[author]Story & photo Eve Jeffery[/author]
Hundreds lined the river again this year in the annual pilgrimage to see in the Festival of the Fish ’n’ Chips and Brunswick Valley Woodchop opening night fireworks. It’s traditionally a family event, and the crowds were not disappointed as the sky exploded in boom and stars. The master of fireworks for the 2012 event added that ‘little bit extra’ to the awaiting night sky and the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ were a symphony between flash and bang.
Saturday’s nocturnal explosions marked the beginning of the Woodchop festival which also hosts the fishing competition and the athletics carnival. Professional choppers from all over Australia and across the ditch will grace the chopping ring during the week and the ever famous, faithful and vigilant woodchop ring crew with be up to their usual antics inside and outside the fence.
This year’s chop will begin on Wednesday at 1.30pm and continue until Saturday. The last events will take place just before 9pm. For more information visit the Woodchop website: www.bhwoodchop.com.
Image: Sachi, Paul and Gabrielle paid their first visit to the Brunswick Woodchop opening night fireworks and they said it was well worth the effort