Bauple’s Rebecca Mangham, 12, loves her Bauple nuts but not enough to try cracking one with her teeth.
Bauple’s Rebecca Mangham, 12, loves her Bauple nuts but not enough to try cracking one with her teeth. Karleila Thomsen

Cracking fun at nut bash

BAUPLE’S biggest annual community event, the Bauple Nut Bash, kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.

Event organiser Rachel Ireland said it was a laid back way for people to spend some quality time with their family without blowing the budget.

“The Bauple Nut Bash is a fantastic celebration of the lifestyle in our region,” she said.

“It’s about family, friends and fun, so bring everyone to eat, drink, browse, play, dance, socialise or just enjoy being entertained in your own backyard for a change.”

Ms Ireland said visitors to the event, held in the Bauple and district recreation ground at 18 Forestry Road, could relax with a coffee, cheer on their children in some great games and activities, wander around various displays or enjoy a little music.

“There’s lots to keep the whole family entertained and at 8pm you can watch their faces light up with the biggest fireworks extravaganza the region has ever seen,” she said.

“Or if it’s action you’re after, there are rides for all ages, you could even win some cash in the mighty tug-o-war competition.

“You’ll find plenty of raffles with great prizes to be won and a variety of well-priced, yummy food, drink and snacks on offer.”

Of course, there will be a range of macadamia products available, from slices and biscuits to choc-coated nuts, and one of the headline events is the Bauple Nut Shelling World Championship.

Ms Ireland said “Mad” Ron Laycock was back with his 1942 Blitz jet truck which shot flames out the back.

She added that the licensed bar was an ideal place to kick back and listen to Merv McInnes during the day and then stand up and dance to the music of Neil Duddy in the evening.



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