The signature event of the Blackbutt Avocado Festival involves rolling an avocado down a 35m long rough grass course. If the avocado stops within the course boundary the distance from the target is measured. The eight closest entrants from each heat return for the final at 4pm Saturday. There are three heats for adults and three for children.
ADULTS 1st - $1000 2nd - $200
CHILDREN (U12) 1st - $200 2nd- $50
AVO DROP TOMBOLA
A parachutist will jump from 4,000 feet and land on an avocado-shaped target. Buy a marker, write your name and phone number on it, and place it in the giant Avo Joe template on the arena of the Blackbutt Showgrounds. When the parachutist lands, he will select the marker closest to his landing spot to chose the winner.
Markers are $5 each or 3 for $10
Throw an avocado at the target board featuring characters from the Blackbutt Avocado Festival avocado family – Avo Jo, Avo Flo, Big Hass and Little Pip.
Land your avocado through the hole and into the net behind - win the corresponding prize for that target.
AVO JO – $50 AVO FLO – $20 Big Hass – $10 Little Pip – $5
AVO GOOD TIME
Catch up with Alvin the Avocado as he wanders the Festival Trail. Get your photo taken with Alvin.
Contestants choose three avocados to juggle during one of the four heats throughout the day – keep three avocados in the air for a minute or more and you may win through to the final held at 3.30pm
Winning finalist will win the Grand Juggle Prize of $100 with an Avocado Merchandise pack to the runner-up
GUESS THE WEIGHT OF AN AVOCADO
Put an entry in to guess the exact weight of the demo avocado and win the cash prize.
Avocado will be on display in the Hall on the Rail Trail from 8.30am – 4.00pm for entrants to enter their estimate.