Bream Creek Adventures

Last weekend found us at the Bream Creek Show, an iconic event in the Tasmanian calendar.

Attendance averages about 7000 people, which is about 16 times the usual population of the surrounding Kellevie district. Highlights include the giant pumpkin competition, the Blunnie (or Blundstone boot for those of you from outside Tasmania) toss, local musicians, and wood chopping competitions.

While I’d say the Show is an event more suited to families with young children than grown-up explorers like us, it was still a fun day out.

The landscapes of Bream Creek provide a stunning backdrop to the show.

The landscapes of Bream Creek provide a stunning backdrop to the show.


The giant pumpkin competition

The giant pumpkin competition.


Deacon Jones and the Revelators in full swing.

Deacon Jones and the Revelators in full swing.


It wouldn't be a country show without some steam driven farm machinery.

It wouldn’t be a country show without some steam driven farm machinery.


The Wheelie Bin Orchestra entertaining a couple of young locals.

The Wheelie Bin Orchestra entertaining a couple of young locals.


The Blunnie toss competition - it's not often you see boots flying through the air.

The Blunnie toss competition – it’s not often you see boots flying through the air.


Woodchopping - The cross cut double handed saw.

Woodchopping – The cross cut double handed saw.


Woodchopping - The standing block.

Woodchopping – The standing block.


Woodchopping - The standing block.

Woodchopping – The standing block.


Woodchopping - The underhand.

Woodchopping – The underhand.