The 2019 Regional Australia Bank Warialda Honey Festival is finally here – this Saturday 2nd March. “This year the event will run from 2pm – 7pm and it is jam packed with entertainment, rides and stalls,” said committee member, Nikki Adams.
The festival will kick off at 2pm with the official opening by Mayor John Coulton, followed by the presentation of the Fay Honour Busy Bee perpetual trophy, which is awarded each year to a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to our community.
After the presentation of the award there will be various performances by local community groups including Karen Moxey’s Physical Culture, Karate and local public schools. There will be market stalls, food vendors, bar facilities and a dedicated Kids’ Zone which includes activities and rides for all ages.
This year will also see the return of the gumboot throwing competition, so make sure you’re around to enter. The kids rides with the $10 jump all day passes will be operating all event long from 2pm to 7pm for kids (and kids at heart) to try their luck on the mechanical bull, jousting ring, sumo suits, giant slide, tropical slide and Dora and Diego 5 in 1 jumping castle.
An afternoon tea will also be part of the festival again this year, with the talented ladies of the County of Burnett CWA catering. There will not be set times or pre-purchased tickets as in previous years; just see the friendly CWA ladies at their marquee and you will be able to purchase delicious traditional sweet and savoury finger food as well as tea and coffee.
Tamworth based band, Splashpool, including local member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, will be on stage from 5pm performing many smash hit covers from the 70s to now. It will be a great way to end the festival with a buzz.
There will be chairs scattered around the festival, but to ensure a seat, please feel free to bring your own chair and blanket.
For more information or to pick up a stall holder form, please call the Warialda Visitor Information Centre on 02 6729 0046 or visit: www.warialdansw.com.au