The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival was again a roaring success on Saturday, with thousands pouring through for the 20th anniversary. The festival featured staple events including cherry pip-flicking, log chopping and the classic car show as well as hosting a variety of musicians and local business stalls. Dr Richard Walley OAM opened proceedings with an acknowledgement of country, and Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie officially opened the festival . Across the day there were cooking shows, art galleries for photography, quilts and paintings and gardening tutorials by renowned horticulturalist Sabrina Hahn. Musical acts who performed throughout the day included Dr Walley and his band, the Hip Shakers and Elvis Presley impression artist Stuey V. CHF chair Pam Bodsworth, said a day as big as the festival could not have happened without the work of the more-than 120 volunteers who pitched in to help. Ms Bodworth said she estimated the work put in by both volunteers and the committee totalled around $170,000 in unpaid work. “I thank the community wholeheartedly, wholeheartedly,” she said. “We try to make it a family-friendly festival and it is not based around alcohol and we endeavour to have something for everyone.” On top of bringing the town a weekend of fun, Ms Bodsworth said the financial gain for the Shire was immense with thousands of tourists flooding into Manjimup over the weekend. Ms Bodsworth also wanted to thank the Shire for helping regulate traffic for the festival after the Manjimup State Emergency Service members were called to help fight the bushfires in Margaret River. She also extended thanks to the three masters of ceremony, Jon Doust, Bailey Longbottom and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, who performed all day. The Cheery Harmony Festival chairperson said she “needed” to extend a thankyou to the committee she had worked with all year to put the Cherry Harmony Festival on. “I thank my committee wholeheartedly because without them I can’t do what I do,” she said.