2014 is going to be Bloomin' Beautiful year

Getting around the Butt

The Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival is a community celebration showcasing the best of the South Burnett region from a Blackbutt perspective. Blossom, our mascot bee, invites visitors and locals on a journey along the festival trail showcasing the arts, the garden and country lifestyle across multiple venues. (see more)


Recently re-elected Chairman of the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival Management Committee, Mr Jeff Connor announced today that the planning for this year’s Festival to be held on the second weekend in September was well underway and that all trails will lead to Blackbutt for that weekend, and in particular that section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail near the township of Blackbutt. There is much activity planned for the trail with informative walks looking at the local native flora as well as bird watching. There will also be horse rides, bike rides, a scavenger hunt along the trail and much more. (see more)

Six Festivals in One

South Burnett residents will get the chance to enjoy six festivals in one at The Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival.

Chairperson of the Festival Committee, Jeff Connor, said “The committee was determined to make this festival bigger and better than our previous years.”

 “We wanted to ensure that there was something for everyone. There are a lot more bands and entertainment for children this year as well as all of our competitions and demonstrations” said Mr Connor.

 “We have expanded the amount of entertainment, stalls and displays and we now have six separate themed venues,” he said.

 The Festival Trail includes six themed venues – (see more)

Minister wishes the very best for the Festival


 Welcome to the Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival– another great Southern Queensland Country experience on the State’s dynamic and growing events calendar.

 Tourism is one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy. A key theme of the recently launched Destination Success 20-year plan for Queensland tourism is to identify and promote iconic experiences throughout Queensland's many destinations.

 By working hand-in-hand through an industry-government partnership, we have a plan to secure the long term future of Queensland's tourism industry.

 The government is proud to support the Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival through Tourism and Events Queensland, recognising the importance of events in driving visitors to regional areas and showcasing Queensland’s destination experiences.

 Events like this are not only a source of community pride, they also bring social and economic benefit to the host community and will assist us to reach our goal to double annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020.
The Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival is supported through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Regional Development Program, which to date has invested more than $23.5 million across 1,091 Queensland events.

 I would like to thank the local community, volunteers and event organisers for their terrific efforts in delivering this event for the Southern Queensland Country region.

The Hon. Jann Stuckey
Queensland Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games






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