Heads up, winter revelers! Head to Racecourse Road Winter Lights Festival and Cheese Market on Saturday 14 June from 10am to 8pm for the ultimate celebration of fine food, mulled wine, pretty lanterns, yummy cheeses and great music.
Take a look at the abundance of food and craft stalls featuring local producers and artists. These stalls present a selection of stalls featuring chilli, cheese, chocolate, mulled wine, boutique beers, and international cuisine. So whether your pantry or tummy needs filling, I'm sure these stalls will do an amazing job. Plus, a range of lights, beanies, scarves and local handicraft will be on display. So come and browse, shop and eat!
If you love your cheese, then you're in for a treat this year. More than 20 cheese producers will be at the festival with their finest cheeses.
Performances along Racecourse Road will add to the vibrant atmosphere providing the unique opportunity for local talent to connect with their community. Chill out by the main stage and enjoy a whole lot of community performances and exciting entertainment including Bollywood dancing, swing performances, and live art show. And pop by the second stage to see DJs spinning lots of fabulous tunes.
You'll also witness live art battles, the busking competition, cooking demonstrations and even be part of a treasure hunt for your chance to win a fabulous Tangalooma Resort getaway.
Bring your kids because there will be plenty of kids activities to keep the young ones happy. So come and get your face painted, meet and pat the cutest farm animals, enjoy a thrilling ride and have a go at the rock wall. There is also a craft station and lantern making workshops for those crafty youngsters.
Image from event website.
Whatever you do, don't miss out on the magnificent lantern parade at 7.30pm. Expect a colourful spectacle with circus as the theme for this year. Everyone is invited to be part of the parade. So attend a lantern making workshop on the day and you'll get a burst of creativity for your special lantern. If you don't consider yourself the crafty type, don't worry, because the pro lantern artists will guide you step by step through the art of lantern making. The parade begins at the Eagle Farm Racetrack, so make sure you're there to see stunning lanterns of all shapes and sizes.
Admission to this wonderful event is $5 per person or $20 per family (two adults and three children). Children under the age of three are free and pensioners are $3. There are three entrance points: Lancaster Road, Windermere Road and Dobson Street. Racecourse Road will be closed from Lancaster Road to Windermere Road with no vehicle access from 5am.
This is a superb event for all ages. So dust off your winter coat and embrace the winter spirit!