Cherry Harmony Festival tipped to draw thousands
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 cherryfestival.com.au ror more information.
Jon Doust returns this year as an MC throughout the weekend, including the cherry pip-spitting competition.