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Festival to serve up celebrity chef demos

With the weather warming up it means one thing, Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival is quickly approaching.

Held annually at Hammond Park, the event is a huge day of interactive stalls, face painting, jumping castles, food vans, and much more, with something to entertain people of all ages.

With more than 10,000 people in attendance last year, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce is preparing the 31st outing of the festival to be the biggest and best yet.

KBCCI chief executive Simone de Been said stallholder spots were in hot demand with all 150 places now filled and the entertainment schedule lined up.

“There will be highland dancing, homemade products, food from around the world, Gold Rush Cheer demonstrations and best of all there will be live cooking demonstrations throughout the day from celebrity chef Miguel Maestre,” Mrs de Been said.

Each year the event welcomes a special guest and this year co-presenter from popular Network 10 show The Living Room, Miguel Maestre, will charm everyone with his larger-than-life personality and culinary talents.

Mrs de Been is excited to welcome him to town and said he would make a great addition to the event.

“Miguel is very excited to be attending.

“Hopefully, he will be using his social media to promote the Kalgoorlie lifestyle and what we have to offer.

“(He) will no doubt be entertaining us with his cheeky Spanish sense of humour.”

As much as the day is about fun in the sun, the KBCCI will be again partnering with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to raise money for a crucial cause that provides a vital service to the Goldfields.

“Last year, we raised just over $4000 for the RFDS. We encourage everyone to bring a gold coin donation so we can donate even more this year,” Mrs de Been said.

The Kalgoorlie Miner photography competition entries will also be on display at the festival with the people’s choice open for judging.

Entries are unlimited and can be submitted to the Kalgoorlie Miner office on Hannan Street until Wednesday, October 10.

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