Cun­na­mulla fes­ti­val draws a huge crowd

Balonne Beacon - - BEST OF THE WEST - Sarah Diony­sius sarah.diony­sius@west­ern­starnews.com

IT’S the event that brings an iconic song about an out­back Queens­land lar­rikin to life.

The an­nual Cun­na­mulla Fella Fes­ti­val was held at the week­end and saw crowds gather from across the re­gion and afar to join in on the fun.

Event or­gan­iser Liz Land said in her 11 years of run­ning the event, this year’s was the big­gest one yet.

“I be­lieve this year’s fes­ti­val has been one of the best,” she said.

“I have re­ceived noth­ing but good feed­back and ev­ery­one I’ve spo­ken to have said they have heard pos­i­tive re­ports.”

The event be­gan on Fri­day morn­ing with Er­gon’s smoko in the park, which Mrs Land said was well-at­tended.

A new event made a de­but on Fri­day night with the rough rid­ing. San­tos’ break­fast in the park started the cel­e­bra­tions on Satur­day and was fol­lowed by en­ter­tain­ment from Glen Skuthorpe, a po­etry recital and a shear­ing and wood chop­ping demon­stra­tion.

Mrs Land would like to say thank you to all the vol­un­teers and spon­sors who helped out with the event.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WOW THE CROWDS: Mu­si­cians from all across Aus­tralia de­scended on the town for the Cun­na­mulla Fella Fes­ti­val.

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