Cherry fest serves up fun for fam­i­lies

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport - Tari Jef­fers

Fes­ti­val-go­ers are never lack­ing for en­ter­tain­ment at the Man­jimup Cherry Har­mony Fes­ti­val and this year is no ex­cep­tion.

From the sta­ples of the fes­ti­val, such as rov­ing en­ter­tain­ment, the fash­ion pa­rade and the grand pa­rade, there will be all that and much more at this year’s event.

Mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment this year in­cludes for­mer WA Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Karl O’Cal­laghan’s band The Filth.

Other mu­si­cal highlights will in­clude the Royal Aus­tralian Navy Band Western Aus­tralia, Ta­ble 4 Two Trio, Sing Aus­tralia, Elav­ina Wil­liams and the en­er­getic and en­ter­tain­ing DJ Rev.

There will also be plenty on for chil­dren at this year’s fes­ti­val, which has again been re­lo­cated to Man­jin Park and now has ac­tiv­i­ties in­volv­ing the now-com­pleted skate park.

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

While chil­dren and teenagers en­joy them­selves at Man­jin Park, there will be plenty on Gi­blett Street and Brock­man Street. The al­ways- pop­u­lar cherry pip-spit­ting will re­turn on Satur­day with heats at the Man­jimup Visitors Cen­tre from 9am and the fi­nals at the main stage from 10.40am.

Log chops re­turn from 11am on Satur­day at Corona­tion Park, which will this year in­clude Peter and Wes­ley Foster, the brother and nephew, re­spec­tively, of cham­pion ax­e­man David Foster.

The culi­nary-in­clined will be in­ter­ested in the cook­ing demon­stra­tions at the South­ern Forests Food Av­enue, with spe­cial guests in­clud­ing the like of Theo Kaloger­a­cos.

Pic­ture: Shan­non Boch­enek

Win­ner of the 2017 cherry pip-spit­ting com­pe­ti­tion Clint Thomp­son.

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