The annual Childers Festival is back on again in 2022 with applications for stallholders now open.
Renowned for shutting down the Bruce Highway each year, the festival will see around 300 stalls line the streets and performers entertaining the crowds on Sunday, 31 July.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the festival provided a great opportunity for local businesses to have a stall and showcase their offerings.
“We have so many fantastic local businesses and artists in our community and the Childers Festival provides an excellent opportunity to gain more exposure, with thousands of event-goers expected each year.
“Nothing is off limits, with food and drink stalls to arts and crafts and fashion businesses encouraged to submit applications.
“With borders now open and people looking forward to getting out and about, we are anticipating a great turnout for this year’s event.”
Cr Learmonth said Childers Festival had grown year on year since its inception more than 25 years ago and was always a hit with locals and visitors alike.
“Childers Festival is an amazing and unique project to be part of with it being one of, if not the biggest, event in our region,” he said.
“Not only do people travel from near and far to attend festival day, there is another three days in the lead up full of fantastic events, attractions and performances that showcase our wonderful community.”
For those wishing to take part in the stallholder process at this year’s Childers Festival, applying is simple.
Applicants are asked to head to the website, fill out the form and upload all relevant documents.
Those who live in the postcode of 4660 are eligible to receive a 50% discount on their stallholder fee.
Expressions of interest applications are open until Friday 15 April, with stallholders to be notified by Friday 22 April.
You can find out more about Bundaberg Regional Council's Childers Festival here.
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