Things to do in spring
Goodna Jacaranda Festival
When: Friday–Sunday, October 26–28
Where: Woogaroo St, Goodna
Cost: Free admission, food and rides extra
Info: The Goodna Jacaranda Festival is one of South East Queensland’s favourite community festivals, bringing people from across the region to three days of non-stop, free entertainment.
Thrill-seekers can enjoy sideshow alley while chill seekers enjoy all the free music and entertainment they could want.
Plus there’s plenty to do for the youngest members of the family.
From Johnny to Jack
When: Friday, October 5
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre
An unmissable concert experience about the making of an Australian icon: John Farnham.
Twenty years before Whispering Jack became the biggest selling album in Australian history, a teenager named Johnny Farnham stormed onto the Australian music scene with the unconventional smash hit Sadie (The Cleaning Lady). From Johnny to Jack canvasses the incredible roller-coaster journey of a teen pop idol’s rise and fall, and the making of a rock and roll icon who would become known as The Voice.
Tamborine Mtn Scarecrow Festival
When: Friday–Sunday, September 14–16
Visit Tamborine Mountain to see hundreds of scarecrows along a 17km trail, The festival is one of the largest community events involving the whole of Tamborine Mountain.
You can drive the trail and enjoy the scarecrows at any time during the Scarecrow Festival.
Live music, face painting, pig racing, farm animal petting zoo, pony rides, bubble soccer, old-fashion games, entertainment of all sorts.
Kalbar Country Day
When: Sunday, October 20, 8.30am–1pm
Where: George St, Kalbar
Enjoy the Kalbar Country Day with lots of stalls, arts, crafts, rides, vintage cars, music, food, cakes, sweets, jams and tons more.
When: Saturday–Sunday, November 3–4, 8.30am–1.30pm.
Cost: Free entry
Where: Boonah Cultural Centre
More than 20,000 books which are constantly replenished throughout both days. From love stories to thrillers, children’s titles and reference material, the books range from adult fiction and non-fiction, magazines and sets, with a huge range of children’s books. Funds raised will purchase books to hand out to local children under five years of age as part of the Boonah Book Bug project.
Items also purchased to support the Boonah Library.
The Vintage Brocane
When: Sunday, November 18
Where: Canungra School of Arts, Pine StrThe Vintage Brocante is a country style marketplace that showcases high quality bespoke and unique items for your home and garden. Carefully curated makers and collectors in a gorgeous old hall in the country in the same place at the same time.
They exhibit twice a year in June and November.
Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy
When: Saturday, September 29, 9am–midnight Where: Gatton Showgrounds, Spencer St, Gatton
The memorial convoy gives drivers and their families an opportunity to get together with other truckies in a social environment whilst making the public aware that truckies are the backbone of the country.
More info: www.lightsonthehill.com.au
Lockyer Antique Motor Assn Rally
When: Saturday–Sunday, October 6–7, 8am–2pm Where: Gatton Historical Society Grounds ,Freeman Rd, Gatton
The annual invitational rally is on for 2018.
More information: www.lama.org.au
Belles of Broadway
When: Thursday, November 8
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre
Following her critically acclaimed show The Women of the 60s, Gina Hogan returns with The Belles of Broadway, her fabulous new one woman show.
Gina began her performing career in such shows as Beauty and The Beast, Mamma Mia and Cats, singing some of the most loved songs of our time.
For this show, she has selected her favourite songs from those musicals, along with others that featured in the movies that helped to shape her as a performer, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady and more.
With her warm and engaging stage presence, Gina will regale you with stories from her time in those record-breaking shows, and dazzle you with some fancy footwork along the way.
More info: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au
FUN IN THE SUN: Cameron Collins, 5, of Middle Park and Lana Gras, 5, of Westlake, enjoy themselves at 2017 Goodna Jacaranda Festival.