Spring Fling to attract thousands
THE Central Goldfields will be buzzing this weekend with annual Spring Fling event blooms across the region.
Children’s activities, art exhibitions, community events and tours throughout the shire are among some of the activities that will take place in Maryborough, Dunolly, Talbot, Bealiba and Carisbrook.
Central Goldfields Shire events officer Alisha Chadwick said the month of October would be filled with free activities and entertainment for the whole community to enjoy.
She said the event was now in its second year with the program filled with a combination of popular events from last year and a list of new events.
We have over 50 unique events on across the festival.
“Our 2013 Spring Fling program has every event listed for the two week festival and the events are colour coded into areas of interest,” Ms Chadwick said.
“The programs are now available and are the best tool to have when planning your next family outing.”
Ms Chadwick said she expected thousands of people to flock to a range of different events across the festival.
“We do have some new events this year,” she said.
“We have poem readings, a possum prowl, the Maryborough Sport and Leisure Centre is having an open day, Dunolly is having their first ever swap meet and ute event, there will be an art display from BRIT students and a wildflower walk.”
Ms Chadwick said one of the aims of the event was to entice locals and people from around the state to visit the goldfields.
“It is about exploring what is on offer in the area,” she said.
“We also want locals to come out and enjoy the spring weather.
“We have over 50 unique events on across the festival.”
Central Goldfields Shire mayor Barry Rinaldi said there was no better time to explore the area.
“This month we are celebrating new facilities and wonderful local events,” he said.
“There is so much for everyone to experience and enjoy.”
Gilbert and Sullivan will also take over Dunolly across the weekend.
In its second year the Dunolly and Gilbert Festival will showcase a range of different performances.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company and the Savoy Opera Company will take the stage.
This year's festival is staged in Dunolly's historic buildings including the court house.
The festival will wrap up on October 27, in Talbot with the annual ‘Swap with the Lot’, a large-scale community garage sale.
For a full program of events including dates, places, times, costs and contact information, call the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre on 1800 356 511 or visit www.visitmaryborough.com.au
If you take any photos from any of the events across the Spring Fling festival email them through to email@example.com