Once a year the historic town of Stroud comes alive with propelling pins, pullets and blocks! For 60 years, visitors from far and wide have gathered at Stroud Showground in an attempt to separate the chuckers from the throwers.
The ultimate family day out, the Stroud Brick and Rolling Pin Competition sees the men bowl a brick weighing 2.3kg while women pitch a 1.1kg rolling pin. The kids get to chuck a rubber chook!
Aside from the fun and camaraderie this event provides, Stroud Showground will be bursting with market, craft and food stalls, activities and entertainment. Pulling for a return is the ever popular tug-o-war, the fast and furious post splitting and wood chop. Crafty locals will exhibit more than 60 magnificent handmade quilts – all up for critique by the people’s choice award.
For rev heads the United Ford Owners Club will have an impressive collection of 150 cars on show, providing a walk down memory lane for Ford lovers. The local club - Rattlin’ Bones - will roll into town with one of the best displays of vintage tractors in the region.
About the Brick & Rolling Pin Competition:
In 1960 the brick-making towns of Stroud in the UK and the USA, held the first bricking-throwing contest, with Australia and Canada joining the tradition in 1961. In 1962, Australia suggested including a women’s rolling pin contest. And recently, the fun-filled addition of children hurling a hen embodies the events sense of family spirit and lightheartedness, which keeps attracting participants and spectators year after year.
- 10am: All colours of the rainbow will be on display during the street parade with the theme ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’. Starting at the corner of Broadway and Cowper Streets, Stroud.
- 11am: Official opening by The Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP and throwing of the first brick and pin.
- 11.30am: Brick & Rolling Pin Throwing competition registrations open at Stroud Showground.
Ticket sales (available event day only) at Showground gate (open from 7am):
Entry: Adult $10 / Child $5 / Family $25