Spring fest such bloomin’ good fun
While hot air balloons were unable to fly because of the weather conditions, more than 10,000 people enjoyed the spring festivities at Three Sixty Bloom in Cranbrook on Saturday.
The event marked the launch of the Great Southern Bloom Festival, which celebrates the region’s windflowers and landscapes in spring. A fleet of aircraft landed at Cranbrook’s airfield for the day, taking in the patchwork landscape of canola from the air, while helicopter rides were also available.
At Cranbrook Oval, entertainment included kite-making and flying, food vendors, wine and stalls.
The magical day and evening were capped off with a giant fireworks display.
Red Cross members Bes O’Neill, JoanWalsh and Jenny Shaw.
Lilly, 9, Kristy and Pippa Fiegert, 7.
Cranbrook Men’s Shed members Mal Humble and Steve Palin.
Stephen and Wendy Dobson.
Helen and Ava Andrijasevic.