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.
|Friday 30 November 2012||Saturday 1 December 2012||Sunday 2 December 2012|
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.