Fairy Peta Pumpkin lends a little magic to Hamish Brischke who will be competing in the nut cracking event, one of the attractions at the Bauple Nut Bash on Saturday.
Fairy Peta Pumpkin lends a little magic to Hamish Brischke who will be competing in the nut cracking event, one of the attractions at the Bauple Nut Bash on Saturday. Robyne Cuerel

Families to have circus of a time

FAMILIES will be able to roll-up and try their hand at circus skills for the carnival-themed Bauple Nut Bash this weekend.

Among the egg and spoon races, three-legged races and a tug-o-war planned for this Saturday, there will also be a fire-twirling display, juggling workshop and the annual nut cracking championship.

Organiser Debbie Brischke said about 500 people from around the region were expected to take part.

The bash was moved to September this year instead of its traditional November date to accommodate more family-themed activities.

"Our main focus is the kids," Mrs Brischke said.

The juggling workshop will go ahead from 3pm and the fire-twirling workshop from 4pm.

While kids won't be able to fire-twirl themselves, they will be able to learn twirling skills from the performers with glow-sticks and ribbons.

The event will also have a licensed bar and Brisbane musician Matt James playing to entertain mums and dads as well as fireworks to cap off the bash.

The Bhopple Faeries will also make an appearance at the event.

All ages have been invited to try their hand at the nut cracking championships, where competitors race to crack as many whole nuts as possible in three minutes.

"It is always good fun," Mrs Brischke said.

She said the record was about 15 nuts.

The Bauple Nut Bash started more than seven years ago to celebrate Bauple's 110th birthday.

Activities will start from 2pm this Saturday at the Bauple Recreation Ground.



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