File April Seiler

Four ways to welcome in the New Year in the South Burnett

THERE are mere hours left of 2017, so, if you haven't already, now is the perfect time to plan how you will welcome in 2018. Here are four ways you can have a great start to 2018 in the South Burnett region.

Nanango Mardi Gras

The Nanango Mardi Gras will return to Pioneer Park for another year from 5-10pm.

Entry to the event is free and there will be something for the whole family with food, rides and fireworks at 9pm.

Fireworks At Lake Boondooma

The annual Boondooma Dam New Year celebrations will start at 3pm until late, with a live DJ, market stalls and a fireworks display at 9pm.

Entry is free and camping is available for $15.

Goomeri Rodeo

The Goomeri rodeo will start with junior riders from 8am and pre-performance from 1pm before the main events get under way at 5pm.

Entry is $20 for adults, $15 for 12-17-year-olds, $50 for a family of four and children aged 12 and under have free entry.

At the pub

Several South Burnett pubs are holding special events to welcome in the new year. The Maidenwell Hotel will host the Muddy Flats from 6pm to late in the evening, as well as a pig on the spit dinner. The Commercial Hotel at Kingaroy will host several events from 8pm, with the Nest opening at 11pm for the major countdown.

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