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Boorowa's streets lined for Irish Woolfest 2019

The emerald isle returned to Boorowa on Sunday with the 2019 Irish Woolfest being hailed as one of the best.

Destination Marketing and Events Officer, Emma Hill, said she had received a lot of good feedback from visitors over the weekend.

"We had a layout change this year, we spread out and made the street a little more open to make it a little bit more family friendly," she said.

"We opened up the side of the court house, which normally has stalls, put tables and chairs so visitors could sit enjoy the area with their family, eat and watch the entertainment on the stage.

"The parade was really good we've received a lot of feedback that it was one of the best that we've had in a while, it was really well attended," she said.

Ms Hill said the introduction of new attractions had also been well received by visitors and locals alike.

"We had a few new attractions with the layout change, the inclusion of the South Coast and Tablelands Axemen's Association," she said.

"People seemed to love them and they loved being here. They are keen to come back next year.

"The best Irish accent competition was fun, the art show on Friday night, Quick Sheer on the Saturday followed by the fireworks and movie at the Rec Club Saturday evening all help to enhance our event.

"Simon Watts our local fiddler roamed the street, he had a few appearances on stage which he loved but popped into the pubs to entertain.

"The reenactment group also made a comeback this year they are always a lot of fun and a great attraction. It was really good," she said.

Ms Hill thanked all the entrants in the festivals competitions and congratulated Boorowa Hospital on taking out the Woolfest Window competition and best overall float in the parade.

She congratulated the Rotary Op Shop on being highly commended in the window competition.

Best Wool float went to the Landmark ute and best Irish float went to the Boorowa Rugby Club.

Greg Carnell won the inaugural Irish accent competition with runner up going to Justin Fleming.

Ms Hill thanked the festival's major sponsors and volunteers for all their work over the weekend.

"Thanks to our major sponsors the Boorowa Community Bank, Hilltops Council and the Boorowa Arts and Crafts Co-op and all of our minor sponsors.

"Thanks to Merryville for providing the sheep and Ashley Corkhill and his kelpies for moving them up the street.

"A massive thank you to the committee and volunteers on the day without the volunteers these things don't happen, it's a big community effort.

Ms Hill said they were now looking forward to Woolfest 2020 with the community invited to the 2019 festival's debriefing meeting on November 13, 5pm at the Magistrate's Tea Room.

"We love to get constructive feed back. We did have changes this year so it would be nice to hear what the community thought of them, so everyone is welcome to attend," she said.

"We are looking at main acts and hope to have them secure before the end of the year, but on our website we do have a form for entertainers looking to be involved."

Woolfest 2020 will be held on Sunday, October 4.

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