Fes­ti­val a big hit

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

WIN­NING FACES: Mayor Don Waugh with face paint­ing en­trants Mitchel O’Re­gan, Joshua O’Re­gan, Josephine Lund­gren and a friendly bun­yip.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

BEST DRESSED: (Back) Jane On­ley, (mid­dle) Ka­lyca Hen­dren, Indigo Eaton, Demi Glead­hill, and (front) Court­ney Lar­son pa­raded in Brides Through The Ages.

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