Situated in the south west of New South Wales Young is a small town surrounded by hills. This area has proven to be a fantastic environment to grow stone fruit and is the cherry capital of Australia. Each November the large dark cherries are for sale on road side stalls around the district and in the fruit and vegetable store around the country.
The Cherry Festival is also held during this time with many activities for the whole family including the “cherry spitting” competition. Contestants spit the hard stone of the cherry and the person who spits it the furthest wins.This is hottly contested with locals practising very hard to take home the prize,
A perfect time for a drive through the region is in spring when the cherry trees are in full blossom and the small pink petals carpet the orchard floors in a blanket of pale pink.