PLUS SPE­CIAL FES­TI­VAL FEA­TURE IN­SIDE

Rose fes­ti­val brings mu­sic, floats, mar­kets and fun

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

WITH a theme of Trea­sures of Biggen­den, the Biggen­den Apex Rose Fes­ti­val and its pa­rade will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Gary Dun­das, said this type of event bonded peo­ple.

“It is an op­por­tu­nity to for­get all your hard­ships, take a breath, sit back in the street and have a chat,” he said.

“A day like this makes mem­o­ries, es­pe­cially for lit­tle ones.”

Mr Dun­das said coun­cil staff had done a won­der­ful job in pre­par­ing the memo­rial gar­dens.

“The roses are look­ing a treat,” he said.

“The re­sponse from busi­nesses and the com­mu­nity for the fes­ti­val has been over­whelm­ing.”

Both pubs have ex­tended their li­cenced ar­eas to cater for thirsty pa­trons vis­it­ing the fes­ti­vals at­trac­tion through­out the day.

At night, pa­trons will no­tice a dif­fer­ence as light­ing has been up­graded

The fes­ti­val be­gins at 2pm with mar­kets, mu­sic per­for­mances and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment, which con­tin­ues into the night.

Come and en­joy the fan­tas­tic of­fer­ings of food stalls of all kinds; see the Snake Boss Rep­tile Show; meet Magic Glen; visit the pony rides, chil­dren’s rides and the an­i­mal farm; play Laser Skir­mish or re­lax in the ex­tended li­cence ar­eas of the two lo­cal pubs.

Start­ing at 4pm, the pa­rade of floats, vin­tage cars and bikes will weave its way around the Ed­ward St rose gar­dens.

With seat­ing lim­ited, peo­ple are en­cour­aged to bring their own chairs

Ed­ward St will be closed to all ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic from noon, from the for­mer sad­dlery to just past the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

FULL BLOOM: The town is shap­ing up for the Biggen­den Apex Rose Fes­ti­val, with Queen Emily Spry.

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