The Road Ahead : August 1st 2012
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2012 26 GEM OF A TIME The Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club will hold its annual Gem Festival on September 8-9 at the Bribie Island Community Art Centre. The festival exhibits rare and beautiful stones, minerals, crystals and fossils, expertly crafted handmade jewellery and entertainment for the kids. Entry is free. www.bribieisland. lapidaryclub.com.au WHERE CITY MEETS COUNTRY BIRDSVILLE RACES Experience a unique racing carnival at the Birdsville Races, held on August 31-September 1. The 2000m track hosts a 13-race program, including the hotly-contended Birdsville Cup. More than 6000 people are expected to enjoy two days and nights of racing and entertainment, including fashion contests, whip cracking and sideshows. www.birdsvilleraces.com MUSIC FOR THE MASSES GYMPIE MUSTER It's that time of year again, when thousands of country music fans make the pilgrimage to Amamoor Creek State Forest for the Gympie Country Music Muster. This year the Muster celebrates its 31st anniversary, with 60,000 fans expected to bring the bush to life as they attend the festival, which runs from August 23-26. Headlining the four-day event is the legendary Kenny Rogers, joined by the likes of John Williamson, Shannon Noll, Lee Kernaghan, Colin Hay and many more across a variety of stages. Experience some of the finest country music on offer while being surrounded by a friendly, welcoming country spirit. Day and weekend passes are available as well as camping and accommodation. www.muster.com.au Make the most of what Queensland has to offer by tapping into one of the state's many colourful events. WHAT'S ON SPRINGTIME GARDEN FESTIVALS Australian Wildflower Spectacular • Held at Mount Coot-tha’s Botanical Gardens on September 15-16, a variety of flowers from all around Queensland will be on display as well as native plants and floral arrangements for sale. Entry $3. Buderim Garden Festival • To celebrate its 150th birthday, Buderim will open the gates to some of its most impressive gardens on the weekend of September 15-16. buderimgardenclub.com. Springtime on the Mountain • Six private Mount Tamborine gardens will be open to the public from September 28-30 as part of the Springtime on the Mountain Festival. tmbotanicgardens.org.au TRAVEL WHAT'S ON NEW CALENDAR Check out The Road Ahead's new Calendar of Events at www.roadahead. com.au/eventsent for a comprehensive list of what's happening in entertainment in Queensland.
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