Harvey plans bigger, better sausage sagra to go the distance

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
The Harvey Sauasage Sagra is less than two months away, and members from the Harvey Italian Club, Harvey Community Radio and Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre have some big plans ahead.
Camera IconThe Harvey Sauasage Sagra is less than two months away, and members from the Harvey Italian Club, Harvey Community Radio and Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre have some big plans ahead. Credit: Nicolette Barbas.

With less than two months until Harvey serves up some of the region’s best sausages, the committee behind the Italian Sausage Sagra met on September 10 to discuss the happenings at this year’s event.

After the surprising success of last year’s event, the sagra, or food festival, will return to the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre in November and promises to be bigger and better.

One sagra organiser David Marshall said the committee was hoping for a bigger upswing in all areas.

“The biggest problem we had last year was that we ran out of sausage quite early on, within about half an hour you couldn’t buy a sausage if you tried,” Mr Marshall said.

“We had a meeting following up the event last year while everything was fresh in our minds to discuss what worked and what needed more work, so we have a clear idea on how we can make this year’s event bigger and better.”

Similarly to last year, the main event will be the sausage competition judged by an expert panel.

“We want to create exactly what we had last year because that was such a great success,” Mr Marshall said.

“With the construction going on at the Harvey Rec Centre, the layout of the event will be slightly different.

“We’re looking at having stalls both inside and outside, cooking demonstrations throughout the day and lot’s of new and different entertainment to add to the atmosphere.”

For more details, contact Harvey Community Radio, Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre or the Harvey Italian Club.

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