It's all the Fun of the Fair!

Festival ClownThe Fetes and Fairs website is a comprehensive guide to the many community-based fetes, fairs and festivals held in Brisbane and throughout South-East Queensland.

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Feb 16 & 19 : Earth Frequency Festival

Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environmental festival. While drawing from many cultural niches such as transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof and boutique festival, the aim of Earth Frequency Festival is to go beyond these traditional tags and to exist as a multi-faceted gathering focused broadly on creativity, community, connection, intention and inspiration. At Earth Frequency, you can always expect an amazing mixture of live and electronic music, performances, visionary art, workshops and lectures, and a fantastic food and markets area, a family and kids space, and of course a positive community vibe. Our aim is to create nothing short of a life changing, transformative experience! We aim to provide a meeting place - people from many different backgrounds, ages and walks of life come together with the shared interests of music, nature, technology, culture, community and peace. - Peak Crossing, Ipswich Qld

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Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo

Feb 16 to 18 : Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo

The Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo will feature a wide variety of local and national companies displaying the very latest products and services. Showcasing some of Queensland’s and Australia’s best caravan, motorhome, camper trailer and boating dealers, all in the one location. The Event will also showcase dozens of complimentary companies, providing a whole range of products and services, including holiday and touring information, 4x4 and vehicle accessories, boating and accessories, insurance services, tools, gadgets and loads more. Come along for a great day out (or three) for the entire family, with stacks of daily entertainment, prizes, competitions and more. - Redcliffe Showgrounds - Scarborough Road, Scarborough Qld

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Feb 17 : Moreton Bay Region Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

Discover and experience Asia at the annual Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year. Caboolture Town Square will be transformed into world of Asian delights to welcome in the Year of the Dog. This event is free to attend and brings together an afternoon and evening of amazing entertainment, celebrating Asian culture. Guests will be thrilled with the traditional Asian music and dance performances, including a Red Dragon Traditional Lion Dance, Chinese Orchestra performances, Magic show, Drumming spectacular and more. Treat your tastebuds to a feast of Asian flavours in an Eat Street style of food tasting. You can sample a variety of flavours or simply fill up on your favourite. Take part in workshops and learn some of the intricacies of Asian culture. The Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year will conclude with a brilliant Fireworks finale. 4pm to 8pm - Caboolture Town Square - 57 King Street, Caboolture QLD

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Feb 17 & 18 : Mooloolaba Beach Festival

Welcome to the new Mooloolaba Beach Festival! The new-look weekend of events is a celebration of sand, surf and beach culture on the Sunshine Coast. We’ve put together a program of events that offer a range of experiences, including paddling events that both elites and weekend paddlers will enjoy, ocean swims (some old and some new!) and community events that the whole family, of any age, can participate in. Join us for an action-packed weekend on the Sunshine Coast, from sunrise to sunset. - Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast QLD

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Feb 23 to 25 : Brisbane Home Show

About to renovate or build? Then visit Brisbane’s Home Show to see, try and buy all the latest products for your bathroom, kitchen or interiors upgrade. There are hundreds of new ideas to renovate your house, both inside and out. Get FREE expert advice from more than 280 leading Queensland suppliers, so bring your plans and photos. See everything under one roof – and kids under 14 are FREE! - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street South Bank QLD

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Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

Feb 23 & March 4 : Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival dates back to 1954, and has grown into one of Queensland’s Iconic events and attracts up to 52000 visitors over it’s current 10 days of fun. Highlights of the festival include the Carnival featuring roving entertainment, morning band parades, poets, stalls, side shows, kids entertainment, street performers, celebrity grape crush, O’Maras sound stage, Heritage Bank family sound stage and entertainment area, food choices galore and closing with the fireworks spectacular. Other events include the Channel 7 Grand Parade, Multicultural Carnival & Wine Fiesta, Roman themed Gala Ball, Market in the Mountains, Music workshops, sporting carnivals and much more!. - Stanthorpe QLD

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Feb 24 : Flame Hill STOMP

Flame Hill hosts the ‘Stomp’ festival each year to celebrate the conclusion of another successful harvest and vintage. Our signature event is unlike no other and gives the visitor the opportunity to experience a real harvest on a real working farm. As well as the highlight stomping in grape barrels which is open to all comers, the event is a wonderful day for wine aficionados, food lovers and those seeking quality live entertainment. - Flame Hill Vineyard - 249 Western Ave, Montville QLD

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March 2 to 4 : Farm Fantastic Expo

Farm Fantastic is one of Queensland’s largest rural, livestock, farming, agriculture and lifestyle Expos! This event features hundreds of displays from local and national companies and attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually. Everything from farm machinery, to stock handling equipment, animal health, off-road vehicles, sheds, tools, tanks and a vast range of exhibitors displaying the latest in sustainable living, gourmet foods and produce will be on display. Plus there will also be products and services showcased for homes and backyards, the latest of farm technology, drone applications, communication equipment as well as gourmet foods to taste and take home, along with produce, wines and plants to purchase, amongst much more rural and farm-orientated fun. - Caboolture Showgrounds, corner of Beerburrum Road & Old Gympie Road, Caboolture QLD

