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The Leura Village Association and Quidditas Creative Art Gallery sponsored the Festival again this year and Mother Nature threw in a beautiful day. The infamous Blue Mountains windy weather came up late in the afternoon, so we had a glorious day, browsing, tasting and people watching. Quidditas, located at 88 Railway Parade is once again (2016) the major sponsor and LVA sponsored and put the Event together -- not a simple task!


Leura Village Association (LVA) began in 1980 when business proprietors began to worry about Leura's fall into disarray. These women and men worked hard to put Leura back on the map. Today the organization plays a vital role in promoting Leura activities and caring for the landscaping and beauty of The Mall, Grose Street and Megalong Street. The group organises the Harvest Festival and the spring Leura Fair. These events are well organised -- lots of vendors eagerly await each -- and well attended. The public loves the opportunity to walk The Mall, shop and enjoy food. We caught President Barry Jarrott tending to this event like a mother hen! 



Pres Barry: Takin' Care of Business



The Blue Mountains folk like to compete: The Chook Show, The Scarecrow Competition and the Chocolate Cake Bakeoff. 



Everyone must love chocolate, including The Judges:






No Animal Was Harmed. In fact, these chooks are loved dearly by their young handlers! They were only caged so that the Harvest Festival did have to report to the Blue Mountains Gazette: Chooks on the Loose!


    (2015 Winner: two beauties)


And the Mountains creative side pops up again in the Scarecrow Competition:















"Phone Home, E.T, "  The Harvest Festival will be bigger & better May 2017.



Go Travel Leura: Food, Glorious Food

  The Winner of Scones


As we promised, here is a photo of lovely Kerry Anne with a tray of her scrumptious scones, the first place winner at the Bathurst Show last weekend. You can taste these at a high tea at ByGone Beautys (Corner of Grose and Megalong Streets) 02 4784 3117. Book now for Sunday, May 1.


And to continue along that yummy subject, our blog post today is all about food -- well almost! The Leura Harvest Festival is on Sunday, 1 May. Sponsored by Quidditas Creative Arts Gallery, you won't want to miss this event.


Artisans, brewers,vintners, food producers will all be lined up along The Mall under the cherry trees. The Harvest Festival provides an opportunity to enjoy the Blue Mountains Slow Food movement and to hear guest chefs and local experts elucidite on everything from tood preserving (a skill our gramma taught) to beekeeping, micro farming and so much more.


The Speakers' Program begins at 9:30am.




The Leura Harvest Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 1st and to start the fun, you'll want to participate in the Scarecrow Competition . Using recycled materials, make that Super Cool Scarecrow and it will be exhibited at Birches of Leura Nursery (Leura Car Park)