Cherry Har­mony Fes­ti­val tipped to draw thou­sands

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Tari Jef­fers

The 17th an­nual Man­jimup Cherry Har­mony Fes­ti­val this week­end is ex­pected to draw thou­sands of peo­ple.

Chair­woman Pam Bodsworth said the fes­ti­val would in­clude about 130 stall­hold­ers in ad­di­tion to street theatre, live en­ter­tain­ment, events, dis­plays and work­shops.

“Come along and en­joy some fam­ily fun,” Mrs Bodsworth said. “This is an event by the com­mu­nity, for the com­mu­nity and with­out the com­mu­nity, it doesn’t hap­pen.”

Dis­plays at this year’s fes­ti­val will in­clude a pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion, quilt com­pe­ti­tion and a Kristof­fers­son fur­ni­ture dis­play.

Com­pe­ti­tions in­clude the cherry pie mak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, cake dec­o­rat­ing com­pe­ti­tion, chil­dren’s colour­ing in com­pe­ti­tion, best win­dow dis­play, cherry blos­soms com­pe­ti­tion and the in­au­gu­ral 2019 art ex­hi­bi­tion.

MCs Wy­att Nixon-Lloyd and John Doust will this year be joined by for­mer Man­jimup-Bridgetown Times sales ex­ec­u­tive Court­ney Mon­a­han.

Ac­tiv­i­ties for youth in­clude a scooter work­shop and jam ses­sion, a squash court, laser tag, bouncy cas­tles, camels and the Lions train.

Mrs Bodsworth said the fes­ti­val had grown “re­mark­ably” over the years and was thanks to the fes­ti­val vol­un­teers and those who helped on the day.

“It has be­come an icon of the area,” she said.

“We also have to thank the Man­jimup SES and the St John Am­bu­lance vol­un­teers, they pro­vide an in­valu­able ser­vice.”

Visit cher­ryfes­ti­ ror more in­for­ma­tion.

Jon Doust re­turns this year as an MC through­out the week­end, in­clud­ing the cherry pip-spit­ting com­pe­ti­tion.

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