The township of Crow’s Nest, just north of Toowoomba, is set to host the annual worm races this Saturday. Featuring the Perseverance Cup and run over an 18 inch course, the racing worms are in training and on a special diet to produce the fastest times – whatever the weather. Tourist and Progress Secretary Marg Barnes said that the track may be wet on the day but the worms won’t mind. “Early favourite is Crafty Crow by Happy Hand out of The Nest Time”, Mrs Barnes said, “but Pipe Dream by Tunnel Runner out of Wivenhoe also has some solid backing”.
The worm races are just part of the fun day festival being held at Crow’s Nest this Saturday. There will be a fun run, whip cracking, hay bale stacking, the Australian Crow Calling Championships as well as two free concerts by Brendon Walmsley and plenty of entertainment. Food and drinks and stalls will also be around the park. The grand procession heads out at noon, led by the Toowoomba Caledonian Pipe Band, and the Heritage fireworks go off with a bang at 8pm.
The ten day festival finishes with the Poets Breakfast at Highfields Pioneer Village on the Sunday 24th.
All of the up to date information can be found at the festival website on www.crowsnestfestival.com.au