Brooweena visitors will step back in time on Saturday

HUNDREDS are expected to flock to the tiny township for its biannual Pioneer Day, which gives visitors the chance to step back in time and experience life in early, rural Australia.

Blacksmithing, rope making, cross-cut sawing, corn cracking, chaff cutting, butter making, old fashioned washing and ironing, country music, antique cars and bikes will be on display.

Jill Hervey from the Brooweena Museum committee said this year is expected to be their biggest yet, with all the traditional favourites running alongside a new art initiative.

"We're encouraging people to come along and get creative in the best sculpture competition, using any medium they like, as long as it depicts the spirit of the pioneers," she said.

"From old timber fencing, to wire, tin, horseshoes and hessian sacking, the options are endless."

There will be an under 12s and adults competition.

Admission to the event on Saturday, March 29, is by gold coin donation and it begins at the Brooweena Museum complex at 9am and runs until 3pm.

People are encouraged to dress in period costume.



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