Members of the Timbertowns Woodworking Group get ready for the inaugural Bloomin’ Beautiful Street Parade

September 15, 2015

The best of Blackbutt was on show at the weekend during the bigger-than-ever Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival.

The two-day event was spread across the town … at the showgrounds, at the head of the Rail Trail, in Les Muller Park and the Memorial Hall.

A popular new attraction was the Ken Mills Street Parade which wound its way down the D’Aguilar Highway and Hart Street to the showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Crowds lined the street to watch the cars, trucks and marchers.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail was a theme of the parade with displays by cyclists and horse riders.

At the rail head, there were market stalls, displays of working vintage machinery plus a unique Blackbutt invention … avocado games.

At Nukku Nook, Joel Thomas’ film, “A Journey Along The Upper Brisbane Valley Rail Trail”, was screened.

At the Blackbutt Showgrounds, the traditional “garden in a pot” and horticultural displays were accompanied by an orchid show, an exhibition by the Burnett Bird keepers, sculpture competition entries and demonstrations by the Timbertown Woodworkers.

In Les Muller Park, children were kept busy with face-painting, workshops and a jumping castle.

The inaugural Boots’n Bulldust “Bands At The Butt” talent quest was in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, along with photographic and historic displays, and avocado cooking demonstrations by South Burnett chef Jason Ford.

[Photos by and Clive Lowe Photography]

Would you like to avo go? Reece Lamberth, from Blackbutt, was enticing visitors to play games with locally grown avocados which they could then take home and enjoy
Private Rob York, Emu Creek; nurse Michaela Patch, Burpengary; and Corporal Lachlan York, Caboolture; from Helidon’s Emu Gully Field Volunteers military history group

Celebrity chef Jason Ford was demonstrating cooking with avocados

Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival and Show Queen Rebekah Grob
A safety message from the Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade … why you should never try to extinguish an oil fire on a stove with a water!
Colourful stalls lined the Hart Street entrance to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
Keen fans of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail … the Australian Trail Horse Riders Association
South Burnett chef Jason Ford with Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell

Elizabeth Maye, 3, from Blackbutt, was enjoying the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival

Blackbutt Camera Club’s Annette Schumacher with the “Best in Show” photo by Belinda Kranz
Enjoying the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival parade … Amanda, Grace, 3; Tom and Bella Lewis, 5, visiting from Ipswich
Robert Early and Amber Goldsmith took part in the Boots’n Bulldust Bands At The Butt Talent Search
The Bands at the Butt talent search also attracted Joseph Paul, from Brisbane
Keith Carrick, from Blackbutt, with a Unity stationary engine made in Australia for the Downs Co-Operative Dairy Association

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Bloomin’ Beautiful Street Parade

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Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables


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