Brookfield Country Market 2013
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Sat 31 Aug 2013
A unique feature of the modern Brisbane metropolis is that you can drive west for as little as 10-15 minutes to find yourself surrounding by rolling hills and unspoilt bushland.
Yet nothing spells 'country' more than an old-fashioned country market held on the expansive grounds of an historic little wooden church.
The beloved Brookfield Country Market
is held in the lead-up to Spring each year.
This is when a peaceful little pocket of the rural suburb of Brookfield transforms into a bustling hub of commerce and celebration.
Locals gather to sell fat, juicy strawberrries and other fresh produce, showcase their homemade cakes and jams or display art and craft items.
Others offer pot plants for sale, trade second-hand books and encourage visitors to rummage in trash and treasure stalls.
Displays of vintage cars and presentations from the Brookfield Rural Fire Brigade also feature on the program.
It's worth timing your visit to coincide with morning tea or lunch time, as Devonshire teas and barbecue items will be available for purchase.
There are no headline, big-name acts here to entertain - just the local school choirs, a pipe band and country singers - all of which adds to the charm of this community event.
There are loads of activities for children to do, including cupcake icing and a jumping castle.
A pet fashion parade, dubbed the Brookfield Barking Bandana Parade, is also planned.
This has become a popular annual event, which involves children dressing their dogs and themselves in decorated bandanas available from the local veterinary surgery. All participating children receive a prize.
The parade will conclude with a blessing of the dogs - remember, this is a church event after all.
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