A larger variety of stalls, new stallholders and more activities for children were some of the reasons organisers have deemed the 2018 Shoalhaven Timber Festival a success.
The 2018 edition of the annual event, which showcases the past, present and future of the timber industry, was held at Milton Showground on Saturday, October 6.
South Coast Sawmills and Bush Timber Workers Association secretary and event coordinator Denise Colebrook said she was overwhelmed by how well-supported the 2018 festival was.
“I am overwhelmed, we did extremely well,” Mrs Colebrook said.
“Last year we had over 1000 people. [This year] could be bigger, I can’t put an exact number on it, but maybe 1200.”
Mrs Colebrook said the festival timed well with school holidays and temperate weather. But, the addition of new stalls, Milton Show Society hosting arena sorting games and the wood-chopping demonstrations were some of the crowd-pleasing events, Mrs Colebrook said.
“We get them to come in and put on a show for us,” she said.
“We had nearly 40-odd stall, new stalls, more events for kids. We had the tiny houses. The Lucas Mill was another favourite I think people liked. It all added to the festival.
“It was a bit sad we couldn’t do sporting events, but they had a lot of competitors, they drew a crowd.”
Mrs Colebrook was enthusiastic about having more attractions next year. She encouraged volunteers, or local community groups, who want to be involved to contact her on 0439 023 360 or email email@example.com.