10 things to love about the Blackbutt Avocado Festival
The Blackbutt Avocado festival is always a highlight to the South Burnett Region. Held on the second Saturday of September every year, the festival is a celebration of Blackbutt and the delicious avocado’s grown in the local region.
If you are wondering what Avo loving activities you can participate in, look no further than the list below.
BLACKBUTT AVOCADO FESTIVAL STREET PARADE
Get a good view of The Blackbutt Avocado Festival Street Parade in the Main Street from 11am. With floats from all the locals and surrounds, the colours, music and entertainment is bound to delight young and old. Then head down to the Showgrounds; the end point of the street parade and see all the spectacular floats up close.
Memorial Hall is the home base for all things avocado. Here, you will discover why avocado is such a versatile food. Find cooking demonstrations by official South Burnett Food Ambassador Jason Ford to make your mouth water.
AVO-GO CRAFTING COMPETITION
Stay inside Memorial Hall and don’t miss the crafting displays that show off the talents of local residents and artists in the Avo-Go crafting competition. The creativity and talent is excellent!
AVO GROW TENT
New this year is the Avo Grow Tent, featuring displays, demonstrations and talks by Avo experts. Learn about avocados and their growth cycle, enter a world of fertilising, grafting and pest-control that will leave you with a better appreciation of those yummy avocados coming to your table. Or better yet, enable you to grow your own, wonderful avocados!
Outside of Memorial Hall you can enjoy participating in lots of fun activities, with a particular highlight being the famous Avo-Toss with competitions for both kids and adults. The aim of the game is to get closest to the marked pin. You could end up the winning the total cash prize!
No festival is complete without a chance to do some shopping at the market stalls. Handcrafted products from all around the region - high quality woodworking, clothes, plants and other products for your garden - there will be lots on offer for those looking for a bargain, a present or to just spoil themselves.
FOOD STALLS AND WINE ALLEY
The food stalls and wine alley are certain to keep your belly full and your energy levels high with a delicious selection of foods, including avocado dishes and local wines.
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The XXXX Woodchop and Woodcutters Bar is here at the Showgrounds, so there will be plenty of exciting action to see right through the day as those woodchips fly.
FESTIVAL BREAKFAST AND BBQ DINNER
The Showgrounds is also the home to the Country Canteen, where you can get breakfast and coffee on Saturday morning, as well enjoy the festival BBQ that night.
ROCKIN’ BODGIES DANCE BAND
After you grab some dinner at the Festival BBQ, don’t miss the Rockin’ Bodgies Dance Band back in Memorial Hall with music and dancing late into the night to finish off the festival. What a way to end the festival!
Download the full festival program at our Brand New Website!
If you love avocado’s, there is nowhere else you should be on Saturday 9th September 2017!
Look forward to seeing you there.