Dardanup rolls out the record barrel

Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
VideoMore than 15,000 people attended this year's LiveLighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival.

LiveLighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel chairwoman Jill Cross believes this year’s event broke attendance records with more than 15,000 people taking part.

Ms Cross said it was difficult to get an accurate number of attendees because of the free entry to the festival.

“We don’t really know exactly how many people, but I am confident we had a record attendance this year,” she said.

“There were probably one-and-a-half times more people parked in the paid parking than last year and I know there were people parked all over the town.

“There was a real buzz around the festival this year and there was so much for everybody to see and do.”

Ms Cross said the festival was an opportunity to showcase the best of what Dardanup had to offer.

“It is a real community event with all of the local clubs helping out and helping us prepare for the festival,” she said.

“We have a total of 25 people on our committee, but we can’t do it all.

“We are really grateful for the help and assistance that everyone has given us.

“A special thanks should go out to Healthway and Doral our major sponsors and all the other sponsors.

“We couldn’t hold this event without their support.”

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