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King of the Mountain race returns

After a 19-year absence the Bendigo Bank sponsored ‘King of the Mountain’ potato sack race returns to the Kinglake Ranges on Saturday, March 17 as part of the revitalised  Kinglake Country Fair, proudly supported by Integrity Real Estate.

Past winner Mark Hildebrand told Kinglake Ranges News that he’d only participate if he could carry a 50kg gunny sack as previously used in past King of the Mountain races and not the modern 18kg version.

This years race will be held between Frank Thomson Reserve and the Kinglake Memorial Oval. In the past the race began at the Kinglake Pub.

Mark Hildebrand
Mark Hildebrand carries a 50kg spud sack in a past King of The Mountain” race. PHOTO: Supplied.

Running from 1978 to 1999, the Country Fair was a cherished annual event that brought families from all over the Kinglake Ranges together.

The event will showcase the best of what the Kinglake Ranges has to offer – an authentic country lifestyle, local craft and produce, agriculture and horticulture, social connectedness, and community spirit and youth engagement.

There will be food trucks, market stalls, community group displays and live music throughout the day.

Admission to the Kinglake Country Fair is just $9 per adult, $5 for children (3-15 years) and $24 for a family pass with pre-purchase tickets available online at  http://www.ticketebo.com.au/king…/kinglake-country-fair.html.

For the price of admission you can play all day with free activities from gumboot throwing, sack races, tug of war, giant thong races, three legged race, animal farm, reptile display, slingshot, giant bowling, egg and spoon races, pantyhose bowling, police truck, main stage entertainment, kids chill out zone (with dominoes, jenga, kerplunk, twister, quoits, hopscotch, tic tac toe), an MG motor car display and more.


There’s something for kids from toddlers to teenagers. (Yes, we even have toddler pedestal jousting and giant toddler thongs!)

Ride tickets can be purchased as you go, or you can get an unlimited ride pass for $35 and enjoy the rides all day. Cha Cha, chair o plane, jumping castle, pedestal jousting, Ranges Run, water slide, rock climbing, mini golf and pony rides

Junior and senior cake eating competition, one armed tradie competition and Best Hair-Do competition.

For further information, sponsorship packages and more contact 0401 042 980, email kinglakecountryfair@gmail.com, visit the Kinglake Country Fair on Facebook or visit the website.

The Kinglake Country Fair is a not for profit event designed to make people smile so come along, have a laugh and enjoy the day.


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