October 24, 2023
The 10th Heritage Waterhole Rocks rock’n’roll festival at Nanango Showgrounds broke a bunch of records at the weekend.
Co-organiser Terry Mackrell said there was a record number of caravan and campervans (380), a record number of meals served up at Thursday night’s pig-on-the-spit (240) and almost 1000 people through the gate.
The car show on Sunday also featured a record number of entries, as did the fashion parade.
The early-bird barbecue at the Gas Guzzlers Shed on Wednesday – followed by music and dancing – was so popular the festival will be officially extended to five days next year.
Thursday night was the VIP launch for the 10th event, which featured a big fireworks display.
“Everyone was raving about the fireworks, which was supposed to be a total surprise,” Terry said
Terry said the one-hour Gospel music show on Sunday, featuring local singer Jeff Hancox, was as popular as ever.
He had received feedback from the crowd that it should be longer, which they may do next year.
Overall, Terry said the festival had been “fantastic”.
“It was a huge success and we are already beginning planning for next year’s event. We also have some bands lined up for next year,” he said.
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Fashion Parade Winners
- Women – Marie Marsden, Regents Park
- Men – Wayne Anderson, Mango Hill
- Couple – Wayne and Anne Anderson, Mango Hill