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 Saturday, 09 March 2019 
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Wine & Food In The Park Festival

The 20th annual Wine & Food In The Park Festival will be held at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon today through to 8:00pm tonight. The Festival has grown over the years to become one of the biggest festivals held in the South Burnett each year as well as the region's most loved Autumn get-together, and this year's WAFITP promises to be bigger and better than ever. The festival's new "village-style" layout that has proven so popular the last last few years will be returning, blending local and visiting wineries in with the Festival's exotic Giant Food Court. There'll also be a jam-packed program of live entertainment and a relaxed craft beer, Pimms and cider garden in the grounds, along with the normal bar. The Festival's popular - and usually outrageous! - street performers will also be wending their way through the crowds all day. Admission is still just $20 per head for adults (under-18s can get in for free), which includes $5 in bonus tickets that can be redeemed for ice-cold bottled water at the festival tent. And after the day 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.
61st Annual Proston Show
The 61st annual Proston Show will be held at Proston Showgrounds on the Proston-Boondooma Road just west of town today, with horse events at 8:00am; show jumping, stud cattle judging and a Dog Championship Show at 8:30am; prime cattle and poultry judging at 9:00am; and then woodchops and chainsaw racing at 9:30am. At 1:00pm, competitors will line up for the Proston Stockmanís Classic, before the official opening at 2:00pm and the Grand Parade at 2:30pm. In the afternoon, guest artists The CrackUp Sisters will judge a whip-cracking competition at 3:30pm, and the entrants in this yearís Ute Muster will face the judges about 4:00pm. Other attractions to look out for are Vivís Farm Animals and Mandyís face painting from 9:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-6:00pm, along with dodgem cars and other amusement rides. The Crack-Up Sisters will be performing at 11:00am, 4:00pm and 6:00pm, and the pavilion displays, Show canteen and bar will be running all day. Tonight, there'll be a fireworks display at 7:00pm, followed by music from Sim Richards from 7:30pm until about 11:00pm. Show admission prices remain at $10 for adults, $5 for high school students and $3 for primary school students (under fives are free), and a family pass for two adults and two or more children is also available for $25.
South Burnett Speedway - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Speedway Club will be holding a race meeting at the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy tonight. Racing will get underway at 5:00pm and tonight's meeting will feature V8 Super Sedans competing in the Queensland series; Street Stocks; Modlites; Wingless Sprints and Junior Sedans. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students (with ID) and aged or disability pensioners and $65 for a family of two adults and up to three students (children 12 and under are free). There'll also be canteen facilities operating onsite and camping available, too. The entries lists for all the different events at tonight's meeting can be viewed here
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.
Rugby League - Kingaroy
Kingaroy Red Ants rugby league club are hosting a day of pre-season games today at T.J. O'Neill Oval in Kingaroy. 9:30am Kingaroy U12s v Dalby, 10:30am Murgon U14s v Dalby, 11:30am Kingaroy U14s v Dalby, 12:30pm Murgon U16s v Dalby, 1:30pm Kingaroy U16s v Dalby, 2:30pm SB Open Women v Valleys, 3:30pm SB U18s v Valleys. Gates open at 8:00am.
Senator Fraser Anning - Kingaroy
Senator Fraser Anning will be giving a talk at Kingaroy's Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets at 1:00pm today. You can read more about his visit on our website.
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 parkrun 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.
Amber Goldsmith - Blackbutt
Popular South Burnett country artist Amber Goldsmith will be performing at the Scrubby Creek Bar next to the Bunya Nute Cafe in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 6:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. Admission is free.
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.
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
Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding a meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.
Bourbon Boys & DJdirex - Kingaroy
The Bourbon Boys (ie Tony Cisneros, his brother Gavin and Craig Walsh) and DJdirex will be livening up the evening at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 8:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
No Drahma - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Hotel-Motel at the corner of Haly and Youngman Streets, Kingaroy will have No Drahma playing in the front bar from 7:00pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1677.
Pig On A Spit - Wooroolin
The Grand Hotel on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin will be holding a Pig On A Spit night from 6:00pm this evening, with great food and live entertainment. Tickets are $25 for adults or $10 for kids, and they can be booked by phoning (07) 4164-2261.
World's Greatest Shave - Kingaroy
A World's Greatest Shave to raise money for blood cancer research will be held outside Best & Less in Kingaroy Shoppingworld from 10:00am to 11:00am this morning. Staff from SG's Hair Salon will have the clippers and coloured hair spray ready, allowing you to radically change your look for just $5 (or $2 for children under 12). More details? Phone Sal on 0418-711-368.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 09 March 2019 
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