Russell Birdman Festival
Russell Birdman has plenty of fun guaranteed for this year’s 2012 event!
The Drag Race! Fun to watch, even funnier to enter!
Men get your handbags, heels, frock & lipstick and line up for an obstacle course. Women look as “manly” as possible and join in! Enter as a team, corporate or individual! Heaps of fun and prizes to be won. Free to enter.
Registration starts at 4pm. The Drag Race starts at 5pm at Russell Wharf.
Finishing the night in The Duke of Marlborough Tavern listening to a band and enjoying some pink drinks! Everyone welcome. No entry fee.
Saturday: a whole day of entertainment!
Russell Four Square Beach Dig
Under 10s beach dig, free to enter. All kids that enter win a prize. Held at Russell Waterfront at 9:30am.
Plane Flying Competition - something’s got to fly at Birdman! For $3 you get a plane (which you can keep) and then you have a go to see how far you can fly it. All ages welcome and some great prizes. Held at Russell Town Hall. 9:30-1:30pm.
Family Fun Dingy Races - this is fun for the whole family, dinghies and lifejackets are provided. Row, row, row out round the buoy and back! Free to enter.
Held at Russell Waterfront 10:30am.
Bay Four Square Spaghetti Eating - take centre stage and eat your way through a bowl of spaghetti – be the first to finish and you make your way through to the heats and then the grand Spaghetti eating finals! Take away the prestigious time “Four Square Spaghetti Eating Champion!” If this isn’t your cup of tea...or bowl of spaghetti, then this is a fantastic spectator sport as well. Free to enter and lots of fun!
On Cass Street. Times 10:30, 11:30, 12:30
The Wharf BBQ Cook-Off - Team up and show off your Masterchef Skills! Ingredients, BBQ and audience are all provided. Team entries on the day. Free to enter. Great fun and great kudos!
On Cass Street. Times 10 & 11am, finals at 12pm
Birdman is a competition for human flying machines - not motorized, catapulted or jet propelled, must be man powered!
1pm - Birdman Safety Briefing
1.30pm – The Birdman Parade (unforgettable!!)
2pm - Birdman jump
Watch the Birdmen with their wacky flying machines launch themselves off Russell Wharf. Great prizes!
New for 2012 Birdman - Spread your Wings in Russell’s Ultimate Flying Challenge:
Reach a minimum of 5m or more and be in to win a $1000 cash prize. Whoever goes furthest wins, with the judge’s decision being final.
Entry forms on website 1st May 2012. Limited number of entries.
Birdman prize giving and BBQ: The Duke of Marlborough Tavern, from 4pm.
Prizes are for the Crowd Favourite, Best Individual, Best Team and Supreme Winner, and also the farthest flight! (Farthest flight = Best Distance or Longest Distance).
Sally’s Musical Chair Madness - A slight twist to the musical chairs you played when you were kids. Russell Waterfront, starting at 10.30am. For both kids and adults. Free!
Sally’s Cake Baking & Decorating - Theme for 2012 is “colourful!”
Bring your decorated cake to Sally’s Restaurant by 10am on Sunday. Judging will be at 11am after the Musical Chair Madness. Two categories: under 13s and over 13s
Man vs Marlin
Details to be confirmed.
Coming over on the passenger ferry from Paihia you can get a special birdman mulit day pass.
|Date and time||6, 7 and 8 July|