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The Glennie Fair

March 4 : The Glennie Fair

The Glennie Parents and Friends’ Association invites you to attend The Glennie Fair on Sunday, 4 March from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Fair commenced over 30 years ago and showcases the talent and commitment of our amazing school community and its stunning facilities. The event continues to deliver an affordable action-packed day for the whole family featuring an awesome range of rides and attractions, arts and craft, delicious food, fashion parade, mini golf, games, Glennie Gift and much more - 246A Herries Street Toowoomba QLD

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March 10 : South Burnett Wine & Food In The Park Festival

The annual South Burnett Wine & Food In The Park Festival will feature a h-u-g-e line-up of live entertainment all through the day and into the night. Sample great wines from the South Burnett's leading multi award winning wineries; be entertained by 8 non-stop hours of live music from some of Australia's top music acts; be amused by incredible street entertainers or try any of the wide variety of foods available on-site. 12:00 noon to 8:00pm - Memorial Park Kingaroy QLD

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17 : St Patrick’s Day Parade

The St Patrick’s Day Parade has been held amidst the streets of Brisbane city for the past 29 years, flooding the inner-city district with a colourful convoy of more than 80 floats and displays representing Irish culture that provide free community-oriented entertainment for all ages. We’ll be celebrating into the day and after the parade in the wonderful Botanic Gardens so stick around for some live music from Celtic Fusions and tasty food from the 30 stalls offering crafts, food and drinks from 8:00am! - Brisbane QLD

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Villanova International Carnival

March 17 : Villanova International Carnival

This year's Villanova International Carnival will be held on Saturday 17th March at the Villanova College’s Coorparoo campus between 5pm and 10pm. Foods from around the globe will be featured at the popular celebration, while there will also be lots of activities for the whole family, entertainment. fairground rides for all ages, plus all your popular stalls to entice you! We look forward to your support. It's a great night for the whole family. See you then! - Sixth Ave Coorparoo Brisbane QLD

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Bleach Festival

March 28 to April 15 : Bleach Festival

The Bleach Festival is the Gold Coast’s biggest cultural arts festival. Running over a 16 day period hundreds of local, national and international artists display and perform their music, photography and theatre talents. Live music, outdoor films, exhibitions, street parties and art displays are just a few of the performances on offer. A fantastic holiday activity with performances and displays suitable for all the family, pack a picnic and enjoy an outdoor cinema experience or a night of amazing food, entertainment and live music. - Currumbin Qld

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March 30 : Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Spend Good Friday by the ocean at the annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Enjoy the best view of Australia's second largest yacht race , The Brisbane to Gladstone, as they sail past the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula. This event is free to attend and includes stacks of entertainment for the whole family including the traditional Skydiving Easter Bunny, Sideshow Alley and Amusements, and giant Easter Egg Hunt. Redcliffe Festival of Sails will feature two stages dedicated to Live Music and Children's Entertainment. The event will also feature an awesome Kids Zone, with Children's Workshops and Activities. The beach will come to life with Sand Sculpting and Street Art Installation, while families can roam through the hundreds of market stalls on display. 9am to 4pm - Sutton's Beach, Redcliffe Qld

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Bluewater Festival

March 30 : Bluewater Festival

The Bluewater Festival at Shorncliffe Pier showcases the beauty and attractions of the northern Bayside and attracts thousands of visitors to the Shorncliffe Pier as well as Upper and Lower Moora Park. On Good Friday of each year the Bluewater Festival provides an opportunity for people to take advantage of the best waterfront views for the start of Australia’s second biggest yacht race ‘The Brisbane to Gladstone’. There will be plenty to keep the foodies happy with lots of food trucks and gourmet food stalls. There will be lots of different market stalls, carnival rides, life-sized board games, play equipment, displays and activities for children of all ages. If you are looking for something to do on Good Friday come down to the northern Bayside’s iconic Shorncliffe Pier and enjoy the Bluewater Festival – a perfect way to entertain the whole family. - Shorncliffe Brisbane Qld

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March 31 : Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

The Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest is back for another year where the Mary Valley’s finest food and wine will be showcased in one huge event. Come along as you will find a huge range of food stalls with cooking demonstrations and wine tastings all throughout the festival. Throughout the day, you will be treated to the very best local food and wines with cheese tastings, wine tastings and gourmet cooking demonstrations. There will also be plenty of entertainment throughout the festival with a cheese rolling contest and live music. For the kids, there will be art in the park, horse carriage rides, fun camel rides, Petting Zoo, an Easter hat parade and an egg hunt. There will also be hot food on offer with fresh seafood, wood fire pizzas and uniquely Australian bush food. So take a scenic drive to the Mary Valley and come on down to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest for a great day out! - Kenilworth Qld

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April 1 : Ocean Street World Festival

The Ocean Street World Festival is a community celebration of culture, music and food. The festival will bring together the Sunshine Coast's diverse flavours, sounds and people. The Festival will include market stalls representing many different countries food and culture. The entertainment features Artists who bring their unique talents across four stages with acts from Japan to Bolivia, Budapest to Jamaica, Salsa dancing and Bollywood workshops, choirs, djembe workshops, displays, activities and much more. This is a one-day opportunity to travel the world. 10.00am to 9.00pm. - Ocean St, Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Qld

