Blackbutt State School Year 5 student James took part in the avocado throw on September 8.
Blackbutt State School Year 5 student James took part in the avocado throw on September 8. Contributed

Students avo-go at Blackbutt Avocado Festival

BLACKBUTT State School students joined in the sea of green at the Avocado festival.

The 2018 Blackbutt Avocado Festival celebrated everything avocado with avo-activities, avo-games, avo central and avo-merchandise.

The Ken Mills Toyota Street Parade kicked off at 11am, travelling from the IGA to the Festival Trail and the Showgrounds arena.

Blackbutt State School students, staff and families joined in the big parade, with some students taking part in the best avocado costume competition.

Alvin the Avocado made a surprise visit, and there were horse-drawn carriage rises, a roving stilt duo and trackless train rides.

Kate Rider serves up for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival crowds at her delicious cake stall on September 8.
Kate Rider serves up for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival crowds at her delicious cake stall on September 8. Contributed

The festival was officially opened by Nanango member Deb Frecklington and the Blackbutt IGA Country canteen served breakfast and Avo ice-creams and Avo cheesecake.

The day's main event, the Avocado Roll, featured a $1000 prize for the best roll and was run by Mt Binga Orchards.

Green Nugget Orchards featured avocado juggling and Googa Farms sponsored the Avocado Strongman and Strongwoman contest.

There were market stalls, arts and crafts, cooking competitions, like bands and the Iron Jack Woodchops at the festival.

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