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Childers Festival Launched For 2019

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PHOTO CAPTION: Cr Bill Trevor, Cr Judy Peters, Warren Martin and Matthew Munro at the Childers Festival launch.

It's almost that time of year- when the main street of Childers is transformed into a smorgasbord of food, culture, fun and colour for the annual Childers Festival!

The Bundaberg Regional Council event is so good it stops the Bruce Highway in July.

Community and Cultural Services Portfolio Spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said on Saturday, 27 July, Childers Festival fun would get underway in Crescent Street for a party to welcome in the festivities.

"There will be a number of stallholders and food vendors in the area and it will be a more relaxed vibe," Cr Peters said.

"It's a great opportunity to kick back and take in multicultural music, sample the food and markets on offer with an option to party until late."

Then, Cr Peters said the big festival day would kick off from 9 am on Sunday, 28 July.

"Make sure you come along hungry because there will be over 300 food and market stalls lining the historic Childers streets from 9am to 3.30pm," Cr Peters said.

"Cuisine from all parts of the world will be complemented by an amazing array of market stalls and a diverse range of music and entertainment will overflow from a number of stages."

Cr Peters said the kids won't miss out either, with both stage and roving entertainers performing on the day.

"It's going to be so much fun for the whole family," she said.

"Don't forget to mark this one in your calendar, you won't want to miss this fantastic event!"

In the lead up to the Childers Festival, a range of events will take place around the region, showing off the stunning scenery, fantastic business and much more.

Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said it was the perfect opportunity to explore the region.

"Experience some of the exciting events before the festival and take time to discover some of the wonderful local attractions that Childers has to offer," he said.

"Our fantastic sugar mill will host tours and cane fire demonstrations while the popular Opera by the Lake event features an outdoor concert set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Redbrook.

"There is certainly lots to do, so don’t miss out!"

The Childers Festival is a pet-free event.

Find out more by going to the website or Facebook page.