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Monday, May 1, 2017

Chocolate cake frenzy at this year's Leura Harvest Festival

The ultimate chocolate cake parade marks this year's Leura Harvest Festival

The boutique Leura village in the Blue Mountains will be transformed into a country fair and interactive sustainable-living experience at the Leura Harvest Festival this weekend.

The festival on Sunday 7 May, will feature everything from micro-farming stalls and local organic food producers to homemade scarecrows, pet chooks on show, and a chocolate cake parade culminating in a sweet public feast.

Now in its fourth year, the Leura Harvest Festival honours the region's natural food bowl and highlights the latest in sustainable living initiatives at more than 70 market stalls under the famous cherry trees along the mall.

Along with fresh produce and locally grown plants and herbs, this annual event will see stallholders showcasing everything from solar-powered cars, upcycled and recycled fashion and jewellery, handcrafted ceramics and art, and luscious handmade beauty products.

In true harvest style there will be organic cuisine and locally crafted wines and ciders – all produced within a 100-mile radius of Leura.

The festival also features a series of homespun events for all ages, including the ever-popular Pet Chook Show, the return of Birches of Leura's fabulous Scarecrow Competition and the ultimate Chocolate Cake Competition.

Presented by Josophans Fine Chocolates, the cake competition will see home and professional bakers walk down the Mall with their delicious creations before the judging begins at 1.30pm.  Once the winners are announced the chocolate indulgence begins, with free slices of cake provided to onlookers.

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