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
Spinners in Stirling Terrace demonstrate the ancient art of turning fibre into yarn.
Organisers of both events are to be congratulated for helping to put Toodyay on the tourist map and for bringing much-needed sales to struggling local businesses.
And as always and within hours of both busy street events ending, everything was packed up and the town swept clean as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened just a short time earlier.
Well done volunteers, shire workers and everyone involved in helping to make Toodyay the special place it is.