POLICE drag cars, a petting zoo, giant slide and bouncing castle will be highlights of the Northfest Family Fun Festival at the weekend.
Northfest will be at the North Foundry Gardens in Palm Avenue, Horsham, from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday.
Horsham Rural City Council has backed the festival, with councillor Pam Clarke saying she thought it was a wonderful event.
“It’s good to see so many businesses and organisations getting behind this event,” she said.
“To see everyone come along and to see families enjoying the day will be fantastic.”
Staff at Scott Petroleum Horsham are one group busy preparing for the festival.
Manager Hollie Winfield said the free family event was a great day out for all ages.
“It will be fun, with lots of giveaways and the weather is set to be good,” she said.
In the days leading up to the festival, Miss Winfield set a challenge to her staff as a way to promote the event.
“Scott Petroleum has a Facebook page and the challenge was to make Horsham the most popular site,” she said.
Staff had to get as many friends as they could to like Facebook posts.
“Stacy Carter won and her prize was to dare me to do something,” Miss Winfield said.
“She dared me to dress up as a clown for a day.”
She said it was a way to motivate staff and get them involved in promoting the event.
Miss Winfield said staff would volunteer at the festival.
Scott Petroleum Horsham has also raised $1297 for Northfest through its Refuel Our Community program.
The program allocated two cents a litre of fuel sales to fundraising.