Sugar Festival in Mossman sights
MOSSMAN could soon have its very own annual “Sugar Festival” to attract more people to the region.
The Sugar Festival idea was developed by Renee Allert and Frank Frikker who had a vision to showcase the agriculture and farming industry Mossman has to offer.
“I thought that Mossman could revive and reinvent itself by having a festival,” Mr Frikker said.
“Sugar cane is the core of Mossman and so the idea of a sugar cane festival sounded really appealing and I thought it could be combined with music as well.”
Their vision was shared with a dozen members at the Mossman Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday and received a lot of positive feedback.
Chamber secretary Wendy Casey said the festival would be a perfect way to draw people to Mossman and educate them about what the region has right on its doorstep.
“Mossman doesn’t have an annual celebration of any kind and it was identified that the sugar cane industry is a key part of the community,” she said.
“It was discussed that the festival could focus on local farming produce, sugarcane farming, sugar mill tours and would take place during the sugarcane season.”
The chamber is keen to hear from members of the community who have any ideas which could be incorporated into the festival.
Chamber members also voted to try and revive the Mossman Mill museum to further enhance the town and also discussed a proposal for a tourist information centre in Craiglie to promote the history of the site relating to the Bump Track.
History revived: the Mossman Chamber of Commerce wants to breathe new life into the museum of the Mossman Central Mill, pictured here in 1912