Don't miss what may well be a World First - farm-inspired Parkour!
Come and watch, or have a go, as we give the Parkour trend an agricultural flavour. Our Parkour premieres Friday with demonstrations from 5.30-8.30pm then workshops and a chance to test your skills Saturday from 9am - 4pm.
So what is Parkour? It started as a French military training exercise navigating the most efficient path through an obstacle course but now it's practised all over the world, in forests and urban jungles, as a new generation experiments with all kinds of moves, from the tic-tac to the gap jump, and a philosophy that every obstacle can be overcome! In our version, you'll discover all sorts of agricultural obstacles in a parkour challenge with a difference.
Kyneton Idol unearthed some incredible local talent and now the Music in the Sticks team is looking for more with our first Open Mic competition. They'll provide all the back line gear - drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp - just bring your instruments or your iPod to plug in. Every entrant performs 3 songs in a 15 minute slot so you've got more than one chance to strut your stuff and show off your range and repertoire. There are cash prizes to be won - $150 first prize!
It's all happening in the big marquee down near the tennis courts from 6pm so be there to check out the talent or contact Nat Korinfsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0439 642 192 to register and for more information.
Music in the Sticks
Turn up the volume as prominent central Victorian acts hit the Youth Tent stage PLUS a DJ for the first time!
Moomba runners-up and 2015 Battle of the Bands winner, Mosey, will be back, playing from 5.30pm. Straight after Open Mic, folk singer and songwriter Sherri Parry hits the stage, fresh from Bendigo's Blues and Roots Festival. Then its high energy boy band FD3 pumps it up. Check out the moves that caught the judges' attention on last month's premiere of The X Factor. After a break for the fireworks at 9pm, DJ Roothless takes over till late, all thanks to the Macedon Ranges Shire Council's Music in the Sticks program. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
If you saw the Sumo Suits in action last year you'll know the YEP Youth Tent is a great hangout!
This year, get snap happy with our fun photo booth. Plus there's space to hang out and kick back for young people aged 12+ with fun activities including board games and cards. Listen to music or chill in a beanbag with a drink and a snack, all free thanks to Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Youth Engage Program (YEP!).
This is a Carnival tradition and utes come from all over the state to compete, and we love checking them out when they're all lined up on the oval at the start of the night.
First prize is a weekend in Melbourne valued at $1,000! Categories include Best Chicks, Street/Classic (no bull bars or lights), Rural B&S, Best 4x4, Best Trades or Business ute, Best Holden, Ford, Toyota, or other brand, Best Feral and Best Family Ute and Best lights, plus there's a gate prize.
Entry is $10 per category plus admission to the Showgrounds. Enter from 6pm via the Beauchamp Street entrance for judging at 7pm. Contact Ute Wrangler Dave Wilkes on 0418 342 632 for more information.
Are you game? This is the thrill seeking corner of the show if if you like your rides wild and fast, spinning high.
There's also fun on solid ground if dodgem cars are more your speed plus there are prizes to be won in sideshow alley, show bags, fairy floss and all your fast food favourites.
The rides keep running till the Carnival closes at 10.30pm and they're all back in action again on Show Day from 9-4.
Grab a seat in the Grandstand for the best view of our fantastic fireworks showering over the Showgrounds.
For young ones, this is the finale to their Friday night fun and they'll love staying up till it gets dark to see the spectacle at 9pm. For older kids the fun continues till the Carnival closes at 10.30pm with DJ action in the Youth Tent till late.