Masquerade!


The 2021 naming rights sponsor is Queensland Country Bank and the 2021 theme is the Masquerade.

The 2021 Queensland Country BankHome Hill Harvest FestivalEvent Schedule


CANEFIELDS EPHEMERA EXHIBITION

10 SEPTEMBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2021

Burdekin residents and visitors alike will be able to experience and enjoy the Canefields Ephemera installed in Lloyd Mann Gardens in Home Hill from 10 September – 6 November.

STUDENTS’ BALL

8 OCTOBER 2021

Celebrate student life and have a great night of fun and entertainment at the Home Hill Harvest Festival Students Ball.

TOWN OF ORIGIN TRI SERIES

10 OCTOBER 2021

You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic afternoon where we see Home Hill and Ayr go head to head, in three of the Burdekins favourite sports.

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IRONMAN CHALLENGE

22 OCTOBER 2021

Burdekin residents and visitors alike will be able to enter to win $300!

OKTOBERFEST

23 OCTOBER 2021

With thanks to Liqua Force, come and join in the fun at this year's Oktoberfest!

GUARDIAN PHARMACY KING AND QUEEN OF THE HILL

30 OCTOBER 2021

Join the fun of the Queensland Country Home Hill Harvest Festival week and kick start it with an early morning run up Mount Inkerman.

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DERBY DAY RACES

30 OCTOBER 2021

Held by the Burdekin Race Club, Derby Day is your traditional day of black and white fashions and quality horse racing, so get your friends and…

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GOLF AMBROSE

31 OCTOBER 2021

Don't miss the Queensland Country Home Hill Harvest Festival Golf Club Ambrose organised by the Home Hill Golf Club.

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HARVEST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE

31 OCTOBER 2021

Take part in the Harvest Thanksgiving Church Service.

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MY PETS’ PET SHOW AND NUTRIEN BOLT FOR BUCKS

3 NOVEMBER 2021

Bring your favourite furry members along in their best attire for their chance to win quality prizes in one of the many categories at the My Pet’s,…

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ROTARY GALA BALL

5 NOVEMBER 2021

The Home Hill Harvest Festival presents the Rotary Gala Ball, a night of celebrating the wonderful work and tireless efforts of the Harvest Festival…

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GRAND PARADE AND STREET PARTY

6 NOVEMBER 2021

Come down to Home Hill’s biggest event of the year – The Queensland Country Credit Union Home Hill Harvest Festival Grand Parade and Street……

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Queen Entrants


Amber Kelly is 20 years of age. She graduated from Burdekin Catholic High School whilst completing a school based Hairdressing apprenticeship.  Amber is now into her fifth year of hairdressing at The Lace Creative in Ayr and is happiest when in the company of her clients. If she is not at work, you will find her spending quality time with friends and family.  Amber has resided in the Burdekin district all her life and enjoys the benefits of living in a tight knit community. She is honoured and excited to represent the Burdekin Race Club whom is an integral part of our district and looks forward to this rewarding experience.

Erlinda Nunn is representing the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club. Erlinda graduated from Home Hill State High School in 2012 and is employed at Connolly Suthers Ayr within the firm’s property and wills and estates departments. The Harvest Festival is one of Erlinda’s favourite events of the year and by representing her club she is hoping to encourage others to volunteer their time to patrol our beautiful beach. Some of Erlinda’s hobbies include going to the gym, cooking and hiking.

Representing Burdekin Netball Association is Tayla McKaig who is 20 years old and is completing a Bachelor of Business at James Cook University, majoring in Marketing & Financial Advisory. Tayla was the school captain of Home Hill State High School, graduating in 2018. Tayla works part time at Carey Group where she is gaining experience in both fields of her degree. Tayla is excited to be involved in the 2021 Home Hill Harvest Festival and is proud to represent Burdekin Netball, a club she has been involved with from a very young age, both as a player and umpire.  Tayla is a member of the NQ Cowboys Spirit Cheer squad and she loves to dance and loves the excitement of game day.  To raise money for Burdekin Netball Association and to give back to a club she loves is the reason Tayla has decided to be involved in the Harvest Festival Queen program.   She is very excited to build relationships with the other Queen Entrants and is looking forward to attending their events and community events.

Sophie Rickards is the Harvest Festival Queen entrant for the Home Hill Tennis Association.  She is 24 years old and attended Burdekin Catholic High School. Since completing her Bachelor degree in Pharmacy in 2017, Sophie works as a Pharmacist at Ayr Amcal Chemist. Some of her hobbies include Monday night tennis, dancing and travelling (Covid-19 permitting).  Sophie is so grateful to be representing such an amazing, supportive club and she is excited to raise funds, attend the Harvest Festival events and meet new people along the way.

Kirra Simpson attended Home Hill State High School and works as a Dental Assistant at Brice Dental. Her hobbies are touch football, netball, snow-boarding, baking (even though is never turns out well), fishing and scrapbooking. Being a Harvest Festival Queen Entrant for 2021 for Kirra is something that she has always wanted to do. Kirra has lived in Home Hill her whole life and as a child the Harvest Festival was always my favorite part of the year. She has always admired the creativity of each float and is so grateful to participate in this event this year. Kirra is excited to be working within the community with a fantastic bunch of ladies and is grateful to be representing such a wonderful club. She would like to say a massive thank you to the Lions Club for all the support they have given her so far and Kirra can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Mikaela Drain is 20 years of age and was born and raised in the Burdekin. She is currently working at Tropical Vet Services Ayr studying a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing.  Mikaela has a passion for anything animal related, having hand raised cows, sheep, horses and four fur babies (dogs) which are very special to her. She was raised to enjoy everything outdoors: camping, working cattle, boating and water sports. Mikaela loves being able to spend time with her family, her partner and friends.  She is honoured to apart of this year’s Harvest festival representing the Lower Burdekin WaterSki Club. Mikaela is grateful for the friends and opportunities this club has given her and is excited to give back to this amazing club that does so much for their members, skiers and the community.

Faith Swindley is a local girl born and breed. Since graduating grade 12 from Burdekin Catholic High School in 2019, she has been working full time at ML Partners in an accounting support role. When she is not working, she finds herself either walking and talking with friends in the afternoons or working on her small business with her mum ’Faith In Hire’ that she started in April 2021. Having watched and support her two older cousins be the Rotary queen entrants in earlier years, Faith is excited to be part of this unique opportunity that the Home Hill Harvest Festival and Home Hill Rotary have offered her. Faith can’t wait to make lifetime memories and new friendships with her fellow queen entrants and making connections with her local Burdekin people.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS ESPECIALLY OUR NAMING RIGHTS SPONSORQUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK





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