A policeman keeps the peace at the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival at the weekend.
A policeman keeps the peace at the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival at the weekend.

Festival event mostly trouble-free

STANTHORPE police were happy with the behaviour of patrons at the 2010 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.

“There were a couple of arrests on Saturday but the crowd was pretty good,” the officer said.

He attributed a virtually trouble-free weekend to the rain and the request of festival organisers not to allow consumption of alcohol on the main street except in areas associated with hotels and Weeroona Park where the wineries had stalls.

Weeroona Park was full yesterday until 5pm when the alcohol licence ended which coincided with the rain getting heavier on the Granite Belt.

There were approximately 30 police on duty at Stanthorpe during the festival, a few less than planned as some were diverted to Western Queensland for the floods.



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