Cooroy festival a fusion of fun for all
THERE is so much to see and do at the Cooroy Fusion Festival on Saturday, May 13 that you had best put aside the whole day if you want to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun.
Spreading all the way down the main street, the popular hinterland festival attracts more than 10,000 people each year and the one of the things that sets it apart from others is the abundance of free activities on offer.
The top of town hosts beautiful blooms in the CWA Hall with Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society's annual show with many varieties of orchids on display and for sale for Mother's Day.
Next on the walk through town is the Butter Factory Arts Centre hosting three exhibitions including the Australian Body Art Festival's photo exhibition and an inflatable selfie booth combined with a Mother's Day card making workshop.
In the pottery area out the back there is a pottery throw down where you can try your hand on a potter's wheel.
There is also body art, face painting and a chainsaw artist at the front of the Butter Factory and an animal farm and jumping castle on the library roof.
In the library you can meet local authors, discover virtual reality, watch tai chi demonstrations, play in the LEGO lounge, get acquainted with robotics, and get involved in a hip hop workshop and more!
In the main festival area, there are artisans stalls, food, community groups and sponsors.
Entertainment will be pumping all day long with the likes of the high school bands, Ian Hawkins, Sambazzy, Cherry Ripes, Claptomaniacs and Annie J & Fusion.
You'll also be able to see the Greenwood Grove Geckoes Wildlife Experience on the stage in the marquee and get up close and personal with all sorts of critters.
You will find the first ever Queensland experience of dart ball, a combination of darts with either soccer, tennis or rugby balls.
The team from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland will be there, handing out prizes for those who show their spectacular kicking, throwing or hitting skills. The Cooroy Supa IGA Tastes of the Hinterland is also located in the same area with local food producers giving the opportunity to taste test a great selection of products.
Just across the creek you can catch the Cooroora Woodworkers annual show with competitions and demonstrations and Cooroy Camphor Laurel will have their workshop and gallery open with a few extra surprises including wood carving by Shane Christensen, simmental cattle, camels, native bees and a pig or two.
More information at www.cooroyfusionfestival
.com.au or Facebook @CooroyFusionFestival