Bush poet, Gregory North
Bush poet, Gregory North

Bush Poets Breakfast to kick off Heritage Festival 2015

THEY say breakfast is the most important meal of the day with that in mind, the Heritage Village has organised a Bush Poets Breakfast to kick off the 2015 Heritage Festival.

Champion bush poet Gregory North will regale audiences with bush poetry and yarns. Known for his rendition of The Man From Snowy River in 15 different accents and his adventures with sticky tape and a variety of other topics, the voices and characters in Gregory's poems and yarns are something to behold.

He will entertain audiences at the Shearing Shed at the Heritage Village from 8am on Sunday 14 June. Tickets to the Bush Poets Breakfast cost $17.50 for adults and $9 for children and are available from the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office, Dial'n'Charge 4927 4111 and seeitlive.com.au Bookings are essential and tickets to the breakfast include general festival entry.

The Heritage Festival itself runs from 9am to 2pm. The festival will give people a chance to have close look at how the pioneers of the region lived and worked in days gone by.

There will be displays of pioneer housing, and vintage machinery and transportation as well as demonstrations of blacksmithing, timber cutting, and domestic tasks such as butter churning, damper making and more.

There will also be a damper competition, to be judged on the day.

Bush Band Simply Bushed are back by popular demand, and will be entertaining audiences throughout the festival.

The Rockhampton Heritage Festival will be held at the Rockhampton Heritage Village on Sunday 14 June from 9am to 2pm. Entry is $5 at the gate. More information can be obtained from www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/heritagevillage

The Rockhampton Heritage Festival is a Rockhampton Regional Council event in cooperation with the Friends of the Heritage Village and supported by Ergon Energy.