Festival to showcase life size cows

October 25, 2016 by  

A public parade and festival with a difference is on its way to Perth, Western Australia.

CowParade Perth 2016 is set to bring a smile to the faces of all who witness the unique spectacle, which will feature 40 life-sized cows made of fibreglass, decorated by fashion designers together with professional and emerging local artists.

Supported by the City of Perth, the event has been widely advertised on event calendars and flyers, and is expected to draw great attention during its six-week duration.

A spokesman for the organisers said the colourful cows would be displayed throughout Perth’s many precincts, iconic buildings, parks and malls from October 31 to November 11.

Some, he said, will also be auctioned as part of the 2016 Lexus Ball fundraising efforts to aid Telethon, which supports research into child health.

The staging of the inaugural Festival Fromage to be held from November 11 to 14 at the Perth Town Hall will complement the CowParade.

The festival’s aim, according to organisers, is to celebrate cheese city-wide with a major picnic held in the beautiful gardens around the Town Hall.

Cheese making workshops will also be among the activities included at the festival, he said.

Local hospitality venues will also take part in both celebrations by creating unique cheese dishes for entry into Decadent Fromage to be held in parallel with the CowParade Perth 2016.