EVENTS: Will they or won’t they run in 2020?

WITH precautionary measures for coronavirus (COVID-19) being ramped up across the nation, a number of South Burnett events have been impacted by health concerns.

On the weekend major events across the region including the Kingaroy Speedway and Camp Oven Under the Stars didn't run due to precautionary measures.

The government's ban on gatherings of 500 people or more has taken effect as of Monday, March 16, which has taken the decision out of the hands of event organisers.

A ban of indoor events of 100 people of more has caused further events to be cancelled and postponed. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced new restrictions on Friday, March 20. 

In addition to banning gatherings of 100 people or more, he said venues will now be limited to four square metres provided per person in an enclosed space in a room. 

He stressed that the order applied to non-essential gatherings only - so schools, universities, churches and parliament were exempt.

Here's the full list of events cancelled, postponed or still going ahead on across the region:

MARCH

14: Camp Over Under the Stars will be postponed to another date this year.

16: Buy from the Bush at Moffatdale Ridge Winery has been postponed.

16-18: South Burnett Regional Council have postponed their engagement workshops for the Burnett Water Feasibility Study scheduled this week.

16, 18 and 20: Pollies in the Pub has been cancelled.

17: BIEDO's Taking Care of Business -Cash Flow Workshops in Kingaroy has been postponed

19: Miss Fisher Fundraiser hosted by QRRRWN Barambah has been cancelled.

20-21: Goomeri Show has been cancelled, yet organisers hope to find another date later in the year to host it.

20: Hip Hop Hooray Family Easter Festival at St John's Lutheran has been cancelled.

20-22: Proston Golden Spurs Campdraft has been postponed to a later date to be confirmed.

20: BIEDO's North Burnett Leadership series in Biggenden has been postponed 

21: Game one of the South Burnett Rugby League competition has been cancelled

21: Kingaroy Friendship markets have been cancelled due to the duty of care to stall holders and the general public

22: Hivesville Country Markets have been cancelled this month.

23: Sing Australia group which meets on Monday nights will go into recess early from March 23. The group will advise members when rehearsals will start again. 

24: BIEDO's Women in Ag (WAG's Day) in Wondai has been postponed 

21-26: Spirit of the Bush at Boondooma Homestead has been cancelled.

27-28: Nanango Theatre Company have postponed their production God and other Bruises to a later date

26-28: Toowoomba Show has been cancelled.

28: Local Government Election is still planned to go ahead.

28: Garage/Car Boot Sale and Auction at the Proston Men's Shed has been cancelled.

28: Game two of the South Burnett Rugby League competition has been cancelled

28: Wondai Country Markets is still planned to go ahead.

31: The Uniting Church Morning tea and concert in Nanango has been cancelled

South Burnett Chorale cancelled all rehearsals for the remainder of the term.

The Great Moscow Circus has momentarily stopped their current Australian tour due to the coronavirus issue. Any patrons who have purchased tickets from the Kingaroy show will be contacted. 

 

APRIL

4: Nanango Country Markets has been postponed until further notice.

4: Inverlaw Hall Dance has been postponed until further notice.

3-4: Nanango Theatre Company have postponed their production God and other Bruises​ to a later date

4: Festival of Cultures at Memorial Park, Kingaroy will be postponed to another date this year.

4: Nanango Show and Shine will be postponed to another date this year.

4: Celebrating 100 Years of Rugby League hosted by South Burnett Rugby League has been postponed.

4-5: South Burnett Gem Show 2020 has been cancelled

11: Easter Parade and Fun in the Park hosted by Proston's QCWA has been cancelled.

18-19: The Wondai Garden Expo has been postponed until the Spring Garden Expo on September 26 and 27.

17-18: Dalby and District Show has been cancelled.

18: Nanango Show has been posted to a date later in the year (to be confirmed).

28-30: The music section of the Kingaroy Eisteddfod has been postponed to a date later in the year.

 

MAY

2-3: Kingaroy Show has been cancelled.

8-9: Maidenwell Country Music Muster has been cancelled.

9: Burrandowan Picnic Races has been cancelled. The next race meet will be held in May 2021.

31: Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is now cancelled.

 

AUGUST

Friday 21 to Sunday 23 - Kingaroy BaconFest is now cancelled.