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Get Involved

Get Involved

Immerse yourself

in the heart of the community

Whether you’re keen to showcase your talents, volunteer your time, or sponsor this renowned event, there are endless opportunities to contribute and make a difference. Join us in celebrating rural Queensland’s vibrant spirit!

Set up a
Market Stall

Set up a Market Stall

This year the markets move back to Bill Wakeham Park, from 2pm–7pm.  The markets form part of our overall family, friendly atmosphere at the grounds and we are excited for this past tradition to return. There will be plenty of variety on offer, including arts and crafts, homemade goodies, produce, clothing, collectables, health products and much more.

Want to set up your own stall? Hurry, applications close on 10th August 2024.

Set up a
Food Stall

Set up a Food Stall

Tap into a captive audience eager to indulge in the flavors of the region. From farm-fresh produce to delectable treats crafted with passion and skill, each bite becomes a journey through the essence of Babinda’s harvest. With the festival’s spotlight shining brightly, food stalls become more than just vendors; they transform into destinations, drawing in crowds with delights and unforgettable experiences.

Want to set up your own food stall? Hurry, applications close on 5th July 2024.

Enter a Float in the Grand Street Parade

Enter a Float in the Grand Street Parade

Get ready to transport back in time to the swinging 60s at this year’s Grand Parade, marking an incredible 60 years of the Babinda Harvest Festival! Bring out your props, deck your floats with dazzling decorations, and unleash your creative flair because this parade promises a riot of color, sparkle, and nostalgia.

Whether you’re a local business, community group, school, or organisation, the Grand Parade is your chance to shine in our vibrant town as we celebrate six decades of festival history. Embrace the spirit of the 1960s and showcase your community pride in this iconic event.

Come rain or shine, the show must go on in true Babinda fashion, where every day in the tropics brings its own unique charm. We can’t wait to see you at Babinda’s most spectacular event of the year—the Grand Parade!

The Parade is free to enter and parade participants are in the running to win sponsored by MSF SUGAR.

Cash prizes are awarded for category winners. Judging categories for parade can include, but are not limited to:

  • Champion Float (All Categories)
  • Best school Float
  • Most Humorous
  • Best on Foot
  • Best Preschool float (Kindy/Day Care)
  • Best Sporting Club
  • Best Community Group
  • Best Business Group
  • Best Cultural Group

Judges will look at the following criteria:

  • How well the entry fits with the “60s theme”?
  • Creativity and overall quality of the presentation
  • Enthusiasm and spirit of float participants

Hurry, applications close Friday 24th August!

Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

We’re seeking enthusiastic individuals from all walks of life who are passionate about their community and ready to lend a hand. With this year marking the festival’s 60th anniversary, there’s never been a better time to get involved!

Volunteering in a community has some great rewards:

  • To help others and contribute to the community
  • To find new friends and new relationships
  • To help improve the quality of community life
  • To learn new skills and work for a cause

We are non-profit organising committee who love to have new people volunteer and be involved in this great event. So, what do you say? Are you keen to come aboard and frolic in the festival fun?

Volunteer Opportunities

Previous experience is not essential. The festival team will provide support to ensure volunteers feel confident in their roles.

Some of the tasks include:

  • Event assistant
  • Site and equipment assistant
  • Setup and pack up
  • Marshalling and gate entry
  • Erect of Marquees and other equipment

Dates and Times

The 2024 Festival is being held on Saturday 7th September. We are asking for volunteers to help any time between Thursday 5th September through to Sunday 8th September. Any time you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.

We also welcome any community members to join our Committee.