The 2019 cherry harvest is in full swing and cherries are in abundance again this year for those who want the pick your own experience or to buy at roadside stalls.
The National Cherry Festival has become a landmark tradition in rural Australia and at the 70th festival this year there are plenty of activities on the program to please all tastes.
The festival begins outdoors on Friday night with live music and a fireworks display.
The Saturday program offers an exciting mix of activities with buskers, market and produce stalls, entertainment, live bands, and iconic features such as the cherry pie eating competition. The day’s activities will peak with one of the state’s longest street parades, followed by the Cherry Queen/King coronation.
Pick cherries in a local orchard and enjoy award winning wines on a visit to local cellar doors and wineries. Catch up on some local history at the museum and the Chinese Tribute Garden. There is so much to see and do!
This year there is a Hilltops Heritage Rally at Carrington Park featuring Australian made historic machinery, tractors, trucks, steam and stationary engines and market stalls
Sunday’s program centres at the park with a Big Breakfast, bush poets, working dog demonstrations, cherry pip spit competition, live music and the Home Grown Produce and Home-Made Craft Market.
More details and a full program of events: visithilltopsregion.com.au