Extra streets shut to accommodate crowds at M'boro markets
MARYBOROUGH heritage markets put on a special event to welcome members of the Ulysses AGM on Thursday, with extra streets shut to traffic to accommodate the massive crowds.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the traditional weekly market area was extended to include parts of Kent St as bikes and memorabilia went on show.
Ulysses AGM president Denis Paulin launched the time cannon at 1pm alongside costumed characters Mary Heritage and the Town Crier.
Temporary alfresco seating set up outside cafes Robin's Nest, Allikats, Kent St Bakery and Timber City Cafe proved popular with the crowds.
Dozens of motorbikes were put on display in Kent St during the markets for the Show and Shine competition, hosted by insurance company Shannons.
Five Ulysses members walked away with awards presented by Shannons and Fraser Coast councillor Darren Everard.
The awards attracted about 45 entries from Ulysses members across custom, classic, sports and cruiser categories.
Granville man David White took out the Shannons Choice award for his Victory.
The Shannons Super Rig, a semi-trailer with memorabilia, gaming console, stage area and a barbecue, hosted the awards on Kent St.