Wynyard Tulip Festival wages war on waste

Wynyard Tulip Festival wages war on waste

In its 29th year, the annual Wynyard Tulip Festival is encouraging patrons to consider the environment by offering reusable glasses and straws and introducing a ban on single-use plastics.

Brightly coloured compostable bin covers will also direct patrons to place their waste into bins designated for either recycling or landfill.

The Tulip Festival is aiming for minimal environmental impact as patrons get to enjoy all the usual entertainment and fun.

“We are so proud of the festival and it’s become a feature event on the Tasmanian calendar,” Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh said. “We want to ensure the event and our beautiful spot is around for years to come.”

On Saturday, October 12, more than 100 stallholders, including about 30 food vendors, will gather in and around Gutteridge Gardens, while musical entertainment on the main stage will begin at 11am and continue to 9pm.

“We have a great line-up of artists, including the North-West Coast’s own Claire Taylor,” Waratah-Wynyard Council’s Community & Events Officer and festival organiser Chantelle French said.

“The Bad Dad Orchestra will close the show before an amazing fireworks’ display at 9pm.”

The Colour Run has moved to the Friday evening before the Tulip Festival and starts at the Yacht Club Carpark at 5pm.

“Of course, alongside all of the free fun and entertainment in town, there is also the stunning flower display at the Table Cape Tulip Farm, with a courtesy bus running regularly to the farm,” Ms French said.

“Along with food, craft and community stallholders, we also have everything from stilt walkers to snake handlers; it will be another great festival. Free entry makes this day an affordable fun day out for the whole family.”

Authorised for general media distribution by Shane Crawford, General Manager, Waratah-Wynyard Council on Monday, October 7, 2019.

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