THE Home Hill Harvest Festival Committee is finalising its planning for the forthcoming 2023 festivities, as its program comes together with a meeting to be held at the beginning of September.
The festivities will commence later in September, with President Mark Vass indicating that they would be having a smaller launch for the Festival at a venue still to be decided on, although they had set a date for the event to be held on Sunday, September 24.
More information on the event and the activities involved will be decided on at the September meeting.
Following on to the launch date, the Festival Committee has put together a calendar of events in its program, starting with the annual Students’ Ball to be held on Friday, October 6.
Sunday, October 8 will feature the annual sporting clash between Home Hill and Ayr, as teams representing both towns vie for the annual honours in Cricket, Netball and Rugby League at the Home Hill High School’s sporting fields.
The Festival Program will then move to the Ironman Challenge, to be held on Friday, October 20, followed by the King and Queen of the Hill, as athletes endeavour to conquer Inkerman Hill, south of Home Hill, on Saturday, October 28.
The Sport of Kings comes to prominence on Saturday, November 4, for the annual Derby Day celebrations at the Home Hill Racetrack, where the Burdekin Race Club will highlight its Ladies Day activities in conjunction with one of the most important days on the southern Spring Racing Calendar.
Golfers will then take to the Home Hill Golf Course on Sunday, November 5 for the Home Hill Club’s annual Ambrose competition.
The community’s younger generation will feature in the Festival Program on Wednesday, November 5, when it holds the annual Pet Show and associated ‘Bolt for Bucks’ at Watson’s Green.
The major festivities of the annual Home Hill Harvest Festival come to fruition on Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11 with the presentation and crowning of the Harvest Festival Personality and Charity Queens at the Gala Ball to be held on Friday night at the Burdekin Memorial Hall.
The month-long feast of festivities reaches a climax on Saturday, November 11 as the Grand Parade winds its way down Eighth Avenue into Watson’s Green, where the annual Street Party continues into the evening with food, entertainment and carnival attractions to keep everyone entertained well into the night.
The Festival Committee will have a busy time through October as they bring the program of events to a head, with the support of the Home Hill, Burdekin, and North Queensland community.