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April 4 to 15 : Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the largest sporting event held in Australia this decade, and the largest the Gold Coast has ever hosted. More than 6500 athletes and team officials will take part over the 11 days of competition, with 71 nations and territories represented across 17 different sports and para-sports. Events will be hosted across 18 competition venues located on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane with preliminary Basketball matches contested in Townsville and Cairns. The teams, friends and families will be made to feel right at home by 15,000 of the finest and most dedicated volunteers and a community intent on delivering a great Commonwealth Games. - Gold Coast Qld

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April 7 to 18 : Australian Body Art Festival

The Australian Body Art Festival is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas. Inspiring artworks, market stalls, street performers and lots of fun all weekend! The 2018 theme is “Wild Things” which lends itself to a wide range of interpretations for artists. 9.00am to 5.00pm - Cr Marara & Maple St, Cooroy Qld

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April 12 to 14 : Royal Toowoomba Show

The Royal Toowoomba Show is an agricultural event which focuses on the primary industries of Queensland, and rural lifestyle of many Queenslanders with events such as livestock judging, equestrian events, animal breeders competitions, produce competitions and wood chopping. This is a fabulous day out for the whle family with other highlights including live entertainment, fashion shows, sporting events and food tasting. A popular feature of the show is the sideshows which feature show rides, food stalls, games of skill, and showbag stalls. - Toowoomba Queensland

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April 12 to 22 : Ipswich Festival

The Ipswich Festival is the region’s premier event, showcasing nationally acclaimed artists, emerging local talents from specialised community interest groups to diverse arts cultures. Get ready for for eleven days of free entertainment, rockin' fireworks, creative fun for the kids, Parade of Light, crazy combo Jass and Blues, week long cycling celebrations, Unmasked, and the spectacular Heritage Bank Street Party featuring Mental as Anything. It's time to enjoy yourself! - Ipswich Queensland

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April 28 : Jimboomba State School Bush Fete

We are having our FIRST BUSH FETE in over 20 years!! It is going to be a fantastic day full of fabulous Entertainment, Activities, Displays, Performances, Stalls, Games, Rides, Food & Fireworks. You do not want to miss out so SAVE THE DATE!! Pre-paid ride passes will be available closer to the event, keep an eye out on the Facebook page for all updates. 2pm to 7pm - Brisbane St Jimboomba Qld

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April 28 to 29: Pine Rivers Garden & Plant Fair

The Pine Rivers Garden & Plant Fair is a brand new garden and plant fair, held in the Show Ring of the Pine Rivers Show Ground. There's 40 plus premium stalls, food, entertainment, display gardens, water features, pots, competitions, garden art, dogs on leash welcome. Decorated hat competition and decorated dog competition. Raffles, spot raffles. Water feature to be won, garden consultation to be won plus other prizes. Great guest speakers, Russell Young, Claire Bickle, Noel Burdette, Kate Wall, Annette Irish are just a few. Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm Sunday 8.20am - 2.30pm. - 757 Gympie Road Lawnton Qld

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April 28 to May 6: Western Downs Big Skies

Big Skies is an annual event celebrating the sights, tastes and unique experiences that our region, the Western Downs, has to offer. Beneath the grandeur and beauty of Jimbour House, the Jimbour Amphitheatre hosts ‘Day on the Plain’, an exciting line-up of rock artists to entertain music lovers in this iconic location. Experience our Big Skies up close and personal with a relaxing balloon ride over the breathtaking countryside or explore the endless blanket of stars during an evening of guided stargazing. Indulge in the workshops and market stalls showcasing our locally produced fibres and foods, handcrafted wares and artisan pieces. - Western Downs Qld

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May 4 to 6 : Buddha Birth Day Festival

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world. Visitors can enjoy a relaxed environment surrounded by a range of displays, entertained by a variety of performances and experience many cultural customs and activities and vegetarian food. It is a Festival for everyone, regardless of ages, religious or cultural backgrounds. 9am to 9pm - Southbank Parklands, South Brisbane Qld.

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May 5 : BBQ & Beer Roadshow

Imagine sitting on the grass and gnawing on a juicy steak from some of Brisbane’s Best BBQ Foodies whilst sipping on some of Australia (and the World)’s most delicious craft brews. Cruise the BBQ Arena where some of Australia’s BEST BBQ Crews will be battling it out right in front of your eyes. They’ll tease you with their smoke and sauce creations, melting their meats to their final flavour destination. Whichever way you want to plan your Roadshow, there will be awesome Live Music lineup to tickle your ear drums and play soundtrack to a truly fabulous Saturday. We bring to you the BBQ & Beer Roadshow. You’re welcome.. - Redland Showgrounds, Long St & Smith St Cleveland Qld.

May 5 to 7 : Maleny Wood Expo

Three days of clean country family fun hosted by Barung Landcare in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland. The Wood Expo showcases sustainable timber production and our beautiful native timbers through the work of regional wood artisans. Smell the distinctive spicy aroma of newly milled timber and watch live demos of chainsaws, woodworking, trade tools and more. Also includes displays of environmental initiatives underway in the region, local Maleny produce, free kids activities and much more. Pull up a hay bale and enjoy great food and fabulous local music: there’s entertainment for everyone! - Maleny Showgrounds Maleny QLD .

