Billy Boiling and Damper Cooking Competition at Kew

Billies at the ready: The Royal Hotel Kew will host the event on Saturday, June 29 from 12pm. Photo: supplied.
Billies at the ready: The Royal Hotel Kew will host the event on Saturday, June 29 from 12pm. Photo: supplied.

Community members are invited to put their fire-making skills to the test in a bid to be crowned the master of billy boiling.

The Royal Hotel Kew will host the event on Saturday, June 29 from 12pm as a fundraiser for the Creek to Creek Queens Lake Trail committee.

The trail runs from the Lakewood shopping complex, along the foreshore and through Henry Kendall Reserve to West Haven.

The trail is becoming increasingly popular with walking groups, including the Camden Haven Walking for Pleasure Group.

On June 29 the billy boiling heats will be run. The winners of the heats will receive a prize and have their time taken, in a bid to be named the fastest male or female boiler.

People can also try their hand at damper cooking at the event, with plain, savoury and sweet categories available for entry.

Creek to Creek group president Peter Nash said there will be fabulous prizes on offer and the competition will be lots of fun.

"Stew and damper is on the menu from 5pm, so come along for dinner and make a night of it," he said.

"Live music is also on offer from 8pm."

The billy boiling competition is $5 to enter. The damper competition is $10 entry, with basic ingredients and hot coals supplied. There is also a children's damper on the stick event for $2 entry.

People need to bring their own camp oven, plus any additional ingredients required.

Damper judging will take place from between 3pm and 4pm. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council mayor Peta Pinson is one of the guest judges.

Entries will be taken from 12.30pm at the Royal Kew Hotel.

For more information about the information please visit the Creek to Creek Queens Lake Trail Facebook page or call Peter Nash on 0418 251 569.

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