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Warracknabeal YFest to celebrate 21st anniversary

GATHERING: A large crowd lined Scott Street for Warracknabeal’s annual YFest parade.  Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

GATHERING: A large crowd lined Scott Street for Warracknabeal’s annual YFest parade. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

By JEAN WISE
YFest Easter Festival is celebrating its 21st year of promoting activities in Warracknabeal and Yarriambiack Shire this month.
And this year’s event will include some regular favourite attractions as well as a couple of additions.
The weekend launches with the opening of a four-day art show in Yarriambiack Shire Council offices on Good Friday.
This year the show will highlight the work of Peter Hill and Joanne Pearey.
Also hitting off festivities on the Friday will be a four-day YFest golf tournament.
Easter Saturday looms as a busy day of activities with all Warracknabeal businesses and coffee shops open to cater for an expected large influx of visitors.

PHOTOS: 2018 Warracknabeal YFest

Activities start in the main street before 10am, with the highlight of the weekend an Easter Parade starting at 11am.
This year there will be musical entertainment outside Warracknabeal Post Office provided by the Powell Brothers and a show-and-shine car and vehicle display in Woolcock Street, around the corner from the post office.
Warracknabeal’s Community Garden will be open for all, with morning tea available before the parade and a light lunch after. Doors to historic Warracknabeal Ladies Rest Rooms will also open with Devonshire tea available.
A monthly Community Market will coincide with the Saturday festival and present a wide variety of stalls.
To help feed the many visitors, a Uniting Church barbecue and a Lutheran Church coffee stand will be operating outside Warracknabeal’s tourist centre and post office.
Visitors will be alerted to the start of the parade by the Warracknabeal town crier.
Cameron Whelan will lead this year’s procession on the bagpipes, marching along with his fellow Country Fire Authority members.
Following closely on their heels will be Warracknabeal State Emergency Service, celebrating its 40th anniversary.
There will also be many vintage cars, vehicles and tractors, groups and, as usual, a few surprises.
Following the parade the show-and-shine display will continue, along with musical entertainment, before people start to head off for their favourite activities.
These include the Warracknabeal races featuring the Warracknabeal Cup, fashions on the field and an Easter egg hunt.
There is also the two-day vintage machinery rally featuring international machinery of all types, a twilight tractor pull, musical memories, car displays, model-aircraft demonstrations, a hay bale maze, shearing, engine displays, as well as golf action and the art show.
A ‘Busking in the Park’ competition starts at 12.30pm in the Lions Flora and Fauna Park across Yarriambiack Creek, accessed from Scott Street or Craig Avenue.
Rotary and Rotaract will be on hand to keep people fed and watered.
On Sunday, in addition to the continuation of the art show, golf and the vintage rally, there will be an Armed Bowlers Tournament at Warracknabeal Bowling Club greens next to the creek.
Easter Monday concludes the YFest weekend with the art show and golf still providing activities and attractions.
YFest promotions committee wishes all participants and visitors a great and busy Easter weekend.

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Posted on Apr 10 2019

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