The region is set for the return of Pop-Up Polo in 2021, with the official launch of the event held with series ambassador Paige Van Lunteren last week.
Residents are being encouraged to get dressed up for a day of fun and entertainment by the polo track at the Bundaberg Recreation Precinct when it comes to town on Saturday, June 19.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the Pop-Up Polo was part of a stellar line-up for the 2021 Taste Bundaberg Festival and would attract visitors from far and wide.
“This event was a massive success in 2019, attracting not only locals but also plenty of new visitors to the region and I am sure this year will be no different,” he said.
“I think any event like this is great for any council as it showcases our area and everything that goes with it, especially coinciding with the Taste Bundaberg Festival as people want to get out and about.
“The polo is a great chance for both locals and visitors alike to experience local hospitality and produce available within the Bundaberg Region.”
Paige Van Lunteren, Pop-Up Polo Series Ambassador, said she was excited to bring the event back to Bundaberg in 2021.
“We’re bringing Pop-Up Polo back to promote the regional area here and to give the local people an event to get out to while getting dressed up and having some fun,” she said.
“We’ve got an action-packed day of activities planned including the famous divot stomp, the men’s and women’s dash and the car vs pony race.”
Paige said there would also be the return of fashions on the field and entrants were encouraged to try something new.
She suggested hats or alternative headwear and jumpsuits were this year’s trends.
“Rather than fascinators, we are more interested in the hats and different styles of headwear and in terms of dresses, we love jumpsuits, something that is comfortable to get around in but also very fashionable,” Paige said.
“I love getting dressed up myself and so I am very excited to be judging the fashions on the field this year.”
Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased here.