May 19, 2020
It’s a small step along the pathway back to normal life … but the Wondai Markets say they will be back in action this weekend!
Market organiser Elaine Madill – from the Wondai Art Gallery – told southburnett.com.au the markets would run from 7:00am to 11:30am this Saturday in Coronation Park.
“There will be fruit and vegetables for sale, takeaway coffees and other stalls,” she said.
She said stallholders had been phoning her asking when the markets could return, so she had contacted the Premier’s office.
“They said markets had never been told to stop,” Elaine said.
She did not know how many people would come along – as many local residents were still wary – but she said patrons would have to maintain social distancing.
“Somebody’s going to have to start somewhere,” she said.
Any stallholders who would like to book a spot have been invited to phone the Wondai Art Gallery on (07) 4168-5926 and leave a message.
“We will check the messages every day as the Gallery is still closed,” Elaine said.
The Nanango markets have been officially cancelled for both June and July.
No decision has been made yet on the fate of the Wondai Country Running Festival which was originally going to be held on June 27-28.
Organisers said that under Queensland Stage 3 restrictions, the festival might be able to go ahead on the new dates of July 25-26.
“No decision yet but we are exploring this option,” organisers said.
“If we do go ahead we will allocate runners to ‘pens’ so we have no more than 20 starting at any one time and will be following all the guidelines to ensure the safety of us all.”
The Waterhole Rocks rock’n’roll festival at Nanango Showgrounds – October 15-18 – has also not been cancelled.
Organisers said this week that they were assessing the situation.
“We hope to have a decision soon regarding whether the event will be cancelled or not. Thanks for your patience.”