Weather gods smile on Moondyne and Toodyay Fibre Festivals

Lock him up – Moondyne Joe’s gang tries to evade colonial coppers as a temperance woman shouts for their capture. Photo Peter Harms.

THE GODS must be smiling on Toodyay.

Last month’s Moondyne Festival (above) attracted thousands of visitors to Toodyay after an early heavy downpour was followed by a mild but mostly dry autumn day filled with fun and entertainment.

Then this month’s Fibre Festival (see below) struck it lucky again with a gloriously sunny winter’s day sandwiched between two heavy storms that swept across the state, bringing long-awaited rain for local farmers.

Read more