The Tweed Valley Banana Festival is established as a non-profit charity and in more recent years it has with the valuable help of many generous business sponsors provided the Tweed valley with a platform for the raising of funds for a number of charities.
Each year the festival, through its volunteer workers and the entrants in the Queen, Teen Queen, Prince and Junior and Senior Princess events has raised and distributed in excess of $15000 to various charities as well as provide a mix of free and commercial entertainments. This has included a family fun day in the park, fashion parade and ball.
Other events have combined to help and take advantage of the advertising the festival provides for the Tweed Valley and its community. The Tweed Valley Banana Festival is a valuable resource providing experiences for quest participants in public speaking, developing confidence and having an enjoyable time. Check out http://www.bananafestival.org/ for more information about the Banana Festival.