To all Brisbane Backpackers,

this Saturday over 5,000 Queenslanders are expected to attend the event, which will include amusement rides and all day entertainment through to delicious food stalls, exhibitions and arts and crafts stalls.

Live performances will also run throughout the day, including the 18 piece Australian Army Band Brisbane, vision-impaired classical guitarist Lorin Nicholson, local songstress Francesca de Valence and folk-rock singer Dreadlock Cowboy.

CM Life Whats on John Hughes

POPULAR MasterChef contestant John Hughes refuses to let disability rule his life.

John caused a stir on the show when he declined to plate up for the judges in the pressure test challenge.

It was revealed that John suffered from mild cerebral palsy, putting him at a physical disadvantage. But John told Confidential that he refused to accept any special treatment.

“The judges were happy to give me extra time and the recipes ahead of the other guys if it meant I could compete on a level playing field,” he said.

“But I always like to be perceived as able-bodied and therefore compete in an able-bodied environment.”

John will be the star attraction at the Cerebral Palsy League’s Picnic In The Park at the Roma Street Parklands on July 30.

WHAT: Cerebral Palsy League’s Picnic In The Park

WHEN: July 30, from 10am to 3pm

WHERE: Roma Street Parklands