Bundaberg Christian College (BCC) will celebrate its biennial festival on Saturday 9 September from 9 am to 3 pm.
The festival began in 2016 as a way of showcasing the college and providing a fun day out for local families.
Since its humble beginnings, it has grown exponentially, with over 4000 visitors attending in 2021.
This year, visitors can expect over 110 market stalls, a full sideshow alley, rides and slides, all day stage entertainment, a broad array of international food and an authentic cattle show experience.
BCC Principal Paul Thompson said, while the college campus was conveniently located in Ashfield between the Bundaberg CBD and coastal suburbs, its farmland setting and on-site agricultural farm would give festival visitors the feeling of attending a traditional country show.
“Our school agricultural program is unique to the Bundaberg Region and our festival brings all the charm of a country fair while still catering for thrill seekers, those who love market stalls, and those who love nothing more than to sit down with good food or a coffee and listen to live music,” Mr Thompson said.
“We also aim to keep the day affordable for visitors.
“Entry is free and guests can also expect free face-painting, entertainment, community stalls and a scavenger hunt for all ages.
“There is something for everyone.
“Families with young children can enjoy the petting zoo and specially designed free activities for under-fives, older children and teenagers are well catered for with rides and entertainment, and we even have Kinetic running a free shuttle service from some of the larger retirement villages.”
The BCC Festival has also become popular with local artisans who will be showcasing an array of jewellery, crafts, produce, gifts, artwork and gourmet food.
“The interest from stallholders to secure a spot in our market lane has been overwhelming!” Mr Thompson said.
“However we’ve managed to squeeze them all in.
“We’ll have over 110 market and college-run stalls and we’re proud to help showcase the incredible creative talent across our region.”
He said through the generosity of sponsors visitors had the chance to win lucky door prizes.
“We are thrilled to host this event for the Bundaberg community and look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday 9 September.”
The BCC Festival will be held Saturday 9 September from 9 am to 3 pm at 234 Ashfield Road.
Entry is free, with a gold coin donation at the gate to enter the monster lucky door prize.
For more information on the festival, please click here.