Pinjarra Festival is on June long weekend


Residents Andrea Furfaro, Xavier and Jack Harrop, and Toby Wakeford, with Shire of Murray President Maree Reid.
Residents Andrea Furfaro, Xavier and Jack Harrop, and Toby Wakeford, with Shire of Murray President Maree Reid.

ALL roads lead to Pinjarra this WA Day long weekend when the annual Pinjarra Festival rolls into town.

Murray’s biggest community event will transform historic Edenvale on Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s event is bigger and better with 11 local bands and musicians showcasing WA’s talented country, blues, folk and contemporary music scene.

There’s a lot for youth such as free Wi-Fi in the youth zone, and the Game Vault, Perth’s only mobile video gaming |theatre with its luxury limousine interior, state-of-the-art LED lighting, surround sound and massive 3D LED screens.

From children and musos to foodies, wine buffs and those who enjoy a cultural fix, the festival offers something for everyone.

Feature acts include Magnificent 7 and Fremantle’s quirky folk, alt-country, bluegrass band Justin Walshe Folk Machine. The line-up also features the Moorditj Brothers, Rick Morris, John Read, Danny Bau, Matt Hantler, Benjamin Bernal, Josh McKean, Jasmine Atkins and Nate Lansdell.

For the shopaholics and local produce lovers there will be market stalls, the Alcoa Food Emporium and a wine tasting shed.

Browse through the vintage car display, quilters display and Liveringa Art Gallery, try pottery, watch woodturning demonstrations, and chat to representatives from Murray Historical Society.

For the first time, there will be a World War II display as well as the Pinjarra Golf Challenge.

Circus acts, young vocalists and dance performances on the children’s stage will keep the kids happy as will the Make-A-Wish Art Zone, children’s craft area, and interactive saltwater and freshwater ecosystem Critters Up Close workshops.

There will also be face painting and pony and camel rides.

Other events near the festival this weekend include the Alcoa and Pinjarra Rotary Art Show and Sale at Pinjarra Civic Centre, St Joseph’s Primary School fete and Pinjarra Race Club.

The festival is open 10am to 4pm, June 4-5.

The Pinjarra Community Garden will also be open. See page 11.