Nanango’s 175th anniversary will be happening in 2023, and a volunteer committee is busy drawing up plans for the town’s celebrations

May 11, 2022

A community committee which is organising celebrations for Nanango’s 175th anniversary wants to hear from anyone planning an event in the Nanango district during 2023.

The committee has been organised by the Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA), but is being run as an independent group.

The Anniversary Committee has already started work on putting together a calendar of events for next year.

And if there’s sufficient community support, the group also hopes to bring back Nanango’s much-loved Pioneer Festival street parade – and perhaps even the festival itself – to celebrate this significant milestone.

Nanango was the first town established in the South Burnett and played a key role in the development of the region.

It is also the second largest town in the South Burnett next to Kingaroy, and home to a number of iconic regional events such as the Nanango Campdraft, Heritage Nanango Country Music Muster and The Waterhole Rocks.

The town’s Lee Park Racecourse is also the biggest in the region, with the Nanango Race Club organising six meetings each year.

The 175th Anniversary Committee is being chaired by Terry Mackrell and is supported by 18 other volunteers.

Event organisers who would like to have their activity included in the Anniversary Committee’s calendar should contact Sharon Johnson at Sassy Mama Fashion & Accessories at 45 Drayton Street, Nanango with details about it.

Sharon can also be contacted by phoning 0411-783-274.

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