Tim­ber her­itage fo­cus

The Cairns Post - - LIFESTYLE -

RAVENSHOE’S big­gest an­nual com­mu­nity event is back next month.

Torimba Fes­ti­val is the state’s largest wood­work fes­ti­val and chan­nels the town’s tim­ber her­itage.

The name is coined from tourism and tim­ber.

Last year the tim­ber ex­hi­bi­tion at­tracted 800 en­tries, in­clud­ing wood sculp­tures, carv­ings, cab­i­net­mak­ing, fur­ni­ture and paint­ings. The Torimba Fes­ti­val started in Oc­to­ber 1972 and also fea­tures a grand pa­rade down Grigg St.

The fes­tiv­i­ties are held for two weeks in Oc­to­ber. It also fea­tures a Queen En­trant Street Stall, mardi gras and pa­rade, Fes­ti­val of the For­est and Miss and Mas­ter Torimba Fun Day.

The event runs from Oc­to­ber 7 to Oc­to­ber 22.

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