SUCCESS AT HEARTLAND FESTIVAL
Thousands flock to heartland market day to make it a success
THE Heartland Festival was a resounding success, exceeding event organiser Renee McGilvery’s expectations and she said this was just the start.
“I wholeheartedly want to thank the entire North Burnett community for getting behind such a fabulous event and stay tuned because we will be moving on to bigger and better things in the future.”
The market day event, which was the centre piece of the festival, recorded 4000 people through the gate and although it did not rival the Orange Festival numbers, Ms McGilvery said for a first year it was unbelievable.
“Getting that many through the gate on our first time is a great effort,” Ms McGilvery said.
“It was a beautiful day too, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.”
The market day attracted 52 stalls ranging from fresh produce to hand-made merchandise, all sourced from the North Burnett.
“I had one stall holder say that there was a sense of relaxation and freedom in the air at the markets and I have received nothing but positive feedback.”
Ms McGilvery said the market day exceeded their expectations.
“From all accounts the market day was received very well,” Ms McGilvery said.
“The actual festival is about the market day, all the other events were icing on the cake and were designed to give people other things to do and stay in the area longer.
“Every single person I have spoken to said they are looking forward to the next one.”
Richard Danko cooking up some great American barbecue at the Heartland Festival.