Bunbury Mail 1Record crowds of 15,000 flocked to this year’s LiveLighter Harvey Harvest Festival where the tastes and aromas of the town’s famous produce was brought to life.
Harvey chef Greg Aiberti took to the stage, transforming local produce from the town’s iconic brands in paddock-to-plate style cooking demonstrations in the new Tastes Like Harvey food and wine precinct.
Festival Coordinator Monique Warnock said the festival was one of the most popular in the South West and continued to grow because it was free and had fantastic entertainment and attractions for everyone.
“Festival-goers enjoyed top class entertainment from Little Miss and the spine tingling vocals of Nerida Mangano performing Italian favourites, as well as dare-devil antics of Fatt Matt as he performed stunts for the crowd on the street,” Ms Warnock said.
“The Tastes Like Harvey food and wine precinct was a real hit because people want to know where their food has come from these days and how to cook fresh, healthy meals.
“With fresh produce coming straight from the paddocks surrounding the festival grounds, we really showcased classic paddock to plate cooking.”
Ivan Soloman and his spectacle of roving dogs herding sheep through the crowd and the WA Police Pipe Band were also a hit, along with the high energy competition of the LiveLighter WA Grape Stomping Championship.