It's almost time for our favourite weekend of the year! 4 days off, some quality time with family and friends, and above all - CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST!
Staying home for the holiday? Not to worry! We've put together a list of what's happening locally this Easter long weekend so you can get amongst all the fun and eggcitement of Easter!
MAIDENWELL EASTER RUNNING FESTIVAL
The Maidenwell Easter Running Festival now in its 3rd year has established itself as the ‘must do’ event on the Australian Running calendar with runners from both interstate and overseas now making what is becoming an annual trek to Maidenwell for Easter.
There are 9 events over two days ranging from 2.2km to the very rare 56km distance. Whatever your fitness or competitive level we have a distance to suit everyone.
WHEN: 14th, 15th, 16th April
ALL DETAILS HERE: Maidenwell Marathon
All profits from the event go to the Maidenwell Community Group.
Image: Maidenwell Marathon
NANANGO EASTER RACES
The Nanango Race Club will be holding their Easter Race Meeting at the Lee Park Raceway off the D'Aguilar Highway just south of Nanango from 11:00am to around 5:00pm Saturday Aprol 15th.
The races will have an "Easter Bonnets, Bowlers and Cottontails" theme and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best Easter outfits and/or accessories to be in the running for some great Moffatdale Ridge Fashions Of The Field prizes.
The race club's popular Champagne@the Bit Bar will be serving up platters all day if you fancy a bite; a licensed bar and BBQ will be operating under the extended covered area; the race club canteen will be open for sit-down dining; and there'll be plenty of bookmakers and an on-course tote available in the betting ring to take your wagers.
There's also plenty of undercover seating and lots of parking on course. A lot of people like to use the Easter race meeting for autumn get-togethers, and patrons are welcome to picnic on the lawns or even bring their own marquee if they like.
This will be a 5 race meeting and buses will be running to the races from Kingaroy's Glendon Street Bus Depot (12:00 noon) and the Nanango RSL at 12:30pm.
The first race will leave the barriers around 1:20pm but gates will open at 11:00am so go-getters can get a head start on that all-important socialising.
Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners (under-15s are free). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Rosemary on (07) 4163-2346 or email her.
LIONS EASTER EGG HUNT & FAMILY DAY
The Kingaroy Lions Club will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to noon on Saturday April 15th.
Apart from a great morning tea, sausage sizzle and free games there'll be three-for-$5 craft activities, a 50c per entry colouring-in competition, the chance to get a photo with the Easter bunny for $5, and two great Easter Egg hunts at 9:30am and 11:00am.
Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event (which is a fundraiser for medical research) and there's no admission charge.
WONDAI AUTUMN GARDEN EXPO
The first day of the weekend long Wondai Autumn Garden Expo will be held at the Wondai Sports Grounds off the Bunya Highway just north of Wondai's CBD from 8:00am - 4:30pm Saturday April 15th.
The Expo is one of the largest gardening shows of its type in south-east Queensland, and it always draws thousands of keen gardeners to Wondai every April.
This year (for the eighth year running) it's being held in conjunction with the South Burnett Orchid Society's Annual Show, which will be staged at the nearby Wondai Diggers Club in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 9:30am to 3:00pm; and the Wondai Art Gallery are also running a special exhibition on a floral theme too - so make sure you check out all three venues! As well as the usual huge range of plant and garden-related product displays, the Expo will also feature a number of interesting and well-informed guest speakers talking on a variety of gardening topics throughout the day.
Guests can also get to enjoy a brilliant Flower Show and live musical entertainment, as well as the Official Opening at 1:00pm. There'll also be plenty of food and drink outlets dotted around the grounds too. Admission is a slim $5 per day (young people under 15 can get in for free) and you can get more details and/or book a stand of your own on the Garden Expo's website or by phoning Helen on (07) 4168-9297.
Image: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo Facebook
KUMBIA & DISTRICT CHARITY CAMPDRAFT
The first day of the three-day Kumbia & District Charity Campdraft will be held at the Kumbia Sports Grounds off Bell Street in Kumbia from 6:00am Saturday April 15th when the canteen opens and begins serving up Big Country Breakfasts through until late this afternoon.
This year's Campdraft will have a bumper field of competitors and will be offering some really great Easter campdrafting action. Today's action will feature the first rounds of the Open, Restricted Open and Novice events, and tonight participants and spectators can enjoy a two course roast meal and dessert at the canteen, or a barbecue at the Old Bar, along with live entertainment, a multi-prize draw and a Restricted Open calcutta, a Painted Beast and novelty sporting events for children.
Admission to the campdraft is 100% free for spectators, and there's also free overnight camping in the Sports Grounds all weekend if you want to stay over. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Malcolm on 0427-009-399.
Image Credit: Kumbia & District Charity Campdraft
PIG ON A SPIT - Maidenwell
Maidenwell's historic Maidenwell Hotel will be holding another of their popular monthly Pig On A Spit evenings from 6:00pm until late Saturday April 15th - (dinner is served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm).
There'll be live entertainment from a local performer and lots of cold beer, as well as more pork than you can poke a fork at, all served up with with roast potatoes, pumpkin, corn, peas, carrots, applesauce and gravy!
There'll also be roast beef and spit roasted chicken on the menu tonight for those who prefer a non-pork option, plus a vegetarian option. Everyone is very welcome! More details? Phone the pub on (07) 4164-6133.