The Russell Birdman Festival is in its 11th year of what is the zaniest and most Kiwi of all festivals in Northland. This is a 4 day free festival!
Thursday and Friday is all about the kids! we will have old fashioned races, scavenger hunts and all sort of fun for all ages, finishing off with a kids disco – with flashing lights and a disco ball!
Saturday you have a spaghetti eating competition, dinghy races, WOK Cook-off, beach dig, Eggstravaganza, Kids Fancy Dress Comp, The infamous Drag Race. There is a huge variety of food and craft stalls, plus live
music all day.
Saturday is the day of the famous Birdman Jump – great prizes and cash to be won! And the night time brings you the Birdman Ball at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
Sunday – Musical Chair Madness, cake decorating, The Great Russell Race, and a kids fishing competition.
To enter the Birdman competition visit the website. There are lots of different categories – so have a think about what suits you best – and go for it! Great prize money to be won!
You can also enter “The Drag Race” if you are a bloke and want to dress in a frock, heels, accessorised with a handbag.
Photos by Stephen Western Photography