Small town quirks bring big city tourists
Geoff Moore takes every opportunity to take people up to Warwick to view the Pig and Calf.
The Brisbane local said he’s travelled all over Australia and never seen anything else like it.
“I’ve taken my son Ross up here to educate him,” he said.
“I’ve been here a few times but it’s a real education just to come see the Warwick Pig and Calf sale, it’s different to anything I’ve seen anywhere else and I’ve seen many quirky and unusual things.”
Mr Moore said the eclectic range of wares make it quirky, in a good way.
“I’m not knocking it when I say it’s different,” he said.
“I’ve been bringing people here for years now to get them appreciating what goes on in some of these small towns.”
Mr Moore said he stumbled on the sale through a friend in Toowoomba who told him about it.
“We came with her five years ago and if I had to describe it in one word, I don’t think you could, it was certainly worth the outing and that’s why I keep coming.”
Ross said of his first experience that he was struggling with the temptation not to by anything.
“I really want to by a ticket, I could accidentally come home with a lot of unnessecary clutter,” he said.
Mr Moore senior said it’s also great to see locals thinking outside of the box to make some extra cash.
“Things are tough out here, we were so pleased to see a bit of rain cloud when we drove through this morning,” he said.
“I love smaller towns and it’s also just great to come here and have a time-out.”