful mu­si­cal tal­ent, there was no short­age of peo­ple pil­ing through the gates for a taste of the fun.

“We got good num­bers at the food and wine fes­ti­val,” he said.

“We had just over 6500 on Fri­day, a sell-out on Satur­day, which means 10,000 peo­ple, and by 2pm to­day (Sun­day) we had 5000 tick­ets sold, so I tipped 7500.

“So the num­bers were ter­rific.”

The pop­u­lar fes­ti­val kicked off on Fri­day night with per­for­mances from in­die rocker Alex La­hey, fol­lowed by The Pa­per Kites and the Tem­per Trap.

Vis­i­tors to the fes­ti­val also en­joyed plenty of photo op­por­tu­ni­ties as well as the hav­ing the chance to make their own flower crowns and get painted up with henna tat­toos.

If that wasn’t enough to keep them amused, there were also gar­den­ing demon­stra­tions from the likes of Gar­den­ing Aus­tralia’s So­phie Thom­son, mar­ket stalls, spit roast­ing demon­stra­tions and plenty more.

PHOTO: NEV MADSEN

CROWD PLEASERS: Pa­per Kites thrilled the bumper crowd at the Er­gon Food and Flower fes­ti­val.

PHOTO: KEVIN FARMER

En­joy­ing a fes­tive drink are (from left) Mar­lene Ala­iach, Lara Straugh­air and Char­lotte Lo­gan.

PHOTO: KEVIN FARMER

UK stu­dents study­ing in Bris­bane (from left) Do­mini Bowen, Clare Tuohy and Kat Cop­pock check out what Toowoomba has on of­fer.

PHOTO: KEVIN FARMER

Lit­tle Miles den Ot­ter with his par­ents Jake and Jo den Ot­ter of Ip­swich.

PHOTO: BEV LACEY

Danielle Labin­sky and Milla Collins, 7, line up for henna tat­toos at the Er­gon Food and Wine Fes­ti­val.

PHOTO: KEVIN FARMER

Alex La­hey on stage for the Her­itage Bank Live Con­cert Se­ries at Er­gon En­ergy Food and Wine Fes­ti­val.

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