Region unites for World’s Greatest Shave
IN JUST over five weeks, the inaugural Big Skies Festival will kick off with the renowned Dalby Picnic Races.
Big Skies Festival has been put together by Western Downs Regional Council to embrace the increasingly popular destination tourism market and capitalise on the thousands of people already coming from far and wide to attend the famous Picnic Races.
Big Skies Festival ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook are happy to spruik the best of the Western Downs to their city and country fans.
“We know better than anyone how great it is out here and we're really glad to be ambassadors for the first Big Skies Festival,” Luke said.
“We’ll showcase our regions amazing local produce, there’s a film festival, hot air ballooning and an awesome line-up of classic Aussie rock at Jimbour House.
“There are heaps of great events over the seven days, so we want people to come and stay for a few days and enjoy a real country experience.”
Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said Big Skies tickets sales were starting to increase with the inaugural event just over a month away.
“People know that we put on a great show out here, that's our reputation and council is really proud of that,” Cr McVeigh said.
“Council saw the opportunity to leverage the popularity of the Dalby Picnic Races into something more for the region by offering a week of activities and events that will appeal to a variety of people.
“The Big Skies Festival will be a wonderful week of events and activities that will enhance our reputation as a region that offers something special for people looking for an authentic rural experience as well as a whole lot of fun.”
Some events will be free of charge to attend while others will require pre-booking and payment to secure a ticket. Camping will be available onsite at local events as well as at the central location of Jimbour Station for the duration of the Big Skies Festival.
For more information visit www.bigskies2018.com.au.
GREAT EVENT: Big Skies Festival ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook.