13 July, 2022
Mullet muster at Burpengary Tavern
HAIRSTYLES were the centre of attention while about $1500 was raised as the Burpengary Tavern staged a Mullet Day last Saturday.
Proceeds went to the Jack Reed Foundation to raise awareness of its ‘99 New Beginnings Project’, which is dedicated to helping people restore their dignity and to find pathways to making transformational changes in their lives.
There were many youngsters and parents as about 500 people attended the inaugural event, and there were about 15 entrants in the junior mullet competition and about 25 in the adult category.
The first placegetters were awarded $500, and the runners- up received $300 while the prize for third place was $200.
With fishing personality Scott Hillier providing commentary of the mullet competitions while former rugby league star Chris Walker was among the judges, there was plenty of activity on the day.
Children were kept busy as there was a jumping castle, Ferris wheel and petting zoo, as well as face painting and balloon twisting.
Adults enjoyed pop-up bars featuring local brewers including Blackflag, Ariane Vodka, Diablo and Aloha, as well as Carlton & United Breweries.
The pop-up bistro included roast rolls and carnival favourites such as Dagwood dogs, fairy floss and slushies, while many attendees enjoyed a meal at the tavern.
Haircuts and hair-dyeing also took place, and music from local band The Fat Pigs also kept the crowd entertained.
Burpengary Tavern venue manager Madonna Tidyman said the event was very successful and that the local brewers did great sales while people enjoyed themselves.
Madonna said the mullet competition was very competitive but all a lot of fun.
“We’re thinking about doing the event annually,” she said.