What's in store for the Halfway There Shindig

30th June 2017 11:55 AM
FURRY FRIEND: The Big Red Bash's new mascot Billie the Bash Bilby will be stopping in at Charleville's Halfway There Shindig this weekend. FURRY FRIEND: The Big Red Bash's new mascot Billie the Bash Bilby will be stopping in at Charleville's Halfway There Shindig this weekend. Contributed

PUT on your dancing shoes and get down to the Halfway There Shindig.

This will be the second time the event, which is a warm up to Birdsville's Big Red Bash, has taken place and marketing and event coordinator Monique Johnson said it should be bigger and better.

"Last year we had some great support from locals and visitors and there was a crowd of around 400,” she said.

"We are hoping we will see an increase in that number this year and expect around 600 people.”

Ms Johnson said there will be 18 stalls on the night including desserts, hot food, soap and candle stalls, chutneys and beef jerky stalls, fudge stalls, photography stalls and opal pieces stalls.

"Local musicians will be launching their CD Shed Sessions on the night and there will be limited copies available for sale,” she said.

"There is entertainment from a family of four and their dog who are travelling around the country and performing an act telling the story of Burke and Wills.”

The main act on the night is musician Ray Ryder, who will also be performing at the Big Red Bash.

This year, there will also be a special visitor in the form of a bilby. The Big Red Bash are introducing their new mascot Bille the Bash Bilby and they will be stopping in at Charleville on their way out to Birdsville.

The Halfway There Shindig will be held at the Charleville Racecourse from 6pm tomorrow.