The Perth Hills will come alive this May to celebrate the 21st annual Bickley Harvest Festival.
The weekend of May 5th and 6th marks the end of the region’s harvest season and the beginning of festivities to showcase its gourmet produce, boutique wineries, and award-winning cider makers.
Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce President Caroline Babbage said this year’s festival will be a celebration of tradition and innovation.
“We’re really proud to deliver this event which has been such an important part of the Hills community for 21 years.”
“This year there’s a great mix of established, traditional family-run vineyards and restaurants as well as brand new venues producing vibrant wines and award-winning ciders.”
Mrs. Babbage said the festival is the ultimate paddock to plate experience because you can see how the produce is grown and then taste it in its freshest form.
“It’s a perfect day out with family and friends, just 35 minutes from Perth,” she said.
Visitors to the valley can follow the Harvest Trail map or download the festival app to choose which venue or producers they want to visit.
Mrs. Babbage said with live music, kid’s activities, spectacular views, fabulous food, wine and cider and even a scarecrow competition there’s sure to be something for everyone.
“One of our new venues, Carmel Cider Co, recently won a prestigious Cider Australia Award for producing the best pear cider in the country!” she said.
City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina said events like the Bickley Harvest Festival help attract more tourists to the region and the city is proud to be a major sponsor.
“The Perth Hills region is emerging as a key player in WA’s boutique food and wine scene and we’re proud to be able to help our local producers get the recognition they deserve.”
“Events such as these have positive flow-on effects for all businesses in the City of Kalamunda as once visitors discover our beautiful Bickley Valley they come back with their friends and family to explore what else our City has to offer,” he said.