Roll into town for the 2017 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

16th May 2017 3:13 PM
Russell Milson in the spirit at the 2016 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Russell Milson in the spirit at the 2016 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Will Hunter

THE Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is set for another big year.

All the traditional competitions are back, including the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll, Pumpkin Bowls, the Pumpkin Pull, Pumpkin Power Shot Put and the ever-popular pumpkin decorating.

If you want to get involved in any of the activities, remember that some require registration.

Take the festival's signature Great Australian Pumpkin Roll. To claim a place, you need to sign up at the registration booth located in the BGA car park.

At this same booth you'll be able to register for the Pumpkin Bowls, Pumpkin Power Shot Put and Pumpkin Pageant.

But before you get down with all things pumpkin, spare a thought for attending the 21st Annual Dinner Dance.

This three-course, country-style meal will be held at the Mall of Memory in Boonara St.

It costs $50, with live entertainment and a mini pig race and calcutta.

Bookings are essential.

On the main stage, North Burnett country rocker Glen Albrecht and Ricochet will share the limelight with the crooning Arthur Nettelfield and Ian Campbell.

Punters coming from across the district are welcome to camp at the scenic showgrounds.

Again, bookings are essential and it'll cost you $15 per night for an unpowered site.

On the day, keep an eye out for copies of the South Burnett Times.

Inside the paper you'll find copies of the event guide and site map.