Bony mountain gets festive country atmosphere
THERE was certainly an element of country atmosphere in Bony Mountain at the weekend, as thousands rolled up for the Bony Mountain Country Music Festival.
Hosted by multi-award winning country music artist Norma O'Hara-Murphy, the festival attracted a range of visitors and top country music performers.
"We had the best night on Friday with a crowd of 1000 people," Ms O'Hara-Murphy said.
"Murphy's Pigs performed for the first time. It was pretty full on."
Hundreds of campers were spread across the Golden Guitar winner's property.
"The festival gets a bit bigger every year - the camps are fuller," Ms O'Hara-Murphy said.
"We've had top artists performing, with people coming from all over Australia."
Among the performers was Alisha Smith, who travelled from Bouldercombe for her second year at the festival.
"It's unique, not just a country music festival," she said.
"There's a wide variety of activities and a great atmosphere - plenty for the kids."
One of the more popular attractions at the weekend was the Pirate Cove for the kids, with plenty of people getting into the spirit of the fun.
Local Janette White, who donned a bandana and a sword, said the people at the festival all talk to each other.
"The people are so friendly," she said. "It's old style."