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Published October 13th 2019
Shop til you drop
With all the events occurring in the Scenic Rim in the coming months, it's the perfect time to escape the city, have some fun and even grab a bargain. Whether you're shopping for Christmas presents or wishing to treat yourself, there is something for everyone.
Make the most of your weekend escape by combining one of these great shopping events with the Kalbar Country Day or Boonah Orchid Show.
Date: 19 October 2019 - 20 October 2019 Time: 10:00 Cost: Free Location: Scenic Rim QLD Website:www.garagesaletrail.com.au/scenicrim
3. Christmas Markets – Summer Land Camels
Children will have fun. Santa will be arriving on camel! This is a boutique country market selling locally grown and produced food products, art and Christmas gifts. Relax and enjoy the live music and wine lounge.
Bring along clothes, shoes or accessories (men's, women's and children's) and it's free to swap, otherwise, a gold coin donation is required to buy.
Upcycled bags will be available to purchase, There will also be innovative displays and demonstrations on a variety of ways to upcycle textiles.
Feel free to also bring along items for recycling such as mobiles and accessories, corks, household batteries, old plastic store cards, sturdy fabric, old sheets and curtains, and bras and swimmers
The Clothes Swap is occurring next to the Cultural Foundation's Book Fest, another fun recycling week event.
Date: 2 November 2019 Time: 09:00am - 1pm Cost: free or gold coin donation Location: Boonah Cultural Centre 3 High St, Boonah QLD 4310
5. Boonah Bookfest
Thousands of books will be on sale at the Annual Boonah Bookfest. Run by the Boonah & District Cultural Foundation, there will be nothing over $5 and funds contribute to purchases for the Boonah Library and Boonah Writers Festival.
Date: 2 November 2019 - 3 November 2019 Time: 8:30am - 1pm Cost: Free Location: Boonah Cultural Centre 3 High St, Boonah QLD 4310
6. Mount Alford Artisans Market
Celebrate local makers and growers at the Mount Alford Artisans Market. Held at the Mount Alford School of Arts Hall, you can browse and shop from a variety of food, produce, plant, art and handicraft stalls. There will also be live music and is family and pet-friendly. BYO shopping bags.
Date: 7 December Time: 9am - 3pm Cost: Free Location: Mount Alford Hall, Reckumpilla Road, Mount Alford 4310
7. Boonah Country Markets
If you're travelling to Boonah on the second or fourth Saturday of the month, don't miss the Boonah Country Markets selling produce, flowers, baked goods, jewellery and more.
Date: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Time: 7am - 12pm Cost: Free Location: Springleigh Park, Hoya Rd, Boonah 4310