Business

Hey big spenders! Local businesses get a fair dinkum boost

LOCAL businesses received a boost of at least $16,500 thanks to the Grafton Fair Dinkum Country Music Festival which was held from last Tuesday to Sunday.

Event organiser Bob Vickers asked Roundup participants to provide copies of dockets from any local purchases during their stay.

About 60 caravan and motorhomes were parked at the Grafton Showground for most of the week and, Mr Vickers said, many took the opportunity to fix or upgrade their vans with large purchases including fridges, barbecues, servicing and batteries.

"It's good news for the town," said Mr Vickers, who was on the road yesterday to the next event on the traditional country calendar in Pittsworth, Queensland.

As for the festival itself, fans of traditional country music certainly couldn't complain, Mr Vickers said.

"Just about every one of them that said goodbye said it was fantastic and they'd be back next year and bring their friends with them."

Mr Vickers said the festival had grown from about 30 vans and 100 patrons last year to double on both counts this year. He said there were plenty more reminders about handing over shopper dockets this year than last year - which recorded only $1600 in dockets.

The festival was assisted this year with $2000 from Clarence Valley Council, a free PA system from Buckley's Music and other corporate sponsorship.

Fair Dinkum economics:

  • Money spent (official) - $16,500
  • Estimated additional spending - $2000
  • Crowd - maximum 200

Topics:  business



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