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If you come for a visit in November, you’re in for a treat. Whether you love the great outdoors, live music, good food, family fun or you just want to get some of your Christmas shopping done, there’s something for you in the Scenic Rim. Here’s your guide to what’s on in November.

The Shed Cafe.

Enjoy Christmas shopping with a twist at The Shed Cafe – November 2

Get your Christmas shopping out of the way early with The Shed Cafe’s annual Christmas Shopping Night.

Drive up through the olive trees of Rathlogan Grove to enjoy a night of shopping and socialising at The Shed Cafe, complete with sparkling wine on arrival, canapés, lucky door prizes and specials.

Limited places available, visit the Christmas Shopping Night Facebook event page to keep up with event details.

Aquis Beaudesert Race Club.

Put on your best black and white for Derby Day in Beaudesert – November 3

Don your best black and white and come track side for a big day of live racing at the Aquis Beaudesert Race Club.

General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and pensioners and there’ll be mystery guest judges for Fashions on the Field.

Head to a day on the green at Bean To? cafe Beaudesert.

Have a day on the green, Bean To? style – November 3

Head along for a magical afternoon to raise money for the Cancer Council Queensland. Bean To? cafe owner Sonya van Gent and her staff will provide a beautiful high tea style experience and you can enjoy locally made crafts.

Goes from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at Bean To? Cafe, 7 William Street Beaudesert.

Summer Land Camels.

Do your Christmas shopping on a camel farm – November 3

Experience the best of a boutique country market at the Summer Land Camels Christmas Markets on November 3.

The markets will go from 11.30am to 5pm and there’ll be locally grown and produced food products, art, Christmas gifts, live music, camel rides and more.

Community Clothes Swap.

Get thrifty in Boonah – November 3

Get into the spirit of National Recycling Week in the Scenic Rim at the Community Clothes Swap on November 3. It’ll be on at the Boonah Cultural Centre and you can bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories (men’s, women’s and children’s) to take part in the swap for free, or just bring yourself and pay a gold coin donation to purchase items at the event.

 

Boonah Bookfest

Satisfy your inner bookworm at Bookfest – November 3 – 4

Come take your pic from more than 20,000 books, which will be constantly replenished throughout both days of Bookfest at the Boonah Cultural Centre. It goes from 8.30am to 1.30pm, entry is free and funds raised will support the Boonah Book Bug project and the Boonah Library.

 

Tamborine Annual Paddock Party.

Have a paddock party with the Hillbilly Goats – November 4

Book a table and make a day of it when The Bearded Dragon Hotel hosts its free entry annual Tamborine festival to support Australian live music.

A brilliant day out is planned with Australian band the Hillbilly Goats, street paddock eats and plenty of games for adults and children alike.

The event will kick off with breakfast available from 8am.

Do Melbourne Cup Day differently at Towri Sheep Cheeses – November 6

Head along to Towri Sheep Cheeses on Melbourne Cup Day for an action-packed day of sheep races, food and fun.

There’ll be complementary bubbles and sparkling lavender punch on arrival, a three course sheep cheese-inspired menu, live commentary the sheep races and prizes for best dressed.

 

Monique Forestier climbs Frog Buttress on Mount French in the Scenic Rim. Photo by Simon Carter’s Onsight Photography.

Be inspired at the Women in Adventure Film Tour – November 7

Celebrate the extraordinary things women across the world are doing in the name of adventure when the global Women’s Adventure Film Tour comes to the Boonah Cultural Centre on November 7. Book your tickets via the Live at the Centre website, by phoning the Boonah Cultural Centre on (07) 5463 3068 or at the box office.

 

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard.

Frock up for Broadway by the Creek – November 10

Slip into your best cocktail attire and enjoy a night at the theatre under the stars when O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards hosts Broadway By The Creek.

The Savoyards Singers are celebrating 20 years of making music across Brisbane and south-east Queensland, and will return to where it all began back in 1999 – when a small touring singing group performed for the first time in the Canungra Valley Vineyards ballroom.

The group will perform classics including Impossible Dream, This Is The Moment and Luck Be A Lady Tonight, and guests will enjoy a three-course meal beside the creek.

Sunset Savours in Mount Alford.

Dine and drink in style at Sunset Savours in Mount Alford – November 10

Experience the finest Mount Alford has to offer at Sunset Savours on November 10 at Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm.

Join the folk from Kooroomba and Scenic Rim Brewery for an evening of craft beer perfectly paired with a six course custom designed menu.

Your hosts Head Chef Daniel Groneberg and Head Brewer Mike Webster will share their passions for local produce and the inspirations of their surroundings.

 

Moda in the Vines. Photo by Timothy James Allen.

Eat, drink and be merry at Moda in the Vines – November 11

The first Moda in the Vines during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week was such a success that The Overflow Estate 1895 is doing it again.

Come and enjoy a delicious tapas and paella lunch prepared by Javier Codina of Moda Restaurant, set on a 4000 acre historic property overlooking the Wyaralong Dam and a beautiful vineyard.

 

O’Reilly’s Bird Week.

Flock to O’Reilly’s Bird Week – November 11 to 17

Join Australia’s longest running birding program, now in it’s 41st year, at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat from November 11 to 17.

Take part in daily guided tours and witness more than 200 species of the 230 varieties residing World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, home to Australia’s largest collection of sub-tropical birds.

The Vintage Brocante.

 

Have a unique shopping experience at The Vintage Brocante – November 18

Come and get some one of a kind pieces at the Vintage Brocante on November 8. Experience a country style marketplace showcasing high quality bespoke and unique items for the home and garden. Carefully curated makers and collectors gather to exhibit twice a year in June and November, and the event has previously been held at the Canungra School of Arts Hall. The November 18, event will be at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard for the first time.

Artisan Fayre Tamborine Mountain.

Get arty at the Artisan Fayre on Tamborine Mountain – November 18

Head along to the Artisan Fayre at the Mt Tamborine  Show Grounds to experience art stalls, workshops, entertainment and food stalls from 9am to 4pm November 18.

 

Festival of Small Halls – Kerry.

Head to Kerry for the Festival of Small Halls – November 21 

On November 21, the Festival of Small Halls will visit the Scenic Rim, with Canada’s two-time JUNO Award winner Old Man Luedecke and Australian folk festival favourite Lucy Wise.

The local community of Kerry looks forward to welcoming you for this special event, being presented by Woodfordia Inc. – the group behind the iconic annual Woodford Folk Festival.

Come along and enjoy the stunning landscape of the Kerry Valley, pathway to The Lost World, endless views of stunning farmland and mountainous country. The country hospitality’s not bad either!

FUNdraise for Farmers at Bigriggen.

Have a fun time at FUNdraise for farmers – November 23

Bigriggen Campground will be filled with fun for the whole family when Aussie Destinations Unknown hosts FUNdraise for Farmers from November 23-25.

All money raised through the weekend will go through the Rotary Club of Sydney to the Barrumbuttock Hayrunners, helping them deliver donated hay where it’s needed most.

Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series

Get on your bike and test your endurance – November 24

On the Edge Events will present the Scenic Rim MTB 12 hour Dusk to Dawn mountain bike endurance event the night of November 24.

