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Cane Cutters Ball

The harvest season is over and it’s time for the cane cutters to party……

Participants arrive in a clearing littered with Ute's and 4WD’s. They make their way along a flame-lit path to a cane cutter’s campsite. A flaming “G’day” sign welcomes guests and our bush band are playing on the verandah of a farm building. Our local raconteur, will welcome everybody, as guests sit at the calico draped tables.  Fire bins will throw flickering light around the campsite.  A magnificent BBQ dinner ensues. Cane toad racing, 2UP, animal handlers, Aboriginal Caroboree and some heel and toe polker are all part of the entertainment for tonight. A group on horseback thunder through the site carrying torches which they light from the fire bins. With a whoop and holler, they gallop away and light the cane. As the flames begin to die, a logo burns. Fireworks then light the night sky signalling the end of the Canecutters’ Ball.