COLOURFUL: Colours of Somerset festival will showcase the best the region has to offer next month at the Fernvale Showgrounds.
COLOURFUL: Colours of Somerset festival will showcase the best the region has to offer next month at the Fernvale Showgrounds. Francis Witsenhuysen

Somerset ready to show off its brightest colours

SOMERSET'S colours are set to shine next month.

The Colours of Somerset festival will kick off in Fernvale, showcasing the best of the region.

Browse through the stalls of the more than 50 vendors and sit back to enjoy five hours of live entertainment.

Spirit of the Valley president and organiser Idell Wadley said the festival was going to be another beautiful event.

Entertainment throughout the day will include performances by Jammin' In Esk, tribal belly dancers and kurdish dancers.

With the region still in the grips of the crippling drought, Ms Wadley said the festival was the perfect way for those doing it tough to find a moment of enjoyment.

"(It's) not only to showcase what's going on in the region, but to offer people an affordable outlet for the day,” Ms Wadley said.

"Putting these festivals together, it gives people the opportunity to come together and not worry so much about their issues for a few hours.

"Celebrate the great lifestyle there is in the Somerset, support local business and talent, and just take some time off.”

After last year's festival was rained out, Ms Wadley was expecting a bumper crowd this time around.

This year's big new feature is the transformation of the community hall into a 'healing hub'. The hub will feature a dozen health and well-being professionals, adding a "new dimension” to the event.

"There are so many alternative health and well-being options available, but no where is the Somerset for them all to come together,” she said.

"People can come ... and they can listen to all the different practitioners, learn about their services and try their products - all in the one venue.”

The festival will kick off at 10am, Saturday March 16, at the Fernvale Showgrounds.


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