Media Release – 29 November 2011

The town of Young in NSW will this weekend host the 2011 National Cherry Festival. For three days, 2 – 4 December, the 62nd National Cherry Festival will offer a highly colourful program of events and activities with something to suit all tastes and ages.

2011 National Cherry Festival Program Highlights

• Friday 2nd December:
o Extreme FMX Air Freestyle Moto Cross Team display – 6.30pm and 7.15pm
o Uluru – local band playing the very latest covers and Aussie rock songs – 6.50 and 8pm
o Essential Energy Fireworks display – 9.30pm

• Saturday 3rd December:
o Farmers Markets 7am -12noon
o Auto Pro Cherry Festival Car Show – 9am – 2pm
o Live Music – various times throughout the day
o Orchard and Cellar Door Tours (limited numbers) – various times throughout the day
o Woolworths Cherry Festival Street parade – 4pm
o Milo the Clown Show – 11.30am
o Cherry Hat Competition – 12 noon
o Wilders Bakery Cherry Pie Eating Competition – 1pm
o Hilltops Wine Tasting – 5pm
o Bush Poetry Competition – 7.30pm

• Sunday 4th December:
o Children’s Pet Show – 9am
o Donges Supa IGA and The Young Witness Big Breakfast – 7am – 10am
o Bush Poets in the Marquee – 8am – 10am
o Live Music – various times throughout the day
o Cherry Pip Spit Competition – 11am

The full 2011 National Cherry Festival program can be downloaded via For more information on Young including accommodation options and other attractions go to