Festival a big hit
EVERY town has its main calendar event.
And the tiny town of Mulgildie has its Bunyip Festival.
This year’s event drew more than 200 people.
In only its second year, the festival has already attracted national interest.
The festival commenced last Friday with an art competition opened by world-renowned artist Arthur Hamblin and Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney. Jan Campbell was the overall winner of the competition.
Highlights of the major part of the festival on Saturday included bunyip judging and bunyip pie judging.
TedMaywas the winner of the best-built Bunyip.
QCWA State Cookery Committee member Shirley Baldwin was judge in the three pie categories, commercial, savoury and sweet.
The commercial section was won by Biggenden Bakery’s Kangaroo Pie. Savoury was taken out by Hana Penny’s whole eggs, bacon and green Bunyip. And with only one entry in the Sweet Pie section, the Biggenden bakery donated its prizemoney back to Mulgildie CWA.
Shirley Baldwin said she had a straightforward guideline to what would make a good pie.
“Good pastry and filling that you can cut,” she said.
WINNING PIE: Mulgildie QCWA president Joan Farrell, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and QCWA State Cookery Committee member Shirley Baldwin display Biggenden Bakery’s winning entry in the Commercial Pie section.
WINNING FACES: Mayor Don Waugh with face painting entrants Mitchel O’Regan, Joshua O’Regan, Josephine Lundgren and a friendly bunyip.
BEST DRESSED: (Back) Jane Onley, (middle) Kalyca Hendren, Indigo Eaton, Demi Gleadhill, and (front) Courtney Larson paraded in Brides Through The Ages.