FIRE AND WATER: Booringa Action Group chief executive Jeff Watson and festival organiser Bree Jiggins hold up the festival banner.
FIRE AND WATER: Booringa Action Group chief executive Jeff Watson and festival organiser Bree Jiggins hold up the festival banner. James Liveris

20-year-old festival brought back to life in Mitchell

AFTER leaving the hearts of locals for eight years, a 20-year-old festival will be revived into the Mitchell and old Booringa community next weekend.

Over two days, the Booringa Fire and Water Festival will celebrate Mitchell's unique history, connection to the land and all of the wonderful things the district has to offer.

Booringa Action Group chief executive Jeff Watson said the festival was focused on mental health and reviving community spirit.

"Mitchell has been doing it tough,” Mr Watson said.

"The festival got lost in time and when your community is really down and battling, giving people a sense of identity and purpose is really critical.

"We hope the festival makes them think it's worth getting out of bed just to be a part of it all, furthermore something everyone can be proud of.

"At the end of the day it's going to be a festival that is very relaxed, very enjoyable and there will be something there for everyone.”

Friday

Let's take a walk through time

Three-course camp oven dinner - $20 a person

Licensed bar

Live music by Maggie Caskey

Welcome to Country and performance by school students

WHERE:

St Patrick's School, 100 Alice St, Mitchell

WHEN:

6pm until late

Saturday

Live entertainment including The Shot Foxes, Boi & eSKae, Maggie Caskey, Ausphonic, DJ Richter - KSR Productions, Jamahl Hamilton and the JC Band

20 market stallholders selling children's clothing, handmade clothing and accessories, jams and preserves, baked goods, jewellery, licorice and candy, arts and crafts, leather goods, plants, skincare scents, dream catchers, crystals

Food and drinks include Riversands Wine, Dalby's Woodfire Pizzas, Royal Kitchen Indian Cuisine and Kebabs, SEA Catering, Gidgee's Bush Camp and The Sunburnt Cow Soft Serve Ice Cream

WHERE:

Mitchell Showgrounds

WHEN:

Noon until late

Entry fees: $10 for adults, children free.

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