Light Horseman demonstrations will be party of the family fun
Light Horseman demonstrations will be party of the family fun Kevin Farmer

Wet grounds threaten the 105th Tyalgum Diggers Family Day

HEAVY rains have put the 105th Tyalgum Diggers Family Day in jeopardy.

"If the grounds are available it will go ahead," Tyalgum District Diggers Sport Association member Bruce Bartrim said.

But heavy rain and lack of westerly winds has left the Tyalgum Showgrounds soggy and not a lot of time to dry out.

Mr Bartrim said a meeting next Tuesday would discus the fate of this year's festival, which he said was a favourite in the town.

And he should know, he's been a Tyalgum resident for 72 years and has attended most of the festivals throughout his lifetime.

"We're hoping to raise funds for the local community," he said.

Originally the sports day started to raise money to build the Tyalgum Hall.

Now they're hoping to help the school.

"Everyone who goes there has a good time," Mr Bartrim said.

"It's always really good."

On August 17 there will be a demonstration by Light Horsemen, markets, laser skirmish, vintage cars, live music, food and a whole lot of family run.

Due to cost, there will not be a rodeo but more children's running races.

Last year the festival was held in October but, this year, was moved to August because of the heat.

Tickets are $3 or $10 for families.



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