GALLERY: No-one upset by abrupt end to festival
SOUTH Burnett has proven once again why we do events better than anywhere else.
The Murgon Rail Trail Festival and marathon was held on the Sunday September 30 and it had everything including some much needed rain.
The event kicked off nice and early at 6am for the start of the 42.2 km marathon race which along with the other running events, attracted 65 runners.
Unfortunately for the event, but great news for our dry lands, the rains came bucketing down just before lunch time and this put an end to an otherwise well attended event.
Nanango musician, Amber Goldsmith who was booked to play at 12.30pm said she arrived at the event and realised there may be a chance she wouldn't be required to perform.
"I got there and everyone was packing up,” she said.
"I started to get my gear out but then it's just started pelting down.”
"Everyone was racing to get to their cars and get out of there.”
Until the rain showed up, attendees were treated to an array of markets, a car and motorbike show and some terrific musical entertainent on the main stage.
But it was the children were happiest of all with billy cart races, face painting, a petting zoo and Councillor Kathy Duff showing her skills as the train driver.
The bigger kids were not left out with the mega obstacle course and laser tag both attracting a big crowd at the PCYC.
The premature end to an otherwise well organised and popular festival was disappointing but no one was complaining about the presence of some good, solid rain.