Chairman Jeff Connor is hoping visitors will drive to Blackbutt and then “stay another day” and explore the South Burnett over the October long weekend 

August 19, 2020

COVID-19 smashed plans for this year’s Blackbutt Avocado Festival but organisers have now come up with a “bazaar” plan in its place.

The “Top Of The Blackbutt Range Bazaar” will be held on the festival grounds at the Blackbutt Rail Trail head on October 4.

“It’s been quite the challenge, but we have always been determined to overcome any obstacle. We are doing this for the sake of our community,” committee chairman Jeff Connor said.

“The parameters for putting on the event have been: How can we complement other events so that visitors can meet the Visit South Burnett motto, ‘Stay Another Day’? And how can we stay true to our values: showcase Blackbutt, (provide an) authentic country experience and (have) fun through our avocado theme?”

“We want to take advantage of those who are seeking a place in the country to visit.”

He said Blackbutt was within perfect driving range for visitors from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

“And the South Burnett is in the perfect driving range for the October long weekend,” Mr Connor said.

It won’t be an Avo Festival but there will still be the opportunity for patrons to taste avocado-based foods.

Organisers are now looking for more stallholders.

They are seeking applications from people who have local products and/or produce, boutique wares or handmade items for sale.

Charity and community groups have also been encouraged to apply for a stall.

Applications should be emailed to

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