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Timber! Festival to celebrate history

Attracting more than 15,000 people from across the State, The LiveLighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel festival is back again for its 17th year on Saturday, October 12.

Festival chairwoman Jill Cross said the festival would aim to showcase local businesses, industry and tourism as well as providing a low cost, fun day for families.

“This year we will be having international food stalls, 150 market stalls, animal nursery, goat races, a kids craft marquee, Tastes of Ferguson Valley marquee and lots more,” she said.

Mrs Cross said this year’s theme would be The Timber Industry, Now and Then.

“Leschenault Timber Council is organising a truck that will be regularly loaded with logs during the day and demos from a mobile timber mill,” she said.

“For the past 14 years, the festival has concluded with the lighting of the Wespine Fire Sculpture, designed and built by local artist Russell Sheridan.

“The festival finale will also feature a parade of giant puppets built by our community which will thrill the crowd and make for a wonderful ending to the day.”

Mrs Cross said she would like to thank the major sponsor of 17 years, Doral Mineral Sands and the naming rights sponsor Healthway which promotes he LiveLighter message.

“The day would not be possible without the many community volunteers, sponsors and support of the Dardanup Shire Council,” she said.

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