Get some mates together or go solo and ride a looped course of about 11km per lap at the Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Tracks.

DECEMBER EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

December 1 – Wyaralong Rowing Club Regatta

December – January – World of Fun school holiday program (stay tuned)

December 13 – Boonah Christmas Street Festiva

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

October is a perfect time for adventure, food and fun for the whole family in the Scenic Rim. Here’s your guide to what’s on in October.

Turning Canungra Pink runs for the month of October.

Join in on Turning Canungra Pink – all month

If you’re driving through the beautiful country town of Canungra in October, you’ll notice the entire town has turned pink! Local business unite for the Turning Canungra Pink fundraiser every year to assist people battling cancer.

Follow them on Facebook to book in for a Turning Canungra Pink event

 

Experience the Towri sheep farm.

Take the kids to learn how to make cheese – October 3

Towri Sheep Cheeses will host the Towri Children’s Cheese Workshop for kids aged 6 to 12 from 10am to 2pm on October 3. Cheese making, lunch and tastings included!

 

Summer Land Camel Farm.

Give the kids a camel farm experience – October 3

A wonderful day out for families in the school holidays. Your children will never forget this exciting and informative experience at Summer Land Camels. Farm tours, camel rides, patting and feeding the camels, as well as hot dogs, burgers, gelato, smoothies, chocolate, camel cuddles, face painting, book readings and fun camel facts.

Check out our Scenic Rim school holiday adventure ideas

 

See top bull riders in action at the Beaudesert Invitational PBR – October 6

This is an event not to be missed. Watch the nation’s best bull riders in action in Beaudesert. You’ll get the ultimate spectator experience, seated in the first of its kind state of the art PBR-designed mobile stadium, which the Professional Bull Riders association will set up at the Beaudesert Showgrounds for the event.

The Tamborine Mountain Golf Club 2018 Open.

Hit a round of golf at the Tamborine Mountain Open – October 12 – 14 

If you love golf, head along to the Tamborine Mountain Golf Club 2018 Open on October 12, 13 and 14.

This is arguably south-east Queensland’s largest amateur golf event, and there’ll be substantial prize earnings every day of the competition.

Josh and Bec of Chantilly Farm, Witheren.

Take the whole family along to Chantilly Farm Festival – October 13

Chantilly Farm in Witheren will host its first family-friendly Farm Festival on October 13, 2018.

Owners Bec and Josh will open the gates to their hydroponic farm, where they specialise in lettuce, micro herbs and edible flowers. Entry is free, and there’ll be farm tours, live music, market stalls, kids activities and cooking demonstrations. There’ll also be farm fresh produce, food and coffee for sale.

 

Long Table Dinner at the Dugandan Hotel.

Have a long dinner for charity – October 13

Head along and help The Penelopes raise funds for children’s charity Variety at the Long Table Dinner a the Dugandan Hotel.

Join them from 3pm for drinks and lawn games, followed by dinner and live music.

The Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair.

Get some Christmas shopping done early – October 19-21

The Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair on Tamborine Mountain will showcase the handmade craft of 50 local and south-east Queensland craftspeople. Their work will be available for purchase at reasonable prices, and goods will have a Christmas theme.

 

Kalbar and surrounds.

Have a good old fashioned weekend in country Kalbar – October 20-21

There’ll be fun and entertainment for all ages at the Kalbar Country Day on October 20. Enjoy rides for the kids, carrot tossing, horse shoe quoits, the hay scramble and buy some fresh local produce to take home with you.

More here

After all the fun of the Kalbar Country Day, head to the Kalbar Showgrounds on October 21 for the 2018 Kalbar Swap Meet & Markets, hosted by the Fassifern Car Club Inc. There’ll be cars, trucks, bikes, old engines, tractors, food and drinks and markets.

More here

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard Longest Lunch.

 

Have a long lunch then sit around the fire – October 21

Kick off your shoes and sink your feet into the soft grass at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards beside Canungra Creek. Indulge in a three course shared platter menu featuring the best produce from the Scenic Rim, enjoy a selection of O’Reilly’s matching wines and stick around for Burning of the Canes afterwards.

 

Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series

Test your mountain biking endurance – October 27

On the Edge Events will host endurance mountain biking event, the Kooralbyn Valley 24 hr MTB Ultra, on October 27-28.

You can enter solo or as part of a 2-person or 4-person team.

Summer Land Camels CEO Jeff Flood.

Go to a camel farm, learn about gut health – October 27

Join the folk at Summer Land Camel Farm as they bring together some of the hottest topics in health and science for a 1-day seminar.

Summer Land Camels CEO Jeff Flood, who is a physiotherapist, biochemist and nutritional immunotherapist, will lead the seminar.

Beechmont Zest Fest

Get arty in Beechmont – October 28

Experience the best of art and creativity with great food and a relaxed learning environment at Art Zest Fest Beechmont.

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

November 3-4: Bookfest

November 10: Broadway by the Creek

November 11: O’Reilly’s Annual Bird Week

November 18: The Vintage Brocante

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

September marks the start of spring – a beautiful time of year for getting out and enjoying all the Scenic Rim has to offer. Here’s your guide to what’s on in September.

Enjoy a gourmet picnic basket at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Spoil Dad for Father’s Day – September 2

We’ve got your Father’s Day sorted in the Scenic Rim. Sunday roasts, pub lunches, fancy five course meals, family picnics, bush walks and craft beers. You name it, we’ve got it!

Read our 8 ways to indulge dad in the Scenic Rim here

 

2018 Jim MacGinley Memorial Tournament – SEQ Polo.

Have a day or two at the polo – September 1-2

South East Queensland Polo Club will host the first annual Jim MacGinley Memorial Tournament on September 1-2 at Elysian Fields, Canungra.

The inaugural memorial tournament will be an opportunity to remember polo legend and much-loved member of the Queensland polo community, Jim MacGinley.

The Boonah Arts Festival.

Head along to the Boonah Arts Festival – on until September 8

The Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival is an 8-day event every September, featuring street entertainment, competitions in art, performance, live theatre, writing, fashion, debate, and more.

Head along and get your local arts and culture fix!

 

Lake Wyaralong

Watch the rowing – September 1 and September 26-28

Lake Wyaralong will once again set the scene for some spectacular weekends of rowing in the Scenic Rim.

Head along to watch:

The Beaudesert Show.

Experience the Beaudesert Show – September 6-7 

Roll up for some country hospitality at the Beaudesert Show.

It’ll be an action-packed program full of fun for the whole family over two days and nights.

A Day in the Dirt Down Under.

Watch an international moto competition – September 7-9

International moto event, Red Bull Day in the Dirt, is being held outside the USA for the first time – coming ‘Down Under’ to the Scenic Rim’s Queensland Moto Park from September 7 – 9, 2018.

The Red Bull Day in the Dirt Down Under will be three days of excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Visit the Facebook page to keep up with the latest news leading up to the event: https://www.facebook.com/dayinthedirtdownunder/

 

Tamborine Mountain’s Scarecrow Festival.

See hundreds of scarecrows on Tamborine Mountain – September 14-16

Visit Tamborine Mountain to see hundreds of scarecrows along a 17km trail.

