GREAT WORK: Harrison Lamberth, 13, from Blackbutt said helping out at the festival was all the fun he needed.
GREAT WORK: Harrison Lamberth, 13, from Blackbutt said helping out at the festival was all the fun he needed. Kate Darvall

Rolling bloomin’ avos at Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt

THERE'S more to avocado rolling than meets the eye, and no one knows this more than Blackbutt's Harrison Lamberth.

Harrison, 13, volunteered his time at the Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt festival at the weekend, and said there was a lot of work going on behind the scenes.

"I'm the marker, record keeper and measurer for the finals," Harrison said.

"I was going to compete, but there's a lot to do and I just like helping.

"That's all the fun I need."

Harrison said he felt great to be a part of the first ever avocado rolling competition and wouldn't choose any other fruit to roll.

"I just love 'em," he said.

"Love to eat them and roll them now too."

Blackbutt Avocado's Barry Trousdell said the avocado rolling competition was a fantastic way to highlight "one of the real avo places in Australia".

"We're just trying to make it a thing for Bloomin' Beautiful so people know how great the avos are around here," he said.

Mr Trousdell, who donated all the avocados and prize money for the event, said Blackbutt avocados were special and it was a great chance to appreciate South Burnett agriculture and "get people together to have a bit of fun".

However he said he wasn't as good at the sport as he'd hoped.

"I had a go but I bombed out," he said.

"I won't live that down."

Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt event organiser Jeff Connor said the festival's new competition was "an excuse to promote our avos".

"It's the first year we've got our agricultural pursuits recognised," he said.

Mr Connor said the avocado rolling event was a fantastic addition to an already successful festival for the town.

"Goomeri has a pumpkin rolling competition, but there's no skill to that," he mused.

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