FOLLOWING the success of the 2016 Inglewood on Beaufort’s Festival in the ‘Wood, it is back for a second year.
The popular festival, sponsored by the City of Stirling, Inglewood on Beaufort and vendors, will include local artisan stalls, tasty food, live music, a silent disco, and an arts and activity area.
Inglewood on Beaufort secretary Damien Giudici said the event was important to showcase the businesses and people living area.
“Festival in the ’Wood is a local autumnal celebration of local arts, food and wine, and simply provides a low- key opportunity for neighbours to meet and enjoy what is great about Inglewood,” he said.
“With the help of local food and beverage purveyors, plus some crafty and not so crafty businesses, we wish to introduce our community to a less-worn path when it comes to a festival.
“Our last event in May was an important opportunity for local businesses to gain valuable exposure with the people who live in the area, and also for local community groups like Perth Meccano Club and Inglewood Community Church to get the word out, too.” Mr Giudici said the festival was a good way to support smaller businesses that sometimes did it tough.
“It is vital for our local businesses – which are doing it really tough at the moment – to have the opportunity to showcase their wares in a different forum and build a rapport with locals,” he said.
“Too often we take our local businesses for granted as they are literally on our doorstep.
“We think ‘we will go there someday’, Festival in the ’Wood makes ‘the someday’, ‘the day’ and the businesses thrive on the opportunity as it’s a much more relaxed interaction with customers.”
The free event will also feature a beverages tent with wine tastings from DeVine Cellars, a Meccano display, vintage bike display, roller derby, bike polo demonstrations and toddler jam.
WHAT: Festival in the Wood
WHERE: 4 Dundas Road, Inglewood, carpark behind DeVine Cellars.
WHEN: Sunday May 21 – 12noon – 5pm