About

Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival is all about showcasing and celebrating what is great about our rich agricultural region and the enviable lifestyle that comes with it, from fresh produce and culinary delights through to adventure and sports tourism experiences, country hospitality, great music and family-friendly entertainment.

The festival has recently transformed into an exciting 2-year program! Smaller associated events will be hosted in 2022, then the headline events are set to return in 2023 including the Burdekin Cultural Fair featuring the First Fire & the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships.

Join the festival and celebrate our sweet life in the Burdekin, from stunning autumn weather through to country hospitality and festivity, Sweet Days, Hot Nights is sure to delight all ages. #sweetdayshotnights

Event Schedule

Join the festival and celebrate our sweet life in the Burdekin, from stunning autumn weather through to country hospitality and festivity, Sweet Days, Hot Nights is sure to delight all ages.

Friday, 26 May 2023


5.30pm – 9.30pm
BURDEKIN CULTURAL FAIR featuring FIRST FIRE
Celebrating the diversity of the Burdekin and witness the first cane fire of the 2023 harvest!
Home Hill Showgrounds

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Saturday, 27 May 2023


11am – 4pm
AUSTRALIAN HAND CANE CUTTING CHAMPIONSHIP
Home Hill Showgrounds,
Sixth Avenue, Home Hill

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The Burdekin Region

The Burdekin is an easy hour’s drive south of Townsville, less than a two hour drive east of Charters Towers or a three hour drive north of Mackay.

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Thank you to our sponsors

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FIRST FIRE

BURDEKIN CULTURAL FAIR feat. First Fire

AUSTRALIAN HANDCANE CUTTINGCHAMPIONSHIPS


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