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Forest Weekend at O’Reillys

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

OReillys-Mountain-Villas---ExternalO’Reillys Rainforest Retreat will host its popular Forest Weekend from October 31 to November 2.
Join the visiting experts for an insight into the complex world of the rainforest. Learn about Lamington’s part in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage site and the fascinating features that warrant its inclusion.
One of this year’s guest speakers is Big Pete O’Reilly, a member of the family who founded this beautiful retreat.
If you love the natural flora of the Scenic Rim, this is an event for you.
Find out more about this event and upcoming O’Reillys activities

Kalbar Country Day for art, craft and food

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Hay Man Kalbar Country DayAround this time of year some very fancy bales of hay start appearing around the streets of Kalbar.
It’s part of the annual Hay Sculpture Festival, which is a highlight of the Kalbar Country Day.
Kalbar Country Day is being held on Saturday October 18 in George Street. As well as discovering who will win the prize for best hay sculpture, you’ll be able to browse the creations of some of the region’s most talented artisans and craft makers.
Jewellery, home decorating items, cakes, slices, fruit and vegetables and artwork will be offered for sale at this community event.
Live music, bush poetry and activities for the kids make this a day for the whole family.
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Scarecrows are coming to Tamborine Mountain

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Tamborine Mtn Scarecrow Festival © 2011 Barry Alsop Photographer Eyes Wide Open IMAGESThe hugely popular Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival returns on October 17 to 19.
The annual event celebrates the Mountain’s wonderful lifestyle and close-knit community.
Organisers say it’s really a big sculpture show, but the sculptures are all Scarecrows.
Anyone can make a scarecrow and display it on the Discovery Trail, or in front of their home or business.
Prizes are awarded for the best and most imaginative scarecrows.
As well as the scarecrows there’s live music, entertainment, performance art and more.
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Watch this feature on the Scarecrow Festival

Rhonda Burchmore in Boonah

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

108061-rhondaIt’s not too late to buy tickets to Rhonda Burchmore’s Boonah Morning Melodies performance.
The popular performer will appear on Friday October 17 at the BOonah Cultural Centre.
In her show, Up Close and Personal, this leading lady will re-live precious musical moments from her life, performing songs from the musicals she’s starred in over the years.
Hear her favourites from Sugar Babies, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Guys & Dolls and Mamma Mia.
Tickets are just $16 for adults and $12.50 for groups of 10 and more.
Buy tickets now

Fassifern Fifties Festival

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Fassifern Fifties FestivalThis Saturday, October 11, Aratula will step back in time for the inaugural Fassifern Fifties Festival.
The fashion, music and cars of the 1950s will be celebrated at this community festival, which will feature five acres of cars, three acres of markets and plenty of parking.
The festival will raise funds for the tiny Aratula State School, which has just 33 students in a town with only 70 houses.
Organisers say their goal is to raise money, support local businesses and bring cheer to a town that’s experience floods and other adversity.
Enjoy live music, check out the vintage cars, have your hair and make-up done 50s style and set the kids free on the rides.
The event runs from 9am to 4pm.
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Boonah Arts Festival returns

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

festival150The Ritchie’s IGA Boonah Arts Festival kicks off on August 30, marking the start of eight days of arts, music and cultural celebrations.
The rural arts festival has grown from a popular street parade to the week-long event, featuring live music, performance, writing and poetry awards.
It’s a true showcase of local artistic talent and culminates in the Youth Showcase on September 5 and Calico on the Catwalk on September 6.
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Fun at the country shows

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

UnknownNothing epitomises small town living like the country show.
During September, two of the region’s most popular shows will be held.
It starts on September 5-6 with the Beaudesert Show at the showgrounds in the heart of town.
See the horses, the cattle, the goats and the chooks, take in the showjumping and the cooking and go on the rides.
On September 20 Tamborine Mountain will host its popular show, which runs from 8am to 11pm at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, corner of Bartle and Main Western Rds.
The show will feature daredevil dogs, roving entertainers, magicians, a tug-o-war competition and a fireworks display.
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Give your kids an authentic farm experience

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Tommerup  (1 of 1)Following on from their hugely popular open day during Eat Local Week, the Tommerup family are throwing open the farm gates again on Sunday August 31.

Visit this working dairy farm and learn where your milk comes from, meet the resident chooks, pigs, cows and geese. Cuddle Curtis and Benjamin, the new lambs and sneak a peak at Charlotte’s newborn piglets.

The Lost World Valley is located just over one hour’s drive from Brisbane and Kay Tommerup says the open day is a great chance for city people to soak up the atmosphere of a real working farm.

The farm has been in the Tommerup family for 140 years and Dave will be on hand to share his family’s history with the land and with dairy farming.

“Paddock to Plate is a common catchphrase these days, but nowhere is it more relevant than on our farm,” says Kay.

“People can tour our farm, feed the animals and learn about our holistic farming philosophies.”

While you’re there stock up on the ethically-raised meat, the golden raw honey, veggies form the farm plot and enjoy a snack from the farm café.

Entry is free and farm tours cost $8/person or $20/family.

Bookings are essential.

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CMC Rocks QLD flow on benefit for Scenic Rim

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgIpswich and Scenic Rim businesses are expected to benefit from the announcement that one of the largest international country music festivals is coming to Willowbank.
The Country Music Channel’s annual festival is on the move from the Hunter Valley to Ipswich, starting 2015.
CMC Rocks QLD is scheduled for three days next March 13 to 15 and is expected to attract more than 5000 international and interstate visitors.
Seven-time Grammy Award-wining group, Lady Antebellum, will headline the festival.
QLD Tourism Events and Major Projects Minister, Jann Stuckey, says CMC Rocks QLD is a major coup for the tourism industry and a fantastic addition to the Queensland major events calendar.
The event is expected to generate direct and incremental expenditure of $10million.
Coverage of the festival and the region will air on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel and coverage will be broadcast to the US.
Scenic Rim accommodation, tourism and food businesses are expected to benefit from CMC Rocks QLD.

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Join QLD Instameet

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Curtis FallsIf you’re a keen photographer and you love Instagram here’s an opportunity for you.
Be part of the QLD Instameet on Saturday October 4.
The Scenic Rim is part of the Tourism QLD initiative and is inviting all instagrammers and photographers to join in.
The main Scenic Rim Instameet will happen at 4.30pm on October 4 at the Hang-gliding Lookout on Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain. Photograph the spectacular sunset, share your shots and meet other photography enthusiasts.
The instameet will be hosted by @queensland and instagrammer @keiranlusk.
The QLD Instameet will happen from Sunrise Saturday through to the following morning and will feature more than 50 individual instameets across the state.
Images tagged #thisisqueensland will be shared by Tourism Queensland and will potentially reach a massive audience.
Instagram is a powerful marketing tool for tourism destinations and at last count boasted 200m users a month.
Over 50 per cent of Facebook users say that seeing a friend’s holiday pictures inspire them to book a holiday to the same destination.
Other Instameets will be held across the Scenic Rim at various times and locations, including lakes, walking tracks and waterfalls.

Full details will be posted on soon