Pinjarra gears up to put on a show this weekend

With Pinjarra’s largest free community festival only a few sleeps away, the town is gearing up to put on a show this WA Day long weekend.

Pinjarra’s Livelighter festival is set to transform heritage-listed Edenvale Homestead into a hive of activity on Saturday and Sunday, with fun and entertainment options for all ages.

The festival line-up includes live concerts, circus and dance performances, market stalls, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts workshops, sand sculpting classes, laser tag, amusement rides, a pettinz zoo, facepainting, showbags and a vintage car display.

The Lotterywest main stage is also set to buzz this year, packed with performances of local and state artists, including the Amplifiers and Static Rock.

Arts and crafts lovers will also be able to check some local talent at the quilters exhibition, the Liveringa Art Gallery and the pottery and woodturning demonstrations.

Attendees will be able to browse through the stalls from 10am until 4pm and give paella, chocolate chili pork and German bratwurst a go in one of the food stalls.

“The Festival showcases the vibrant and culturally rich elements of the Shire of Murray,” Shire president Maree Reid said.

“It further celebrates Murray’s distinctive rural history and lifestyle, parading local arts, crafts, produce and recreational activities significant to the region.”

The festival attracted more than 12,000 visitors to Pinjarra from the Peel, Rockingham, South West and Perth regions last year.