The highly anticipated Finley Monster Weekend begins on Friday.April 2, 2014 4:35am
It’s back bigger than ever and it’s just around the corner — the Finley Monster Weekend begins on Friday.
Thousands of people will flock to Finley this weekend when the incredibly huge Monster Weekend kicks-off .
Finley Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture secretary Sue Arnold said this weekend’s event will begin with the Central Business District Market Days on Friday.
New this year is the ‘REXPO - for the love of dogs’ on Sunday, while the garage sales are now boasted across two days instead of one.
Mrs Arnold said the event, which is being held until Sunday, will also see businesses open in Finley’s main street.
‘‘At this stage it’s looking like it’s going to be a great weekend,’’ she said.
‘‘We’re getting everything ready and have 40 garage sales booked in.
‘‘All the locals and people from surrounding towns are being encouraged to attend in the hope we can make this an annual event.
‘‘We’re appealing to all retail businesses to be open all weekend from 9am to 2pm to showcase what a great retail sector we have in Finley.
‘‘There will be lots of fun events for the kids and the entire family.
‘‘We’re also hoping we get as many dogs as possible to the REXPO.
‘‘We’ll have lots of give-aways, hot dogs and drinks thanks to the Lions Club.’’
Friday night will take the event’s guests to the Finley RS Club where entertainment will be provided.
The highly anticipated two-day Monster Garage Sales will be held throughout town on the Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs Arnold said those who missed out on the garage sales can take part in a ‘‘boot sale’’ at the lake on Sunday.
Interested people are invited to have a garage sale or a trash and treasure stall in their vehicle’s boot for only a small site fee.
On Saturday the popular Farmers’ Market by the Finley lake will be held, while a golf and bowls tournament will also feature throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, the lake will be full of machinery when the Southern Riverina Vehicle & Machinery Club host ‘Big Boys Toys’.
The show ‘n’ shine line-up of cars, trucks motorbikes and boats will include boat demonstrations and a swap meet.
It will showcase a vintage steamboat, John Deere machinery, vintage and new semi-trailers, hot rods, classic cars and more.
Clubs from Deniliquin, Yarrawonga and surrounding towns are participating in the day, while the Southern Riverina Model Boat Club will be doing demonstrations.
And for the first time ever on Sunday, ‘REXPO - for the love of dogs’ is being held. Finley Vet Clinic and Southern Riverina Livestock and Property Pty Ltd are the major sponsors of the event.
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