Or­gan­is­ers pleased with suc­cess of Reef Fes­ti­val

Whitsunday Times - - 2013 REEF FESTIVAL -

THIS year’s Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val is be­ing dubbed the big­gest and best yet with record crowds en­joy­ing all the thrills and spills of the spec­tac­u­lar four-day event.

Reef Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Margie Mur­phy said the fes­ti­val was the most suc­cess­ful it had been in years.

“Ti­mo­matic was def­i­nitely a ma­jor drawcard for peo­ple of all ages and the over­all pop­u­lar­ity of the event is grow­ing,” she said.

“There was a record num­ber of peo­ple at­tend­ing the fam­ily fun day at the Air­lie Beach la­goon on Sun­day, which turned out to be such a beau­ti­ful day.”

Fam­i­lies en­joyed the long list of free ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing en­ter­tain­ing cir­cus work­shops, three­legged races and the egg and spoon com­pe­ti­tions which were ex­tremely pop­u­lar with kids.

Ms Mur­phy said some of the high­lights in­cluded the im­pres­sive Beach Mu­sic stage, sen­sa­tional fes­ti­val at­mos­phere and walk­ing down the newlook main street.

“We were re­ally happy with how fab­u­lous main street looked and how much work was done in the last week to pull it all to­gether,” she said.

“We are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year and are hop­ing to ex­pand the fes­ti­val so we won’t have to cram so much in, in such a short amount of time.”

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