Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival

Community Event

28 May 2020 to 30 May 2020

Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival is now a three day festival that incorporates the First Fire of the crushing season, Burdekin Cultural Fair and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin region is one of the last regions in Australia to still burn sugar cane before it is harvested. The First Fire celebrates that fact and involves burning the purpose grown cane to be cut in the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin Cultural Fair celebrates the many cultures that make the Burdekin the friendly, multicultural town it is and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is a test of skill and endurance, with thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs for competitors. Bring the family to experience history coming back to life, in the sugar capital of Australia- the Burdekin region.

The First Fire and Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are held at the Home Hill Showgrounds, about one and a quarter hour’s drive south of Townsville, and 15 minutes from Ayr. The Burdekin Cultural Fair is held next to the PCYC on Macmillan Street in Ayr.

Facilities

Bar Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Family Family Friendly International Kiosk Parents Room Public Toilet Wheelchair access

Event Times

28 May 2020 to 30 May 2020

Annual Event

Venue

Home Hill Showgrounds

Corner Hurney Road and Sixth Avenue, Home Hill, 4806

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