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Hundreds of ‘grey nomads’ to enjoy Christmas in July celebrations
Grey nomads will be pouring into Mareeba to take part in the town’s Tropical Christmas in July celebrations to be held from 26 – 29 July.
The event, which is hosted by the Far North Nomads Chapter of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia and supported by Tablelands Regional Council, is in its 15th year and offers visitors a variety of fun and interesting events.
Davies Park, Mareeba will be home to 250 to 300 motorhomes and campervans who will converge from all over Australia for the annual event.
The profits of the event are donated to many local charities and organisations.
Over the four days, nomads will be able to enjoy a range of entertainment, raffles and special events as well live entertainment from three local bands, The Hillbilly Goats, Now or Never, and Kickstart.
On Saturday, the big Christmas In July dinner takes place at Davies Park, for CMCA members (catered by the Mareeba Leagues Club) followed by an open day on Sunday (29 July).
The day begins at 9am and goes until 4pm and features market stalls, raffles and various displays including motorhomes, campervans, camping equipment, wood turning, and solar panels.
There will be a wide variety of information stalls from local businesses and tourist destinations.
A very popular and must see display is by the Fire Brigade about fire safety and a demonstration of kitchen safety in particular will surprise all who see it.
There will be fun for the kids, ice creams and all sorts of goodies.
The gold coin donation entry fee will be divided between the SES and Mareeba Men’s Shed and will be presented on Sunday evening by Mr Alan Rowley, president of Far North Nomads.