Mayor Liz Schmidt says she’s excited to welcome all guests to the 2017 festival.
“Ten Days in the Towers is an integral event for our region and I’d like to thank you all for participating in the various activities that will be offered in our community,” Cr Schmidt said.
With a theme that says it all – “See the action, feel the welcome, live the life” the Towers Festival kicks into life from April 21 and runs until months’ end, April 30.
Planning is entering its final stages with Event Association President Wendy Emerson saying this year, expect a real mix of favorites and new.
“While we’ll still be celebrating our traditional events, like the Charters Towers Country Music Festival – which will reach its 40-year milestone in 2017, we also want to emphasize all the other things our community does well.”
“With the support of the Charters Towers Regional Council (CTRC) our committee has worked hard to bring a fresh focus to this festival, so that it more broadly celebrates our towns’ culture and heritage.”
Friday night at the Courthouse Hotel is where you’ll find the final of the busking competition, with an overall prize of $500 as well as $200 and $300 for the junior and senior winners respectively, the contest is sure to be a thriller.
This year will see a local art exhibition at the Don Roderick Gallery, a photographic exhibit highlighting the region featuring the work of locals Debbie Bray and David Black, a historical display at the Excelsior Library and a student art display.
For foodies there’s a new addition, the ‘10 Tastes of the Towers CBD Street Party’ where local food businesses will provide samples of their delicacies for the public to taste in an attempt to win the Golden Plate Trophy.
And this year for the first time the Dust n Gold Rodeo has been integrated into the Programme with the 4×4 Come and Try Day.
Then comes the golf and much more.
Ms Emerson says ANZAC Day isn’t forgotten and has been with the Charters Towers RSL hosting a spit roast lunch, live entertainment and games of two up as well as events for kids such as a tug-of-war, cricket and bowls.