There’ll be live music, face painting, pig racing, a farm animal petting zoo, pony rides, bubble soccer and old fashioned games, plus the opportunity to enjoy all the mountain has to offer.

The Spring Swap Meet.

Celebrate the 40th Beaudesert Swap Meet – September 15-16

The Scenic Rim Motor Sports Association is proud to be hosting the 40th Beaudesert Swap Meet on September 15-16 at the Beaudesert Showgrounds.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the event, the Association is hosting a two day swap meet extravaganza, including the Super Sunday Show & Shine.

 

The 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay.

Limber up for a charity relay – September 15

In your team of five, work together to complete a five kilometre relay amidst the stunning Tamborine Pony Club. Each relay participant will complete a one kilometre leg of a five kilometre course to highlight the statistic that one in five Australians have a disability.

Mojo Raid 2018

Do an adventure race at Lake Moogerah – September 15-16

The MOJO Raid, to be held at Camp Laurence, Lake Moogerah on September 15-16 2018, is an adventure race involving cycling, kayaking and hiking.

 

Darlington Community Markets in the Lost World

Darlington Community Market.

Head along to the Darlington Market – September 16

Live music, food from the Vintage Café and local produce will be highlights at the 2018 Darlington Community Markets on September 16.

The markets will go from 9am to 2pm at Darlington State School, 2744 Kerry Road, Darlington.

Local wares will also be on offer at the market stalls and there will be free kids entertainment, cheese and wine tastings, a petting zoo and sideshow alley.

Boonah Rodeo.

Dust off your boots for the Boonah Rodeo – September 22

Prepare for a night of fun at the Boonah Rodeo, kicking off from 5pm at the Boonah Showgrounds.

Light the Sky for Charlee 2018.

Light the Sky for Charlee – September 22

Head along to the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park on September 22 to help raise much-needed funds and awareness for childhood cancer at free family fun day, Light the Sky for Charlee 2018.

 

Pink Polo.

Do polo for a cause – September 23

Join Queensland Polo at Elysian Fields, Canungra for the 2018 Queensland Gold Cup Pink Polo Day on September 23.

The licensed event is open to the public, and entry is by gold coin donation or $50 to book a car boot picnic space along the ridge overlooking the main field.

 

Beaudesert Golf Club

Support the Beaudesert Lions Charity Golf Day – September 30

The Lions Club of Beaudesert will host its 42nd annual charity golf day at the Beaudesert Golf Club on September 30. Come along and play a friendly game while raising funds to supply 300 sun protective swim shirts for grade 1 students locally.

Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series

Get on your bike – September 30

On the Edge Events will host the first event in its Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series on September 30.

The 6 hour Enduro Race will be held at the Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Tracks at Ramada Kooralbyn Resort.

 

OCTOBER EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

October 1-31: Turning Canungra Pink

October 6: Beaudesert Invitational PBR

October 13: Long Table Dinner at the Dugandan Hotel

October 20: Kalbar Country Day

October 21: Kalbar Swap Meet & Markets

October 21: O’Reilly’s Longest Spring Lunch 

October 28: Art Zest Fest Beechmont

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

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Don’t miss the annual Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows will line the streets on the 17km trail, plus there’s live music and a scarecrow lantern parade.

Adventure-loving children will love the Scenic Rim’s newest attraction – Australia’s largest junior adventure park.
It’s the latest offering from award-winning operators, TreeTop Challenge, at Tamborine Mountain.

The Taylor family is behind the attraction and says their latest initiative is a first for Queensland and is Australia’s largest junior adventure park.

“Until now there hasn’t been a purpose-designed adventure park for young children in Queensland,” explains GM David Taylor.

Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones opened the new attraction at the start of August and says the junior course will provide hours of fun for families and will encourage children to be active.

“This park is a Queensland first and providing new tourism and adventure experiences is key to growing our state’s tourism industry,” she says.

The regular Treetop courses have a height marker, which Mr Taylor jokes is also known as the ‘line of tears’ because that’s the reaction young participants have when told they’re not tall enough to have a go.

But not anymore.

The new junior course is perfect for children aged three to seven and features 50 challenges, starting at ground level and soaring up to eight metres. The course can completed over two hours. Make a weekend of it and stay on site at Thunderbird Park, where the adventure course is based.

The designs incorporates parents and carers who are able to interact with their children from the ground during some of the lower levels.

“It’s a great opportunity for kids to experience nature while extending themselves within our Adventure Park in the trees,” Mr Taylor says.

“We understand children can be wary of heights, so they can complete a lower level course and build their confidence, ready for greater adventure in our higher courses.

“We operate to the highest safety standards and the children are continuously attached to overhead guide wires from their harness and are only disconnected when they are safely on the ground.”

The Junior TreeTop Challenge is open on weekends, during school holidays and at other times by appointment.

Winter in the Scenic Rim is the perfect time for getting outdoors and exploring the region’s natural beauty. Here’s your guide to what’s on in August.

Views from Point Lookout in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park.

Be rewarded with views from Point Lookout on the guided Stinson Walk, organised by O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Do the iconic Stinson Walk – August 10 – 12

If you love hiking and you love history, the team at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has got your back, with the guided Stinson Walk (August 10-12). The Stinson Walk is one of Australia’s iconic hikes. Recount Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors 81 years ago in the Gondwana World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.
Bookings essential.
Find out more

Lake Wyaralong

Spend a day by the lake – rowing regattas on every weekend

Rowing Queensland girls’ school regattas are on at Lake Wyaralong every weekend in August.

Bring your picnic rug and set up a spot beside the lake to watch all the action. Buy lunch from the school-run food tents or bring some goodies of your own.

August 11: 2018 St Hilda’s School & Lourdes Hill College Regatta

August 18: 2018 All Hallows School & Somerville House Regatta

August 25: 2018 St Peters Lutheran College and Brisbane State High School

True Grit.

Challenge yourself with the ultimate obstacle course – August 11-12

True Grit, a military-inspired obstacle challenge, is coming to Tamborine on August 11 and August 12.

A True Grit course is 10-12km in length with more than 30 obstacles. There is also a 5km course with 22 obstacles, which is open to anyone 12 years and older.

The Tamborine True Grit events will be held at 150 Creamer Rd, Tamborine.

Keep up to date with event information via their Facebook event page.

The Overflow Estate 1895, beside Lake Wyaralong. Photo: Andrew Bonney.

Go for a trail run around a vineyard – August 19

On the Edge Events will present the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series RD 2 at the Scenic Rim’s newest winery, The Overflow Estate 1895 beside Lake Wyaralong, on August 19.

There will be a 22km long course, a 12km short course, a 5km introduction to trail running course and a 5km kids fun run.

Post-race celebrations will be at The Overflow Estate 1895 cellar door, with food and wine available for purchase, and a coffee van will be running for pre-race caffeine.

The Canungra Show.

Celebrate the 80th Canungra Show – August 25

The 80th Canungra Show will be the town’s biggest and best show yet, with a dynamic night entertainment program planned and visitors expected from far and wide.

Read more here.

The Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series.

Get on your bike and test your endurance – August 26

Do you love serious mountain biking? On the Edge Events will host its 6 hour Enduro Race at the Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Tracks on August 26.

It will be the first event in its Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series, with prizes for first male and female in the solo category.

Tamborine Mountain Golf Club will host Food on the Fairway.

Get your food truck fix – August 26

The lush fairways of Tamborine Mountain Golf Club will be filled with food trucks for Food on the Fairway from 2pm to 7pm, August 26.

The event, which the Club is running with assistance from the local chamber of commerce, will also include children’s activities, entertainment and market stalls.

Entry is free, and food available for purchase will range from Greek souvlaki, roast pork rolls and cronuts (a cross between a croissant and a donut) to gourmet coffee and desserts.

The Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival.

Enjoy the arts – Boonah Arts Festival starts August 31

The Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival features street entertainment and competitions in art, performance, live theatre, writing, fashion, debate, and more.

The 8-day festival, which goes from August 31 to September 8, is one of the most acclaimed cultural events in rural Queensland.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

August 31 – September 8: Boonah Arts Festival

September 1: 2018 Brisbane Schoolgirl’s Rowing Association Head of the River

September 2: Fathers Day at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards

September 7: Beaudesert Agricultural Show

September 7-9: A Day in the Dirt Down Under

September 14-16: Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

September 15: 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay

September 15-16: The Mojo Raid – Lake Moogerah

September 16: Darlington Market

September 16: Beaudesert Spring Swap Meet

September 23: Queensland Gold Cup Pink Polo Day

September 26-28: Australian University Games

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

If you love horses you’ll love the Scenic Rim in June.
The region is hosting some exciting equine events this month and they’re open to everyone!

Boonah Campdraft – June 10

See some of the region’s skilful campdrafters at work at the Boonah Showgrounds.
Camp drafting is the sport of selecting and herding bullocks from a herd and driving them through a set course.
It’s a unique Australian sport involving horse and rider at work with their cattle.
Find out more

The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular – June 16 & 17

This popular event returns to the Boonah Showgrounds for a weekend celebrating all that is great about these magnificent creatures.
The Spectacular showcases the Clydesdale horse and celebrates the traditions and heritage of the horse breed that’s credited with ‘building a nation’.
You’ll see some of Australia’s top bred Clydesdales, as well as learn about the Scottish heritage and traditions tied to the breed.
In tribute to the Scottish descendants who settled in the region, this year’s Spectacular sees the return of the Fassifern Highland gathering. It’s a stirring massing of pipes and drums, Calling of the Clans, caber tossing and more.
It’s all on at the Boonah Showgrounds, Melbourne St Boonah.
Find out more

The Clydesdale Spectacular returns to Boonah Showgrounds.

Bromelton House International Polo Test – June 16

Historic Bromelton House is the location for the Queensland Ladies International Polo Test.
Owners Stuart and Kathy Murray will open up the property’s private polo field for an Australia vs New Zealand match.
The Aussie team will be captained by local equestrian, Alessia Russo, of Biddaddaba.
Bring a car boot picnic, or book your place at the catered Stick & Ball Marquee.
An art exhibition will be held in Bromelton House across the weekend, complementing the polo action.
Tickets are also on sale for an exclusive black-tie dinner in honour of the women who play polo.
If you can’t make this event, pencil in July 1, when polo returns to Bromelton House for a special Eat Local Week event.
Find out more and buy tickets

Bromelton House Ladies International Polo Test will be held on 16 June, 2018.

Beaudesert Cup Race Day – June 23

Country Racing will be in full flight at the Beaudesert Race Course on June 23.
Frock up and spend a glorious Scenic Rim winter day trackside.
Find out more

Go trackside for the Beaudesert Races.

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.

Carolyn and Dallas Davidson will host Jamming with the Lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses.

Come jam with the lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses – June 9

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.

Wine lovers, come together at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards for a weekend of all things vino!

Study wine at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards – June 9-10

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 Campdraft will be held on June 10.

Catch the action at the Boonah Campdraft – June 10

The Boonah Show Society will host the Boonah Campdraft at the Boonah Showgrounds. Check their Facebook event page for updates!

Join in on the Queensland Day celebrations on  June 10.

Celebrate Queensland Day in Beaudesert – June 10

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 Clydesdale Spectacular will be on June 16-17.

Be blown away by the Clydesdale Spectacular – June 16 – 17

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.

The Scenic Rim Star Party will be on June 16.

Party with the stars – June 16

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.

The Bromelton House Ladies International Polo Test will be held on June 16.

Attend the Bromelton House Ladies International Polo Test – June 16

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.

The Spicers Hidden Vale Roaming Degustation will be held on June 17.

Roam and eat at Spicers Hidden Vale – June 17

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.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne violin soloist Anton Georg Golle performs at St Mary’s church in Beaudesert. Photo: Susie Cunningham.

See the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne – June 17

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.

The Green Lane Coffee Plantation Producers’ Dinner will be on June 22.

Take a seat at the Green Lane Coffee Plantation Producers’ Dinner – June 22

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.

Take the family to the Kalbar Show – June 23-24

Enjoy fun for all the family including sideshows, sample bags, and fireworks.

Beaudesert Cup Race Day will be held on June 23.

Frock up for the Beaudesert Cup Race Day – June 23

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.

The inaugural RUN THE RIM – Scenic Rim Trail Run Series – is set to be held on June 24, 2018 in Kooralbyn.

Get your joggers on and Run the Rim – June 24

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).

The Wild Canary Producers’ Lunch will be held on June 28 at their Brookfield bistro, set in lush gardens.

Eat Scenic Rim food at the Wild Canary Producers’ Lunch – June 28

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.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week goes from June 30 to July 8, 2018.

Book your 2018 Scenic Rim Eat Local Week experience – June 30 – July 8

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

JULY EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

June 30 – July 8: 2018 Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

July 7: Winter Harvest Festival

July 21: Boonah World Environment Day Festival

July 21: The Shepherds’ Walk

July 21: South Queensland Schools Regatta

July 28: Stuartholme School and Brisbane Girls Grammar School Regatta

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

The countdown to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is on!

The feasting begins on June 30, however there are some delicious entrée events before then if you’re hungry for a local food and farm experience.

The sheep at Tommerup’s Farm are just some of the gorgeous animals you can meet at Eat Local Week.

Eat Local Week is an initiative of the Scenic Rim Regional Council, designed to showcase the smorgasbord of produce which grows in the region, and highlight the talented producers, farmers and makers.

Now in its 8th year, Eat Local Week 2018 features more than 90 events across the region, from farm tours to gourmet dinners and the signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival on Saturday July 7.

Book your spot at a long table lunch.

Mayor Greg Christensen says Eat Local Week is an easy and delicious way for locals to discover and taste the food and drinks which are growing in their backyard.

“I encourage Scenic Rim residents to jump in the car and take a tour of the region’s farms, cafes, restaurants, pubs, breweries and wineries and enjoy the incredible Eat Local Week program of events,” he says.

“Each year I wonder how we will top the last but I can honestly say this year’s program is the biggest and best yet. It features more than 90 events, including 12 entrée events to whet the appetite, 20 lunch and dinner events, more than 20 farm events and 36 events which cost less than $25 or are free.

“This isn’t just an event for people who know their food and wine, this is an event for families who are keen to give their children a food and farm experience; an event for interested locals; it’s really an event for anyone who enjoys to eat and drink!”

All of the Eat Local Week events are listed online at the official website and bookings can be made via the website.

Here’s a taster of some of the delicious events on offer across the Scenic Rim:

Jamming with the Lambs @ Towri Sheep Cheeses by Cameron Matthews – June 9
Multiple course meal under the stars at Towri Sheep Cheeses. Live jazz music, bespoke cheese and food by Cameron Matthews.

Green Lane Coffee Plantation Producers’ Dinner – June 22
Join EAT LOCAL Book authors Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp for an evening of food, wine, conversation and coffee.

You’ll be in olive heaven at Rathlogan Grove Olives.

Tastings at the Shed Café & Rathlogan Olive Grove – June 30, July 1, 7 & 8
Visit this commercial olive grove and café and taste the oil and the olives and meet the producers.

Tasting Tables @ Canungra Visitor Information Centre – June 30 & July 1
Sample a range of local products, including jams, chutney s and nuts, all made with love in the Scenic Rim.

Crop to Cup Green Lane Coffee – June 30, July 3 & 5
Take the crop to cup tour of coffee at this Tamborine Mountain coffee plantation.

Carrot Picking with Just Veg. at Kalfresh – June 30
The Carrot Factory Tours sold out in record time but you can still book a spot to pick your own carrots!

Scenic Rim Food & Wine, a historical perspective at Binna Burra Lodge – June 30
Enjoy a three-course lunch starring locally-sourced fare and learn about the origins of the Scenic Rim and its food from Richard Groom. Witches Falls Winery’s Michael McAteer will offer an insight into the paired wines.

Tunes, Brews, Food & Fun at the Farm – June 30
Sample the local beef at this paddock to plate event on farm at Kirro in the Lost World.

Spend the afternoon on the Bromelton House grounds learning about pecans, cattle and polo.

Cattle, Pecans & Polo @ Bromelton House – July 1

Spend the afternoons at the historic Bromelton House, touring the pecan orchard, learning about the cattle, and watching top-flight polo on the Bromelton private field.

Scenic Rim Gourmet Short Stay with InterNATIONAL Park Tours – July 1
Make a meal of Eat Local Week and spread your feasting over a few days with this delicious, boutique short stay.

Beaudesert Gourmet Street Food Festival – July 1
Featuring some of Australia’s best mobile chefs, showcasing Scenic Rim produce. Relaxed vibes and live music in Jubilee Park.

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard Longest Lunch

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards Longest Lunch – July 1
Kick off your shoes and sink your feet into the grass, creekside at the vineyards. Share a three-course long-table lunch, featuring the best local produce, paired with wines from the vineyard.

An Evening with Josue Lopez at Witches Falls Winery – July 4
Amazing wine by Witches Falls Winery, paired with incredible food by our regional food ambassador Josue Lopez, of the new Opal Restaurant.

Let Kate at The Vintage Pickle feed you.

Cheese & Wine Tasting @ The Vintage Pickle – July 5
Enjoy local cheeses and matched wines from O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard, together with canapes made using Scenic Rim ingredients at The Vintage Pickle.

10 Years of Beers @ Pavilion Garden Bar – July 6
Celebration dinner for 10 years of brewing by Beard and Brau Farmhouse Brewery and the Pavilion Garden Bar’s first birthday. A ten-course meal by head chef Steve Hibbard, showcasing local produce, matched with Beard and Brau beers.

Feast your eyes on the Winter Harvest Festival.

Winter Harvest Festival, Aratula Community Sports Centre – July 7
Don’t miss Eat Local Week’s signature event, serving the Scenic Rim on a platter. Meet the farmers, taste the food, buy their produce. Free rides for kids, market stalls, live music, tasting plates and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations.

Moda in the Vines @ The Overflow – July 8
Experience the Scenic Rim’s newest cellar door at the stunning Overflow Estate at Wyaralong Dam, while you enjoy traditional tapas and paella by Moda Restaurant’s Javier Codina.

Long Table Lunch at Spicers Peak Lodge – July 8
A gorgeous relaxed long table lunch, featuring Scenic Rim produce and stunning Spicer’s Peak hospitality and views!

Everyone has gone crazy for camels, and we can understand why.

Things to do – May 2018 Events Guide

The Scenic Rim May Events Calendar is jam packed. Here’s a taster.

Studios & Events 2018, Cultural Trails of the Scenic Rim, features the region's natural beauty and art.

Check out exquisite local art on the Open Studios trail, which extends throughout the Scenic Rim.

Open Studios of the Scenic Rim – May 5 to 3 June

The Open Studios of the Scenic Rim weekends give visitors the opportunity to see artists at work in their studios. Visit studios across the Scenic Rim including in Canungra, Beechmont, Boonah, Mt Alford, Harrisville, Tamborine Mountain and Beaudesert. Most of the work on display is for sale, and most artists are able to undertake commissions.

2018 Studios Weekends:

May 5 & 6 – Tamborine Mountain
May 12 & 13 – Boonah & district
May 19 & 20 – Beaudesert
May 27 & 28 – Scenic Rim On Location Arts Workshops
June 2 & 3 – Canungra & Beechmont

 

La Bunjurga 2018 Medieval Festival.

La Bunjurga 2018 Medieval Festival.

La Bunjurga 2018 Medieval Festival – May 5-6 

The La Bunjurga 2018 Medieval Festival will be a celebration of local food, local wine and local music with a Medieval theme. It will feature Compagnie Draco Routiers and four other re-enactment groups..

 

The Boonah Writers Festival.

The Boonah Writers Festival.

Boonah Writers Festival – May 5-6

The Boonah Cultural Foundation will present a two-day writing festival comprising eight presentations. Rick Morton, award-winning journalist and author, will be guest speaker on the Saturday evening.

Presenters and genres are: Mary Rose McColl, Historical and Genealogical Research, Greg Bird – Script writing for TV and Film, Louise Cusack – Women in Contemporary Fiction, Rory Gibson – Blogging and Column writing, Michael Bauer – Young Adult fiction, Anita Bell – Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Lynne Stringer – Editing, and an officer from the Queensland Police Forensic /Homicide Investigation.

This will be an informative and entertaining networking weekend for writers from south-east Queensland in a relaxed environment and inspirational landscape.

 

Views from Point Lookout in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park.

Be rewarded with views from Point Lookout on the guided Stinson Walk, organised by O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Stinson Walk – May 11-13

The Stinson Walk is one of Australia’s iconic hikes. Recount Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors 81 years ago in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.

During a stormy afternoon on 19 February, 1937, the Stinson airliner, en route from Brisbane to Sydney, crashed into the Lamington Ranges killing four of the seven passengers on board and sparking a search which failed to turn up any wreckage.

Ten days later, Bernard O’Reilly set out on foot to find the Stinson wreckage. He managed to find the crash site and, to his surprise, two survivors in desperate need of medical attention.

To commemorate this historic aviation event, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat offers two rewarding routes (37 and 16 kilometres) to retrace Bernard’s footsteps through the rugged McPherson Range to the famed Stinson crash site. Note: private groups are also welcome.

The 2018 guided Stinson hike experiences will be hosted from May 11 to 13 and August 10 to 12. More  information, including fitness prerequisites, can be found at their website.

 

Dairy cows head to the milking shed at Tommerup's Dairy Farm in the Scenic Rim.

Take your mum to a working dairy farm for the Tommerup’s Dairy Farm Mother’s Day Picnic.

Tommerup’s Mother’s Day Picnic on the Farm – May 13

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm are opening their farm gates for a Mother’s Day Picnic on the Farm. Immerse yourself in the farm experience, boots n all, or just while away the hours in the shade of the blue gums.

Grab a bucket and head off on your own animal feeding adventure, browse the grow it, make it, bake it market stalls and join in the giant lawn games.

Why not pre-order a gourmet picnic hamper or cheese platter to share with family & friends as you listen to the live music?

Bookings essential at https://www.tommerupsfarmstay.com.au/mothers-day-picnic-on-the-farm.html

 

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard in the Scenic Rim is the perfect spot to indulge your mum for Mother's Day.

Treat your mum to an indulgent lunch at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Mother’s Day at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards – May 13

Indulge mum at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards with a gourmet Homestead Picnic Hamper or with a three course lunch on the Homestead verandah, all washed down with O’Reilly’s vintages.

O’Reilly’s Mother’s Day 1000m High Tea – May 13

Spoil mum with high tea on top of the world. Enjoy a buffet-style high tea 1000m above sea level at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and take in spectacular views west to the McPherson ranges.

 

Binna Burra Lodge is an idyllic location for Mother's Day lunch.

Enjoy the cosy mountain atmosphere at Binna Burra Lodge for Mother’s Day lunch.

Mother’s Day lunch at Binna Burra Lodge – May 13

Enjoy Mother’s Day lunch with your loved ones at Binna Burra Lodge.

Treat yourself to great food and wine, surrounded by breathtaking views and nature’s beauty.

For more information and bookings phone 07 55 333 622 or email dining@binnaburralodge.com.au

Festival of Elegance – May 18-20

Passionate car enthusiasts showcase their classic automobiles in a 3-day event partly set on the picturesque Tamborine Mountain. Keep up to date via their Facebook page.

Grapest 5k run – 19 May

Who said you can’t drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too with the Grapest 5k Run at Albert River Wines, Tamborine.

Experience a great evening with friends, with a little fitness and lots of fun. Work up a thirst with the 5km or 10km run, then enjoy a cool-down through the wine tasting waddle to re-energise yourself before some grape dancing with live entertainment as the sun goes down.

Poultry Show

Beaudesert Poultry Club Annual Show – 20 May

If you’re feeling clucky, we’ve got just the thing for you. Check out the Beaudesert Poultry Club Annual Show in the Jack Lewis Pavilion, Beaudesert Showgrounds on 20 May. There’ll be an American Soft-Feather Breeds Feature, with New Hampshire, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island and Wyandotte breeds on display.

JUNE EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

Boonah Show – June 1-2

The Vintage Brocante – June 3

2018 GCRASRA Trophy Regatta – June 9

Wine education weekend – June 9-10

Boonah Campdraft – June 10

Queensland Day Celebration – June 10

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular – June 16-17

Scenic Rim Star Party – June 16

Kalbar Show – June  23-24 

Beaudesert Cup Race Day – June 23

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week – June 30-July 8

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

Things to do – April 2018 Events Guide

The Scenic Rim April Events Calendar is jam packed. Here’s a taster.

Fires on Top of Mountains Cultural Program – April 1 to 14

The colour and spectacle of the Commonwealth Games has inspired the Scenic Rim’s Windows to the World community events. Share the Fire is a major part of that project and happens from April 1 to 14. This community arts activation showcases the culture, unique identify and stories of the Scenic Rim. Join the celebrations in your local community.

Shared Fire Tamborine Mountain – April 1

Featuring, Street Food Truck Revolution, Kelly Sports family fun activities, family picnic zone, Artisans’ Alley, roving performers, storytelling around the fires.

Shared Fire Beaudesert, Monday, April 2

Featuring Street Food Truck Revolution, vintage car and bike displays, family fun sports activities, roving performances, storytellers around the fires and more.

Tastes of the Commonwealth Boonah, April 3

Featuring Picnic Parlour Dessert Lane, Artisan markets, street dining, roving performances and late night shopping.

Fire on Water Finale Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, April 14

A fabulous festival at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, running from 10am to 6.30pm. Featuring the Street Food Truck Revolution, Kelly Sports family fun activities, artisan markets, workshops and demonstrations and resort activities.

White Chapel Kalbar

White Chapel Kalbar

White Chapel Showcase – April 8

Planning your wedding? Then be sure to drop in to the Scenic Rim’s newest boutique wedding venue – White Chapel and Black Hall Kalbar.
The property will be open its first showcase on April 8. Book in for the showcase, for a chance to win a free Chapel Ceremony, valued at $1300.
The Showcase will feature live music, Drayhorse Shire carriages and a unicorn!
Organisers say the showcase is a one-stop-shop, where you can meet stylists, florists, photographers, caterers, dress designers and other wedding specialists.
Wedding services on display include Wendy Makin Bridal Designs, Beautiful Weddings Australia, Jacqui M Designs, Cuisine on Cue, We are twine and Bella Brides.

Mirusia Louwerse

Mirusia Louwerse

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – April 18

International soprano Mirusia Louwerse is coming to the Wedding & Function Gardens, Beacon Rd Tamborine Mountain for a special performance.

Brisbane-born Mirusia will share amazing stories from her wonderful career (including how Andrew Rieu wrote a special piece of music for her wedding) and she will delight the audience with songs from her new album.

The ticket price includes a three-course meal, arrival drink and tea and coffee.

Dust Hustle 6 – April 21

Strap in for the wildest event on the Dust Hustle calendar. QLD Moto Park, outside Boonah, is the location for The Riders’ Event.

DH6 is a ‘bring anything’ moto campout, with just the right amount of good food and great drinks. Test yourself on the three tracks spread across the Queensland Moto Park.

Beaudesert Anzac Day Races – April 25

Frock up for this popular country racing carnival. Beaudesert Race Club turns it on for a relaxed country race day.

Aquis Champions Tour

Aquis Champions Tour

2018 AQUIS Champions Tour – April 27 to May 6

The AQUIS Champions Tour returns to Elysian Fields for the third year and organisers say this year’s competition will be bigger and better than before.

As well as world-class showjumping, you’ll enjoy the trade stalls and food village.

Spartan Race

Spartan Race

Spartan Race Australia – April 28

The high adrenaline Spartan Race returns to Ivory’s Rock Convention Centre Peak Crossing for a 23-obstacle, 7km test of endurance and mettle.

Register now.

MAY EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

Boonah Show Ball – May 1

La Bunjurga Medieval Festival – May 5

Boonah Writer’s Festival – May 5 & 6

Studios of the Scenic Rim – May 5 to June 3

– Tamborine Mountain May 5 & 6

– Boonah & District May 12 & 13

– Beaudesert May 19 & 20

– Scenic Rim on Location May 26 & 27

– Canungra & Beechmont May 2 & 3

The Grapest 5km at Albert River Winery – May 19

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

Hop into a Scenic (Rim) Easter

Easter is a stunning time to visit the Scenic Rim.

Following good rainfall, the region is green and vibrant; the skies are clear, astro season is upon us and the temperature is perfect.

Bring your family and friends to the Scenic Rim for a relaxing Easter break.

The kids will love the range of nature-based activities on offer too.

Here’s 11 inspirational ideas to kick start your Scenic Easter holiday.

  1. Fires on Top of Mountains Cultural Program
    The colour and spectacle of the Commonwealth Games has inspired the Scenic Rim’s Windows to the World community events. Share the Fire is a major part of that project and happens from April 1 to 14.
    This multi art form community arts activation showcases the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim.
    Join the celebrations in your local community.
    Shared Fire Tamborine Mountain – April 1
    Featuring Street Food Truck Revolution, Kelly Sports family fun activities, family picnic zone, artisans’ alley, roving performers, storytelling around the fires.
    Shared Fire Beaudesert, Monday, April 2
    Featuring Street Food Truck Revolution, vintage car and bike displays, family fun sports activities, roving performances, storytellers around the fires and more.
    Tastes of the Commonwealth Boonah, April 3
    Featuring Picnic Parlour Dessert Lane, artisan markets, street dining, roving performances and late-night shopping.
    Fire on Water Finale Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, April 14
    A fabulous festival at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, running from 10am to 6.30pm. Featuring the Street Food Truck Revolution, Kelly Sports family fun activities, artisan markets, workshops and demonstrations and resort activities.
  2. Kids Bushcraft & Survival Camp Mt Barney
    Kids, ever wondered how you’d live if you were lost in the bush? This is the camp for you. The expert leaders at Mt Barney Lodge will help you channel your inner Bear Grylls and show you how to connect safely with the stunning Scenic Rim bushland.
    The camp runs from April 11 to 13 and is for young people aged 12 to 14.

    Kids, go bush at Mt Barney Lodge

    Kids, go bush at Mt Barney Lodge

     

  3. O’Reilly’s Eco Rangers Program
    The O’Reilly’s Eco Rangers Program will keep your tribe busy during the holidays. Book into the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat accommodation and leave your children with the trained leaders to play eco detectives, cook on a campfire, learn about the local wildlife and explore the rivers and streams. Suitable for children aged 5 and over.
  4. TreeTop Challenge, Tamborine Mountain
    Launch yourself into holiday mode from Australia’s largest guided zipline tour. There’s a challenge to suit all comfort levels at the highly-awarded TreeTop Challenge on Tamborine Mountain.

    Treetops Challenge Tamborine Mountain

    Treetops Challenge Tamborine Mountain

     

  5. Camp Laurence School Holiday Program
    School holidays will fly by at the Camp Laurence facility at Lake Moogerah. The program caters for children aged seven to 14 and features high-energy activities, including mountain biking, kite flying, orienteering, archery and bush cooking.
  6. Queen’s Baton Relay
    Tamborine Mountain will host the Queen’s Baton Relay on Easter Sunday, April 1. Watch the cavalcade of more than 50 vehicles, escorting the Queen’s Baton as 10 community champions relay the baton across the mountain. Download the maps

    2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay

    2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

     

  7. Moogerah Passion Play
    The Moogerah Passion Play is now in its 26th year and this is an Easter event not to be missed. A local cast and crew of more than 100 people (and chooks and donkeys) perform a dramatic account of the Passion of Christ. The performance happens on an incredible open-air stage, situated on the banks of Lake Moogerah. Performances start at 5pm on March 24, 25, 30 and 31. Entry is free, and food and drinks are for sale.

    Moogerah Passion Play

    Moogerah Passion Play

  8. Rathdowney Easter Sunday Market
    You’ll love these relaxed, country markets featuring more than 70 stalls selling local goods, jams, pickles, cakes, olives, lavender, craft, plants and fresh fruit and vegetables. Pony rides, face painting, live music and so much more. Markets open at 8am at the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre and Showgrounds.
  9. World of Fun Council Holiday Program
    The Scenic Rim Council’s popular holiday activity program returns for Easter. Choose from movies, craft sessions, library activities and Shared Fire program.
  10. Go camping (or glamping).
    You’re spoiled for choice in the Scenic Rim. Pitch your tent by one of our lakes or creeks, in a local camping ground, or even in one of the region’s six national parks. If you prefer life’s comforts, don’t worry there are some brilliant glamping options, as well as some cosy cottages and cabins. Your fur babies are also well catered for!

    Glamping at Nightfall Camp

    Glamping at Nightfall Camp

     

  11. Go walking
    The temperatures have dropped, and the days are clear, which means our walking trails are the perfect place to be. Don’t know where to start? Here’s a few of our favourite walks.
Scenic Rim Trail is one of many amazing walks you can enjoy.

Scenic Rim Trail is one of many amazing walks you can enjoy.

 

Check out the packed Scenic Rim March events calendar. It’s going to be a case of ‘How do we fit it all in?’

Take your pick from a charity run, Artisan Market, Bird Week and the popular Lake Moogerah Easter Passion Play. Start planning now.

Chappy Challenge – March 3
This Challenge Event Program offers the fantastic opportunity to cycle or run/walk through the amazing Fassifern Valley while supporting the great work that Chaplains do in the district.

Hot Dub Wine Machine – March 3
Wine and great music. Does it get any better? An amazing national artist line-up will play at Canungra Valley Vineyards on the 3rd. Hot Dub Time Machine, Sneaky Sound System, The Kite String Tangle, Touch Sensitive and many more.
Paired withe a cheaky glass (or bottle) or O’Reilly’s wine.

Mount Alford Artisans Autumn Market – March 3
Autumn is here and the local artisans will gather for their new-season market at the Mt Alford Hall. Celebrate the bush harvest and shop from the stalls, selling local and organic produce, recycled and upcylced products, handmade craft and more. Live music and good vibes.

Milbong Heritage Day – March 3
Love your tractors and farm machines?
Don’t miss this event. You’ll see displays of working and static tractors, farm implements, stationary engines and classic trucks. Many have been beautifully-restored. Food and drinks for sale and live entertainment from 9am to 3pm.

The Peak Pub Show & Shine Family Day Out – March 3
Live music, rockabilly dancing and a car & motorbike Show and Shine. Great day out at this friendly country pub.

O’Reilly’s Autumn Bird Week – March 4 to 9
Join bird lovers at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat’s popular Autumn Bird Week. O’Reilly’s and the Lamington National Park is home to Australia’s largest collection of sub-tropical birds. Explore the World Heritage-listed park and witness migratory birds as they prepare to leave for wintering grounds.

CMC Rocks Queensland – March 16 to 18
Bringing the worlds biggest country music stars to Willowbank!
Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Dustin Lynch, Dan + Shay, and many more will perform in 2018!

Showtime on the Mountain – March 17
A fabulous day of fun and frolicks in the Irish way! Celebrate with style at the Tamborine Mountain Show St Patricks Day Celtic Festival.

