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Have A Go Festival 2015 at Cobb Co Museum

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Budding blacksmiths, milliners and wood turners should head down to Toowoomba in February. Mini workshops in these traditional crafts and some 40 in total are part of the Have A Go Festival at the Cobb Co Museum. The annual hands on Festival is a celebration of traditional skills and crafts and is the only festival of its kind in Australia.

Have a Go Festival
Have a Go Festival


Experts and artisans in a wide variety of 40 traditional arts and crafts will be on hand to teach and encourage newcomers of all ages of their art and skills.

Blacksmith
Blacksmith - Image from organiser


'Step Up and Have A Go' at making stick furniture or turn your hand to pottery, weaving or lacemaking. Try your hand at glass gilding, copperfoiling, jewellery making or the delicate art of glass beading. There are mini-workshops in felting, leathercraft and sugarcraft. There's even guidance on how to make your own veggie garden.

copperfoiling
Copperfoiling - Image from organiser


Be part of the audience and watch demonstrations as diverse as airbrush art, wheel righting beekeeping, rope making and soap making.

Icing demo
Icing demo - Image from organiser


In the 'Kids Have A Go' area children can get hands on at making their own toys and have their face painted.

The Have A Go! Festival, is on over the weekend of 21-22 February 2015 from 9.30am-4pm at the Cobb Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street Toowoomba, Qld 4350.

Admission is $10 per person with extra costs to take part in the mini-workshops.

For details of all the workshops and to book go to the Cobb Co Museum website or call (07) 4659 4900.

For 2015 there is a new addition to the programme with 'Have A Taste' on Saturday 21 February from 4pm-8pm. The evening will be a chance to taste and enjoy the wonderful flavours of the Toowoomba region with the makers of gourmet food, wine and beer passing on their secrets and their passion for their produce. There will be plenty of tasting opportunities.

Amanda's Fudge Factory
Amanda's Fudge Factory - Image from website


Regional producers confirmed include Chalala Micro Bakery, Jim's Jerky, Amanda's Fudge Factory, Apthorpe Farm, Bunnyconnellen, and Paddock to Potager. There will be also be locally produced honey, gelato and fermented food on hand.

Entry to Have A Taste! is FREE. Gourmet food and drinks are available to purchase.

Make it a weekend by staying at one of the many fine accommodation homes in the Toowoomba area.

Wanulla Toowoomba; festival; crafts; art; heritage; wine; food; demonstrations; cobb and co
'Wanulla' - Image from website

"Wanulla" is a lovely heritage bed and breakfast accommodation located in the heritage conservation area of East Toowoomba and just a few minutes walk to Queens Park and it cafes, antique shops and the Cobb Co Museum. For bookings contact (07) 46393487 or go to their website.

Wanulla Toowoomba;
Wanulla room - Image from website
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Why? Have a Go Festival
When: 21-22 February, 2015
Phone: (07) 4659 4900
Where: Cobb & Co Museum
Cost: $10 admission and extra for workshops
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