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$5000 Boost For Long
Weekend Celebration

Filed under Council, Latest News

March 11, 2014

The South Burnett and Cherbourg on Show long weekend promotion will be bigger than ever in 2014, thanks to extra support from the South Burnett Regional Council, local businesses and organisations.

“Council is very happy to support this event which has seen substantial growth over the last two years,” South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann said.

“South Burnett and Cherbourg on Show is held over the October long weekend and is fast becoming a signature event in this region.

“This long weekend can become as big for our region as Easter is in Roma. This event not only helps our local tourism operators but also brings additional funds into many of our other businesses.”

The Council has shown its support by giving $5000 to the South Burnett and Cherbourg on Show event management and marketing committee.

“We have a very strong committee who last year donated their services and time to grow this event,” committee president Cr Kathy Duff said.

“The next step for this year is to seek funding to expand the marketing to attract more visitors over the October long weekend.

“The committee have put in three separate grant applications to both State and Federal government to help build this event. If these are received well, we will be able to advertise South Burnett and Cherbourg on Show more broadly.

“The funds from Council are a good start, however more funds are needed for marketing so we can make this event a major Queensland tourism weekend.”

South Burnett and Cherbourg on Show will be held from Friday, October 3 to Monday, October 6 with separate events showcasing the region’s food and wine, art, heritage, indigenous culture and country lifestyle.

For more information about South Burnett and Cherbourg on Show, contact Event Manager Zona Hussey-Smith on 0427-340-710.

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