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RedFest - more personal than the EKKA
Back in the early 1950s the very first Strawberry Festival was held in Capalaba to raise funds for a community project. The festival was later revived in 1958 at a reserve in Victoria Point by strawberry farmers who were experiencing a glut of produce.

In the mid 60s the festival was moved to the Cleveland Showgrounds to both promote local strawberries and as a fundraiser for local community groups.

In 2002 , the name of the festival was changed to the Redland Spring Festival to reflect the changes within the community, and I know some old timers who fondly remember the crowning of Miss Strawberry Queen.

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Redland Spring Festival 2015, or RedFest as it is more commonly known, will be held once again at Cleveland Show Grounds from September 4th to the 6th.

Many Redland residents opt not to venture to the annual EKKA at Bowen Hills in Brisbane City on the basis that our own show is less crowded and less hassle - traffic, transport and parking etc.

Once again, the festival committee have organised a massive variety of events including the perennial favourites : strawberry eating competitions, street parade, animal displays, and evening fireworks.

A festival could not possibly be a festival without Sideshow Alley , carnival rides and sample bags. And of course there will be the usual foods and drinks to purchase from thirty different vendors, including strawberry ice creams.

The 2015 RedFest promises to cater for everyone with many hands on activities, especially for the Little People. These include pot painting, a lantern decorating workshop, and even the opportunity to play a ukelele.

Several school bands will be performing over the weekend, as well as a plethora of roaming entertainers.

Sound good so far ?

The line up of entertainment this year looks fantastic and includes The Eurogliders, Jon English, Wendy Matthews, and Russell Morris. When I told my daughter Russell would be performing she advised me not to sit too near the stage as if I was spotted Russell might have me up for stalking. So I guess that means I have to admit to a weakness for Mr Morris.

RedFest tickets are available from as little as $15 for adults, $5 for children and $8 for concession card holders.

The website is full of information and I strongly recommend that you take a look as it will guide you to when performances and events of interest are happening. Refer to

RedFest tickets are available from as little as $15 for adults, $5 for children and $8 for concession card holders.


Friday 4th 5pm-9pm

Saturday 5th 9am-9pm

Sunday 6th 9am-4pm


There are Weekend Passes and Single Day Tickets available from the gate, at Adult rates, Child rates ( 6years to 13 Years), and Concession Card rates. Children under 6 years are FREE.

Again, have a look at the website to check which best meets your requirements.

EKKA? No thanks. RedFest suits me fine.
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Why? Great fun for all the family
Phone: 07 3286 4858
Where: Cleveland Showgrounds, Cleveland
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