Babinda Harvest Festival
7 - 09 June 2013
07 4067 2900
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In 2013 they celebrate the 50th Harvest Festival! The Babinda Harvest Festival is an annual Babinda event. In this sugar town, it celebrates the start of the sugarcane harvest (mid June), as well as celebrating the harvesting of other tropical produce from their region.
The Grand Parade will have themed floats from businesses, schools and clubs. Then it's off to the Showgrounds for an afternoon and evening of free entertainment, amusements and rides, the crowning of the Harvest Queens, fireworks display, displays from Babinda schools, local produce, and historical agricultural machinery, pony rides, lolly drop, and a live band and bar.
Also, uniquely Babinda: Sugar Bowl competition, Gumboot Toss and Umbrella Toss.
Children are welcome.
This is the 50th year of the Festival and they are pulling out all stops to make it a memorable one for the whole community.
Harvest Cabaret, Friday June 7 - The Great Hall, Babinda State School.
One of the most popular events of the harvest calendar where the entrants in the Babinda Harvest Festival Princess Quest are formally introduced. Tickets from the Babinda Health Pharmacy - available from early May.
Saturday June 8 - Traders' Competition. Munro Street traders dress their windows and staff according to the theme.
St Rita's School Trivia Night - Get together a table of eight for a great night!
Festival Day, Sunday, June 9, from 2.30pm. Munro Street, Babinda.
How To Get There:
Babinda is a small sugar town 45 minutes south of Cairns in tropical North Queensland.
Once in Babinda, turn into the main street (Munro Street) from the Bruce Highway at the Information Centre (turn right if heading south, and left if heading north). Please note that the road is closed Sunday 9 June from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. for the street parade.
Then, turn left into Knowles Street at the Babinda Munro Theatre to find the showgrounds, at Bill Wakeham Park.
Entry to the main festival is free, however a donation would be appreciated. Please contact the operator for more information or specific event costs.
Free parking is also available around the showgrounds.
Bill Wakeham Park
Queensland Australia 4861
Phone: 07 4067 6226
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