Yes, it is that time of the year again, CHERRY Season. Manjimup, the small south-west town, is getting ready for their annual Cherry Harmony Festival. The fruit is nearing REDiness, the town is about to paint itself red and the locals are puckering up for the cherry pip spitting competition. Last years winner, Paul Omodei, is about to pack his bags and head off to Cromwell, New Zealand, to defend his title of GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting winner, which he won in Manjimup in 2006. The two day (weekend) festival begins in early December and promises to be the best ever, with live music, crowning of the Cherry King and Queen, wood chopping, face painting, wheelbarrow races and much, much more. Did I forget to mention CHERRIES. If you love cherries it is a must for your December calendar . Boxes and boxes of sweet, red, ripe cherries everywhere. All the orchards are open and ready to offer you the best in the west.
Pam Bodsworth has just informed us that Mark Vitler won the Mt Barker Cherry Pip Spitting Competition on Saturday, 17th, November, with a winning spit of 12.1m. Be scared Manjimup, Mark is coming to Manjimup to be in the finals on Saturday 8 December.