October 27, 2021
There was talent galore on show at the inaugural “Sue and Geoff’s Country Music Campout” at Wooroolin on the weekend.
The three-day festival of music and dancing began at 9:00am on Thursday and wound up late on Saturday night.
The event was organised by well-known local musicians Sue Bradley and Geoff Grevell.
Sue told southburnett.com.au it had been a big success.
“We were just thrilled with it,” she said. “We got the numbers that we had hoped for.”
Sue said there would have been about 150 people taking part over the three days.
There were many walk-up acts as well as Sue and Geoff and their band on stage.
Sue admitted the couple had been unsure about how it would go, but were now planning to hold another event in March.
“The feedback we got was really good,” she said.
“We hope to hold two a year, in March and October.”
The Wooroolin free-stay area was packed with campervans and caravans, with other visitors staying in local motels.
Sue said she hoped that local businesses, including the Butcher’s Cafe and the Grand Hotel, had benefited from visitors dropping in.
“We were only serving tea and coffee in the hall. That was the point,” she said.
Friday night’s dance – featuring line-dancing, old-time and new vogue – was popular, as was the finale concert on Saturday night which featured a range of acts … and even an old-school wobble board!