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Thousands head to Eaton Foreshore for free entertainment at 2023 Tronox Spring Out Festival

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Sean Van Der WielenSouth Western Times
Taylor Hastie, 3, Holly Hastie and Myla Hastie, 9, enjoy this year's Spring Out Festival.
Camera IconTaylor Hastie, 3, Holly Hastie and Myla Hastie, 9, enjoy this year's Spring Out Festival. Credit: Abby Murray Photography

It might not have been the sunniest conditions on Sunday, but it did not stop the Eaton community turning out for a popular annual event.

More than 5000 people descended on Eaton Foreshore over three hours to take part in the 2023 Tronox Spring Out Festival.

The popular recreation spot came alive with attendees soaking up the variety of free entertainment, amusements, activities, food and fun.

Held during National Children’s Week, this year’s event included a giant inflatable obstacle course, parkour, go-karts and a soft play area.

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Dardanup chief executive Andre Schonfeldt said it was a much-loved community event and thanked the headline sponsor for their continued support.

“The event attracts thousands of people, not only from across the Shire of Dardanup but the greater Bunbury region,” he said.

“Feedback from an attendees survey last year indicated their strong desire to see this fantastic, free community event continue and 2023 proved to be another successful turnout.

“Thank you everyone who supported this year’s festival.”

A glitter stall by the Eco Fairies proved popular, alongside a paint your own bag activity from the Eaton Library and Dardanup Primary School’s maypole performance.

Tronox Bunbury pigment plant director Ian Rennie said the company was proud to partner with the Shire to put on another great festival.

“It was great to get out and meet so many community members and enjoy the day together,” he said.

Sunday’s event was the third time the Spring Out Festival has been held.

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