Black Snake Creek Festival 2015

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Calling all bush poets and balladeers

Come and enjoy

Marburg’s Black Snake Creek Bush Breakfast – Poets and Balladeers
Saturday 20th June, 8am at Marburg Community Park

Tickets $5 pp or $15 family available from Marburg Post Office or at the gate
Breakfast available for purchase on the day

Let your friends and family know and bring them along.


Calling all Black Snake Creek Festival Volunteers

You’ve read it,  “Without Trucks Australia stops.”  Stand beside the Warrego Highway for long enough, and you’ll be convinced.

With no disrespect to the trucking industry, try substituting “volunteers” for “trucks”.  Doesn’t rhyme, but it’s a no brainer.

Could be better phrased of course, but the fact remains that our society can’t do without volunteers.

How ’bout  – THREE CHEERS FOR VOLUNTEERS!  Think of a better one?

With that in mind, the Marburg and District Residents Association invites all who volunteered to help out with the Black Snake Creek Festival to attend the Volunteers’ Festival Debriefing Meeting on Tuesday evening 21st October at 6:30pm  in the Marburg Community Centre.

Pizza and finger food will be provided so no need for a meal before coming to the meeting.


Please RSVP to Kaylene on 0418 750 387 or Greg 0428 328 930.

All hands on deck needed for Black Snake Creek Festival

Our next festival meeting is now MONDAY 29th September, 7.00pm at the community hall.

Excitement is rising – the day is getting closer and last minute hurdles need to be overcome.

Please advise if you are able to assist with any of the following:

Heavy lifting is involved with some of the set up, in particular the artboards and tents and we urgently need extra help!

Tuesday collect art boards and other gear from showgrounds
Wednesday paintings hung
Thursday quilts hung, large tents erected 6.30pm
Friday erect marquees, bunting, signs etc, cleaning and general set up from 8.00am

Saturday – Help is needed at various times throughout the day even an hour or so is of great help

  • final set up from approx 6.00am including PA sound gear
    carpark attendant 8 – 11am
    street parade guides 10.30 – 11.30am
    roving raffle ticket sellers 10am – 3.00pm
    stall workers – merchandise and kids activities monitoring 9.00am – 3.00pm
  • pack up, clear and clean from approx 4.00pm
    tents pulled down and gear returned

Thank you to all for your anticipated response of helping hands.

A quick email reply or call to Kaylene on 0418 750 387 or Greg 0428 328 930 would be greatly appreciated.

Bush Poets in the Park

Bush Poets in the Park

Anything for a morning lark.

A cooked breakfast under trees

On a plate, or on ya’ knees.

The tucker box dog – what a bark!

He’s in for this, wouldn’t miss

“Poets in the Park”

 Poetry Pup

The dogs are barking that Marburg is the place to be on Saturday 14th June with Poets in the Park in the a.m. and Pacing at the Marburg Show Grounds in the p.m.

Begin the day with a breakfast in the Marburg Community Park while being entertained by bush poets rhyming their tall stories.

“Professor of Poetical Parlance”, Denleigh Stenzel, along with a group of fellow poets will be entertain you on the slab. He and a number of his fellow poets are regular performers at this annual event, some having been associated with it since its inception in 2007 as part of the Black Snake Creek Festival.

Conducted by the Marburg and District Residents Association and the Black Snake Creek Festival Committee, Poets in the Park is today a major lead-up to the Festival itself which will again bring Marburg to life on the second weekend in October. Poets in the Park remains a Festival event, reminding everyone of the forthcoming season and whetting the public appetite for the Festival in October.

As well as performances by established poets whose feet are firmly in the Oz-bush / ballad genre, Denleigh is making a call for walk up poets and reciters of poems to put their name forward. He and the Black Snake Creek Festival Committee have a special interest in encouraging young performers to step up and have a go. Budding poets and those who have been performing privately for friends and relations up till now and who are interested in taking up this prized opportunity to perform publicly are asked to phone Greg on 0428-328-930.

Poets in the Park includes a hearty and tasty breakfast prepared by the Marburg State School P&C Association. Tickets are available from the Marburg Post Office – phone 5464-4280.

Please see advertisement for Poets in the Park in the Moreton Border News.

Check your Gatton Star for the Pacing program to be conducted in the afternoon of 14th June by the Marburg Pacing Association.