There is so much happening in the Scenic Rim in June. Here’s a taster of some of the June events on offer in the Scenic Rim.
Indulge in a multiple course meal created by Cameron Matthews of Winston Restaurant and consultant group chef to Spicers Retreats, under the night sky and set to a soundtrack of live jazz music. Stunning bespoke cheeses and Scenic Rim produce will intertwine through the dishes, all of which will be paired with the best local wines and beverages. Gather your friends for what will be a magical night under the stars with the lambs.
Meet Wine and Spirit Education Trust educator and winemaker Peter Orr who will teach a WSET Level 1 wine qualification, recognised in more 55 countries. Stay overnight nearby and join the annual Wine Appreciation Lunch on Sunday, June 10 (from 11.30am to 2.30pm) with resident viticulturist Kevin Murtagh and Mr Orr.
The Boonah Show Society will host the Boonah Campdraft at the Boonah Showgrounds. Check their Facebook event page for updates!
Come join in on this free community event to celebrate Queensland Day with entertainment, pony rides, bush buddies, jumping castle, games, stalls and much more.
The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular, featuring the Fassifern Highland Gathering, showcases the iconic Clydesdale Horse, celebrating the traditions and heritage of ‘the breed that built the nation’ and a celebration of the rich Scottish heritage and history in the region.
Presented by the Scenic Rim Astronomy Association, the star party will feature sky tours, meteorite displays, rocket launches and public viewing of the stars and planets. The Beaudesert Camera Club will also be present to conduct an astro photography workshop.
Stuart and Kathy Murray of Bromelton House will host the first Queensland Ladies International Polo Test on their beautiful Scenic Rim property on June 16.
Australia vs New Zealand will be a tough match, with the Australian ladies fighting for a win after losing to New Zealand earlier this year down south. Come and cheer the Aussies on from one of the catered marquees or from your own car boot picnic space.
Ash Martin, Executive Chef of Homage Restaurant, will host an interactive property tour inclusive of a roaming degustation lunch. First stop is a visit to the free-range pigs then to the market garden’s smoke house, where the tempting tastings begin. Lunch will be enjoyed under a beautiful fig tree where a selection of the very best produce from the Scenic Rim will be cooked over a coal pit. $95pp plus selected local wines and beers on consumption.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany’s finest ensembles. The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne will perform classics from Germany at St Mary’s church in Beaudesert at 2pm on Sunday, June 17.
Join Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp, co-authors of Eat Local, for an intimate evening of food, wine and conversation. Enjoy a three-course dinner prepared and cooked by Brenda, celebrating the Tamborine Mountain producers featured in the book, Witches Falls Winery wines and Tamborine Mountain Distillery liqueurs. Shuttle bus available.
Enjoy fun for all the family including sideshows, sample bags, and fireworks.
There’ll be live racing action all day and plenty of fun to be had at the Beaudesert Cup Race Day. Luncheon and picnic packages are available for purchase. Check out the Beaudesert Race Club website for more information.
RUN THE RIM Scenic Rim Trail Run Series, based in Kooralbyn, will showcase the beautiful landscapes and terrain of the region. There will be long course and short course options, and a kids’ 2km fun run for children younger than 10-years-old (kids run free and must be accompanied by an adult).
Experience a five course degustation lunch and enjoy stories direct from the producers. Executive Chef Glen Barratt will showcase the best seasonal produce from the Scenic Rim. Note: this event is held at Wild Canary bistro in Brookfield.
There is something for everyone at the 2018 Scenic Rim eat Local Week. Scenic Rim Eat Local Week, now in its 8th year, has grown into a much-loved festival of regional food, farming and fresh produce. The signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival, will be staged at Aratula on Saturday, July 7. For all the info, make sure you are following Scenic Rim Eat Local Week on Facebook and check out www.eatlocalweek.com.au