Friday 30 May, 2025, 6:00pm - 11:00pmHome Hill Showgrounds, Home Hill


The Burdekin Cultural Fair feat. First Fire will celebrate the diversity of the region with a number of cultures coming together to provide different food, activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Kids can enjoy a range of cultural activities such as hair braiding, flag making and indigenous painting, whilst the on-stage performance will make visitors and locals feel like are in another part of the world.

Join us to celebrate food, fun and family while singing and dancing along with the Belly dancers, Greek dancers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers and Chinese Lion.

A highlight of the event includes the lighting of the First Fire for the 2025 sugar cane crushing season! The Burdekin is one of the only regions in the world that still burns the sugar cane paddock before harvesting. A cane fire is a unique experience as you hear the roar and crackling of the crop burning, smell the sweet essence of burning sugar and feel the heat of the fire as it tears through the paddock.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase and we encourage everyone to come along and celebrate the many cultures of the Burdekin.