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Bundaberg Region festivals receive funding boost

Taste Bundaberg Festival. Photographer: Paul Beutel
Taste Bundaberg Festival. Photographer: Paul Beutel

Two annual Bundaberg Region food festivals showcasing local produce, community spirit, culture and family fun have received funding from the Queensland Destination Events Program.

Taste Bundaberg Festival and Bundaberg Regional Council's Childers Festival have successfully received the funding boost to go towards event marketing to attract more interstate and international tourists to the region.

The funding boost is part of $1 million awarded to 44 events across the state, with Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones stating the investment was to support jobs and industry.

“Funding announced today is for marketing to grow events that have a clear strategy to grow and support more local jobs in the future.”

Taste Bundaberg Festival and Childers Festival

Bundaberg Tourism chief executive officer Katherine Reid welcomed the news, stating the funding would help to promote future Taste Bundaberg Festivals.

“With iconic flavours, abundant produce and unique dining experiences tempting taste buds, Taste Bundaberg Festival, from the Friday 12 to Sunday 21 June 2020, is shaping up to be a feast for the senses,” she said.

“Taste Bundaberg Festival is a coming together of the region's passionate culinary community.

“It’s a showcase of authentic Bundabergian food and drink experiences – from the farmer, distiller, brewer, grazier and fisherman; to the restauranteur, food stall, café and caterer; through to the table.”

Funding was also announced for the region's long-standing Childers Festival, an event which takes over the Bruce Highway every year.

On Sunday, 26 July, 2020 over 300 food and market stalls will again line the historic Childers streets from 9am to 3pm, with visitors from around Australia converging to the small town to join in on the festivities.

The Childers Festival in 2019.
The Childers Festival in 2019.

Cuisine from all parts of the world will be complemented by an amazing array of market stalls.

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