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May 12 : Sherwood State School Fete

Sherwood's favourite annual community event, the Sherwood State School Fete is back this year with lots of free family fun! The Fete is a great family day out with things to see and do to keep both kids and adults entertained! Highlights include stage performances, market stalls, gourmet food, fairground rides, games, activities, displays, bar and much more. 8.30am to 5.00pm.Cnr Sherwood and Oxley Rds, Sherwood, Brisbane QLD.

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May 12 : Cooroy Fusion Festival

Cooroy Fusion Festival is a free family event that showcases some of Cooroy’s best local food, entertainment, and products. Great fun for people of all ages with fabulous food stalls, artisan market stalls, fantastic live bands in the Bendigo Bank marquee, and various demonstrations in the library and Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. Cooroy Fusion Festival is joyfully combined with the annual shows of The Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society. 9.30am to 3.00pm.Mill Place, Cooroy QLD.

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May 12 : Ashgrove State School Fete

Fabulous food, scintillating stalls and wild carnival rides - come one, come all to this year's Ashgrove State School Fete. We have the biggest & the best Stalls such as Trash & Treasure, International Food, Sweets, Pre-loved Clothes, Books and Toys, Arts & Crafts, Cakes, and more. There's great entertainment throughout the day, children's & adult refreshments.Glory St, Ashgrove, Brisbane QLD.

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May 17 to 20 : Noosa Food & Wine 2018

Join food and wine enthusiasts from all over the nation as they descend on Noosa from 17-20 May for Noosa Food & Wine 2018. Event-goers can look forward to discovering new flavours alongside great Australian wines, artisan foods, culinary talent with some of Australia’s leading chefs and producers and the finest Queensland produce in one of Australia’s leading food destinations, Noosa. Discover an exciting program of activities at Noosa Food & Wine including celebrity lunches and dinners, beachfront breakfasts, wine and champagne master-classes, hinterland food trails, live cooking demonstrations and lifestyle events. - Noosa Sunshine Coast Qld.

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May 18 to 20 : Ipswich Show

The Ipswich Show is one of the largest annual events in South East Queensland. Entertainment Includes Fireworks, Camel Races, Demolition Derby, Monster Trucks, Live Music Performances, 3 x Stages, Roving Entertainment, Carnival Rides & Showbags, Kids Zone, Farmyard Friends, Food Court and much, much, much more - Ipswich Qld.

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May 18 to 20 : Brookfield Show

The Brookfield Show features Horse events, Sideshow Alley, Fairground Rides, Rodeo, live music and ring events. The pavilions are open to visitors and judging of various competitions including horticulture, poultry, waterfowl and guinea pigs. The program includes fireworks Saturday evening and live music Saturday night and Sunday afternoon - Brookfield Showgrounds, 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield Qld.

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May 19th : Bethania Lutheran School Country Fair

Bethania Lutheran School is proud to announce that our Country Fair will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018. It commences at 1pm and concludes at 6:30pm. Bring the whole family along for a fun filled afternoon with rides, market stalls, food trucks, free activities, displays, fantastic entertainment with a fireworks grand finale. - 66 Glastonbury Dr, Bethania.

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Paniyiri Greek Festival

May 19 to 20 : Paniyiri Greek Festival

For more than four decades, Paniyiri has grown to become Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek. Celebrate over two joyous days with traditional music and dancing, along with traditional food stalls showcasing the tastes and recipes from all corners of Greece. On the main stage, the Zorba, Sirto, Kalamatiano and Sousta will be performed to music played on traditional Greek instruments including the bouzouki, lira, tarabuka and laouto. - Musgrave Park - Edmonstone St, West End Brisbane Qld.

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May 20th : Hampton Festival

Set in the unique atmosphere of our high country village, the Hampton Festival is a vibrant celebration of local food production, regional artisans, art and music. The Festival is a three day food and cultural extravaganza with an extensive events program giving you a unique, authentic High Country experience and highlights the autumn season and natural beauty of the Hampton region. Bring your family for a few days and enjoy hands-on art and food experiences and gain an understanding about the region’s history and heritage through experiences such as the Historic Homestead progressive dinner. Experience hands-on food and artistic workshops, regional farm tours and enjoy the ‘Tastes of the Region’ local produce events at local venues on Friday and Saturday. On Festival Sunday your family will enjoy a wide range of activities from the celebrity chef demonstrations, to live music, the Hampton Art exhibition and interactive art sessions as well as great children’s food and artistic activities. The festival’s Chapman Park is an idyllic setting to relax under the majestic blue gums and enjoy the Festival’s live music and taste superb, local produce and locally made food and wine from one of the many featured regional restaurants and wineries. - Hampton Qld.

