The Road Ahead : August September 2008
what’s on ... QUEENSLAND EVENTS August 23rd-24th OLD TRUCK & MACHINERY SHOW Marvel at more than 200 trucks from years gone by at the Cleveland Show Grounds, Smith Street. Gates open 8am to 4pm, entry is $3 for adults. Children free. Visit www.hcvaq.com or call 5448 8246. September 2nd-4th AG SHOW Travel to Toowoomba Showgrounds for a diverse program of events including vintage machinery, a wine and food expo and cattle dog trials. Call 4634 1155 or email email@example.com. 6th FOOD & FIRE FEST Multi-cultural cooking, live entertainment and historic tours at Roma’s Big Rig Parklands from 4pm. Visit www. wheninroma.com.au or call 1800 222 399. 22nd-24th ORCHIDS The Queensland Orchid Society’s spring show is in full bloom at the Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Toowong, from 9am to 4pm daily. Adults $3, children under 16 free. Call 3800 3213. 22nd-September 7th TASTES OF GOLD COAST Indulge your taste buds at more than 30 events showcasing the Gold Coast region’s distinctive food and wine scene. Visit www.tastes ofgoldcoast. com.au. 23rd-31st HERITAGE FESTIVAL More than 500 historic and heritage exhibitions come together at the Jondaryan Woolshed for a nine-day celebration. Visit www. jondaryanwoolshed.com. or call 4692 2229. 27th-September 20th FESTIVAL CAIRNS Cairns comes alive with music, art, sport and entertainment. Visit www. festivalcairns.com.au or call 4051 0222. 44 AUG/SEP 08 7th AUTOSPECTACULAR The biggest display of General Motors vehicles in Queensland will be held at Quad Park, Kawana Waters. Gates open 7am to 2pm. Visit www.gmdayautospectacular. com.au or call 3829 2222. 13th-14th WOOD, WINE & ART FESTIVAL Showcasing the wineries, woodworkers and artists of the Kilcoy area with a large array of displays and entertainment. Entry $5 per person for a weekend pass, camping $7 per site per night. Call 5497 1504 or 5498 1285. 13th-14th GEM SHOW On the search for something shiny? The Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club is holding its annual Gem Show at the Community Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island. Call 3410 7762. 20th-21st BOWEN FISHING CLASSIC Head to Bowen for a fun-fi lled weekend of entertainment, trade displays, thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways and, of course, fi shing. Call 4786 3899 or 0417 769 617. 28th NOOSA CLASSIC Celebrate the best in classic cars at Noosa Beach Classic Car Show, Noosa Heads Lions Park. The marque of the year at this show is Maserati and there will be up to 200 other classic cars on display. Spectator entry is $5. Children under 12 free. Call 0437 649 192. October 4th-5th CAMP OVEN FESTIVAL Hankering for some old-fashioned country cooking? Head to Millmerran, one hour south-west of Toowoomba, for a feast of Aussie heritage and culture including camp oven cooking competitions, country music, poets breakfasts, damper throwing, demonstrations and more. Visit www.australiancampovenfestival.com.au or call 0429 727 503. 6th-11th BUNDABERG ARTS FESTIVAL Head to the Bundaberg Civic Centre to view entries in painting, ceramics, sculpture and literature. Visit www.bundabergartsfestival.com.au or call 4153 5417. 11th-12th COOLUM KITE FESTIVAL Fly high at Coolum Beach with a colourful display of kite fl ying, kite surfi ng, live performances, artistic creations and interactive workshops. Visit www.coolumkitefestival.com or call 5446 2500. 19th MORRIS MINOR DISPLAY Brisbane Southside Morris Minor Car Club is having their 15th annual car display at Ormiston State School, celebrating 60 years of the Morris Minor. Free entry. Call 3207 3425 or 3396 0464. PHOTOS THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW: Noosa Classic. Tastes of the Gold Coast. Coolum Kite Festival. Old Truck & Machinery Show.
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