PINJARRA'S historic Edenvale Precinct is the place to be this long weekend as it hosts the annual Pinjarra Festival.
Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the free arts and cultural event would celebrate the Peel region’s rural activities and laidback country lifestyle.
“Pinjarra is one of the State’s oldest towns and provides an enviable lifestyle along the
Murray River within a short distance of Perth,” Dr Hames said.
“The festival is the perfect excuse for a day trip to Pinjarra where you’ll find stalls showcasing the region’s local produce, arts and craft, plus fun for the whole family, including balloon twisting, pony and camel rides.”
Local children will also be performing alongside feature act Junkadelic, with handmade instruments made in school workshops in the lead-up to the festival.
Dr Hames said the State Government was proud to support the Pinjarra Festival through Eventscorp’s Regional Events Scheme, which was funded through Royalties for Regions.
“With a funding boost of $40million over four years committed to regional events, the Regional Events Scheme will bring together communities, add vibrancy and attract visitors to the regions,” he said.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said many exciting and diverse events were planned in communities across the State, thanks to Royalties for Regions funding.
“It’s wonderful to see the Shire of Murray celebrate its history and lifestyle with this fantastic event,” Mr Grylls said.
“It gives the community a chance to showcase what it is that makes their town special and to share the experience with others.
“Events such as these bring fresh excitement for residents, boost local economies and provide the perfect opportunity for visitors to travel to different regions.”