Black Snake showcases local talent
IT was the weekend Marburg residents have had circled on their calendars for some time.
An exciting line up of activities and attractions took over the streets of the township for its annual Black Snake Creek Festival.
Now in its eighth year, the event showcases local community talent in the form of visual artists, musicians, craftspeople and many more.
The two-day spectacular, which kicked off last Friday, featured street parades, markets, displays, demonstrations and live performances.
Marburg and District Residents' Association treasurer Bob Hampson said the festival began as a way to generate a sense of community spirit and put something back into the town.
He said the festival also presented an opportunity for locals to get out and have a yarn with one another.
"I've lived in Marburg for about 15 years and I reckon I'd know about 90% of the people who are here today," he said.
Mr Hampson said the festival would not exist though without the help of local volunteers.
They worked tirelessly each year to make the event a success.
"It's a great event and it gets better each year," he said.