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Bauple’s Ron Laycock will light up the sky with his jet truck at tomorrow’s Bauple Nut Bash.
Bauple’s Ron Laycock will light up the sky with his jet truck at tomorrow’s Bauple Nut Bash. Nat Bromhead

FRASER COAST nut fanatics can get their fix of shell-cracking action this Saturday at the annual Bauple Nut Bash.

The macadamia-filled celebrations began more than six years ago to mark Bauple's 110th birthday and has since grown into a festival of fireworks, entertainment and culture.

The nut-shelling championships will be held at the festival again this year, with last year's champion Tyrone Lindrea expected to defend his highly coveted title.

Event organiser Rachel Ireland said the festival had become an event for the entire community to enjoy.

"When we first started not many people knew about the event," she said.

"Now people come from all across the Fraser Coast, and some from even further.

"Hopefully we will have more than 750 people attend this weekend."

More than seven bands from across Queensland are expected to perform at the Bauple District Recreation Grounds with crowd favourites Marshall and the Flow set to draw in the masses.

Mrs Ireland said plenty of entertainment would be available for all visitors, including everyone's favourite MAD Ron Laycock.

"Ron and his jet-engine truck is a staple at the bash every year," Mrs Ireland said.

"He puts on such a good show, everyone always seems to enjoy it."

Profits from this year's monster raffle will be donated to a Bauple boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy.

The Bauple Nut Bash will be held at the Bauple and District Recreation Grounds on Forestry Rd.

Gates open at 3pm. Entry is $5 per adult.

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