Rose Care Workshops – March 17
Learn from the experts at Barton’s Rose Farm. Enjoy tea and conversation as you discover the secrets to keeping beautiful roses.

Beaudesert Show Campdraft – March 23 to 24
Campdrafting action at the Beaudesert Showgrounds.

Moogerah Passion Play – March 24 to April 1
The Moogerah Passion Play is a dramatic account of the Passion of Christ (His life, death and resurrection). This play is performed in a natural, open-air amphitheatre on the banks of Lake Moogerah and features more than 100 local actors, as well as donkeys and chooks.

Visit the Scenic Rim in February, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are some of the exciting February events happening in the region.

Spend your Australia Day long weekend exploring the Scenic Rim. Here’s 12 ideas to get you started.

Spend summer in the Scenic Rim

Long summer days, clear skies and stunning surrounds make the Scenic Rim the perfect place to spend the holidays. As well as our natural assets, there’s plenty of events and activities happening during December and January.

Check out these great summer  events.

 

Ivorys Rock ChristmasChristmas Celebrations – various

The Scenic Rim community really knows how to get in the festive spirit. Fun, family-friendly Christmas events are planned for town throughout the region.

Rotary Beaudesert Carols in the Park – December 6

Join the Beaudesert Rotary Club in Jubilee Park for Christmas carols.

Christmas Fair Ivory’s Rock – December 9

Head to Ivory’s Rock Peak Crossing for an afternoon of Christmas fun. Santa will visit, there will be fireworks, rides, amusement for the kids, a waterslide, Christmas carols, live music and market and food stalls. Entry is free.

Tamborine Mountain Community Christmas Concert & Bethlehem Trail – 9 December

Take the family to this community performance celebrating the story of Christmas. Food vendors, free entertainment and stable animals.

Boonah Christmas Street Festival – December 14

The Boonah High Street closes for this annual Christmas celebration. Watch the parade of floats and community groups down the street before you do a spot of late night shopping and try out all the rides. Santa will be there too!

Kalbar Carols by Candlelight – December 17

Start the evening at the Salvation Army Hall from 5pm with complimentary food. Join the candlight walk to Kalbar State School for carols from 7pm.

Lake Wyaralong

Lake Wyaralong Rowing Course

Wyaralong Rowing Club Premiership Regatta – December 2

Join the spectators at the Wyaralong Dam for the Wyaralong Rowing Club Premiership Regatta. Competitors from around Queensland will compete.

mt alford markets

Mt Alford Artisans Market

Summer Mt Alford Artisans Market – December 2

The popular Mt Alford Artisans Market returns for a special pre-Christmas event. The markets support stall holders who recycle, upcycle, reuse and create handmade, organic and local products.

Beaudesert Races Christmas at the Course – December 5

Free entry, 7 TAB races, bookies, tote, bars, food, wine and a Christmas hamper raffle. $50pp banquet lunch.

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Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde Show at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley – December 15

Join these two Aussie rock and roll legends for a fun night of music and comedy, with special guest Denise Drysdale. It’s a family-friendly event, come early and have a meal.

Beaudesert Races Australia Day Meet – January 26

Go trackside at Beaudesert Racetrack for a fun and relaxed Australia Day race meet.

2018 QLD Rowing Championships – January 20 to 21

Watch some of Queensland’s best rowers compete for the state titles at Wyaralong Dam.

October is another busy month in the Scenic Rim. Here’s a wrap-up of some of the awesome activities and events on offer in the Scenic Rim this month. Put them in your calendar!

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley Pro-Am – October 3 to 4


Peter Senior, Wayne Grady and Jeff Thomson will be competing in the Ramada Resort Pro-Am.
It’s part of the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series and will be a mixed golf competition between professionals, celebrities, and amateurs. They will take on the challenge of the 18-hole championship course, with a $25,000 pro purse, plenty of prizes and a chance to win a golf cart.

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Swap Meet & Military Vehicle Show – October 12 to 15


You know how it works. Collectors and enthusiasts gather to swap tales and collectibles. The difference here is you’ll find a comprehensive collection of military vehicles. This swap meet is organised by the Military Jeep Club of Queensland. This is the 42nd annual Swap Meet & Military Vehicle Show and this year’s event will feature a vintage plane flyover on Saturday the 14th. It all happens at the Beaudesert Showgrounds. Camping is available.

Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair – October 6 to 8


The Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair will showcase the hand-made craft from 50 local crafters, all of it available to buy at reasonable prices. The fair will have a Christmas theme, so it’s a great chance to get the jump on your festive shopping. Refuel at the Crafty Café and know that your shopping will be supporting the Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire brigade and other local charities.

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Rathdowney Rodeo – October 7


Rathdowney is set for yet another great rodeo with a line of contestants eager to display their talents in the arena. See the skilled competitors bareback riding, barrel racing, roping and steer wrestling. Browse the market stalls and food trucks and the kids will love the activities on offer.

Ski Racing QLD – October 14 & 15


Lake Moogerah is the venue for the second round of the Ski Racing Queensland event. Fun is the name of the game and there’s plenty of come and try events, as well as mixed up 2 races, pursuit races and a marathon.

Kalbar Swap Meet & Market – October 15


Put this one in your diary – the Kalbar Swap Meet is the place you can swap and trade your most treasured possessions. It may be a small town, but the meet is huge, taking up most of the Kalbar Showgrounds.

You’ll find cars, trucks, bikes, old engines, tractors, market stalls and bric-a-brac. The car show presentation is from 10am.

Kalbar Country Day – October 21


Keep your eyes peeled around Kalbar for the incredible hay sculptures that are starting to emerge. It’s the precursor to the popular Kalbar Country Day. Head down to Kalbar’s main drag for market stalls, craft, art, food and live entertainment.

It’s a great chance to start your festive shopping and source some unique gifts for friends and family.

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Canungra Country Fair – October 21


Canungra Country Fair has something for everyone, including rides, food trucks, market stalls, live music and a petting zoo.
Enjoy the festival atmosphere and if you’re hungry try your luck in the Outpost Pie eating competition.

Long Table Lunch on Tommerup’s Dairy Farm with Wild Canary on the Road – October 21

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm in the Lost World is partnering with Wild Canary Botanical Restaurant to present a beautiful long-table lunch on the farm.
Chef Glen Barratt will prepare an amazing feast, featuring the Tommerup family’s own heritage-breed pork, pasture-raised veal and a selection of other fresh Scenic Rim produce.
Take a farm tour, meet the Tommerup family and their menagerie of cows, pigs, chooks and sheep. Before you head home stock up on local produce at the Farm Larder.
If you’d like to stay the night, book into one of the restored farm cottages, or a luxury tent, supplied by Glamping Days Hire Co.
Bookings are essential.

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Zombie Movie Campout & Zombie Walk – October 28 & 29


Expect the unexpected. That’s the advice of organisers of the Zombie Movie Campout and Zombie Walk. Zombie mania hits Flinders Peak the weekend of October 28 and 29.  Go dressed as zombie or human – your choice.

Save the Date – Boonah Bookfest 2017, November 4 & 5

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. Read more