There will be entertainment galore for visitors and locals on the upcoming Burdekin Open Day on Saturday, April 5.
Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said local businesses were very supportive of the day and were offering discounts to visitors.
“Townsville Enterprise is offering free bus tickets to Townsville residents who want to come to and sample what we have to offer in the Burdekin,” he said.
“There will be sidewalk sales in Ayr and businesses have been invited to extend their trading hours until 1pm to accommodate the extra visitors that will be brought down from Townsville for the day.
“There will be a real party atmosphere with business mascots in the street, a jumping castle and the Burdekin Shire Youth Council is doing face painting for the kids.”
Mr Vaccaro said the Townsville visitors would spend the morning in Ayr before travelling to Home Hill to visit the Lions Diorama, Ashworths Rock Shop and the Silverlink Photographic Display at the Home Hill Visitor Information Centre.
“Tickets for the bus in Townsville are available from townsvilletickets.com.au and I believe the bus will leave Townsville at 8am and return by 5pm,” he said.
“The Open Day is a great way for us to showcase exactly what is on offer to our northern neighbours and hopefully it will encourage them to keep coming back to our region.
“We have some fantastic specialty shops here and there are already some Townsville residents that come here for the fashion selection available.
“I would certainly encourage Townsville residents to take advantage of the free bus and come down to taste the sweet life in the Burdekin.”