The weather is starting to warm up and soon it will be time to pack away those winter woollies and embrace all the fabulous recreational opportunities in our regional centres. You might be surprised what is happening around the countryside.
How about a visit to Chinchilla, for the Queensland State Polocrosse Championships on 2 & 3 September? We have two quality accommodation options for your visit: The Chinchilla Palms Motor Inn or the Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn. Phone us on 1300 979 746 and we can help make that booking for you. http://polocrosse.com.au/
The Galloping Gully Polocrosse Carnival is held annually on the second week of August, just outside of Narrabri. The emphasis is on a fun weekend of sportsmanship, fun and catching up with friends. Nick and Sharon at the Adelong Motel Narrabri are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the region and we can help with that booking too. http://www.nswpolocrosse.com.au/
The Moore Park Beach Art’s Festival features a seaside view of a relaxed pleasant country lifestyle and approximately 20 kilometres of beautiful golden beaches. Free entry is always a good start to a family friendly festival day – you set the pace on how much or little you do – above all enjoy the day. The festival is based in Moore Park Beach, a short drive from Bundaberg on 18-20 August and includes art exhibitions, entertainment, workshops and fun activities for young and old. This year’s festival takes on a new look with celebrations continuing into Saturday night with Phil Emmanuel performing and an amazing fireworks display to finish off the night. Check out your quality Bundaberg accommodation options at Takalvan Motel or Sugar Country Motor Inn. Phone 1300 979 746 and we’ll get that sorted for you! http://www.mooreparkbeach.org.au/attractions/festivals-and-special-events/moore-park-beach-festival
If sporting events are not your thing, perhaps you’d be more interested in visiting our regional centres to savour the amazing produce on offer. There are some wonderful festivals coming up, providing a great excuse for a lazy country weekend.
Nosh Narrabri on 26 & 27 August aims to showcase products produced by local growers, food creators and beverage makers. The event promotes sustainable food production practices, and celebrates local creativity and talents and inspires people to support regional producers. So consider a trip along the Newell to Narrabri to experience some old-fashioned country hospitality. Nick and Sharon would love to welcome you to the Adelong for your weekend stay. https://www.noshnarrabri.com.au/
And you could continue on the Newell to Parkes in time for the Trundle Bush Tucker Festival. Taking place in Trundle the first Saturday in September every year, the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, free bush tucker tasting, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment. The 2017 Bush Tucker Day features country music sweetheart Beccy Cole, camp oven cooking demonstrations, bush tucker cooking competition and taste testing. What’s not to love? http://www.trundlebushtuckerday.com\
While you’re in the area, consider a trip across to Junee. This delightful little town punches above its weight for gourmet and organic offerings, being home to the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, producing organic licorice – black and raspberry, and organic chocolate-coated products including nuts, ginger, coffee beans, sultanas and freeze dried strawberries. Yum! Sabina at Junee Motor Inn would love to host your stay and assist you with her amazing local knowledge. http://www.greengroveorganics.com.au/the-junee-licorice-and-chocolate-factory/
Dalby’s Delicious and Delightful Festival on 19 & 20 August is Dalby’s signature festival. A two-day multicultural event, it features creative markets, cultural foods and entertainment, ending with a spectacular lantern parade and fireworks display along the banks of the beautiful Myall River. Make it part of a weekend trip to Chinchilla, Dalby and surrounds. http://deliciousanddelightful.com.au/
Windmill Motel and Events Centre is hosting the Flagon & Dragon Mackay lunch on Friday 13th October. Every dollar raised will go to help children in need in the local Mackay Region.
Tickets are sold out for the event but you can still donate via their Go Fund Me Page at https://www.gofundme.com/flagon-dragon-2017
Flagon & Dragon is a biennial fundraising event, created to help raise much-needed funds to children’s wards in all Mackay District hospitals, as well as for other organisations that focus on the needs and support of our children and young people. Flagon and Dragon is a luncheon like no other and delivers an atmosphere of fun and excitement whilst at all times focusing on raising as much money as possible. We have secured some amazing auction items and silent auctions using our own hands-on electronic machines for fun and effect.
Throughout the history of the event we have raised in excess of $1m through the generosity of people from Mackay and the surrounding district. This year we have a very ambitious $250,000 target so we need your help more than ever to achieve this!
For your next event in Mackay, contact Rachel Ellis 0447 499 013.