Colours of Yarraman Garden Festival grand champions in 2018, Heather and Neville McNalty.
Colours of Yarraman Garden Festival grand champions in 2018, Heather and Neville McNalty. Kate McCormack

Drought won't stop Colours of Yarraman from blooming

SOUTH Burnett garden enthusiasts are fighting the drought to keep their gardens alive for the Colours of Yarraman festivities, which run from October 10 to 13.

Yarraman Progress Society president Joe Stimpson said he was proud of the efforts people had put into keeping the Colours of Yarraman Festival running for another year.

"I've had the same questions coming from a lot of people, all saying 'why are you still holding the event in this drought?'," he said.

"But there are people who persevered, and they did it for the event."

Mr Stimpson said they had received 12 entries so far for the garden competition, and entrants had spent a lot of time and effort keeping their gardens in a good condition.

Mr Stimpson said the main garden competition had nine different categories.

"Everyone can pick a bracket they suit, especially one that works for them in the drought so that they have more of a chance," he said.

The festival also features a mini garden competition, decorated pots, dried flowers, fresh bouquet and vegetable master competitions.

Mr Stimpson said people could enter the competition Wntil Wednesday, October 9, before judging takes place during the festival on Sunday, October 13.

For more information, contact Joe Stimpson by calling 0459 638 282.

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