SUNSHINE and smiling faces helped make this year’s Darlington Point Spring Festival a huge success.
The normally sleepy town was wide awake on Saturday as more than 1000 people flocked to CWA Park to enjoy the fun, games and wide variety of stalls.
Darlington Point Townlife Committee member and stall organiser Judy Welsh called this year’s festival “brilliant”.
She said it was good to see the event grow each year and so many people support it.
“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” she said.
“The good thing about the festival is that it brings everybody together and lots of visitors from far and wide into town.
“We had more than 80 stalls, with everything from honey to metal art on sale and just as many have booked in again for next year.
“The feedback has been great.
“Most people are saying it’s the best one we have ever had.”
The event, aimed at providing a fun-filled day for all the family, did not disappoint.
The train rides, jumping castle, Fusion games and face painting kept the kids happy, while the stalls, vintage and hot rod vehicles, wine tasting, refreshments, a cheerleader demonstration and a major raffle made sure the big kids were content too.
“The weather was absolutely beautiful,” Ms Welsh said.
“We’ve been really fortunate over the last few years to have great weather.
“The music was good, there were lots of ice creams and snow cones sold and the Lions Club barbecue only had eight sausages left but nothing to put them in.
“It was good to see so many people come along to support us.”