The hall filled at 4pm when Dumbleyung Events Committee President, Harley Bairstow and local indigenous community member Grant Riley officially opened the event. Sand and Salt from Lake Grace then took to the stage and wowed the crowd with the latest fashion trends. Local models Carmen Bairstow, Pip Gooding, Paige Morris, Jacki Ball, Tanya Kirk and Millie Bray strutted their stuff on the catwalk bringing all the clothing to life! Thank you ladies, you all looked amazing!
A menu full of delicious local lamb, yabbies, fruit, bread and quinoa was a hit. The aromas filled the air and the kitchen was kept busy all afternoon and well into the evening. Almost all produce was locally supplied from sheep to chutneys, Three Farmers quinoa and fruit – thank you to everyone who donated produce and time to run a successful kitchen for the event.
The crowd moved from the hall to Harvey Street for the traditional tractor pull at 6pm. Dumbleyung Farmers Centre displayed the latest big boys toys with the competition boiling down to a battle between the Dumbleyung Hockey Club and Dumbleyung Sailing Club. The victor with the quickest time was the Dumbleyung Sailing Club, winning the $500 which will assist in updating and maintain current Yacht Club facilities.
As the sun set, the children’s sideshow came to an end and the band Renegade took to the stage, playing covers of all the classics. Event attendees moved between the outside bar and the dance floor late into the evening with everything winding down and ending at midnight.
The Dumbleyung Events Committee would like to thank all volunteers and donators for their assistance in making this year’s Taste of Dumbleyung a success. For more event photos or to share your feedback of the event visit www.facebook.com/tasteofdumbleyung