September is a buzzing, action-packed month in the Scenic Rim. It’s not a matter of ‘what shall we do’ this month, but a case of ‘how much can we fit in?’ Which events will you go to?
Every Thursday in September, Boonah Cultural Centre
Boondocs is a new documentary and speaker festival being staged in Boonah. Watch the documentary and discuss afterwards with a guest speaker. Films screen every Thursday during September. Find the full schedule at www.boondocs.com.au
2. IGA Boonah Arts Festival
September 3-11, various locations Boonah
A popular annual festival celebrating the arts through song, show, photography, dance and performance. Young and old come together for this diverse event. Go to the website for more details.
3. Darlington Community Markets
September 4, Darlington State School
This new community market will feature stalls selling locally-made, high-quality and home-grown goods. Entry is free and there’s plenty on offer for all of the family. The market runs from 9am to 2pm at the Darlington State School.
4. Jazz in the Scenic Rim
September 11, Bunjurgen Vineyard Estate
The Caxton Street Jazz Band will perform on a stage set among the vines at the Bunjurgen Vineyard. Their performance concludes the popular Boonah Arts Festival and the ticket price includes a gourmet picnic lunch. Wine will be on sale and a number of arts and gourmet food stalls will be onsite. Buy tickets online
5. Stinson Walk
September 3, O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat
Retrace Bernard O’Reillys famous journey through mountainous rainforest terrain as he searched for survivors of the Stinson plane crash more than 70 years ago. This is one of Australia’s iconic walks and is a rugged, yet rewarding, journey.
For details and a full 2011 schedule of walks go to www.oreillys.com.au
6. Mt Barney Lodge Birdweek
September 7-12, Mt Barney Lodge
This is the third annual Bird Week hosted by Mt Barney Lodge and during the week a number of experts will conduct talks, tours, slideshows and workshops to extend your birding knowledge. Find out more here
7.Go to a Country Show
September 9-10, Beaudesert Showgrounds.
A good old-fashioned country show, featuring cattle, horses, poultry, cake-baking and much more. Go the website for all the details
Tamborine Mountain Show
Saturday September 24, Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds. Find out more at the website
8. Goondiwindi to Brisbane (via Boonah) Bike ride
September 10 to 18, Boonah
A 570km bike ride that travels from Goondiwindi to Brisbane over nine days. The cyclists will spend the night in Boonah on September 16. Interested in joining the ride? Find out how here
9. Ancient Arts Revival
September 21-24, Garden Hill Lost World Valley
Learn some of the forgotten ancient arts before they disappear. Enrol in a three or four day workshop and learn arts such as bookbinding, blacksmithing, whip making and more. The revival finishes with a public exhibition on Saturday September 24. More information here
10. Springtime on the Mountain
September 30 – October 2, Tamborine Mountain
Take the opportunity to visit six beautiful private Tamborine Mountain gardens during the Springtime on the Mountain Festival. Find out more at the website