Program launches for new Lost and Found Festival putting Bunbury, Ferguson Valley talent on the map

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The festival includes a five-course degustation at Phil Smith’s St Aidan Wines.
Camera IconThe festival includes a five-course degustation at Phil Smith’s St Aidan Wines. Credit: Shannon Verhagen

A new four-day spring festival set to showcase Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley has launched its exciting program packed full of local talent.

The Lost and Found Festival is expected to draw 4500 visitors to the valley to make the most of the food, wine and entertainment the area has to offer.

From September 9 to 12, there will be a range of activities for lovers of food, wine and beer spread throughout Bunbury, Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley.

Yesterday was the official launch of the program, which boasts long table dinners in barrel halls, wine workshops and live music spanning more than 20 venues.

A collaborative initiative between Ferguson Valley Marketing, Australia’s South West, City of Bunbury and the Shire of Dardanup, the festival aims to draw visitors and locals to experience what the region has to offer.

The four-day Lost and Found Festival will take over Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley later this year.
Camera IconThe four-day Lost and Found Festival will take over Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley later this year.

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to attend a three-course menu with Ferguson Valley wines at Brunch, Bubbles and Beats at Mojo’s Kitchen and Bar; enjoy a lunchtime meal cooked over coals by Brenton Pyke of Market Eating House before kicking back by the bonfire at Feast by the Fire at Mazza Wines; and take part in a five-course degustation in the heart of the Valley at the Candlelit Cabernet Dinner at St Aidan.

Gin and rum masterclasses at Cuprum Distillery and European wine holiday masterclasses at Green Door Wines are among the raft of activities available across the festival.

Culture and creativity will be celebrated over the weekend, with attendees able to take part in street art walking tours through the colourful streets of Bunbury guided by 6230 Festival curator Andrew Frazer or visit the Roelands Village Festival to celebrate the land and community.

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