A spectacular fireworks display will be part of the New Years Eve celebrations at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds.
A spectacular fireworks display will be part of the New Years Eve celebrations at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds. Mike Knott BUN010115THUMB1

Beach heads bush for New Years Eve

EARLY-BIRD tickets are selling ahead of the Beach to the Bush beach party to be staged at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds on New Year's Eve.

Those who purchase their tickets before Friday receive a discount. The early-bird entry is $15 for adults, $10 for children from 5-18, $40 for families while entry is free for kids under five.

Tickets are available on line at www.trybooking.com.

After Friday, adult ticket price goes up to $20 at the gate but other prices will remain the same.

There will be heaps of activities for little kids and big kids alike.

The event shapes as a great night out with organisers planning something for everyone.

Children will be able to join in the sand castle competition with prizes for the best sand castle judged by Showgirl Karly Crisp.

There will also be an area marked out as a treasure hunt where the kids can dig away to their heart's content to win prizes.

Organisers are introducing the sack race for the kids which is always fun to watch.

The kids activities will all lead to the Sharkey pinata, sponsored by Kristy Keyte from All Jazzed up for Hair and Beauty. At around 8pm everyone will get a bash at busting out the lollies.

All children and adults who come dressed in beach themed costumes will be lined up and judged by Miss Crisp, who will decide who has the best costume in each category.

Beach volleyball will be available in the rodeo arena for kids of all ages and the adults later in the night.

A feature for the night is the Stanthorpe Beach in the Bush Yabby Races.

This event is a fundraiser so come and bid for your racing yabby and support this cause.

Food and refreshments will be available all night at Barnacles Tavern and the Sand Bar where organisers have negotiated a longer liquor permit to 12.30am.

There will be live music from 4pm with local band Speakeasy to perform and from 7pm will be able to enjoy "classics the way they were supposed to sound” with Toowoomba band Voodoo taking to the stage.

They play a great mix of music for all tastes.

A spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky at midnight with experts from Skylighter Fireworks planning a major demonstration.

Among the sponsors of the event are Stanthorpe Border Post, Unique Graphic Design, Stanthorpe Aerated Waters, Landmark, Wilshire and Co, All Jazzed Up for Hair and Beauty, Granite Belt Cleaning and Hospitality Supplies, Central Hotel and Lindsay Transport.

Organisers said there is still time for people to involved as a sponsor, supporter or volunteer.

Any donations of beach related decorator items will be very welcome.

For enquiries, phone Paula Boatfield on 0428195202 or send email to pbboatfield@ bigpond.com.

More information visit stanagsociety.com.au.

Keep an eye on the Facebook pages in the lead up to the event as well.

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