Rock around the rain in Nanango

IN THE GROOVE: The Muddy Flats band plays at Waterhole Rocks on Sunday, October 22.
IN THE GROOVE: The Muddy Flats band plays at Waterhole Rocks on Sunday, October 22. Katherine Morris

RAIN couldn't keep rock 'n' roll lovers from dancing the weekend away in Nanango.

For the sixth year in a row, caravanners and rockabilly fans from all over Queensland headed to Nanango for four days of dancing and music.

The wet weather didn't hamper the dancing but the vintage car and caravan show and shine was cancelled due to the conditions on the grounds.

The event started out of organiser Terry Mackrell's 60th birthday party 10 years ago when he hired the showgrounds and put on a band.

He also laid down a wooden dance floor.

"People were asking if we could do something like it again,” Mr Mackrell said.

"We put it to the show committee and they voted unanimously to make it a yearly event.”

The first year the event had 34 caravans attend and this year had 10 times that, with 340 caravans showing up over three days.

Even though the event is growing annually, the custom dance floor laid every year can only hold so many dancers.

The other option is to hold the popular event over more days.

"We can't really extend the dance floor that much without going into seating,” Mr Mackrell said

"People want to live in that era again, the '50s and '60s.

"They love the music, the clothes, the cars.”

Mr Mackrell said although Waterhole Rocks would never get as many people as the Nanango Music Muster did, it was a welcome boost for the South Burnett.

He said planning had already started for next year.

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