RECORD numbers packed the Bothwell Recreation Ground at the weekend to enjoy the “most successful” Highlands Bushfest to date.
The agricultural show brought in around 4500 people across the two-day event, which showcased a number of recreational activities including fishing, hunting, camping and fourwheel-driving.
Central Highlands Mayor Lou Triffitt said this year’s Bushfest was the best in the event’s five-year history.
“It was a very enjoyable weekend with excellent attendance and the weather was perfect,” she said.
“Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the feedback we received from many was that it was one of the best agricultural events in the state.”
Cr Triffitt said she expected the success of this year’s event to grow Bushfest even larger in future years.
“We can only get better and expand,” she said. “There are so many things we’ve discussed about bringing into the next one and I really can’t praise the staff enough for all their hard work.”
Cr Triffitt said the sheep shearing competition was a highlight from the day among the crowd.
She also said holding a python for the first time at the event was an exhilarating experience.