Fes­ti­val goes all tutti-frutti

Juicy car­ni­vale theme at an­nual or­ange fest

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT & BEYOND - Bran­don Livesay bran­don.livesay@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

FES­TI­VAL TIME: Leah Trott gets into the tutti-frutti car­ni­vale theme for this year’s Or­ange Fes­ti­val.

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