Focus on best of bush lifestyle
THE Highlands Bushfest at Bothwell will again celebrate and showcase the region tomorrow and on Sunday.
On both days action at the Bothwell Recreation Ground starts at 9am.
The fifth Highlands Bushfest will feature the unique outdoor pursuits of the Central Highland – fishing, hunting, camping and other recreational activities.
Leading the activities will be Andrew Hart and Nick Duigan from TV show Hook Line & Sinker. The duo have been the MCs since the inaugural event in 2014.
Bushfest will feature more than 80 sites including caravans, four-wheel-drive accessories and equipment, vehicles, boats, fishing tackle and equipment, service clubs and organisations such as Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, Australian Deer Association, Anglers Alliance of Tasmania, Field Hunting and Conservation Tasmania and Lake Pedder Anglers Club.
There will be a working sheepdog display, reptiles, ferret racing, fly tying and skintanning demonstrations and a free battlefield by Tas Laser Skirmish. The Bothwell Speed Shear will be held on Sunday.
There is also music by Bernie Bruce on Saturday and Lynda Grey on Sunday.
The event aims to cater for all the family. Entry is by goldcoin donation.