Families flock to foreshore for festival fun

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Leisa Robertson and her daughters Grace, 4, and Georgia, 5, were three of thousands of people who flocked to the Eaton Foreshore Festival on Sunday to explore the stalls and test out the rides.
Camera IconLeisa Robertson and her daughters Grace, 4, and Georgia, 5, were three of thousands of people who flocked to the Eaton Foreshore Festival on Sunday to explore the stalls and test out the rides. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Thousands from across the region flocked to the banks of the Collie River at the weekend for the Health Hub Eaton Foreshore Festival.

More than 10,000 people packed the foreshore to enjoy the food vans, circus performers, sideshow alley and the many more fun activities throughout the day.

Event organiser Felicity Metcher said she was overwhelmed with the crowds of people who attended the event.

“The festival was a huge success,” Mrs Metcher said. “Beautiful weather, record crowds, so many different things to see and do and I've had nothing but positive feedback from stall holders, community members, volunteers, sponsors of the event, stage performers and general public.”

The RAC Helicopter was a new attraction to the festival this year – with hundreds getting to check out the 360 degree virtual reality footage.

“The RAC experience was extremely popular,” she said.

“I spoke with the RAC organisers after the event and they said it was great and a very busy day for them.”

The fire truck, police van and Swan Towing trucks were also popular with the kids and Mrs Metcher said the Bunbury Volunteer Bushfire Brigade let the kids have a turn using the hose to spray water.

“We love getting our event out into the community and we are getting more and more support each year which makes it a great family day out,” Mrs Metcher said.

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