Have you ever heard of Strawbfest before? No? This is a pretty special day for Chevallum State School - every year on the first Friday of September they host their annual strawberry festival - and this year is the 30th Anniversary of Strawbfest!
Next to Chevallum State School is the Twist Brothers Strawberry Farm - the Twists grow the most delicious strawberries you have ever tasted and every year they open up their hearts and their farm and allow the children to pick truckloads of their delicious strawberries. The school then turn these strawberries into Strawberry and Marshmallow kebabs, Strawberry Dacquiri's, Strawberry-topped pavlovas, Strawberry milk shakes, chocolate-coated Strawberries, Strawberry syrup and Strawberry jam.
The fun doesn't stop here - two entertainment areas, the Main Stage and the Lounge:-
The Main Stage will have some great acts, namely, Escape Hatch featuring the musical talents of well-known Sunshine Coast identities, Steve Schultz and Brendan Hogan, who combine guitars, vocals, percussion and blues harps for a full-bodied acoustic sound - they are easily one of the best acoustic duos on the Sunshine Coast; Karl Smith from The Lyrical - Karl has won several busking awards and has been number one on Triple J's unearthed competition five times.
Every year hay bales are supplied for everyone to sit on and watch the main stage, but unfortunately there are never enough, so please bring a blanket or chair and settle in to listen to some good music.
The Lounge is the place to listen to gentle music while you enjoy some Strawberry pavlova and a good cup of coffee.
On this fabulous night of strawbs and family fun, all food is paid for with food tickets (so remember to bring along some cash), which you can purchase on the night - these food tickets can also be used at the stalls - any tickets left over at the end of the night are not refundable, so perhaps some Strawberry Jam or a take home cake might be the way to go.
Judging by the menu on for the night, curry, pulled pork, nachos, strawberry salad, just to mention a few - you're all in for a real treat!
A Mega Raffle with $10,000 worth of prizes is also up for grabs!
This year is the Festival's 30th Year celebration and it's promising to be 'strawbfully' good!
Plenty of parking as neighbouring farms have kindly loaned their fields for carpark usage