Festival draws crowds from far afield

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
An Armistice parade was held by the Avon & Hills Carriage Driving Club.
Camera IconAn Armistice parade was held by the Avon & Hills Carriage Driving Club.

Wickepin’s Facey Festival has capped off a busy weekend as hundreds from the region and beyond flocked to the town for a variety of events.

The highly anticipated festival kicked off on Friday night with the Arty Party at Wickepin Town Hall.

Close to 200 guest filled out the hall which showcased an array of work as Carmen McFaull’s “Crowd Pleaser” claimed the Acquisitive Prize.

“The Art Prize opening night Arty Party and Feast on Art long table lunch (Sunday) were a sellout and the hall looked spectacular,” organiser Lee Parker said.

“The calibre of art on show was extremely high.”

Activities continued on Saturday as tours of gardens in and around Wickepin were offered to visitors and Wickepin Community Resource Centre hosted their community market through the town’s main road.

The Wickepin Football Club and Yealering Progress Committee hosted a Lamb and Lager Evening on Saturday.

The Avon & Hills Carriage Driving Club, with funding from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, held an Armistice Parade remembering fallen and wounded WWI soldiers.

Extended family members of Albert Facey and carriage drivers were invited to a veranda lunch by the Facey Homestead Committee.

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