Local indigenous community member Grant Riley and CEO Matt Gilfellon opened the festival followed by a fashion parade from Lake Grace retail outlet Salt'n'Sand. The tractor pull saw a handful of teams compete for the $1500 prize money with the Dumbleyung Hockey Club taking out first place. The club donated $1000 to Dumbleyung Events Committee and put $500 on the bar which was well received by all who attended.
While children enjoyed the Bluebirds Kids corner including bouncy castles, show bags and train rides an intimate group of 15 attended the pop-up Fervor restaurant enjoying a delicious and unique seven course degustation menu including ants!
Live music from Hayden McGlinn and CatzMeow, an eight piece jazz band proved a hit with many singing along and dancing til the very last song.
Attendees commented "Congratulations to DEC & it's hard working volunteers on the Taste of Dumbleyung It was a fantastic community event with a fabulous relaxed atmosphere. Great family fun." and 'Thank you so much DEC for such a wonderful evening, you completely catered for all ages, what a fantastic event!'.
The Dumbleyung events committee would like to thank the events major sponsors, Shire of Dumbleyung, Lotterywest and the CBH Group plus many local business, clubs and community members that made the event such a success.