March 8, 2019
Guests at this year’s Wine and Food In The Park festival will get a bonus with their wristband on Saturday … a free ticket in a special festival prize draw.
The ticket will put them in the running to win a range of items throughout the day, courtesy of the festival’s sponsors and stallholders.
Winning ticket numbers will be announced from the main stage between acts, and there’ll be some great prizes on offer.
They include a $100 in-store voucher from Kingaroy’s best-known fashion retailer Coppards; a $50 voucher from leading winery Moffatdale Ridge; and a $135 voucher for mid-week accommodation for two people at Mulanah Gardens at Benair.
Festivalgoers can also win two sample bags from The Peanut Van, each containing a kilogram of peanuts in 10 different flavours (worth $35); a $50 in-store voucher from Bass To Barra Marine; and a cheese and wine table worth $85 from Nature’s Rewards, who’ll be exhibiting these contemporary picnic accessories in the grounds.
There’ll also be a number meal prizes from the Gourmet Food Village up for grabs.
“We’re always trying to pack value into our entry fee,” festival treasurer Shaun Bliesner said.
“A few years ago we started offering free chilled water and ice slushies at our site tent, and this has been really popular with everyone – especially if it’s a hot day.
“When we offered branded merchandise a few years ago, we gave everyone $5 worth of tickets they could redeem for T-shirts, hats, flashing wine glasses or wine coolers and that was really popular, too.
“So this year, we thought a free raffle would be another nice way to thank everyone – and of course, we’ll still have free water and ice-cold slushies as well.”
The festival will also have something special for children.
Karla’s Karnival will be in the grounds between 2:00pm and 6:00pm to provide free face-painting, and there’ll be some amusement rides outside the fenced area.
“Last year was too windy to put up a jumping castle or anything else, but this year should be just about perfect,” Shaun said.
Festivalgoers with an eye for art can also buy $1 tickets in a special fundraising raffle being run in the grounds by South Burnett Arts Inc.
The group is offering a work by award-winning artist June McCotter valued at more than $500. The proceeds will be used to help raise funds for the Kingaroy Eisteddfod.