ALL THINGS AVO: Blackbutt's Jeff Moore takes the winning roll at last year's Blackbutt Avocado Festival.
ALL THINGS AVO: Blackbutt's Jeff Moore takes the winning roll at last year's Blackbutt Avocado Festival. Will Hunter

Ten things to do this weekend

1. Avocado Festival

Saturday, all day

TASTE the avocado creations, watch the cooking demonstrations or enter your best recipe into the guacamole competition at the Blackbutt Avocado Festival.

There will be a street parade at 11am and avocado competitions running throughout the day at the Blackbutt showgrounds.

2. Woodcrafters galore

Saturday, 9am to 3pm

WATCH the woodcrafting masters at work as the South Burnett Woodcrafters celebrate their 25th anniversary and opening of their new store with a family fun day from 9am.

There will be face painting, jumping castles and market stalls at the Old Q-Rail Depot on King St, Kingaroy.

3. Head to the races

Saturday, 10am to 5pm

LADIES, don your best 1950's spring floral dress and head to the Nanango Races.

Gates open at 10am, with the first of the five-race meet starting at 1.40pm.

 

The Kingaroy Red Ants will take on the Nanango Stags in the Grand Final.
The Kingaroy Red Ants will take on the Nanango Stags in the Grand Final. Claudia Williams

4. Support your team

Saturday, 10am to 5pm

THE South Burnett Rugby League grand finals will take place on Saturday at the Nanango fields.

Murgon Mustang's Under 12s team will play against Cherbourg Hornet's Under 12s at 10am.

Kingaroy Red Ants Under 14s will take to the fields with Chinchilla's team at 1pm.

Nanango Stags Under 16s team will compete against Chinchilla's team at 2pm.

Nanango Stags and Kingaroy Red Ants Seniors will kick off at 4pm for the decider of the 2018 season.

5. Inverlaw Hall Ball

Saturday, 7.30pm to late

COME and celebrate 40 years of dance music at the Inverlaw Hall Annual Ball.

Special guest artists will be performing on the night, including Dave, from Mystique.

The dance will kick off from 7.30pm and will run till late at the hall on Burrandowan Rd, Kingaroy.

All are welcome and there will be lucky spots and a Monte Carlo.

A delicious supper will be served and there will be a multi draw raffle.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for high school students.

For more information contact Dave on 0459 228 882.

 

VETERAN PERFORMER: Tom Maxwell has been to almost every Nanango Country Muster.
VETERAN PERFORMER: Tom Maxwell has been to almost every Nanango Country Muster. Keagan Elder

6. Country Music Muster

All weekend

TAP along to the Heritage Nanango Country Music Muster this weekend, with Thursday to Sunday full of poetry, country and gospel music at the Nanango showgrounds.

Confirmed artists include Tom Maxwell, the Gottani Sisters and Dean Perret.

Friday entry prices are $20, Saturday prices are $35 and Sunday and Thursday entry is free.

Children under 14 years gain free entry and 14 to 17-year-olds pay half price entry tickets.

7. Catch up with classmates

Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm

TAKE a walk down memory lane and join fellow Kingaroy State High School students to celebrate 100 years of schooling in Kingaroy.

The school's centenary celebrations will run at the school, with class registrations opening from 10am.

The school is expecting more than 1000 people, and some famous past students to attend.

The official welcome, performances, cake cutting and time casual opening will commence from 2pm.

 

Jason Talbot-Scobie found some archaeological thrillers at a previous Bookarama.
Jason Talbot-Scobie found some archaeological thrillers at a previous Bookarama. Tessa Mapstone

8. Buy a book

All weekend

FIND a new favourite book at the Taabinga Rotary Club's Bookarama.

Raising funds for Rotary's chosen charities, it will be held at the Kingaroy Town Hall from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to noon on Sunday.

9. View some art

All weekend, 10am to 2pm

KINGAROY Regional Art Gallery's latest exhibition Shaking the Cage officially opened Thursday, September 6.

The artworks feature a wide range of mediums, with work from 18 South Burnett artists from the Jumping Ant Arts group.

The gallery will be open from 10am to 2pm both Saturday and Sunday.

10. Celebrate everything Italian

Saturday, from 9.30am

HEAD along to Moffatdale for lots of mozzarella, pasta and wine at the Italian festival launching this weekend.

Moffatdale Ridge Winery will be celebrating all things Italian with Italian music and pasta eating competitions on Saturday September 8.

Gates will open at 9.30am and the $10 tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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