Royal and rosy for Applefest

Applefest royalty King Mark and Queen Robyn Mitchell adapt to their official duties ahead of tomorrow's annual festival. Photo: Eve Lamb

Mingling and munching are all part of the gig when you’re Applefest royalty.
Harcourt’s Robyn and Mark Mitchell were recently bequeathed King and Queen of tomorrow’s much anticipated annual Harcourt Applefest and have been busy adjusting to their royal duties.
The new monarchs get to reign supreme at tomorrow’s festival that features attractions from live music and market stalls, to the hotly contested apple pie eating competition and the ferret racing.
Apple-related baking is also a crowd-pleasing part of Applefest, traditionally a celebration of harvest time in the heart of Victoria’s apple country.
“These days Applefest is as much about the local ciders as it is the apples,” Queen Robyn observes.
“And the vineyards,” adds King Mark, naming the area’s mountain bike park and developing miniature railway among the new attractions putting Harcourt on the map. More in today’s Mail, Friday, March 6, 2020.

Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.