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April 21 : The Gap Autumn Fair

The Gap Uniting Church is having its Autumn Fair on Saturday April 21st, 10am till 3pm at the Church (1050 Waterworks Road). Come along and join in this great community and family event! There will be lots to see and do for all ages including Face Painting, a Jumping Castle, 2nd Hand Toys and Games for the kids. For adults we have 2nd Hand Clothes, Gifts, Books, Puzzles and Fantastic Plants! Don’t forget to grab one of our wonderful hamburgers or some of the home made cakes, pies, sweets and biscuits. - 1050 Waterworks Road The Gap Qld

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May 26 : Hills Carnivale

Hills Carnivale brings to a close four weeks of incredible events as part of the Hills Festival. The annual Hills Carnivale is a free event with a whole host of activities for little kids and big kids alike. Get ready for a jam-packed entertainment program split between two stages. Kids will have lots to keep them busy with rides, stilt walkers, and musician roving through the park as well as free workshops and activities to enjoy. And mum and dad can wander through the dozens of multicultural food stalls and lifestyle markets. Don't miss the brilliant FIREWORKS FINALE FROM 7.30PM! See you at the 2018 Hills Carnivale! - George Wilmore Park - 52 Ferny Way Ferny Hills Qld.

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May 27 : Dayboro Day Festival

The annual DAYBORO DAY FESTIVAL is a celebration of the town of Dayboro, and everything that makes it one of the best places in QLD to live and visit!!! Entertainment, demonstrations, market stalls, Chopper rides, Wildlife Displays, lot's of food and drinks, activities, displays, Antiques & Collectables Fair plus much more! 8am to 3.30pm. - Dayboro South East Qld.

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May 27 : St Agnes Primary School Fete

Come and join us down the rabbit hole as St Agnes Primary School celebrates their bi-annual Alice in Wonderland – The Fete! on Sunday 27th May 2018. This Fete will be filled with awesome rides for the littles and the bigger kids, old favourite stalls and activities to bring out the child in you! This will be excellent family day out for the community of Mount Gravatt, Holland Park, Tarragindi, Mount Gravatt East and surrounds. We look forward to seeing you there! 10am to 3pm. - 29 Tudor St, Mt Gravatt Brisbane Qld.

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Albany Fair

May 27 : Albany Fair

Albany Fair is entering its 28th year and is gearing up for another fun-filled day of thrills, food, smiles, memories and more. Each year the Albany Fair attracts up to 10,000 people. The Fair features a range of international foods, live entertainment, along with a variety of stalls and amusement rides. There are plenty of things for the kids to enjoy like Carnival rides, jumping castle and lots of other fun activities. Gates open at 10.00am. - All Saints Primary School - 4 Faheys Road East, Albany Creek Qld.

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May 27 : Wetlands Festival

The Wetlands Festival - Cannon Hill Anglican College’s bumper biennial fundraising fete - will be held in the College grounds (corner of Krupp and Junction Roads), home to 4.5 hectares of protected Eucalyptus and Melaleuca Wetlands. The event will feature popular stalls selling home-made sweets, cakes, preserves and up-market, upcycled craft items along with books, clothes, household items and toys. There are plenty of activities, displays and exciting carnival rides, suitable for children of all ages. Festival activities also include musical entertainment, student performances, mouth-watering festival food stalls, environmental displays, and community stalls. 9am to 3pm - corner of Krupp and Junction Roads Cannon Hill Brisbane Qld.

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May 31 to June 3 : Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival

The Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival is the Gold Coast’s signature food and wine event. In past years the event has seen collaborations between exciting and innovative food destinations on the Gold Coast including the new night market based food mecca of NightQuarter, and the biggest names of the Gold Coast food scene. From Beenleigh to Coolangatta to Mount Tamborine, the Gold Coast is set to become a foodies’ paradise with a huge lineup of events to be announced. The festival will run on the first weekend of June, from the 31st May-3rd June at various locations across the Gold Coast. - Gold Coast Qld.

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June 3 : Green Heart Fair

The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest FREE bi-annual community and sustainability festival, promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy. The Fair welcomes over 100 of Brisbane’s leading sustainability organisations, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, community groups, artisans, businesses and eco experts to share information and knowledge with Brisbane residents on how to live more sustainably. Fair goers are treated to heaps of fun activities and entertainment throughout the day with a jam-packed schedule. 9am to 2pm - 7th Brigade Park, Chermside Brisbane Qld.

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June 6 to 10 : Cooly Rocks On

Established in 2011, Cooly Rocks On has evolved to become Australia’s largest 50s and 60s rock’n’roll and nostalgia festival and a signature event on Queensland and Australia’s event calendar. Set on a combination of outdoor stages and venues within the beachside streetscape of iconic Coolangatta, the highlight of Cooly Rocks On is the destination; the spectacular Southern Gold Coast beaches, the relaxed and friendly hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere for which the Southern Gold Coast is renowned. Everyone’s favourite events will be back including the Retro Markets, Dance Championships, Show ‘n’ Shine, Poodle Parade, Miss Cooly Rocks On and the signature Street Parade. Car cruises and Show ‘n’ Shines will continue to be the highlight of the weekend’s activities. So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for Cooly Rocks On 2018. - Coolangatta Gold Coast Qld.

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June 23 to 24 : Generate Festival

The Generate Festival is back for its second year to showcase everything creative! Join us as the Moreton Bay Region comes together to celebrate all things creative. Held at Caboolture, the Generate Festival will feature immersive light installations and light shows, pop-up laneways, art installations, outdoor galleries, music, and street performers. - Caboolture Hub - Hasking Street Caboolture Qld.

