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 Saturday, 11 March 2017 

2017 Wine & Food In The Park Festival

The 18th annual Wine & Food In The Park Festival will be held at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon this morning through to 8:00pm tonight. The Festival has steadily grown over the years the biggest single festival held in the South Burnett as well as the region's most loved Autumn get-together, and this year's WAFITP promises to be bigger and better than ever. A new "village-style" layout will be a big attraction at this year's event, blending local and visiting wineries in with the Festival's exotic Giant Food Court, and there'll also be jam-packed program of live entertainment. The Festival's popular - and usually outrageous! - street performers will also be wending their way through the crowds all day, and there'll be carnival rides for children on the grounds too. Admission is still just $20 per head for adults (under-18s can get in for free). And after the Festival winds down most local entertainment venues in Kingaroy will be holding post-WAFITP parties for revellers who want to carry on into the night. You can find out anything else you'd like to know about this year's Wine & Food In The Park Festival on the Festival's website.
59th Annual Proston Show
The 59th annual Proston Show will be held at Proston Showgrounds on the Proston-Boondooma Road just west of town from 6:00am this morning through until late tonight. The Proston Show is always a big event in the western South Burnett and today's activities will get underway with horse-riding events, stud cattle judging and competitions for junior judges and young handlers shortly after the gates open. This will be followed a Championship Dog Show kicking off at around 8:30am; and then with show jumping, poultry judging and prime trade cattle judging at 9:00am. Then at 9:30am there'll be wood-chopping and post-ripping, including the famous Proston Post-Ripping Challenge that's always fun to see. This will be followed at 11:00am with the presentation of the Prime Trade Show Awards, and then the Proston Stockman's Classic at noon. The official opening will be held at 1:30pm and this will be followed by the Grand Parade at 2:00pm along with more award presentations, including Stud Beef Grand Champion. Other great things to look out for at this year's Show include a trade display area that's almost packed to capacity, dodgem cars, Willie the Worm, a slide and a jumping castle, face-painting and Viv's Farm animals. The evening's entertainment will include a fantastic Ute Muster with lots of extra categories, a Young Farmers' Challenge, live entertainment from Vanessa Lee and Highway 65 and a giant fireworks display. In addition, the Show Society will be running a canteen, BBQ and bar from 10:00am onwards. Admission to today's Show is just $10 for adults, $5 for high school students and $3 for primary school students (under-5s are admitted free). A family pass for two adults and any number of children is also available for $25. More details? Contact Show Society secretary Glenda McArdle on 0423-612-971 or by emailing her.
Maidenwell Folk Gathering
The main day of the twice-a-year Maidenwell Folk Gathering will be held in and around the historic Maidenwell Hotel in Maidenwell today, kicking off at around 9:30am and running late into the night. This is an all-acoustic event and during the day a variety of performers will be entertaining outdoors. In the evening, the action will move onto the hotel's wide verandahs and indoors. Admission to the Folk Gathering is completely free and musicians are welcome as well as people who just like to listen to music. There's also free overnight camping available in the hotel's grounds. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4164-6133.
Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed run at Coronation Park in Wondai at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the South Burnett Rail Trail and the group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.
Basstastic Round One Qualifier - Lake Boondooma
The Round One qualifier of this year's Basstastic will be held at Lake Boondooma all this weekend, and fisherman of all ages will be hitting the water early to be in the running for the great cash prizes this competition offers. Basstastic is open to both senior and junior anglers, and this year the competition will also be offering two rookie angler prizes for the best new rookies in this weekend's competition, as well as a double up session payout cash pool. Anglers will need to be Basstastic members and also hold a permit to fish on the dam, but information on both can be obtained by phoning Russell on (07) 4167-8183. There are also weekend accommodation and food packages available from the Lake Boondooma Tourist Park, and you can phone them on (07) 4168-9694 for more details. Note: Round 3 of Basstastic will be held at BP Dam on May 13-14, and Round 7 back at Lake Boondooma on October 7-8.
Bowls Club Bingo - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman St, Kingaroy will be running bingo matches from 7:30pm this evening with over $1000 in prizes on offer. More details from the club on (07) 4162-1404
Proston Men's Shed
The Proston Men's Shed will be meeting at the old railway station building at Railway Park in Rodney Street, Proston for its regular Saturday morning meeting today, kicking off with a cuppa at 9:00am. The meeting will run until around noon, and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Geoff on 0439-694-000.
Wooroolin Community Markets
The Wooroolin Community Markets will be held inside the Wooroolin QCWA Rooms on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin from 6:00am until around 12:00 noon this morning. The markets offer stalls, a sausage sizzle, fresh produce, plants and crafts and are run on the 2nd Saturday of every month except January. Stall fees are just $5 and new stallholders are always welcome. More details? Phone Janice on 0439-073-160 or send her an email.
Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding their Wednesday meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.
Yarraman Markets
The Yarraman Progress Association's Yarraman Markets will be held on the vacant block at the corner of the D'Aguilar and New England Highways in Yarraman from 7:00am until around 12:00 noon today (ie opposite Bendigo Bank). The markets feature trash and treasure stalls, car boot sellers, local produce and hand-made goods, as well as food stalls, and are held on the second Saturday of every month. Everyone is welcome and if you'd like to book a stall yourself - it's only $5! - call Joe on (0459) 638-282
Graeme Jensen - Kingaroy
Popular entertainer Graeme Jensen will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Admission is free. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755
Murgon Men's Shed Monster Garage Sale
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding a Monster Garage Sale outside their shed at 75 Macalister Street in Murgon from 7:00am onwards this morning, along with a sausage sizzle. Everyone is welcome!

 Saturday, 11 March 2017 
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