Homegrown Festival: City of Gosnells declares festival a success


Little Scibblers in full swing.
Little Scibblers in full swing.

CITY of Gosnells’ successful Homegrown Festival wrapped up with the popular Little Scribblers last Saturday .

The Homegrown finale drew a big crowd, with families excited to indulge in the circus-themed event.

Despite the threat of rain throughout the day, crowds braved the bleak weather to enjoy the festivities on show.

The traditional circus performances on the main stage unsurprisingly proved to be a big hit, drawing large crowd.

However, the interactive circus was also popular, with plenty of punters eager to try their hand at juggling and acrobatics.

It was a fitting finale to the city’s fifth Homegrown Festival, which featured 30 individual events and was attended by more than 10,000 people.

Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said he was “very satisfied” with the festival this year.

“Based on the festival attendance and positive feedback provided from attendees through social media and surveys, the city considers the festival to be a success this year.”

He said the City was happy with the changes they had made since last year’s incarnation.

“One of the biggest improvements implemented this year following the evaluation process last year was establishing a fast track ticketing system that improved access to the popular Illuminate Night Party event.”

Mr Cowie said they would review the festival in the coming weeks and assess how to improve next year’s event.