Media Release – Monday 29 October 2012

Cherry pip spitting contests, lively street parades, spectacular fireworks and quality live music are just some of the activities on offer as part of the 63rd National Cherry Festival, to be held from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2012 in Young, NSW.

Since its inception more than 60 years ago, the National Cherry Festival has grown to be the highlight of the region’s events calendar, with locals and interstate visitors alike descending upon the town to soak up the dynamic atmosphere and fun-for-all-ages entertainment.

This year’s theme — celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer — ensures a range of attractions highlighting Young’s role as the ‘Cherry Capital of Australia’, as well as other types of food, wine and fibre coming from the hilltops region.

Program highlights

Friday 30 November 2012 Saturday 1 December 2012 Sunday 2 December 2012
Amusement rides


5pm – 10pm

Auto Pro Cherry Festival Car Show

9am – 2pm

Donges Supa IGA Big Breakfast


7am – 10am

Crowning of the 2012 Cherry Queen and Charity Queen


Wilders Bakery Cherry Pie Eating Competition

2pm – 3:30pm

Children’s Pet Show



Live music and Big Air School Display

6:15pm – 9:30pm

Woolworths Cherry Festival Street Parade

4pm – 5pm

Live music: Iron & Clay


10am – 11:30 am

YLAD Living Soils Fireworks Display


Celtic Tattoo Spectacular


Cherry Pip Spitting Competition


11:30am – 12:30pm

The full program, including fringe events which are happening in and around Young over the festival period, can be found at http://www.visityoung.com.au/pages/2012-cherry-festival/.

For more information on Young including accommodation options and other attractions go to www.visityoung.com.au.

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