Sand sculptor Steve Machell will be appearing at this year’s Moore Park Beach Festival.
Sand sculptor Steve Machell will be appearing at this year’s Moore Park Beach Festival. Contributed

Arts festival set to be a hit

THE Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts is set to be a hit, with plenty on offer for the family.

The festival, now in its 11th year, is the largest three-day event in the Wide Bay, held August 20 to 22.

Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts past president Pat Walker said the committee was pleased with the festival planning.

“We are so very pleased with what we can bring to the public, from the local schools showing their musical talent on the Friday morning through to the skill shown in the New Zumba,” she said.

“This is not to mention the horses in the main area dancing to the music while the activities that take place throughout the weekend on our wonderful beach range from the beach swim to the sand sculpting to the giant kites flying on high.

“This is just a few things that will be there to entertain the families from throughout the region and to view that talented work of the art entries is a beautiful sight to admire.”

Ms Walker said the event had a proud history.

“It brings us to think of all the years past and just how the festival has grown from an idea by Muriel Patterson.

“I remember when we once had a silver craft workshop; one gentleman was taught to craft a ring and was so pleased with the end product that he was eager to get home to present his beautiful work to his wife.”

She said next month's festival would be “huge”.

“With so many stalls to peruse and a selection of fine food and wine available, while the children enjoy the rides of a lifetime or make their faces all pretty with the skills of the face painter, what a weekend and so very much part of what skills and fun we have here in the Wide Bay.”



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