DECEMBER is usually a very busy month for residents of the Burdekin District, with Christmas looming, along with school holidays and families preparing for long-needed holidays.
However, this year seems to be even busier for our town residents, with some major events in the planning in between the family celebrations.
From the start of the month, there is the return of the Burdekin Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3—an event that proved extremely popular from the first time it was held in the town until Covid 19 reared its ugly head.
With the large number of people in this district who are involved in numerous artistic activities, there is no doubt that the Fair will be just as popular this year.
A very pleasant day can be enjoyed by attendees at the Craft Fair, who then go on to enjoy the sport of kings.
On the same day, the Burdekin Race Club will again host a race meeting in what has been a busy month, as they have taken on dates that other northern regional clubs were unable to make use of.
And that is after extensive work has been carried out on improvements to the track and replacement of the running rail.
The Home Hill Choral Society has two days of the second weekend of the month (Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10) set aside for their “Holiday Hi-Jinks” program—and anyone who has not had the opportunity to enjoy a production by their members should take this opportunity to book a place among the audience now.
Home Hill is also the venue for the Burdekin Shire’s Christmas Carols this year, as they alternate between Ayr and Home Hill. The Home Hill High School venue was popular with those who enjoyed the family night out last time it was held here and what better way to lead into the Spirit of Christmas when it takes place on Sunday night, December 11.