The Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival is set to be the biggest and best of Junee’s festivals yet, with the help and commitment of the Junee community including businesses, attractions and stakeholders of the event.
Neil Druce, owner of the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, said “Junee is coming of age. As our venues develop, our Festival just gets better.”
Festival favourites will be back such as the Main Stage, Leeton Lions Train, Museum Memories, The Silver Fox Barber Shop Quartet, Tin Hares and market stalls, plus new activities including the Dog Pike Shot Put, a best dressed bike competition and a new kids activities and rides area.
Debbie Daley, proprietor of the Junee Railway Station Cafe, said, “There’s lots happening on both Broadway and Railway Square. The Festival is an opportunity for the whole town to showcase what we have and what we do.”
Festival Organising Committee Chairperson, Neil Smith is delighted with the increase in festival activities around the entire town as well as within the new Broadway precinct. He said “Because we are charging a small gate fee this year, we have been able to value add within the precinct. Junee Business and Trades have also come on board providing an enormous amount of help both in terms of on ground man power as well as providing a new kids activities area. Every pub in town, the Railway Cafe and the Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory are featuring entertainment. It truly is a town wide festival.”
Community events will be running throughout the weekend, such as the Poets Breakfast and Museum Music at Broadway Museum, Living Museum featuring interactive demonstrations of old-time crafts at the Junee Roundhouse Museum, Markets in the Square at Railway Square and live music at the Junee Railway Station Café.
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory has an exciting line up of events such as live music, a Chocolate Challenge, Kids Funland and Chocolate World tours, whilst the Athenium Theatre will be home to the “You, me and Junee” photographic exhibition.
The Omnibus Preservation Society will ensure the festival and town are well connected, with buses departing from Railway Square every ½ hour commencing at 10.00am when the first train arrives.
This year’s festival will be operating till 8pm on Saturday 7th and till 4pm on Sunday 8th March. People are encouraged to bring a fold up chair or picnic rug, and sunscreen, then settle in and enjoy the entertainment.
To download the full program for this year’s event, click here.