Glenbrook Spring Festival hits the streets
Glenbrook turned into a huge festival town on Saturday for the annual Spring Festival Celebration.
Thousands of locals, visitors and curious passers-by walked through the village streets that had been closed off to traffic and turned into market, food and entertainment precincts.
There was a Food & Wine Festival with seven wineries, three breweries, a cidery and local cafes participating.
Wineries included Cumulus Wines, Orange; Dry Ridge Estate, Megalong Valley; McCaw Creek, Clare Valley; Windowrie Wines, Canowindra; Logan Wines, Orange & Mudgee; Helen & Joey Estate Wines, Yarra Valley.
Breweries - Young Henry's, Newtown, Capital Brewing, Canberra; Two Heads Brewing, Bathurst. Cidery - Bilpin Ciders, Bilpin.
Local eateries creating colourful and tasty treats were Cafe 2773, Vincents and Glenbrook Greengrocer.
More than 200 stalls filled the main and adjoining streets with handicrafts, plants, giftware, jewellery, art, hats, foods, showbags and just about anything else you would want at a local festival.
Two stages featured local dance groups Barker Dance, Lapstone Public School Dance, Dance on Pointe, LKM Dance along with entertainment by Blue Mountains Concert Band, Wycliffe Christian School and young local bands and singers.
Local groups also took advantage of the festival to showcase their services including NSW Fire & Rescue, Lapstone Glenbrook Rural Fire Service, Police and State Emergency Services.
Political parties were also out in force with Liberal, Labor and Greens candidates working the crowds and manning stands.
But for many of the younger family members the main attractions centred around the carnival and bungy jump rides. Model trains rides made a welcome to the festival after a few years’ absence.
For now, it’s clean-up and assessment time for organisers as they prepare for next year’s festival.
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