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June 23 to 24 : Mudgeeraba Show

Each year the Mudgeeraba Show provides a enormous amount of entertainment, engaging activities for people of all ages, fine cuisines, endless ring events, poultry, cattle and animal attractions, arts and crafts, show bags, carnival rides and much much more. This year's Show is sure to deliver bigger attractions, more forms of entertainment and endless activities for the whole family than ever before. - Mudgeeraba Gold Coast Hinterland Qld.

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June 29 to July 1 : Redcliffe Show

With a huge program of events over the three days, the Redcliffe Show is good value for money and a fun day out. There's horse judging and showjumping, and poultry displays, sideshow rides, showbags, arts and crafts, schoolwork displays, horticultural, animal nursery, feeding and shearing, fireworks and more. - Redcliffe Brisbane Qld.

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Queensland Garden Expo

July 13 to 15 : Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. See plants, plants and more plants with over 55 nurseries represented and over 360 exhibitors. There is a full program of free lectures and demonstrations on eight "live" stages every day covering a vast array of gardening topics. Head to the Gourmet Garden stage for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. The ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ features a totally organic food court with a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite. Come spend the weekend visiting the Queensland Garden Expo and exploring our naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast region – return home relaxed and inspired! Gates open 8am daily. - Nambour Showgrounds Coronation Avenue, Nambour QLD.

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July 14 to 15 : Abbey Medieval Festival

Every year, the Moreton Bay Region becomes home to the largest, most authentic, annual medieval re-enactment in the southern hemisphere – Abbey Medieval Festival – a completely immersive Medieval experience transporting festival-goers back to the days of kings, knights, Vikings, fair maidens and peasants. With pigs roasting on spits, re-enactment camps, minstrels, jousters, mock-battles and music, it’s an event that is unmatched for its authentic recreation of this fascinating era. If you’re an ancient history buff, or love all things Medieval this is the festival for you! Bring the whole family to Abbey Medieval Festival for a fantastic day out experiencing the Middle Ages brought back to life. - 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture QLD.

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July 14 to 15 : Jumpers and Jazz in July

Warwick’s winter festival sees a transformation of the CBD streets into a living gallery, with more than 100 handmade “tree jumpers” that inspire and charm spectators even on the coldest of winter days. Jumpers and Jazz in July began in 2004 and nine years later the quirky “tree jumper” project has expanded into a ten day music and art festival. Visitors to Warwick are invited to immerse themselves in a program of exhibitions and events that range from a beaut family night around the Fire Drums of Killarney to indulging with a fine local wine to the sounds of elegant jazz at a charming country hotel. - Warwick QLD.

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July 15 : RACQ MotorFest

The fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MotorFest will return to Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot on Sunday, 15 July 2018. As always, the event promises to have something for everyone. Last year, thousands of car buffs and families turned out to see the 400+ prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles that were showcased in a colourful carnival environment. This year, all the family favourites will return, including roving entertainment, market stalls, children's rides and food stalls. It’s undoubtedly Brisbane’s most inexpensive day out, with funds raised supporting RACQ’s rescue helicopters. - Warwick QLD.

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Sunshine Coast Show

June 15 to 17 : Sunshine Coast Show

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is a three day event that has been running for over 100 years. The Show hosts a huge range of exhibitions and demonstrations as well as heaps of fun things for the kids featuring fairground rides, carnival games, showbags horse events, V8 Ute demonstrations and fireworks each evening. There are a number of attractions at the show including celebrity chefs, pet expo, historic race cars, chainsaw carving, dreamtime reptiles, bush poets and young farmers challenge. You will also find a huge range of food stalls selling hot and cold food as well as coffee, cold drinks and ice-creams. There will be entertainment throughout the show with many roving musicians and musical acts performing at various times. - Nambour Showgrounds Coronation Ave, Nambour Qld.

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July 19 to 20 : Jumpers & Jazz in July

Jumpers & Jazz in July is Queensland's quirkiest ten day art and music festival. Warwick's winter festival sees a transformation of the CBD streets into a living gallery, with more than 100 handmade “tree jumpers” that inspire and charm spectators even on the coldest of winter days. Visitors to Warwick are invited to immerse themselves in a program of activities, exhibitions and events that range from a beaut family fun night around the Fire Drums of Killarney to indulging with a fine local food and wine to the sounds of elegant jazz at a charming country hotel - Warwick QLD.

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Brisbane Food & Wine Expo

July 20 to 22 : Brisbane Food & Wine Expo

Indulge with three days of gourmet food and wine. Come and enjoy free tastings at over 100 gourmet exhibitors; beer and cheese appreciation classes; free wine, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs from Masterchef and MKR and a special feature oyster and champagne bar! Don't miss out on this spectacular celebration of fine foods. 11am to 5pm - Brisbane Showgrounds - 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills Brisbane QLD

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July 20 to 29 : Noosa Alive

The Noosa Alive festival presents a diverse program of events which in its 16 years has attracted some of the best Australian and international performers, musicians, artists, chefs, environmentalists, writers, film-makers and commentators. This Year, the 10 day event promises to be spectacular with an array of plays, performances and breathtaking productions set amidst a stunning array of premium Noosa locations and premier dining venues. - Noosa Qld.

