Fire Drum Exhibition

Metalworkers, amateur and professional, are invited to create a Fire Drum for Killarney Bonfire Night on Saturday 21 July 2018. Fire drums are lit for display as part of the Killarney Bonfire Night and the best fire drums will win a prize!

What is a Fire Drum?

An old fashioned kind of outdoor heater – created out of necessity.  At its most basic the fire drum is a 44 gallon drum with a couple of axe holes knocked in to it!

The fire drum is an essential item for a winter party in the Southern Downs… but for Bonfire Night the drums are “hotted up” to create functional works of art.

Fire Drums

  • Entry Fee: $15 per drum
  • Entry Fee includes One General Admission Pass per drum
  • Jackpot Prize of 100% of Entry Fees for Winning Entry in each category


  • Entry forms and fees are required by Thursday 19 July 2018, 5pm.
  • Late Entries may not be accepted after this date.
  • Drums to be delivered to Killarney Showground, Willow St, Killarney on Saturday 21 July 2018  betweem 9am and 2pm.
  • Online Entries are now open –
  • Fire Drum Exhibitor Entry Rules


Drum Category One:

  • Fire Drums significantly based on 44 Gallon Drums.
  • Drums may be full or half drums
  • Drums may be decorated or refashioned, but must still be functional as a fire drum.

Drum Category Two:

  • Other Metalwork fire drums and braziers

Drum Category Three:

  • Family Drum – Open to entrants from previous years and new entries. Entries will be assessed for safety only. No Jackpot Prize, but drums will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

For more information call 4664 1154 or email

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