An Easter On The Macintyre Set To Rock The Region

It’s set to happen again- And be bigger better and brighter than ever.

Easter in the country 2018The 2018 Easter on the Macintyre Festival is the event that many across the region and indeed many others enjoy- But this year there’s the added buzz as Goondiwindi hosts the State and National Ski Titles as part of the festivities.

The Titles will run from 23 March to April 2.

(Locals should remember that the Natural Heritage Water Park will be closed over that period for the event).

But it will deliver a heightened air of spectacular to this, the regions’ sixth Easter on the Macintyre festival.

Mayor Graeme Scheu says even the history behind the event is worthy of note.

“The community event that provides activities over the four days of Easter and comes by virtue of a great stalwart of Goondiwindi in Vern Kleinschmidt.”

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“Upon his passing, Vern created a Community Trust and one of his wishes was for the community to rally together and enjoy Easter with a fireworks display from the Bridge.”

“A number of visitors will already be in town for the Ski Titles and a number of family and friends are bound to come home for Easter reunions making it possibly one of the biggest ever. To add to the excitement, this year’s festival is only four days prior to the opening of the Commonwealth Games and interstate visitors are encouraged to make Goondiwindi a part of their Commonwealth Games experience.”

Over the period local sports clubs will offer events including Bowls and Golf and of course, many fine dining experiences will be available.

For Super Saturday the Bridge will be closed from noon Saturday until Sunday morning and the precinct along Macintyre Street between Pratten and McLean Street will be closed.

Customs House MuseumThe Customs House Museum will be open from 9am to 1pm and an evening Market Day will operate from 5pm in Macintyre Street.

Some of Goondiwindi’s finest young musical talent will be on the big stage from 6pm while Kids Korner, the Bozo Bus and jumping castles will all be operating in the park area.

Other highlights of the festival will include the Quilts & Crafts Mini Market at the Golden Age Centre on Saturday and Sunday, the Saturday Parkrun and the Family Fishing Competition.

A special feature of the evening’s entertainment will be a tribute to the Apex Club of Goondiwindi where an old family film reel has been digitised and the short film tribute will be displayed on the big PCYC screen displaying the challenges encountered by the Apex Club when the Gunsynd Statue was erected in June 1974.

This will be followed by the fireworks display and the night will wind up with musical entertainment by local band – Today we Reign.

Mayor Scheu says this year is an event not to be missed.

“The National Ski organisers have incorporated Easter on the Macintyre into their program, encouraging Ski Titles participants to experience some of the hospitality that made Goondiwindi one of the States Friendliest towns.”

Full details of the Easter on the Macintyre are located on Facebook – Easter on the Macintyre.