Mansfield springs into the High Country Festival

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FANCY PANTS FOR A FANCY WEEKEND: Mansfield came alive over the weekend, thousands flocking to town for the High Country Festival which included fireworks on Friday night, the Grand Parade on Saturday and Open Gardens on Sunday. Pictured is Grace Seymour on Gumnut, leading the charge for the Mansfield Pony Club’s entry in the Grand Parade.  Turn to page 6 for all the photos. PHOTO: Pam Zierk-Mahoney

THE Mansfield High Country Festival kicked off with a bang over the weekend, despite weather predictions for rainfall and strong winds.

Traffic began to bank up in town Friday lunch time, with visitors crowding the supermarkets and retail stores.

By the time the Sideshow Carnival began in Highett Street there were people everywhere – all keen to celebrate a long weekend in the High Country.

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