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



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Calm weather with up to two-metre swells at Tweed

Waves might look like this.

Surf conditions for the beach this weekend.

Feast of street food trucks into Harbour

FEAST FOR FOODIES: Mat Whalley, Kat Creasey, Chico Green and Trevor Braga from Food Kartel and Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell are looking forward to the Tweed Food Truck Extravaganza.

Food Trucks will descend on Tweed Heads for a street food fiesta

Upmarket beach townhouse

Real Estate: 4/45 Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff NSW.

Take a look inside this stylish Kingscliff townhouse conversion

Latest deals and offers


British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances