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Logan Heritage Festival 2014

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by S Lynn (subscribe)
A freelance writer and bargain hunter with wanderlust, recently moved to Perth from Brisbane.
Step back in time Logan
For those of you who are not aware of Logan's rich history, May is a great opportunity for you to step back in time and immerse yourself in its heritage.

Previously known as Mayes in May, the Time Before Festival is a free event held at some of Logan's most historic addresses such as Mayes Cottage and Kingston Butter Factory on Sunday 4th May from 10am to 2pm.

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Mayes cottage at 20 Mawarra St, Kingston will be open for museum displays and free guided tours with great family entertainment such as animal farm, face painting, pony rides and tomato planting. Built in 1887, the Mayes who initially made their income from clearing timber, built a house called "Pleasant Place." It survives today as "Mayes Cottage" and is now a colonial house museum.

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The Kingston Butter Factory was originally a timber structure built in 1907 which was reclad in brick and modernised in 1932. As dairying was one of the major industries in the area, the company produced butter and diversified to milk, cottage and bakers cheese.

For a taste of the country, entertain yourself with pig racing, sheep shearing displays, vintage cars, country music and whip cracking. If you find yourself getting hungry, there are food stalls and market stalls available.

To get there, you can catch public transport to the Kingston Train Station or park at the Kingston Butter Factory (Milky Way, Kingston) and get the free shuttle bus to Mayes Cottage. The bus will run regularly between 10am and 2pm, accommodating prams and wheelchairs.

For more information, you can phone 07 3412 4819 or email
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Why? Step back in time in history
When: 4th May
Where: Kingston
Cost: Free
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My son and I went to this event, it was excellent and we had a great time.
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