Thomas Yarrow, Steven Miller and Windston Olive perch precariously on one of the many bales of hay decorating Kalbar town on the weekend.
Thomas Yarrow, Steven Miller and Windston Olive perch precariously on one of the many bales of hay decorating Kalbar town on the weekend.

Hay it was a great day at Kalbar

EVEN an early morning downpour couldn't keep people away from the Kalbar Country Day and Hay Festival on Saturday.

Despite swollen rivers and water across the road coming into town, people from across the district made their way to the Scenic Rim town where the main street was lined with bales of hay, stalls of local produce and games.

Country Day MC Cheryl Coller said the day had been a huge success despite the rain.

"It's been really great," she said.

"It was a bit wet to start with but then the sun came out and at about 10 o'clock people started arriving in droves."

While stalls were selling local produce and a variety of bands were playing throughout the day, children were also entertained with a hay scramble and pumpkin rolling competitions.

There wasn't a needle in a hay stack for kids to find but they did search for all kinds of objects buried in the hay scramble.

Joy Surawski's bush poetry also entertained the crowd.

There was a German theme to day as well, remembering the heritage of the town once called Engelsberg before being changed to Kalbar following the First World War.

German beers were selling at the pub and sausages were barbecuing throughout the day.

Patrons of the day also paused to recognise locals who have lost young children when the Angel Babies released dozens of balloons to remember kids under the age of eight who have passed away.



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