Far North celebrates Festival of the Knob
THE northern beaches played host to one of the Far North's most iconic events on Saturday, as locals came in their droves to celebrate the annual Festival of the Knob.
Between 2000 and 3000 revellers packed the Yorkeys Knob Community Centre park in Wattle St, where they were treated to a host of stage performances, rides and up to 80 market stalls selling everything from beanies to jewellery.
"It all panned out really well,’’ recently dethroned King of the Knob Wayne Le Clos said.
"We had singers and dancers and there was music all day.’’
While there was fun, food and entertainment for everyone, the highlight for many came around midday with the crowning of the new King and Queen of the Knob.
And it didn’t disappoint with well known community identities Brian Hooley and Rachel Bradley taking the coveted mantle from Mr Le Clos and outgoing Queen Anne Monin after a 12-month reign.
"It’s always a bit sad because I’ve liked doing it for the last 12 months, but it’s nice to hand it over to people you know who are well deserving of it,’’ Mr Le Clos said.
"It was a happy, fun day.’’
Now in its eighth year of running since 2005, Mr Le Clos said preparations were already under way for next year’s festival.
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Festival fun: Charlotte Ingram, 5, and Hannah Ingram, 3 join the festivities at the Festival of the Knob. Picture: MIKE WATT