Perth Hills Festival

Earlier in October at Old Station Road in Karragullen was the Live Lighter Perth Hills Festival. Despite a less than favourable weather forecast earlier in the week Mother Nature proved kind and there was an occasional sprinkle earlier in the day but as it progressed the spring weather really turned it on!

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The event is held annually and is very family friendly, with plenty to see and do. It had a country fair feel to it with the oval full of farming equipment, both historical and top of the line new gear, along with some interactive workshops of horticultural innovations. It is always good to learn a bit more about the journey of how fruit or veg finds it way to our tables. Makes you appreciate it more I think.

You could even buy some plants to take home, which seemed to be a popular options.

Then as well as this there were even a few farm animals that made an appearance, so cute and the kids were loving them! And sure it wasn’t easy to take a selfie with a goat, but I did my best.

And then to add to the familiar show time sounds, there were a few rides, side show games and even some show bags. Like I said, lots to do!

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In the Karragullen Hall they had some great activities set up to encourage the littlies to try some local fresh fruit. My favourite feature in this area was a bike set up to ‘make your own smoothies’ – pedal power all the way! It was a huge hit with the kids and it’s always nice to see youngsters excited by healthy choices.

But there were many a sweet treat to tempt them… ok and to tempt me too! The Mr Whippy van was as always very popular and despite the cooler weather icecream was still high on the priority list for some eager punters.

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In another hall they had a vast range of different stands set up, with various crafts alongside folks selling cake or condiments, and a big stand selling beautiful fresh fruit and veg. Looked amazing with all its lovely colours.

There were also wine and cider tasting from from a few choice local and WA producers, so fun for the big kids too!

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If you were chasing lunch there was a solid range of food vans in attendance. I can vouch for the roast pork rolls for WA Spit Roast being melt in your mouth delicious! Bit of apple sauce, bit of gravy, plenty of roast pork all on a fresh buttered roll. So good! I sat myself down and savoured every single bite!

It’s was wonderful to see the crowds roll in and support this local event. A really lovely family day out and a great reason to visit the stunning Perth Hills.

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Be sure to keep an eye on the Visit Armadale Facebook page for details of future events and the line up of the Spring of into Armadale events can be found here.

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Note: This is a sponsored post for Visit Armadale 

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