The 4-day festival showcasing Bunbury and the Geographe region’s wine, food and experiences is returning this year, after a successful inaugural event in 2021.
The second instalment of Lost & Found will take place from September 8-11, and festival organisers want hearing from local businesses or venues interested in being involved on the program.
Last year’s Lost & Found program hosted more than 20 regional events over the 4-day period, with events ranging from long table dinners in barrel halls and rocking hoedowns to market days, wine workshops and live music events.
Festival organisers AHOY Management said they’re excited for the return of the festival, which saw approximately 4000 attendances across the 16 venues who took part.
Joint Director Brianna Delaporte said, ‘we encourage any local businesses with an idea bubbling away to get in touch.’
‘We’re here to assist local businesses in realising their exciting ideas in a safe, collaborative festival environment.’
The festival, which is supported by Tourism WA, City of Bunbury, Shire of Dardanup, Australia’s South West and Ferguson Valley Marketing, aims to drive new visitors to the Bunbury Geographe and provide support and economic benefits for local businesses.
‘The 2021 festival’s benefits for the region stretched beyond the 4 days of the festival, with the 3-month marketing campaign prior to the event reaching more than 600,000 people,’ Ms Delaporte said.
‘It shone a spotlight on the myriad experiences and offerings in Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley that visitors to the region can take part in, helping to extend benefits to regional businesses.’
Businesses and individuals who would like to find out more about being involved should email firstname.lastname@example.org.