Talking Tourism: Cherry Festival

Just six weeks to the 67th National Cherry Festival and the crisp 2016 program is now available on the website and can be picked up late next week from the Visitor Information Centre.

There’s so much interest in Young’s big event. Of course if you haven’t written the festival in your diary it will be held on December 2, 3 and 4. Please invite your friends and family over for the weekend and promote our wonderful town and district. Thanks to those who are taking their home town promotion to the next level and spreading the word through their work, hobby and marketing networks too.

Cherries are front and centre for all parts of the festival and entrants in the parade this year are being urged to make a big effort to put on a show for the crowds and embrace the cherry theme. What’s needed is an injection of pizzas and excitement this year and we know that the town has many talented and creative people to pull off a stunning exhibition down Boorowa Street on the Saturday of the festival from 4pm. Let’s not disappoint and thanks for your contribution in advance.

Everyone seems to be planning to take part in some festival activity. Photographers need their photos lodged today if they want to take part in the 19th Annual Cherry Festival Photographic Competition. Artists have a little longer, with their entry forms to be lodged by November 9. Music, poet and dance performers are also in rehearsal and there could well be some cherry pie and cherry pip spit champions in secret training too.

Stall holder forms can now be emailed for those interested. Parade forms will be available soon too. Congratulations to our Cherry Queen entrants who have added public appearances and fund raising efforts to their already full lives. Hayley Dwyer had a great first night “Bridget Jones’s Baby” movie event last week and tomorrow Jacqui Everdell is inviting the town to turn up for her “Walk for Tim” at Wombat Sportsground from 10am. Jemma Long has two events planned in November, a Barefoot Bowls night on November 11 and the big Colour Run at the Racecourse on November 26. Please support these girls who are keen to promote their town and their chosen charities.

Saturday 22- “Walk for Tim”, Wombat Sportsground, from 10am

Saturday 22 – Maimuru Spring Fair, Maimuru Public Schoo, 9am to 2pm

Saturday 22 – Harden Picnic Races, Harden Racecourse

Saturday 22- Garage Sale Trail, visit

Saturday 22 – Black and White Dinner Dance, Young Service Club, Rotary

Saturday 22- Introduction to the world of Native Bees, Murringo 8.45 -3pm, 0499 199 016

Saturday 23 – CanAsssist Garden Wander, Kingsvale Road and Back Creek Road, 10am to 3.30pm, directions at Boorowa/Lynch Streets roundabout.

Wednesday 26- University of the Third Age Steering Committee meeting, 11am, Young Library

Sunday 30 – Wombat Bush Poets, Wombat Hotel, from 7pm

November 5 – Reids Flat Gymkhana

November 5- Young & Region Farmers Market, 8am -11am