Cherry fest serves up fun for families
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.
Winner of the 2017 cherry pip-spitting competition Clint Thompson.