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Booking and Application Forms Now Available
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Booking forms for the Dinner Dance and Festival Camping are now available, also find application forms for Food Stalls and General Stalls for the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival 2017 available to download.

Festival Undergoing Changes!!!
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

With a new committee, a new approach and new innovative ideas, the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival 2017 will be undergoing changes... watch this space for news and updates!

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

      SAMPLE Programme for Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Special Events
6.00am All day BBQ at Food Hall in the Goomeri Community Building in Dickinson Park
8.00am

Street markets open
Nominations open for Decorated and Giant Pumpkin competitions - entry free - in front of the Hall of Memory

8.30am Nominations open for Whipcracking Competition in Dickinson Park
Registrations open for the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™ (see rules) at the Registration Booth in Memorial Place above the Town Clock
Entry fee Juvenile Roll (14 & under) $3.00; Entry fee Adult Roll $7.00
All competitors must bring your own pumpkin to the registration booth. Sizes apply.
8.45am Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Novice Whipcracking Competition in Dickinson Park
(Age groups:8 yrs & under, 9-12 yrs, 13-16 yrs, 17 yrs & over) Entry free
All competitors must wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for protection
Whipcracking Demonstration by Hayden Knight and Ashley Knight
9.00am Peak Pig Racing Show begins opposite the Tennis Court (shows will be on the hour throughout the day)
Sir Justyn's Eslite d'Corps14th Century Living History Medieval
show (throughout the day) opposite Rooftop Express, opposite the school oval
9.15am Flaming Sands Belly Dancers in front of the Fire Station
9.30am

Professor Wallace's Puppet Theatre at Memorial Place
Chef, Jason Ford's cooking demonstration in the BGA car park opposite Foodworks
Dreamtime Reptile Show begins near the Tennis Courts

9.40am Wakka Gubbi Dancers in front of stage in Dickinson Park
9.45am

Registration opens for Pumpkin Power Shotput opposite Tennis Courts - registration fee: Junior (14 & under) $2, Open Men's and Women's Open $4 (committee supplies pumpkins for this event)

10.00am

Pumpkin Bowls begins in Dickinson Park and ends at 12.30pm
Tong, fruit and vegetable carver extraordinaire begins demonstrations (until 2.00pm) in Dickinson Park near the playground
Judging of Decorated Pumpkins and Giant Pumpkins in front of Hall of Memory
Glen Albrecht with Ricochet on stage in Dickinson Park until 10.30am
Peak Pig Racing show opposite the Tennis Court

10.30am Heritage & Outback Street Parade starts at the Hall of Memory and finishes at the Tennis Courts
11.00am

My Kitchen Rules 2013 winners, Dan and Steph, cooking demonstration in BGA carpark opposite Foodworks
Rooftop Express Show
begins past the Tennis Court (approx. 1 hour show)
Judging of the Pumpkin Pageant at the Town Clock
Glen Albrecht with Ricochet on stage in Dickinson Park until 12.15pm
Announcement of winners of Decorated Pumpkin Competition
Goomeri Reunion
in the Hall of Memory until 12 noon
Peak Pig Racing Show opposite the Tennis Courts
Dreamtime Reptile Show near Tennis Courts

11.15am

Pumpkin Power Shotput competition begins across from the Tennis Courts
Professor Wallace's Puppet Theatre at Memorial Place

12.00pm

Peak Pig Racing Show opposite the Tennis Courts

12.15pm

Nominations open for the Pumpkin Pull Competition behind the Food Hall; Registration fee $10 per team of three - competitors must be 15 years and over
Wakka Gubbi Dancers in front of the stage in Dickinson Park

12.30pm

Pumpkin Pull competition begins behind the Food Hall in Dickinson Park 
Professor Wallace's Puppet Theatre at Memorial Place
Dreamtime Reptile Show near the Tennis Courts

12.45pm Mr Q on stage in Dickinson Park
Rooftop Express Show past the Tennis Courts
1.00pm

Great Australian Pumpkin Roll registrations close
Chef, Jason Ford's cooking demonstration in the BGA car park opposite Foodworks
Peak Pig Racing Show opposite the Tennis Courts

1.30pm

All Pumpkin Rollers (Junior Pumpkin Rollers, followed by open rollers), assemble at the top of Policeman’s Hill for marshalling
Flaming Sands Belly Dancers in front of the Fire Station in Dickinson Park

1.45pm Glen Albrecht with Ricochet on stage in Dickinson Park
Professor Wallace's Puppet Theatre at Memorial Place
1.55pm The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™ Sponsors' Challenge
2.00pm

The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll gets underway

  • Juveniles’ Roll (14 & under) in heats
  • Adults’ Roll in heats

Dreamtime Reptile Show located near the Tennis Courts

2.15pm

Mr Q on stage in Dickinson Park

2.30pm Chef, Jason Ford's cooking demonstration in the BGA car park opposite Foodworks
3.30pm

Presentations to winners of The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™, Giant Pumpkin Competition, Pumpkin Bowls, Pumpkin Pull, Pumpkin Power Shotput, Decorated Teatowel Competition and Pumpkin Patchwork Challenge, in Dickinson Park at the stage
Drawing of Pumpkin Mash Cash Raffle,  prize $1000

3.45pm Glen Albrecht with Ricochet on stage in Dickinson Park until 4.30pm

Download  2017 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Programme

Download 2017 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Map


The committee reserves the right to alter the programme

FEED OUR TRAVELLING PUMPKIN AS YOU ENJOY OUR FESTIVAL!

MORE ENTERTAINMENT ON FESTIVAL DAY.....

  • Continuous barbeque at Food Hall from 6.00am in Dickinson Park
  • Sausage Sizzle in Lions Park, including specialty pumpkin sausages
  • Enjoy our Pumpkin Soup from the Pumpkin Soup Van, near the Food Hall in Dickinson Park
  • Market stalls in the streets
  • Children’s rides and amusements
  • Quilt Show and Quilt Raffle
  • Billy Tea, Damper and Camp Oven Stew in Dickinson Park
  • Roving Entertainment including Belswagger Morris and Stilt Walkers, Flaming Sands Belly Dancers
  • Wondai Town Band
  • Camel Rides (pay to ride)
  • Antique car and bike displays
  • Purely Pumpkin Recipe Books, shirts and other souvenirs on sale
  • Roving festival photographers
  • Take your Pumpkin “Fun Photos” outside of the Food Hall
  • Courtesy bus “you wave, I’ll stop”
  • Pumpkins for sale outside the Food Hall and at the Official Pumpkin Festival souvenir stall
  • Official souvenirs for sale at Souvenir stand in front of the Butcher shop
  • Professor Wallace's Puppet Show
  • John Majors, bush poet

NO UNAUTHORISED RAFFLES, COLLECTIONS OR ADVERTISING ARE PERMITTED AT THE GOOMERI PUMPKIN FESTIVAL



  

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