Everywhere you turned last Saturday at Cooroy Fusion Festival there was fun to be had! They had it all – live music, street performers, fantastic food, kids activities, talented artists, literary events, market stalls, woodworking, animals, displays by community groups and businesses, orchids and plants, workshops, smiles everywhere and perfect sunny weather!
The Festival celebrates the opening of the fabulous Cooroy Library and features the annual shows of the Cooroora Woodworkers Club and the Noosa Orchid Society. Combine this with all that is great about the Hinterland and you have the ingredients for a highly successful day.
“It was a wonderful day with a record crowd. We lived up to our promise of once again being bigger and better than last year and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from everyone. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing crew of volunteers and our generous partners and sponsors,” said Chris Bell, chairperson of the Cooroy Fusion Committee.
Cooroy Fusion is one of those special events that just bubbles with community spirit. It showcases what a wonderful part of the world we live in. Spread right up Maple Street it included a huge range of activities at the Cooroy Mill Site, Cooroy Camphor Laurel Group, Cooroora Woodworkers, Cooroy Library, Butter Factory Arts Centre and CWA Hall.
The Bendigo Bank Entertainment Tent was packed full of top shelf entertainment and the Cooroy RSL Pickled Possum bar was a great spot to catch the likes of the Cherry Ripes, Ian Hawkins, Sambazzy, Claptomaniacs, Annie J & Fusion and the Greenwood Grove Geckoes Wildlife Experience! The Supa IGA Cooroy “Tastes of the Hinterland” was a big hit with attendees delighting in samples from local producers. Even the new attractions were above and beyond the norm with the Raine & Horne Dart Ball and inflatable human hamster balls proving to be big hits with kids and grown-ups alike. Other new additions included an inflatable photo booth with photos that could then be used to make a Mother’s Day Card, a pottery throw down and even a virtual reality experience!
Cooroy Fusion Festival is run by the Cooroy Future Group Inc and funded by festival partners Noosa Council and Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank and sponsors Greenwood Grove, Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland, Cooroy Chamber of Commerce, Cooroy Supa IGA, Club Cooroy RSL, Firefly Solutions, Noosa Today, Palm Lake Resort, Cooroy Camphor Laurel, Fiona Winter Realty, Cooroy Rag, Cooroy Hotel, Cartwrights Lawyers, Cooroy Service Centre RACQ, Gelignite Jacks, Suttons Cleaning Service, Noosa Beverages, Mower & ATV Solutions, John Madill Toyota, Wythes Real Estate, Officeworks, McDermott Aviation, QMP, Chapman’s Auto Repairs and Max Watterson & Associates.
If you want more information on the Cooroy Fusion Festival head to www.cooroyfusionfestival.com.au or find them on Facebook!