August 11, 2019
Visitors coming to Kingaroy for this year’s BaconFest in search of a special dining experience – and locals who want to enjoy the Festival on a budget – still have time to book tickets for two dining events.
On Friday, August 23, the Kingaroy Country Motel in Knight Street will be hosting an all-you-can-eat, three course Bacon Feast Buffet, complete with live entertainment from Fitzy, several amusements and a licensed bar.
And on Sunday, August 25 the motel will be offering a sumptuous Bacon Grill Pig Trough Breakfast that would compare with any good big country breakfast.
Both the dinner and breakfast are the brainchild of Kingaroy Country Motel’s manager Julie Thomson, and they’ll both be prepared by Judy Crawford from JC Catering.
Julie, the secretary of the Visit South Burnett local tourism organisation, is no stranger to promoting events.
Her motel’s signboards regularly advise passing motorists about when the region’s next big events are coming up.
Right now they’re promoting Kingaroy’s BaconFest, Moffatdale’s Italian Festival and Blackbutt’s Avocado Festival
Julie said she thought it was important local businesses supported local events.
“The success of an event relies on local support, so it is important to work together,” she said.
“Tourism provides a constant stream of income for many businesses in our region and it supports lots of jobs.
“So I think any event that brings visitors to town is a good thing, and I’m all for it.”
Julie said she was aware prices for BaconFest’s Wine and Swine grazing platter dinner and long table breakfast had drawn criticism in some circles because of high ticket prices.
So the Kingaroy Country Motel is offering a $58 dinner and $32 breakfast to provide options for festival-goers.
“We all want visitors to our region to have a great time so they’ll tell their friends and come back again, and we don’t want to lose that opportunity by pricing them anyone out,” Julie said.
“It’s important to cater for all and give a variety of options to suit as many people as possible.
“So we’re trying to bridge that gap for visitors, and create great value alternatives for locals as well.”
Tickets for the Bacon Feast Buffet will close on Sunday, August 18, and the Bacon Grill Pig Trough Breakfast on Tuesday, August 20 – or earlier, if they sell out beforehand.