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Harvey festival has something for everyone

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Excitement, entertainment, food, music and culture will once again light up Harvey on Sunday, as the LiveLighter Harvey Harvest Festival celebrates 20 years of festivities.

From 9am to 4pm, Snell’s Park and surrounds will be alive with entertainment, music, food and more than 140 stalls offering clothing, handcrafted items, gadgets, jewellery and more.

Top WA performers will add to the festival’s atmosphere all day including Tony Bandera who will offer a slice of Italy with new and classic songs.

Headlining band Renegade will hit the main stage performing a range of hits from the Foo Fighters, Queen, Johnny Cash, the Eagles, Neil Diamond and Fleetwood Mac.

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Harvey Mainstreet vicechairman David Marshall and Harvey harvest festival coordinator Lisa Bevans look forward to the opening of the festival on March 18.
Camera IconHarvey Mainstreet vicechairman David Marshall and Harvey harvest festival coordinator Lisa Bevans look forward to the opening of the festival on March 18.

At 10.20am, the Harvey Mainstreet committee will officially open the festival thanking the many volunteers and businesses involved over the years.

For families of all sizes and ages, the free children’s zone returns with a range of activities and safe play entertainment, as well fuzzy farmyard animals from Old MacDonald’s Farm to pat and Monster Bubbles to wonder at.

Shire president Tania Jackson and Harvey Main Street committee chairman Joe Capogreco officially opening the 2017 Harvey Harvest Festival.
Camera IconShire president Tania Jackson and Harvey Main Street committee chairman Joe Capogreco officially opening the 2017 Harvey Harvest Festival.

Roving entertainers Batman, Captain America, Minions, Olaf and Iron Man can also be found amid the crowd throughout the day.

This year the Australian Navy will be making an appearance at the festival with their stall sharing give aways and stories about serving on the seas.

The Nikki Dagostino Italian Trio of Gabriella Scornavacche, Nikki Dagostino and Valerio Fiorini drew a huge crowd with their lively performance at the 2015 festival.
Camera IconThe Nikki Dagostino Italian Trio of Gabriella Scornavacche, Nikki Dagostino and Valerio Fiorini drew a huge crowd with their lively performance at the 2015 festival.

The piazza will come alive once again with live music, food, stalls and the heats of the iconic WA Grape Stomping Championships.

Heats run from 11.30am to 1.30pm before the finals on the main stage at 2.30pm with cash prizes in store for the top stompers.

For a break from the crowds, jump on the air-conditioned bus which will be doing tours showing off the sights of Harvey.

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