All paths will lead to the Mary Valley on Saturday November 10 for this year’s Mary River Festival.
With a reputation as “the friendliest festival you’ll find”, and “something very special” the organisers are planning something even better this year.
There’s the new addition of a film tent, a local history tent, recycled instruments, information stalls, an acoustic jam tent and chalkboard, but the anticipated highlight will be the “Sounds of Mary” performance and light show early in the evening.
Imagine a performance involving a giant lungfish, a huge Mary River Cod, a three-metre Mary River Turtle woven from that insidious environmental weed Cat’s Claw Creeper, huge puppets of the Mary’s frogs all tied together with a laser light show for which the Mary River Festival has become famous.
Festival coordinator Joolie Gibbs said she’s delighted with the way this year’s event is shaping up.
“This is a festival about what Tim Flannery has dubbed ‘one of our most special rivers”, it’s a joyous celebration of the resilience of those that live along it and in it, its human and its ecological communities.”
From midday till 8pm the Kandanga sportsground will come alive with music, entertainment, good food, dance, great children’s activities and much more.
Highlights of the music line-up are Brisbane-based singer songwriter John Malcolm, the acclaimed Hat Fitz and Cara, as well as the return of The Floating Bridges.
For many it’ll be a celebration of the Remembrance Day reprieve Peter Garrett gave the Mary just on three years back, but it’s as much about looking forward as it is about looking back; looking forward to increased recognition of the significance of “our” river and our role as custodians in both better understanding it and better caring for it.
Join the community in Kandanga from noon on Saturday November 10 to be part of it. Entry is a mere $2.
While you are in the Mary Valley, you can get active and try anything from canoeing and kayaking to cycling, camping, bushwalking and horse riding.
This is the place to “come out to play”, check out the website www.maryvalleycountry.com.au for all the details and the events calendar.
Enjoy The Flavour of the Mary River Festival
Kandanga Sportsground, Kandanga
Saturday November 10
Midday till 8pm
Entry is $2
For further information please contact Lesa Bell 0428 193 156
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