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Play Your Way At Imbil Easter Carnival


Caption: Janelle and Jeff Parker get a helping hand with their entry for the inaugural Yabba Regatta to be run at Imbil in the Mary Valley on Easter Saturday.

Imbil is giving the catch cry “come out to play” a unique twist, with a land-based yacht race the key attraction for the new Imbil Easter Carnival.

You are bound to enjoy the challenging races on Easter Saturday in Imbil’s main street - from the under-8s rubber duckies through teenage dinghy daredevils to the 16 and over
category in the Yabba Regatta Cup. The contest kicks off at 1pm with radio personality Jamie Dunn and Agro calling the card.

The aim is for teams to haul their homemade seafaring themed creations and race each other through the streets of Imbil, facing hurdles, handicaps and even shipwrecks to win the
$500 first prize and the glorious inaugural Yabba Regatta Cup.

But the Imbil Easter Carnival actually kicks off on Easter Friday, April 19, with a Dinner Under the Stars – a dining experience under a striped marquee at the old railway station in
Imbil Heritage Park.

The entertainment line-up is being kept under wraps, but we can tell you that the evening is licensed with a three-course meal which will feature local product.

Easter Saturday is the Carnival Day, with a Poet's Breakfast at 8am under the Big Top followed by entertainment throughout the village including market stalls and a pop-up art

Foodies will love the range of taste experiences at both local eateries and foodie stalls.

There will also be a “slow food” precinct at the Imbil Bowls Club Zone with wine and cheeses galore.

A roving shuttle bus will make access easy from the three key parking areas outside the street precinct, which will be closed to traffic.

Antique and specialised cars and bikes clubs will line the streets and the Kids Zone will keep the little ones happy with variety games while parents put their feet up and relax.

If you are in the Mary Valley for the whole weekend, there are continuing activities on Sunday with arts, workshops, barefoot bowls fun and Sunday markets

It’s been a busy week for the Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce as they prepare for the carnival. The chamber jumped at the chance to build a new event for the valley when the Kenilworth Cheese Wine and Food Festival announced that it was moving to a date later in the year.

President Janelle Parker said the opportunity to give school holiday makers a quality event was too good to pass up.

Mrs Parker said the chamber was looking forward to a great weekend. Join in the fun and “come out to play” in Mary Valley Country.

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