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1 June, 2022

Towns to come alive with Queensland Day celebrations

QUEENSLAND Day will be celebrated on the Tablelands with two events that offer family fun, a lot of laughter and some crazy competitions.

Towns to come alive with Queensland Day celebrations - feature photo

Ravenshoe and Malanda will host events to mark the State’s birthday on 6 June. 

Ravenshoe will celebrate with a three-day festival will revolve around the town’s pony club where there will be sports competitions on Saturday, free pumpkin scones from 3pm, a demonstration of skills from local fire brigades, and then the Ravenshoe Community Bank Talent Quest from 6pm. 

After the talent quest (from 8pm-10-30pm), the audience can sit back and enjoy some tunes from Dallas Steele and Annie Berg. Sunday kicks off with 100 free bacon and egg rolls available at the pony club (beside the Memorial Rock) from 7.30am, followed by a number of hilarious games including the Highland Stump Chuck, the Longest Spud Peel, the Froggie Toss (using plastic frogs only), the Spud Dash and a few more ridiculous games. 

To complete the weekend, on Monday there will be a gentle exercise program from 8am-9am at the pony club, followed by a nature walk from 9am. 

In Malanda, the town’s chamber of commerce has joined with Echo Malanda to host a fun day in Jack May Park which features the brand new nature playground.

 All the activities are planned between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 5 June and feature cane toad races at the hotel, sack races, face painting, a tug-of-war, thong throwing and three-legged races. 

There will be a barbecue or you can bring your own picnic.


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