Festival goes all tutti-frutti
Juicy carnivale theme at annual orange fest
ORANGE Festival is here.
After months of planning and hard work by the organising committee, the Gayndah Orange Festival is back and juicier than ever.
A tutti-frutti carnivale theme keeps the 2013 event as bright and sweet as Gayndah citrus.
There is a stack of events through the week but the weekend is when most of the action happens.
A gala festival day will see the main street packed to capacity, as people browse market stalls, check out the art show and watch roving performers.
Midday will see the famed festival grand parade, as each festival queen entrant sits atop a float and waves to the crowd.
The float builders have been hard at work making each display a spectacular sight and the parade is not to be missed.
Towards the end of the evening, there will be live entertainment on the main stage, with headline act Lisa Hunt from 6.30pm.
Sunday is Funday and families are invited to join in a range of activities and competitions.
Warm up your throwing arm and get ready for the world championship orange throwing competition at 9.30am.
The wheelie bin challenge is always a favourite!
But the best spectator event will be the citrus eating competition.
It might be wise to stand well clear so you don’t cop a stray spurt of juice from an overzealous competitor’s mandarin.
The weekend will be jam-packed with activities, so make sure you pick up the Gayndah Orange Festival Souvenir Book and check out the list of events.
FESTIVAL TIME: Leah Trott gets into the tutti-frutti carnivale theme for this year’s Orange Festival.