How to make a weekend of the Blackbutt Avocado Festival
It’s not hard to convince people to attend an avocado festival!
Where else can you eat avocado ice-cream and avocado cheesecake, play avocado games, put your skills on the line in a guacamole-making competition, watch a parachutist land in an avocado target in an arena, and learn how to cook with avos from a celebrity chef?
A half hour from Blackbutt is the gorgeous swimming hole and picnic area at Coomba Falls in Maidenwell.
An hour north of Blackbutt is the Kingaroy wine trail with the wineries and cellar doors of Crane Wines, Kingsley Grove Estate, Taabinga Station and The Lavender Farm at Pottique. For a “true” wine experience, check out the wine tour at Kingsley Grove Estate which takes in the vineyards and inside the winery where you can see how the wine is made. Add some local cheese, olives and capers and you’ll savour the South Burnett’s flavours.