Kangaranga Do Street Party draws crowd
FAMILIES travelling through Quilpie to the Birdsville Races stopped off for a spot of country fun at the annual Kangaranga Do Street Party held last Tuesday.
The event drew a crowd of more than 400 revellers from as far afield as north Queensland and New South Wales, who were keen to try their hand at one of the unconventional activities on the party line-up such as bath tub racing, wool baling and the infamous Get Your Rocks Off rock lifting competition.
For those only there to watch the action, there was a range of food stalls, a bar and a DJ who carried the event late into the evening.
The party took over the length of Brolga St in town and was organised and sponsored by the Quilpie Imperial Hotel Motel.
Hotel Motel owner Ann Lewis said the event made for an interesting pit stop for weary travellers.
“This year was consistent with the last couple, we had a great crowd. Many were travellers stopping in on their way to the Birdsville races,” Ms Lewis said.
“One noticeable difference this year was the age of the crowd. We usually have older travellers stop in, but this year it was a very young crowd.
“The rocks off competition is usually the most popular, but you should have heard the laughter at this year’s bath tub derby.”
There were no injuries recorded during the event.