Pig racing steward Wayne Benz displays the pig currently being auctioned at the Sandy Creek Pig Races on Saturday, March 19.Photo Deanna Millard / Daily News
Pig racing steward Wayne Benz displays the pig currently being auctioned at the Sandy Creek Pig Races on Saturday, March 19.Photo Deanna Millard / Daily News Deanna Millard

OUT AND ABOUT: 13 Southern Downs events on this weekend

1. Pig races

THE 16TH annual Sandy Creek Pub Pig Day Out will be trotted out this weekend and promises to be a fun event for families and friends alike. There'll be a jumping castle, sack races, egg and spoon races and all sorts of fun kids' activities. Local musicians Shane Conroy and Butch Collier will perform during the day and Tenterfield rockers Fugarwie are booked to play in the evening. Ray Bunch Machinery and Warwick Panel and Paint each donated $1000 for two cash raffles. The day includes a six-race catalogue with a calcutta held at the pub tonight. A courtesy bus will run to and from Warwick, phone 4661 3413 to book a seat.

WHERE: Sandy Creek Pub, 345 Sandy Creek Rd

WHEN: Tomorrow. Gates open at noon, racing from 1pm, live music to midnight.

COST: $15 entry for adults, kids are free. bring money for donations.

2. Memorabilia auction

THE Allora Regional Sports Museum is having a sale of surplus sports memorabilia on Sunday. All pieces are framed, pre-owned and very collectible but don't fit the theme of the unique museum. The centre operators are asking sport fans to make an offer. Pieces include an unframed Boomers jacket from the London Olympics. It is fully signed and includes a rare signature of Patty Mills.

WHERE: Allora Regional Sports Museum. 78 Herbert St.

WHEN: Sunday 12.30-4pm.

COST: Free.

3. St Pat's Day

THE good people at Eukey are throwing a St Patrick's Day fun day at the community hall on Sunday. There will be lots of games for the kids including green apple bobbing, a tug-o-war, three-legged races, gumboot and horse shoe throwing competitions and a jumping castle. Food and drinks will be available and do not forget to dress up in all green for the occasion.

WHERE: Eukey Hall, Eukey Rd, Stanthorpe.

WHEN: Sunday, 11am.

COST: Free.

4. Carers market

WANT to shop for unique items and help endangered species at the same time? Than get along to the Monster Markets in Broadwater tomorrow. The markets will be full of trash and treasure, bric-a-brac, arts and cafe and home made food. There will also be a cafe on site. All money raised on the day will go to supporting the Granite Belt Wildlife Carers.

WHERE: Broadwater CWA Hall, Texas Rd.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 7am-1pm.

COST: Free to enter.

5. Trivia night

DO you think you know it all, but do not get enough opportunities to prove it? If so check out the trivia night held at the Goomburra Hall tonight. There'll be nine rounds of trivia, each with a different theme. A light supper will be provided. Beer, wine and soft drink are for sale as well. All proceeds will go to maintenance and repairs needed at the Goomburra Hall. RSVPs were due on Monday so call ahead just to be sure. Phone 46666050 for more details.

WHERE: Goomburra Hall, Inverramsay Rd.

WHEN: Tonight, doors open at 6.30pm, questions start at 7pm.

COST: $15.

6. Party at the Malty

THE Malt House will host a St Patrick's Day party tomorrow night. Patrons are invited to dress in green and share a Guinness or two.

WHEN: Tomorrow evening.

WHERE: 42 Wood St.

COST: Free to enter.

7. Support the RSL

WARWICK'S RSL Memorial Club has a big weekend planned. It starts with live music from "Butch” tomorrow night followed by a huge St Patrick's Day party on Sunday. There'll be live entertainment from 2pm plus give-aways, Irish themed cocktails and a whole lot of fun. Join in on the action and come dressed in your best St Paddy's Day attire.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday.

WHERE: 65 Albion St.

COST: Free to enter.

8. St Paddy's at H&J

THE Horse and Jockey Hotel is joining in all the Irish action with its own St Patrick's Day party. The pub will serve a range of Irish food including sausages with cream mash, braised cabbage, bacon and gravy or a rich Guinness pie. As is expected, there'll be plenty of ice-cold Guinness on tap and free pool.

WHEN: Sunday.

WHERE: Victoria St, Warwick.

COST: Free to enter.

9. Shop with tunes

BEAT the heat and enjoy top quality music in air-conditioned comfort at Rose City Shoppingworld tomorrow. Local musicians The Fern Brothers will perform near Coles from 10.30am-12.30pm. This is the first of four performances scheduled at the centre over the next two month. The Monica Judd Trio will perform next on March 30.

WHEN: Tomorrow, late afternoon.

WHERE: Rose City Shoppingworld.

COST: Free.

10. Clean Up the river

LEISA Ford organised a Clean Up Australia Day for tomorrow alongside the Condamine River. Everyone is welcome to join in, including kids. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves, a good hat and some sun-cream. Bags will be provided. The group will meet at the Taddalik Sculpture (the big frog) and work back along the river through Queens Park and past the footy fields. Note, children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 8-11am.

WHERE: Queens Park, meet near the Taddalik Sculpture.

COST: Free.

11. Cricket finals

WARWICK Cricket Association grand finals will be played tomorrow on two of the turf wickets in Warwick.

WHERE: Slade Park for A grade and Mayhew Oval for reserve grade.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am start.

COST: Free to watch.

12. Eventing weekend

INTERNATIONAL eventing is coming to Warwick this weekend with 220 horse and riders competing. All dressage will be tomorrow, cross country on Sunday and showjumping on both days.

WHERE: Morgan Park.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 8am start each day.

COST: Free to watch.

13. Morgan Park racing

THE Short Circuit Motorsport Association will have a round of the series at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend. There will be drivers in town from across Southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales.

WHERE: Morgan Park Raceway.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday.

COST: Free to watch.

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