10,000 drop into Roma weekend festival
THE 41st Roma Easter in the Country festival has been hailed as a huge success, drawing in 10,000 people to the Maranoa region from all over Australia and internationally.
The festival kicked off Thursday evening with celebrity chef Matt Golinski’s Outback Tucker Under the Stars, with 210 people attending the Roma saleyards for the threecourse dinner.
Roma’s Easter in the Country committee president Jenny Flynn said the event was a fabulous success and the weather was perfect, giving people the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the bush.
“Tickets sold out two weeks before the event and everyone who attended enjoyed the magnificent cooking of Matt Golinski,” Ms Flynn said.
Ms Flynn also said this year’s festival ran “perfectly smoothly” thanks to the 1000 volunteers from Roma who helped out across the 30 events in one way or another.
An impressive 31 floats made their way down McDowall St on Saturday morning, with more than 1000 people taking part in the monster Easter parade.
“The street parade was also a sensational success and it is one of the few towns and festivals that still retain the old-style street parade and that is a good promotion of the Roma community spirit,” Ms Flynn said.