Families still going nuts for Bauple's proud traditions
WHAT started as a nut-cracking competition in the Fraser Coast's hinterlands has evolved into one of Bauple's most popular annual events.
It's become so well-known in the region, Bauple Recreation Ground Association president Debbie Brischke says people from Hervey Bay come just to watch the fireworks at the annual Bauple Nut Bash.
Crowds lined the recreation grounds for the Saturday bonanza as residents and visitors alike tried their luck at crushing the iconic Bauple Nut.
A pin-up competition was also held.
The community got behind the event by volunteering at stalls, cooking good food, manning the licensed bar and selling raffles.
Ms Brischke said the town was on the "up and up” and there were green shoots emerging in the community.
"Considering it was such a hot, dry and windy day, it was very successful,” Ms Brischke said. "There was a bit of a worry with the fireworks but we were given the all-clear at the end.
"All the money helps ensure we keep it running for another year and makes sure Bauple is still a place for families to visit.”