Jamieson Au­tumn Fes­ti­val is a huge hit

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE - By WENDY HUNT

JAMIESON held its in­au­gu­ral Au­tumn Fes­ti­val last weekend and the res­i­dents made wel­come lo­cals and vis­i­tors from far and wide.

As well, 300 ex­hausted cy­clists en­joyed a break from the rig­ors of the Scody High Coun­try Cy­cle Chal­lenge with a lunch stop un­der the au­tumn trees.

Other vis­i­tors en­joyed mu­sic, po­etry

PHO­TOS : Wendy Hunt read­ing, black­smithing, whip cracking, paint­ing and games for the chil­dren.

There were also plenty of static dis­plays re­lated to the her­itage of the area to keep people in­ter­ested, such as the Alpine Car Club, sta­tion­ary en­gines and his­toric farm and min­ing ma­chin­ery.

With the feel of au­tumn in the air, the fes­ti­val at­tracted a large crowd and or­gan­is­ers were al­ready plot­ting and plan­ning for next year’s event.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Hobby black­smith Craig Eury cre­ated trea­sures at the forge, which were sold at silent auc­tion.

CATCH­ING UP: Friends from Ten Mile, (from left) Liz Noo­nan, Clare and Michael Eich­horn and Ian Fraser, caught up un­der the mar­quee.

WHAT TAL­ENT: Lo­cal artist Julie Guppy showed why her paint­ings are in such de­mand.

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