17 January, 2023

Great aussie fun in Malanda this Australia Day

TOAD racing and thong-throwing and lots of Aussie fun are in store for those attending the annual Australia Day celebrations at the Big Pub Malanda.

Great aussie fun in Malanda this Australia Day - feature photo

The pub has been hosting Australia Day fun for more than a decade now and this year will be no different, with activities to start at 12 noon on 26 January.

There is plenty of excitement on offer, especially the popular toad races which happen every half hour, culminating in the grand final and the awarding of the grand champion.

All 10 toad races, which start at 12.30pm, are held in the “Toadium”, after which the Grand Champion is announced an awarded $50 and a trophy. The winner’s name goes onto the pub’s perpetual trophy.

Toads will be available on the day but participants can also bring their own.

English Street and James Street will be fenced off to make way for the activities which include thong throwing competitions, free face painting, and a DJ playing Aussie music all afternoon.

The event also sees the crowing of “Miss Aussie” (someone who is dressed loud and proud Australian), and the “Best Bogan” award.

There will be a BBQ menu to choose from as well as Aussie pies.

The event will kick off at 12 noon and go until 6.30pm.


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