Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Entertainment Fest in Store; the 2017 Show Season Begins This Weekend

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Entertainment Fest in Store; the 2017 Show Season Begins This Weekend

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Byline: Tara Cassidy

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8. Sarina Beach Coconut Festival- August 19

9. Whitsunday Creative Arts Festival- July 7

10. Happy Daze Festival- June 2 to 4

11. Whitsunday Reef Festival- July 29 to Aug 6

12. Middlemount Rodeo- May 27

13. Airlie Beach Festival of Music - November 9

14. Eungella Birdwatching and Bushwalking Festival - September 27 to October 1

15. St Lawrence Wetland Weekend - June 9 to 11

16. Boat Show at Mackay Marina - October 14 and 15

17. Rock Paper Scissors Craft Fair - September 10

18. Mackay Airport Beach Horse Races and Festival- August 19

THE Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions are gearing up for another successful show season ahead, with more than 15 events on the cards for 2017.

From showbags and rodeo, live music to birdwatching, this year's line-up of coming shows and festivals offers something for everyone.

1. Mackay Show

When: June 20 to June 22

Where: Mackay Showgrounds, Milton St

Mackay comes alive with agriculture, produce, local exhibitors and the famous sideshow alley for three exciting days in June. It's a celebration of all things Mackay and will be a family friendly event for all to enjoy. Entertainment aplenty is on offer, with local performers, whip cracking, fireworks, dodgem' cars and of course showbags for the kids.

2. Greenmount Homestead Heritage Fair

When: Sunday, May 28, 9am to 3pm

Where: Greenmount Homestead

The local, unique Heritage Fair is on again at Greenmount Homestead this weekend. Entry is free and the day promises good old fashioned fun for everyone. This year's theme is heritage weddings, so come dressed in heritage costume or vintage wedding attire to win prizes. This year's Heritage Fair has a long list of attractions with something for the whole family.

3. Proserpine Show

When: June 23 and June 24

Where: Proserpine Showgrounds

The Proserpine Showgrounds suffered significant damage when Tropical Cyclone Debbie unleashed her wrath on the region in March, throwing the staging of this year's annual show into doubt. …

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