Dongara’s Larry Lobster Festival to draw revellers

Staff reporterMidwest Times
Dongara Port Denison mascot Larry Lobster entertains the crowd at a previous festival.
Camera IconDongara Port Denison mascot Larry Lobster entertains the crowd at a previous festival. Credit: Supplied

The annual Larry Lobster Festival is expected to draw a 2000-strong crowd to Dongara tomorrow.

First held in 1999, the family friendly community festival has grown from humble beginnings to become a major event on the Dongara tourism calendar.

Kids attractions will include a petting zoo, bouncy castle, inflatable human soccer, face painting, and a jungle-themed obstacle course, while adults can peruse stalls selling local produce and arts and crafts.

Other entertainment will include a monster truck show and live music by Perth band Breakaways.

Dongara Denison Community Festival Association treasurer Sue Barnett said all money raised went back into the community.

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“We’re a not for profit organisation and any money that we do make is put into the account for next year’s festival,” she said.

“Last year we had close to 2000 people throughout the course of the day, and we certainly hope that we get pretty much the same this year.”

The event will be held at the Dongara Cricket Ground from 10.30am to 4pm.

Entry is free. Children’s entertainment is $15 for the entire day and free for kids under five.

The Larry Lobster Festival is organised by volunteers from the Dongara Denison Community Festival Association.

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