4 THINGS TO DO AROUND THE REGION
Big Birthday bash
AS the saying goes: go big or go home.
That is exactly what Charleville will do when it celebrates its 150 years and the Bilby Festival.
Festivities will include multicultural food stalls, a street parade, Morven races and Charleville’s Big Birthday and the Bilby Ball.
Best of all, there will be a recovery breakfast on Sunday and all are welcome – it’s the perfect pick-me-up if you partied a bit too hard at the weekend. WHEN: September 6-9. WHERE: Charleville.
TO celebrate Heinmann’s Bakery’s 20th anniversary and the Bilby Festival, Heinmann’s is holding a team eat-off with a first prize of $1000 cash for the winning team.
This will be a relay event and teams must have four members.
The nomination fee of $10 per member will be donated to the Bilby Fund.
Enthusiastic gluttons are encouraged to nominate, but get in quick as spaces are limited to 30 teams.
The event will be held before the festival street parade, so nominate a team or come down for a guaranteed laugh.
WHEN: September 7, 4pm. WHERE: Heinmann’s Bakery.
Party on for birthday season
CHARLEVILLE isn’t the only town throwing a birthday party.
Blackall is just as old and is also celebrating its 150th.
Blackall is turning 150 this year and to celebrate the milestone the town is throwing a fun 10-day-long party.
With something for everyone, it is sure to be the party of the year.
Celebrations kicked off last week with a rugby league reunion match and an art and photography exhibition opening.
The B150 festival is chock-a-block full of activities, entertainment and celebrity guests, so come along to the party to end all parties.
The organisers would really love to see you there.
WHEN: August 24 to September 2.
ONE of the most anticipated nights of the year has locked in a date. So frock up and suit up for the Switched on Electrical Hangar Ball.
Tickets include complimentary champagne or beer on arrival, canapes, dinner, live music from Double Flannel and a charity auction.
WHEN: October 20, 5pm. WHERE: RFDS hangar.
NIGHT OF NIGHTS: About 300 people packed into the RFDS Charleville base hangar on Saturday night for the Western Winter ball.