Local focus for return of expanded Childers Festival

Another major event is returning to the national calendar with the Childers Festival announcing that it will shut the Bruce Highway for its new-look 2021 return.

Take place in the Bundaberg-hinterlands town of Childers from July 22-25, the arts festival will see Kate Cebrano, Opera Queensland and local artists among the line-up of performers.

“Local producers, artisans and businesses will take centre stage with the placement of stallholders having been carefully curated with priority positioning offered to the Childers community,” said Bundaberg Regional Council’s arts, culture and events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth

“Informative and directional signage has been a key consideration in the development of this year’s festival, while we have expanded into side streets and allies, we hope adventuring is both easy and enjoyable.”

The festival program also includes the Long Table Dinner at Hill of Promise Winery, arts activations and mini festivals throughout the four days.

Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said the festival is a celebration of everything uniquely Childers.

“Organisers have been busy attracting handmade, artisan and locally produced products with more than 40 per cent of stallholder applications received from Childers and the surrounding areas,” he said.

“What a fantastic way to celebrate our local people and businesses.”