FAMILY FUN: Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff is looking forward to welcoming people to the Farmer's Big Day Out.
FAMILY FUN: Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff is looking forward to welcoming people to the Farmer's Big Day Out. Matt Collins

Council to host free event to get region's farmers talking

NEXT week Rural Aid will be visiting the South Burnett to help support farmers and rural businesses, especially those who have been affected by the drought.

As a way of thanking Rural Aid for their services South Burnett Regional Council will be hosting the Farmers Big Day Out at the Wondai Showgrounds on Saturday, October 26.

Deputy mayor Kathy Duff said the event first would also give locals the opportunity to connect with each other during tough times.

"The Farmers Big Day Out aims to provide farmers and rural businesses in the South Burnett the opportunity to come together in one location to network,” Cr Duff said.

"Farmers, particularly in drought affected areas, don't get out to talk about what's happening with them.

"It gives them a place to forgot about their struggles and share time with family and friends.

"They can visit trade stalls, watch demonstrations or just sit back and listen to entertainment whilst enjoying a free burger and drink.

"The day will feature a concert by Brendon Walmsley, various trade stalls including an information booth manned by Rural Aid, chainsaw rip and sculpting and a dog jumping competition.

With activities and entertainment for young and old, Cr Duff said there was something for everyone.

The event will run from 12-7pm and it is free entry plus a free lunch.

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