A taste of festivities to come
THE TASTE of the Burnett – Celebration of Culture, multicultural festival will burst into life on Saturday at the Mundubbera Showgrounds.
It features a diverse range of food and wines from throughout the Burnett region and a broad range of stalls selling regional merchandise.
There will also be a cooking competition and a Mundubbera Marvellous Marmalade competition to promote the citrus industry of the local region.
The entertainment on stage will feature a wide variety of entertainers ranging from local groups to the Hervey Bay RSL Pipe band, Scottish dancers from Brisbane, the Flaming Sands Belly Dancers from Hervey Bay and Philippino Dancers, also hailing from Hervey Bay.
There will be an interesting comedy performance by a well-known performer from the Sunshine Coast and performance and clowning workshop by Tyronne.
There will be so much for the younger members of the region to do with Bundaberg Rides bringing a wall to climb.
There will be a worm to explore and you can challenge yourself with the gladiators.
Add to that camel rides, a jumping castle, a merry-go-round and a train and everyone is entertained.
A new attraction this year will be Matty G, chain saw carver.
Matty G’s skill with the chainsaw will keep everyone guessing as he expertly works his way to create another masterpiece for a log.
In the pavilion there will be information displays by Hcouman Services providers, providing information on a broad range of health and wellbeing programs.
All this activity will ensure you have a good appetite to sample the delights on sale by the food stall holders.
The entertainment continues into the evening with live music by Bruce McGilveray.
Hot food from the stalls will be available.
Entry to the festival will be $5 for adults and children under 15 years will be allowed in for free.
Admission to the evening show is free after 4pm.
Mark this event down as one not to be missed as there is something for everyone, come along, bring some friends and enjoy the Tastes of the Burnett.