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Festival Becomes Bloomin BIG


Blackbutt Qld - Wed 29th April 2015:  The Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival is already shaping up to “bee” bigger than previous years with additional entertainers, displays and activities booked in for the second week-end in September.

 New Treasurer of the Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival Committee, Dave Eaton, said “The committee is very excited about this year’s line up. They are all working very hard to ensure that this year’s festival is bigger than our previous festivals.”

 “We have secured some great entertainers as well as Bands at the Butt will be back with a “blast”. People will be busking over the weekend. There will be heaps to see and do. There is also plenty for the kids with skate park activities, the famous award winning Kangagang and Dreamtime Reptiles,  a Blackbutt Pony Express horse program, a scavenger hunt and an outdoor family movie night,” said Mr Eaton.

 The Ford on Food demos are on again with Jason Ford and the magic ingredient for 2015 will be avocados. Jason will be performing his demonstrations at the showground pavilion.

 A first for 2015 will be a Street Parade on Saturday after lunch. There will also be woodchop events for the first time with the much anticipated “Iron Man” woodchop event returning to Blackbutt. And while there will be no pumpkin rolling or watermelon skiing, you will be amused and amazed at what the committee and the friendly folk at the Nukku Nook will be doing with our favourite local fruit – the avocado.

 Mr Eaton said “The festival celebrates everything local, with hand made stalls, craft demonstrations and loads of competitions, including photographic, sculpture, gardening and art competitions.”

 “We have six themed venues situated along the festival trail, which winds its way from the showgrounds to the main street of Blackbutt and back again,” said Mr Eaton.

 The Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival is a weekend of activities celebrating the arts, agriculture and the history of the region. It will be held from the 12-13 September in the township of Blackbutt, which is also known as ‘The Gateway to the South Burnett’.

 “There is plenty of free parking and accommodation at the Blackbutt showgrounds and we have a free courtesy bus to then take people along the Festival trail,” said Mr Eaton.

 For more information about the Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival, visit the website or on Facebook

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