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Regional Harvest, a new flavour for Ekka

Friday, July 25th, 2014

10440931_262537997283716_6915422248876318528_nThere’ll be a fresh new flavour on the EKKA menu this year, with three of south east Queensland’s regional councils bringing their shared story to Brisbane.

Regional Harvest is the story of the farmers and their produce from the beautiful Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs regions. Their journey, from country to city, will give EKKA attendees an opportunity to discover the array of food, wine and gourmet products that are just down the road.

Regional Harvest will profile the wealth of the regions’ food production, especially the thousands of tonnes of vegetables which are shipped throughout the country during the winter months.

Regional Harvest will also shine a light on the agri-tourism offering of the regions. In less than two hours, Brisbane people can escape the city and enjoy a picnic in a peaceful country setting, stay in a cosy bed and breakfast and toasting marshmallows over an open fire, exploring nature’s playground with bushwalks or just relaxing with a good glass of wine.

Consumers will be given an opportunity to connect with regional produce by dining at the Regional Harvest Café. Operated by well-known Brisbane chef, Caroline Jones of the Three Girls Skipping café in Graceville, the café will feature a menu overflowing with regional delights.

Find out more about the Scenic Rim Regional Council’s involvement

Share the #scenicrim love

Friday, July 25th, 2014

_DSC4097It’s no secret that the Scenic Rim is a photographer’s paradise and that’s why the Photographic Society of Queensland has decided to host its annual convention in the region.
Boonah will host some of the state’s best photographers over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, with more than 120 people from around Queensland expected to attend the event.
The convention will feature guest speakers, workshops and photo shoots at some of the region’s most scenic locations.
But you don’t have to be a professional to share photographs with us, simply #scenicrim to your favourite shots on social media.
We’d love to see your spectacular Scenic Rim photographs.
If you’re on Instagram use the hashtags #scenicrim #brisbaneanyday
For Facebook use the same hashtags and consider sharing with the Visit Brisbane  and Visit Queensland pages.
If you’re on Flickr you can post pictures in the Scenic Rim group
Scroll through some of these galleries to see the beautiful images that have been shared.

Adventure in August

Friday, July 25th, 2014

epic_logans_runAugust is the month for adventure in the Scenic Rim.
This month the region is hosting a number of high-energy events that challenge the toughest of athletes.
It starts on August 3 with the Deswik Logan’s Run Mountain Bike Challenge at the Mt Joyce Recreation Park, near the Wyaralong Dam.
Mountain Bike riders can compete in the 44km Base Camp Blast or the 70km Logan’s Run.
Riders are expected to take between four and eight hours as they negotiate the bush track, which leaves from Lilydale Homestead.
Camping is free and there are plenty of vantage points for spectators.
Find out more about Logan’s Run.
On August 9 and 10 the Eco Challenge marathon Trail Run event comes to the Scenic Rim.
Competitors can register for the 42km marathon trail run, the half marathon of the 7.5km fun run, with the tracks leaving O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and traversing 4WD tracks, paddocks, bush and rainforest.
A spectacular way to see some of the Scenic Rim’s most stunning views.
Find out more

Canungra Show August 23

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Head to Canungra on August 23 for the annual country show.
It’s a show for all ages and an integral part of the local social scene.
Make a weekend of it and book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out.
The show features horse events, cattle classes, food, craft and rides.
It’s held at the Canungra Showground on Coburg Rd.
Admission is $15 for adults and just $5 for children.
Find out more at the website

St Bernard State School celebrates 100 years

Friday, July 25th, 2014

HeaderSBSS20141Tamborine Mountain’s St Bernard State School is celebrating its 100th year with a Centenary Fete.
The August 2 fete celebrates 100 years since the first permanent school was opened in 1914.
The then owner of the St Bernard Hotel donated the land on the proviso the school was called St Bernard. Miss Edith Walker was the first teacher and just 18 students were enrolled for that first year.
It’s a far cry from the student population today and this vibrant rural school welcomes all visitors to its fete, which runs from 9am to 3pm on August 2.
Find out more at the website

Boonah Arts Festival returns

Friday, July 25th, 2014

festival150The Ritchies IGA Boonah Arts Festival returns 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, as well as art and photography exhibitions.
It’s a true showcase of the local artistic talent that exists among young and old in the community.
The Arts Festival starts with the Scenic Rim Art Awards on Saturday August 30 at the Boonah Cultural Centre.
Popular events include The Great Debate on September 3, the Youth Showcase on September 5 and Calico on the Catwalk on September 6.
Find out more

Boonah festival celebrates World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A huge array of exhibitors, workshops, demonstrations, art and performances will be showcased at this weekend’s World Environment Day Festival in Boonah.

This free event which celebrates and inspires sustainable communities, is presented by the Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire (BOSS), and is coming up on Saturday 7 June at the Outlook, 4001 Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah.

The global theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations relates to the Small Island Developing States and the impact that climate change has on them. The slogan is ‘Raise your Voice, not the Sea Level’.

Boonah’s event has a focus on the small island nation of Kiribatis, with the community represented throughout the day with traditional food and dance.

Kiribatis is situated in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. As a nation, it has more water than land; it’s one of the most isolated countries in the world and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change in rising sea levels.

The event officially opens at 9.30am with a moving traditional acknowledgement smoking ceremony, and a welcome by a representative of the Australian Kiribatis community. (more…)

Celebrate Easter at the Moogerah Passion Play

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

100The popular Moogerah Passion Play returns for its 22nd year this Easter.
The community performance, delivered in an open-air on the banks of the Moogerah Dam, near Boonah.
It features a cast of more than 100 locals and is a dramatic account of the Passion of Christ (His life, death and resurrection).
Such plays have been performed by communities in Europe through the ages to teach others the central truths of the Bible.
Up to 11 denominations are involved in this annual ecumenical event.
All shows start at 5pm and will be staged on April 12, 13, 18 and 19.
Gates open at 4pm and food is available for purchase before, during and after the performance.
Entry is free.
Find out more

Don’t miss Donkey Fun Day

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

donkeyfarmplayOn Easter Sunday meet the locals at Boonah’s Donkey Farm.
Property owner and donkey rescuer, Heike Mack Behle, is hosting a Donkey Fun Day on Sunday April 20 from 10am to 1pm. At 11am there’s a ‘Show and Tell’ session with cheeky donkey Lucy.
Brush, walk or cuddle a donkey of your choice, or relax and watch 30 entertaining ‘long ears’ from the ASSquestrian Centre.
All funds raised in April will go towards lick blocks, worming paste and vaccination.
Entry is $7 for adults and $5 for children. A family is $20. No booking required.
Wear enclosed shoes and bring your picnic basket for lunch under the trees.
More details

Beaudesert Anzac Day Races

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

This Anzac Day take in some country racing at the Beaudesert Race Track.
Gates open at 11am on Friday April 25.
Bring the kids and wear your best race outfit to be in the running for the $500 Fashions on the Field prize.
A tapas-style lunch will be served in the marquee.
Race entry is $15 for adults and $5 for pensioners and under 18s.
Find out more