FUN TIMES: Vi and Phil McEvoy set up stall at the Allora Autumn Festival.
FUN TIMES: Vi and Phil McEvoy set up stall at the Allora Autumn Festival. Jonno Colfs

Allora Festival hits the streets in 2018

A FUNDING boost will see the Allora Autumn Festival stretch its legs in 2018.

For the first time, the street will close for the event allowing more space for festivities and market stalls.

Festival co-ordinator Julie Kawano said they were hoping to entice as many stall-holders as possible this year.

"We actually received a grant to be able to afford to close the street,” Mrs Kawano said.

"We have lovely wide footpaths here, but with the stalls it was a bit too narrow for prams and wheelchairs, so we'll have so much more space this year.”

About 50 to 60 stall holders took part in 2018 from all over southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Mrs Kawano said she was hoping to see as many if not more in 2018.

"This is a very community oriented event and we're inviting as many local groups as possible to take a site as well,” Mrs Kawano said.

"It's a great opportunity to find some more members and let people know what they do.”

Mrs Kawano said stall holders offered everything from arts and crafts, to photography, clothing and toys.

"We'd also like to see some buskers and street performers join us this year to entertain the crowds,” she said.

"If you'd like to be a stall holder or performer send an email to allorafestival@gmail.com with your details and we'll get right back to you .”