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July 21 to 22 : Regional Flavours

Experience the Sunshine State on a plate at Regional Flavours, Brisbane’s premier free food and wine festival. Held in the picturesque South Bank Parklands, Regional Flavours features free entertainment from celebrity chefs and industry experts, delicious food, live music, beer and wine, kid’s activities and more. It’s also home to the renowned Regional Flavours Marketplace, an offering of more than 80 stalls touting gourmet fare from across Queensland – think juicy tomatoes and zesty herbs direct from the farm; freshly pressed olive and avocado oils; handmade chocolate and pasta; jams and chutneys abundant with Queensland-grown berries and fruits; and so much more. - South Bank Parklands Brisbane QLD.

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July 22 : Pomona King of the Mountain Festival

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival held in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona, is an all-day fun filled event for the whole family, climaxing with the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge where competitors run up the face of Mount Cooroora. The festival program includes a 3km Family Fun Run, the Primary School Relay, Heritage Markets, Tug O War (for Primary School Children and Corporate Tug O War for local businesses & sports clubs), live music on the Pomona IGA stage (bands to be confirmed), buskers, amusement rides, side show alley and a relaxing food court area… plus more. - Pomona Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD.

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July 22 : Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

It's Queensland's most scenic and longest running fun run. The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run takes place around the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula, offering four different races each year: 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km. No matter if this is your first ever fun run, or your running the half marathon, the J2J is an event for all ages and levels. - Woody Point, Redcliffe QLD.

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July 27 to 29 : Gold Coast Expo

Gold Coast's largest Home, Caravan & Camping Expo! Find caravans, camper trailers, boating, 4x4s, vehicles and everything for home and outdoor living. A major Gold Coast event combining the highly successful Midyear Caravan and Camping Expo, plus Home and Outdoor Living Ideas. Two events running together, side by side, will ensure a massive event that will attract many thousands of visitors and shoppers. Visitors to the event can expect to browse a huge range of the very latest motorhomes, 5th wheelers, vehicles, caravans, camper trailers, camping gear and accessories. PLUS products and services for your homes, outdoors and lifestyles, including new homes, solar power, blinds, awnings, patios, gardening, pools and spas, furniture, bedding and much more. It's all at the Gold Coast Expo! - Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive, Bundall Qld.

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July 27 to 29 : Groundwater Country Music Festival

Groundwater Country Music Festival is a free to attend festival hosted in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast with international and Australian artists headlining. The event is set on stages in the streets and parks of Broadbeach next to the beach. The beachside event is free to attend, showcasing premier country music performers on a number of outdoor stages and in venues throughout Broadbeach. The incredible line-up will feature more than 40 artists, roving entertainment, markets and more. - Broadbeach Gold Coast Qld.

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July 29 : St Clare's Primary School Fete Yarrabilba

We are extremely excited to be holding our inaugral fete! It is going to be a day you won't want to miss with rides, market stalls, performances, food, drinks, games, displays and entertainment. Be sure to save this in your diaries! Follow our facebook page to keep up to date with all the exciting events scheduled for the day!! 10am to 3pm - 2 Combs Street Yarrabilba Qld.

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GreazeFest

August 3 to 5 : GreazeFest

GreazeFest is the utmost kustom kulture event in the Southern Hemisphere, where thousands of rockabilly and hot rod fans roll up for a massive dose of ultra-kool kustom kulture. Held every August in Australia, GreazeFest brings you a crankin' weekend of cool cars, djs, rockabilly bands, fashion parades, pinups, vintage bikes, lowrider cycles, kustom art shows, art workshops and competitions, pinstripers, tattoos, markets and heaps more! - Redlands Showgrounds Cleveland SE Qld.

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August 5 : Mount Carmel Community Fete

The Mount Carmel Community Fete is one of south Brisbane’s biggest annual fetes! Come and enjoy a host of culinary delights against a backdrop of fun and activity. Take in 35 stalls featuring fete favourites homemade Cakes, Jams and Preserves, Sample Bags, Face Painting, Handmade gifts, Pony Rides, Tombola, Pre-loved Books and Toys, Vintage Clothing, BBQ, Greek Food, Sushi, a Chill Out Zone with free activities and 9 amazing carnival rides for all ages plus a bar and live music...and much more! 9.30am to 3.30pm - Norfolk St, Coorparoo Brisbane Qld.

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Brisbane EKKA

August 10 to 19 : Brisbane EKKA

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane. The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland with animal competitions, award-winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and much more. This iconic show is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families. It's a true Queensland experience and one not to be missed. - Brisbane Showgrounds Bowen Hills Brisbane Qld.

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August 12 : Helidon Heritage Fair

This year's Helidon Heritage Fair will be held at the Helidon Cricket Grounds on August 12. Following the grand parade, enjoy all the fun of the fair including tug o’ war, the billy cart derby, 100 yard dash for cash and the pie eating competition. A great variety of foods, stalls, family entertainment and fun activities fill the day, with festivities drawing to a close around 5.00pm. - Helidon Cricket Grounds - Arthur Street, Helidon Qld.

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August 13 : Caboolture Family Fun Day

If you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative to a day at the EKKA, then Caboolture Family Fun Day is just the place for you. Head to Centenary Lakes to enjoy rides, stage shows, entertainment, activities, market and food stalls, show bags and more! 10am to 4pm - Centenary Lakes - 16 Stringfellow Road, Caboolture Qld.

