OUR PRECIOUS SPONSORS-SUPPORTERS

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL. Over the last nine years-so many supporters-Volunteers-Helpers-Campers-people who believed in our Festival- who had faith in our project-and most importantly shared the vision. Sharing the vision- way back in 2011- I approached Southern Downs Regional Council -to obtain permission to hold the event- then met with representative- Anne Doherty- who gave me some of the best advice ever. And looking back now -it is this advice & support- from our local Council Members-Councilors who attended the Festival over the years that has been so crucial. Mayor Peter Blundell officiated one year-  our local Member of Parliament Lawrence Springborg also attended (pictured) - this support has been ongoing during the whole nine years! Of course our volunteers play a huge role- their belief in our Festival- their continued dedication is another reason we have survived . In the middle of Droughts- Floods- and some very difficult years- even a mini Tornado- when we were basically wiped out. Broken trees- debri everywhere- only about two weeks out from our Festival- and a scene of total chaos- our SDRC came to our rescue -sent a mop up team-with Chain Saws- trucks- Machines- and a complete crew- we were able to go ahead with our event. The place looked a bit ragged- I guess- but nevertheless our wonderful crowds still flocked in- sypathised- took photos- signed our (Tornado Tank) and so we soldiered on- as we do- come rain ,hail, or shine! . Nearly every Business in Warwick has supported us at some stage- it makes me personally feel very satisfied that I have achieved what I originally set out to do- creating a Community event to bring the entire Community together and make a special event that we can all be proud of. I believe I have done this & it is critical to small regional areas-to be united & stand together so we all stay strong during these hard ecenomic times! SDRC s generous support enabled us to run a TV/Media campaign which really boosted our local crowd last year. Several Community Groups are very involved every year & benifit from our crowd with Catering -(CWA) and Raffles (Blush Foundation) and an Auction conducted by  Shane Webke ( our VIP Special Guest) Shane supports this Auction/fundraiser every year- we are supporting Young Care again for 2019.  

QLD MEMBER LAWRENCE SPRINGBORG & WHEATVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR. 

  • Little Squirt- Pratten Fire Brigade Mascot.

    Three local Fire Brigades attend every year & meet & greet our crowds- usually talk to our Visitors on fire safety etc.

  • Our magic nights-

    Our crowds come from all over Australia from NZ and Tasmania- we get wonderful feedback- great comments - and people keep coming back year after year !

  • OUR PATRON Graham Buchner

    A special (Legend Award) for our special Supporter-local bloke-Graham Buchner. He supplies us with Events Vans- Water- Water Trailer- our Big Green Room van- and has never wavered with his support.

  • Warwick Pipe Thistle Band

    Since our first year-local Pipe Band have supported us- and from a small band of players & pipers- they are now a large group of world class Members,of all ages. We are very grateful for their performances every year- the March in- is a highlight.

  • Cape Byron Celtic Dancers

    Cape Byron Celtic Dancers have also supported our Festival since the beginning. We treasure each and every performance from this world class Dance group.

  • Our Handpainted original Backdrop

    Our own Internationally accredited artist- Lynne Pickering- honoured us by creating this magnificent Stage Backdrop- in 2018. We are forever grateful !

  • OUR SPONSOR BOARD

    Our sponsor board listing all our early sponsors- Warwick Tourism & Events -is listed here- which was Southern Downs Regional Council under another title . Tracey Vellocott attended on several occasions & addressed the crowd on the councils role. and our considerable contribution toward Warwick Business houses.

  • Representing local council-Mayor Peter Blundell

    Talking about the importance of Community Events such as ours- in Promoting the Southern Downs -bringing Visitors into our town & our region.

  • Rainbow FM Community Radio Station.

    Our first event was sponsored by Rainbowfm- and without their support-we would not have got off the ground. Our first event in 2011 was our first real milestone! would people come? well come they did-and they keep coming back !

  • Councillor Ross Bartlett.

    Several Councillors have attended over the years- and all been visibly impressed with our event and our organisation.

  • Our patrons enjoy the Corporate tents.

  • TOYOTA are proud sponsors & we promote them every year!

  • Our crowds love the bush setting.