April is set to be a busy month in the Scenic Rim. There are plenty of events and experiences on offer throughout the region during April.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the highlights:
Moogerah Passion Play
Easter in the Scenic Rim isn’t complete without a visit to the Moogerah Passion Play.
The Moogerah Passion Play Association will celebrate its 25th year with performances across the Easter period on April 8, 9, 14 and 15.
The dramatic account of the Passion of Christ is performed by more than 100 local actors and staged by volunteer technicians and assistants.
Performances are conducted in the open-air auditorium on the banks of Lake Moogerah.
Gates open at 4pm and entry is free.
QLD Moto Park Holiday Camp
The popular holiday camp returns to the Queensland Moto Park at Coulson from April 10 to 12.
Budding riders aged four and up will benefit from tuition by Rod Jenner, Jemma Wilson and Barry Surawski.
The camp is open to riders of all skill levels.
AQUIS Champions Tour
Take a front row seat for some spectacular showjumping action.
The AQUIS Champions Tour is the richest show jumping event in Australia, with more than $150,000 in prize money on offer.
The event is staged across a number of days from April 21 to 23 and again on April 26 to 30 at the beautiful Elysian Fields complex just outside Canungra.
Mt Alford Artisans Market
The Mt Alford Artisans Market returns on April 22 to the Mt Alford School of Arts.
The ‘green’ market features artists and primary producers from throughout the region. Original artworks include felted creations, screen-printed garments, woven and forged objects. You’ll also find chutneys, honey, vintage clothing, delicious food and more.
The market runs from 10am.
Heritage 100 Cycle Race
The Ipswich 100 Charity Ride will pass through the Scenic Rim.
This fundraising event features rides of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty.
The 169km Imperial 100 Challenge will leave Ipswich and pass through Harrisville, Kalbar, Mt Alford and Boonah.
Funds raised support a range of beneficiaries, including Lions International, the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, Epilepsy Queensland, State Emergency Service and others.
Boonah Writers Festival
The Boonah Writers Festival is on April 29 and 30 and offers budding writers two days of exciting sessions featuring authors Mary Rose MacColl and Nick Earls, who will be the guest speaker at the Saturday night dinner.
A range of Q&A sessions are planned on topics ranging from short stories and horror, to playwriting, romance writing and crime writing. Learn more about contract publishing, self-publishing and working with an agent.
Registration for the two days and the Saturday night dinner is $275. Dinner only is $55.