Festival's Big Breakfast fills almost 1000 hungry bellies

Wendy Silk with eggs and sausages ready for Sunday's annual Big Breakfast. It generally serves about 800 hungry festivalgoers. Photo: Peter Guthrie

Wendy Silk with eggs and sausages ready for Sunday's annual Big Breakfast. It generally serves about 800 hungry festivalgoers. Photo: Peter Guthrie

The National Cherry Festival Big Breakfast is expected to fill the hungry bellies of close to 1000 festivalgoers.

Donges Supa IGA staff will cook 800 eggs and sausages and 60kgs of bacon, as the festival swings into its third and final day on Sunday morning.

Wendy Silk of Donges Supa IGA says about 800 breakfasts are usually sold.

Charities, organisations and individuals in need have all benefited in the past, with IGA funding the entire breakfast and donating the proceeds.

"Staff volunteer to serve breakfast and we donate the money to charity. We've donated to schools, firies, sporting clubs, individuals and more," Wendy said.

"We'll have 800 eggs, 60kgs of bacon, 40 loaves of bread, 800 sausages. Cups of tea and coffee or juice or flavoured milk. It costs $5," she added.

Breakfast begins 7am at Anderson Park on Sunday.

Also on Sunday morning is the bush poets, homemade produce and craft markets, and working kelpies demonstrations.

The popular cherry pip spit competition begins at 11am.