The Fraser Coast Living Expo was quickly taking shape on Friday afternnon Gayle Searle and Jenny Rolands’ combined Rotary clubs of Hervey Bay prepare for the weekend event.
The Fraser Coast Living Expo was quickly taking shape on Friday afternnon Gayle Searle and Jenny Rolands’ combined Rotary clubs of Hervey Bay prepare for the weekend event. Valerie Horton

Exhibitor list tops 170

ORGANISERS of the Fraser Coast Living Expo are hoping the weather forecaster has it wrong and it won't rain on their parade this weekend.

Site co-ordinator Gayle Searle said it had not rained on the expo days for the past 11 years – only one Saturday night.

“We're going to have a fantastic weekend,” she said.

“We've got so many different things for all the different age brackets.”

More than 170 exhibitors from quilters and jewellers to tyre and turf suppliers will show their wares at the expo held in the grounds of the Hervey Bay PCYC.

ABC gardening guru Tom Wyatt is one of the celebrity speakers and he will appear in the presenters marquee at 9.15am, 11.05am and 3.35am today and 10.10am and 1pm tomorrow.

Alive and Cooking TV chef James Reeson will also entertain crowds with cooking demonstrations at 9.55am and 1.05pm today and at 9am and 11.10am tomorrow.

Entertainers will perform on two stages and include Hervey Bay country singer Sarah Kay, the Maryborough Brass Band and the Hervey Bay Youth Choir.

More than $6500 worth of prizes will be won during the two-day event.

Entry is $5 but children under 12 attend free with all money raised being donated to the Hervey Bay PCYC's proposed youth hub centre.



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