The community will have the chance to step back in time and take in the workings of historic equipment at the Yesteryear Machinery Rally 2022.
The rally, presented by the Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society at the Tegege Recreational Precinct, attracts antique machinery enthusiasts from across the state.
Returning to a two-day offering Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society Inc secretary Desiree Heale said the family event would showcase the ins and outs of vintage machines.
“The Yesteryear Rally has been running for 17 years now,” Desiree said.
“From the young to the old are invited to come along, and we show them what was done in the olden days.
“There will be lots of demonstrations and plenty on show; from cars, pumps, ploughs, tractors and we’ve even had the machine that churns cream to butter by hand in the past.”
Desiree said events like the yesteryear rally were few and far between but they were important in preserving the history of farming machinery.
“We will have members bring their tractors for the tractor pull – this is where tractor gives its all to see how much weight it can pull,” she said.
“There will also be the whip cracking, tug-o-war, and egg and spoon races – so lots of fun for the whole family.”
Local singers to entertain at Yesteryear Machinery Rally
She said live entertainment and old-fashioned children’s games would keep the crowd entertained on Saturday along with a fantastic group of singers from Jo Carr’s Singing Lessons.
Jo said the group of 17 performers ranged not only in their ages between eight to 75, but also in the style of music they would perform.
“John Evans, 75, has swum with sharks but he says ‘singing in public is far more frightening’,” Jo said.
“There will be first timers Kiera Carroll, Gryffyn Griffies, Madeline Whitelaw, Elsie McCormack, Maddison Agosta, Zavannah De’ Cent and Abbi Briggs.
“There will be wide range of styles: Billie Eilish, Pink, Crowded House, Powerderfinger, Sinatra, Lee Kernaghan, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Sia, Kasey Chambers and many more.”
The Yesteryear Machinery Rally runs from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday 2 April, and 9 am until 2 pm on Sunday 3 April. Admission is $5 for adults with children under 16 free.
The Tegege Recreation Reserve is located on Bushs Road, corner Flagstone and Rosedale Road, Avondale.
To find out more about the Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society Inc click here.
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