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Don’t miss the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival, a family-friendly event including food, music, entertainment and of course the annual Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is a test of skill and endurance, with thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs for competitors.
On 1 June from 11am – 4pm, spectators will have the opportunity to walk through a paddock of burnt sugarcane and experience the dirty, back-breaking work of a by-gone era. Cheer on the men and women as they swing their cane knives on the way to one competitor being crowned the 2019 Australian Hand Cane Cutting Champion.
Sit back and enjoy live music and good old fashioned whip cracking throw downs. Wander through vintage machinery from yesteryear, buy a cold drink from the bar and enjoy food from a wide array of food stalls.
There is something to do for the whole family with free children’s craft activities, facepainting, animal farm, jumping castle and much much more.

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are held at the Home Hill Showgrounds, about one and a quarter hour’s drive south of Townsville.

Competitors wanting to register for the 2019 Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships can do so on line until Wednesday 29 May. Registrations will also be taken on the event day or competitors can contact event organisers to register at the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers on (07) 4783 9800.

REGISTER HERE

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By Chris the Cane Cutter