|Held in Cromwell the fruit bowl of the south, the Cromwell Cherry Festival celebrates the first delicious stonefruit of the season.
This is a unique event where contestants compete to spit a cherry stone the farthest and for the chance to represent New Zealand at the Cherry Harmony Festival Australasian championships held in Manjimup, Western Australia.
Held every year on 4th January the event has grown to host not only the cherry spitting championship but a festival of all things about cherries. The festival celebrations will take place in the the Cromwell Mall, including a cherry pie baking competition, cherry pie eating competition, a kids colouring competition and a cherry / ping pong ball race in the mall stream.
Join in the fun and festivities, and make sure you have a go to spit your cherry stone the farthest. Remember if you win you will head to Manjimup in Western Australian for the Australasian championship in December.
The 2011 Cromwell winner ‘spit’ a Cherry Stone a distance of 11.61m. How far do you think you can spit?
For more information contact: Cromwell Promotions firstname.lastname@example.org