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August 23 to 26 : Gympie Music Muster

The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's favourite Country Music & Camping Festival. There are about 120 artists, more than 250 performances and over 1000 campsites all in 1 natural bush setting. Held on the last weekend in August every year, it is a great family getaway. Like we say "There are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven't met yet". So, come and enjoy a weekend of Australian Mateship and the cream of Australian Country Music. - Amamoor State Creek Forest, near Gympie Qld.

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August 24 to September 2 : Maroochydore Horizon Festival

Horizon Festival connects, disrupts and delights through arts, culture and creativity. Over 10 arts-fuelled days across the Sunshine Coast, Horizon collaborates to deliver more than 200 events in visual art, film, literature, performance, music, street art, comedy, theatre and new media. As the signature multi-arts festival for the region, Horizon’s curated program of events celebrates local artists alongside Australian and international guests, building the capacity of local creative talent and exposing the audience to unique arts experiences. - Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Qld.

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August 25 to 26 : Burleigh BBQ Championships

oin us for “smoke on the water” and “meat on the beach” for two days of competition BBQ as part of this year's Burleigh BBQ Championships. Watch some of Australia’s best BBQ teams battle it out overnight. 20 hours to cook, 5 meat categories to be handed in at different times Sunday morning. Judges experienced and locals to be newly trained Sunday morning will do the scoring. Bring your picnic blanket and kick back to the live tunes in the park throughout. Authentic low and slow BBQ will be available from select teams in a new designated area. Food Vans also in attendance - The Esplanade Burleigh Heads Gold Coast Qld.

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August 26 : Rainworth State School Rainbow Carnival

Rainworth State School invites you to the Rainbow Carnival at Norm Buchan Park, Rainworth Road, Bardon. This is a fun day for the whole family with great entertainment, performances, games, activities, displays, all day fun rides, sideshow alley, yummy food, gourmet treats, bargain books, plants and much more. 9am to 2pm - Norm Buchan Park, Rainworth Road Bardon Brisbane Qld.

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August 31 to September 2 : Gold Coast Show

The annual three day Gold Coast Show is a community driven celebration of the agricultural history and diverse modern culture of Queensland’s second largest city. The event attracts over 65,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy the mix of city and country competitions, activities, demonstrations and displays, free live entertainment, fabulous food, carnival atmosphere, family friendly rides and our awesome fireworks. - Gold Coast Turf Club & Showgrounds - Racecourse Drive Bundall QLD.

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September 7 to 9 : RedFest

RedFest is an annual music and cultural festival held in September in Cleveland, just 25 minutes east of Brisbane on beautiful Moreton Bay. It is Redland City's premier event and boasts musicians and artists from across the globe. For two and half days, Redlands Showground becomes a magical blaze of colour, a symphony of beautiful sounds and celebration of our amazing community. Hundreds of the world's best performers & singers, dancers, poets and artists come to Redlands to entertain and share their skills across multiple venues with a jammed packed program. Kids are KING with a venue and program just for them including Amusement Rides, Sideshow alley, spectacular fireworks, the world famous Strawberry Eating Competition and the illuminating Lantern Parade. - Redlands Showgrounds - Long St, Cleveland Brisbane Qld.

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September 14 to 23 : SWELL Sculpture Festival

Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the SWELL Sculpture Festival. Stay a little longer and discover a range of unique experiences; guided twilight walks and artist talks; artist led workshops; salute to sculpture yoga; delicious food on The Green and live music at SWELL Sounds. SWELL inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit. - Currumbin Gold Coast Qld.

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September 15 to 16 : Ormeau Fair

The Ormeau Fair is the Northern Gold Coast's "Mini Ekka". Held over Saturday & Sunday the local Primary & High Schools compete for big cash prizes with choirs, dance groups and bands and attract large crowds on both mornings. Regular attractions are the VIP Dog Show and and baby animal show. Classic Car Clubs put on a great display of wonderful old vehicles. Sideshow Alley is always a favourite with rides and games for all ages, and the fireworks on Saturday night are spectacular. All in all a great time to be had by everyone and the best thing about our Fair is the admission cost - FREE!! All funds raised after costs are distributed back to our local schools, community groups and sporting clubs. - Ritchie Bros, 1-57 Burnside Rd Yatala Qld.

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September 29 : Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Held on the beautiful Tin Can Bay foreshore, the Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is the most popular and entertaining way to spend a Saturday for all the family. The festival program is jam packed with entertainment and activities for all ages including yummy seafood cooking demonstrations, great food, wine tasting, beer tent, show cars, retail stalls, art and craft stalls, mullet throwing competition, prawn eating competition, amusement rides and much more. - Tin Can Bay Foreshore - Tin Can Bay Qld.

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October 27 - Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party

It’s almost that time of year again … where ghouls, ghosts, ballerinas and fairy’s dominate the landscape, bent on thrilling and chilling in the most fun way possible at the annual Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party! Dress up and join us at this FREE, family friendly and alcohol-free community event with over 13 hours non-stop entertainment on 2 stages! street parade, market stalls, amusements rides and attractions, water entertainment, displays, activities, fabulous food and much more! 11am to 9pm : Manly Harbour Village Manly Brisbane QLD

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