Dec 29, 2010

Ginger Flower Festival

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the tropics at the annual Ginger Flower Festival - Australia Day long-weekend from Thursday January 20th to Sunday January 23rd - 2011.

Ginger Festival is set at the Sunshine Coast's iconic Ginger Factory where thousands are set to pay homage to the spectacular array of ginger flowers showcased during the four-day event.

The festival features a full program of guest speakers, entertainment, gardening and cooking advice. Whether you're a gardener or gourmand, the Ginger Flower Festival is sure to delight and the 2011 Ginger Flower and Food Festival is BIGGER and BETTER than ever.

Dec 19, 2010

Woodford Folk Festival 2010

Woodford Folk Festivals 25th Anniversary programme is the most resplendent programme ever presented, promising an epic journey into the kaleidoscope of Australian culture. 3000 performers and artists, thinkers and cultural activists, environmentalists and comedians, and two former Prime Ministers will descend upon the forested valley of Woodfordia between the 27th December and the 1st of January to celebrate our existence in true Australian style.

With an expected attendance of 120,000 patrons, Woodford has evolved into one of Australia’s largest and most iconic festivals. Despite its large size, the festival has retained its grassroots, non-commercial feel. It is popular with all ages, and the ‘brilliant’ festival atmosphere is the most highly rated aspect of the event in visitor 
surveys. In addition to the 620 acts performing across 22 venues (all indoor except for the large amphitheatre), the festival streets are alive with roving street theatre, parades, art and spontaneous performances day and night.

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Dec 13, 2010

Christmas Shopping at Eumundi Markets

With Christmas fast approaching, there’s no better place to shop for original gifts than the Eumundi Markets – every Saturday and Wednesday morning.

You’ll find everything from fashion and jewellery to original art, ceramics and furniture, as well as handmade toys and a wealth of wonderful stocking fillers! Our food stalls have everything you could need to cook up a storm for your Christmas parties and that Christmas Day feast.

And for kids keen to see Santa and have their photos taken with Santa, he’ll be at Eumundi Markets in the lead-up to Christmas. You’ll find Santa and his helpers at the Main Stage (near the Railway Refreshment Rooms). 

Dec 5, 2010

Santa Shuttles

Move over Rudolf... Santa's got a new sleigh! So make tracks to The Valley Rattler this Christmas and ride the Silver Bullet Railmotor to the North Pole aboard the Santa Shuttles. Enjoy a 20 minute train journey and all children have the chance to meet Santa and receive a small present.

Santa Shuttles Depart on 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2010, for the North Pole, from the Historic Gympie Station in Tozer Street at the following times:


Cost: $4 per person (Adults & Children).