May 12, 2016
The Burrandowan Picnic Race Club will be holding its 94th annual race meeting at the Burrandowan Racecourse 66km west of Kingaroy this Saturday, May 14.
For more than nine decades, crowds have been gathering at Burrandowan on the second Saturday in May to take in the atmosphere of a true bush picnic race meeting.
The race itself generates funds for worthy causes – this year it’s RACQ CareFlight – and many food and drink outlets are run by local service clubs to assist their own community projects.
A shuttle bus will be running from Kingaroy and overnight camping is available at the track.
The day starts with clay target shooting at 9:00am.
Racing begins at 1:00pm and there’s a five-race card as well as a keenly contested Fashions of the Field competition.
Punters can also book in for a High Tea at the race club’s historic hall in the afternoon, or pre-order gourmet picnic hampers for a trackside lunch, both through the Burrandowan website.
After the racing, pit-fired barbecues will run into the night with a fully licensed bar (no BYO) and live music from Kerry Kennedy and Double Barrel.
- For more information, visit the Burrandowan website
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Police have urged racegoers to Burrandowan to have fun but to remember they will be out on the roads, so don’t drink and drive.