GOOD FUN: Brett Smith at last year's Turkey Beach Tructor Bash. It's back tomorrow.
GOOD FUN: Brett Smith at last year's Turkey Beach Tructor Bash. It's back tomorrow. Paul Braven GLA090716TURKEY

THINGS TO DO: Tructor Bash on this weekend and more

TRACTORS, hot rods and old-school events will bring Turkey Beach alive this weekend.

The annual Turkey Beach Tructor Bash on July 8 is expected to bring more than 1000 people to the town.

Event coordinator Fran Bussa said the event helped put Turkey Beach on the map.

"We've got a lovely beach, we've got lovely fishing areas down here," she said.

"It's about getting people to know the area and hopefully bring some more (people) down."

Ms Bussa said it would be an "awesome" event for families.

There will be woodchopping, lawnmower racing at 11am and 1pm, sack and egg and spoon races.

A couple of highlights will be an obstacle course through the tractors where competitors will have to balance a bucket on their head as well as a tractor pull event.

Ms Bussa said there would be vintage cars, hot-rods and old tractors on display.

"I really think that it's going to be a really fun day," she said.

"A lot of the community have gotten involved this year, and that helps the event as well.

"It's to try and get some cohesion in the community and bring us all together as well."

The bash will be held from 7am at Worthington Rd Reserve.

It is a gold coin entry, with the money going to RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service and Volunteer Marine Rescue Service.

What else is on:

- CIRQUE Africa will be performing at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on Friday from 7.30pm. Tickets are $79 for adults and $39 for kids. Book at

- Crow Street Creative are holding an Open Mic Culture Night from 6-10pm on Friday. There is food, drinks and entertainment. It is part of NAIDOC Week. More information about NAIDOC activities on page 6.

- Head to the Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 6pm on Saturday night to catch a free movie. Moana will be showing.

- The Benaraby Motorsport Complex is hosting Round 2 of the Stadium Short Course Offroad Racing Series on Saturday. Racing begins at 10am.

- Gladstone PCYC Markets are back on this Sunday from 8am-noon at 53 Yarroon St.