Fridgetown Fest ready to warm hearts

Fridgetown Fest is set to cure the winter blues with dozens of events running across the region until September.

The festival will take place around Bridgetown and Greenbushes, and provide events for families to enjoy.

Activities involve art, food, music, theatre, craft and writing workshops, walking trails, gardening, power boat racing, science, games and more.

One of the highlights from the program is the Banquet on a Bridge event.

Banquet on A Bridge celebrates the Blackwood River Valley food bowl, promising to bring the best chefs, cooks, winemakers, and brewers in the region to a picturesque bridge, just a short drive out of town.

The event will be held on Sunday, August 11 from 11am with guests travelling by coach from Bridgetown.

Another notable event for the calendar is the Rotary Duck Derby, which will take place on August 25.

This will see hundreds of yellow ducks race down the Blackwood River and be quite the spectacle.