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The Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival showcases the Burdekin region’s people, produce and culture whilst celebrating the Burdekin as the Sugar Cane Capital of Australia.

The 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 is an exciting 2-year program! Smaller associated events will be hosted in 2024, then the headline events are set to return in 2025 including the Burdekin Cultural Fair featuring 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, 30 May 2025


BURDEKIN CULTURAL FAIR featuring FIRST FIRE

6:00pm – 11:00pm | Gates open 5:30pm

Free Entry

Home Hill Showgrounds

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Saturday, 31 May 2025


AUSTRALIAN HAND CANE CUTTING CHAMPIONSHIP

11:00am – 4:00pm | Gates open 10:30am

$5 Entry Adults (18+) | Kids Free Entry

Home Hill Showgrounds

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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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For further enquiries, contact Burdekin Shire Council on (07) 4783 9800.

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