Scenic Rim September Events

September is a busy month in the Scenic Rim. Get your creative juices flowing with the Ritchie’s IGA Arts Festival in Boonah, or perhaps scarecrows are your thing? You’ll love the Tamborine Mountain scarecrow festival. The annual O’Reilly’s Stinson Walk is happening this month,  as is the Beaudesert Show.

Read on for a full list of everything that’s happening in the Scenic Rim during September.

Bonnah Arts FestivalRitchie’s IGA Arts Festival – September 1 to 9
The Boonah Arts Festival is a popular annual event in the local community and is one of rural Queensland’s most acclaimed cultural events.
The nine-day festival features a number of events, including a local art exhibition, a comedy and drama night, a ‘wearable art’ fashion parade and a debate, pitting local teams against each other.
This year’s debate topic is ‘That the best place for Vegemite is in a pavlova’.
Check out the full event schedule here


Wild Earth Coastal High Trail Run – Saturday, September 2
It’s billed as Queensland’s most spectacular ultra-trail run that will take runners through sub-tropical rainforest, open forest, along cliff tops and into the Numinbah Valley.
This 50km endurance run is a true test of athletes.
Find out where you can see the event 


mt alford marketsMount Alford Artisan Market – Saturday, September 2
This month’s Mt Alford Artisans Market is celebrating the arrival of spring. The markets run from 9am to 3pm at the Mount Alford Hall. The markets support stallholders who recycle, upcycle, reuse, are organic or create handmade goods.
Go home with local bread, ice-cream, jewellery, plants, books, original artworks and more.
It’s a great opportunity to buy something unique for dad.
Find out more

 Rockin’ in the Lost World – Sunday, September 3
The setting is the picturesque Darlington State School, Kerry Rd in the Lost World. This rock and roll nostalgia festival and markets offer visitors a relaxed day out in the country. Listen to music from Krazy Horse and Lock ‘n Load. Go home with family memories and some unique market finds.
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Beaudesert Show – September 8 & 9
Roll up, roll up for some country hospitality at the Beaudesert Show.
The fun starts on Friday with the Brophy Brothers Circus, Viv’s Petting Zoo, Luke’s Reptile Kingdom and the show’s official opening on Friday night.
Saturday is a huge day of fun, with the Beaut Ute Parade, Fireworks display, Demolition Derby and a selection of delicious food. The kids will love Sideshow Alley and the main arena fun.
A two-day pass is just $28 for adults and $20 for students.
Single day entry is $18 for adults and $11 for students. Children aged 5 to 12 years are $5.
Find out more

Queeensland Pink polo day CanungraPink Polo Q Gold Cup – September 10
Come to the Qld Polo Annual Gold Cup Tournament at Elysian Fields Canungra and help support this year’s charity, the Cancer Council, painting Canungra Pink!
Entry is via a gold coin donation, $20 car boot spots available. Pre-order your gourmet picnic from the clubhouse. Raffles and prizes, divet stomping, family-friendly event.
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Stinson Walk – September 8 to 10
Retrace Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors 80 years ago.
Join the annual Stinson Walk and retrace the steps Bernard took through the Lamington National Park as he searched for survivors in 1937.
Find out more

scarecrow-wfc-2011Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival – September 15 to 17
This popular festival celebrates 10 years with a three-day festival of all things scarecrow.
It started as an idea to add some excitement to the local events calendar and has grown into a huge event, featuring more than 500 scarecrows.
Scarecrows are created by fans from NSW and around south-east Queensland.
You’ll find them dotted along a 17km trail across the mountain from Friday, September 15. Judging happens on Friday, before an all-day celebration on Saturday, featuring food trucks from the Design Collective Markets, market stalls, live music and scarecrow-making classes.
Find out more


Springtime on the Mountain Garden Trail – September 22 to 24
Garden enthusiasts won’t want to miss the popular annual Springtime on the Mountain event.
It’s a rare chance to wander through some of the mountain’s best gardens.
Seven diverse and delightful home gardens will open for public display over the three-day weekend.
Find out more

For all the upcoming events in the Scenic Rim check out our events calendar