ACCA DACCA will hit the stage at Saturday's huge event.
ACCA DACCA will hit the stage at Saturday's huge event. Contributed

GIVING THANKS: Beers, burgers and Acca Dacca

A HUGE concert this Saturday is offering the community a chance to thank local fireys who ensured Stanthorpe avoided complete devastation.

The Stanthorpe Bushfires Community Thank You event will be held at the showgrounds on October 5 from noon-10pm.

Host organisation president Brett Boatfield from the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society said it wasn't just a chance to thank emergency services but a chance to put the area's worries to one side for a day.

"It'll be a great day and good opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy free entertainment and say thank you to volunteers and emergency services,” Mr Boatfield said.

"The day is really to give people an opportunity to relax and have a beer and burger and forget their troubles for a few hours.”

With the support of major sponsor Heritage Bank, as well as Southern Downs Regional Council, Elders, the Border Post, Peter McLean Transport and AA Graphics, entry and entertainment is free.

There will be live music from ACCA DACCA, as well as seven other acts, on top of classic cars and children's entertainment.

Mr Boatfield said if cheap beer and food didn't draw a crowd, then nothing would.

"We've had people asking how they get tickets,” he said.

"Just turn up and walk through the door.

"This is all about the community and getting a chance to thank those who fought the fires and put their lives on the line is an added bonus.”

Stanthorpe Border Post

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