Sun shines for Qld Day

Messy, fruity fun - a highlight of the Valley Fest at Gatton Showgrounds was the watermelon eating competition. Pictures: JACOB HAYDEN

The sun shined bright for Queensland Day in Gatton on Sunday, 2 June.

At the showgrounds, Lockyer Community Centre welcomed large crowds for some classic fun with a pineapple toss and watermelon eating.

Meanwhile, at Lake Apex Park, local musicians rocked billy carts rolled down for the Queensland Day Great Billy Cart Challenge, organised by Lockyer Valley Billy Carts Association and Spirit of the Valley Events.