Pirate-themed dinner dance is part of RiverFest celebrations

PRACTICE your most menacing aargh, put together a costume and head along to RiverFest's pirate-themed dinner dance at River Heads on Saturday night.

Tickets to the Buccaneers and Wenches Dinner Dance at the River Heads Community Hall from 5.30pm are $15 per person and include a two-course meal.

Live music will be provided by Three on the Tree.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 4125 7777. 

The second annual RiverFest celebrations, being held at hall on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, include wine and cheese tastings, zumba demonstrations and exhibitions from local artists.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell will officially open proceedings at 11.30am on Saturday at the community garden.

"After the success of the inaugural event, RiverFest 2013 is promising to be bigger and better," he said.

"There will be plenty of kids' entertainment including face painting, a jumping castle and indigenous art.

"The parents can enjoy all the excitement of the Head of the Mary Yacht Race and the Power Boat Time Trial to Fraser Island.

"Other features include the fishing competition, fire truck display, mini car rally, live music across both days and Conrodders rally and display."

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Markets will be held in the Hall Grounds at 45 Ariadne St, River Heads, on both days including food and drink stalls, buskers and arts and crafts.

Cr O'Connell said the Progress Association had done a great job organising what was sure to be another fantastic event for the Fraser Coast.

For more information, go to new.riverheads.org.au.

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