Lynne Mowbray |
The 15th Glenreagh Timber Festival was held under sunny skies at the Glenreagh Showground on Saturday.
The festival celebrates the history of the timber industry in the village with the popular event growing in size each year.
President of the Glenreagh Timber Festival Chris Hanson said that he was extremely happy with Saturday’s crowd.
“The crowd was bigger than last year and we estimate that there were between 3500 – 4000 people and that’s a really great crowd,” Mr Hanson said.
“We had about 50 percent more cars in the ‘show and shine’ display this year, which is really good for us and we had about 20 percent more, in the tractor display.
“In addition to the wood chop event this year we had the tree climb event which was sponsored by First Super. The event attracted a lot of attention, as it’s not a common thing in wood chopping. We had nine events in the wood chop, so it was a really full day for them.
“We had 80 stalls which did a roaring trade (throughout the day) including the international food stalls.
“Glenreagh Mountain Railway was also open, for the public (to check out the steam engines and carriages and some of the local rail history).
“We’ve had perfect weather and this is our 15th year and we’ve never been rained out (over the years).
“We’ve already got people planning for next year that want to come and participate in the event, so it getting bigger and better every year,” he said.