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5 Fun Scenic Rim Events this October

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Published October 7th 2019
Join in the fun this October
October is the perfect month to head to the Scenic Rim. Just one hour from Brisbane, the Scenic Rim is known for its food, wine and nature. Whether you're looking to escape the city for the day or a weekend, there are plenty of events on offer. Here are 6 fun events for all ages:

1. Kalbar Country Day

Held on Saturday 19 October 2019, this is one festival not to miss. Kicking off at 7am with a free bush poetry breakfast, Kalbar's main street will transform into a buzzing hive of activity with markets, games, fashion parades, entertainment and scrumptious country fare.

Kalbar Country Day, Fair, Markets, Kalbar, Boonah, Scenic Rim, October
Kalbar Country Day

Don't miss the hay sculptures that dot the landscape.

Kalbar Country Day, Fair, Markets, Kalbar, Boonah, Scenic Rim, October
Hay Sculpture

Enjoy Kalbar's country hospitality by tucking into a delicious Devonshire tea or grabbing a bite to eat at one of the food trucks before relaxing on one of the many hay bales lining the street. Local bands will be performing throughout the day. If you're feeling lucky, don't forget to try your luck at one of the raffles.

Date: Saturday 19 October 2019
Time: From 7am
Cost: Free Entry
Location: George Street, Kalbar, Queensland

2. Scenic Rim Carp Cup Family Fishing Fun Day

Have fun learning about the natural environment, while assisting to rid the waterways of pest fish Carp and Tilapia. Wildlife and fish experts will be available to answer any questions.

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Prizes will be awarded to participants and the event concludes with a free barbecue lunch.

Registration is available through or call 07 5540 5111.

Please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, closed shoes, a long-sleeved shirt, fishing equipment and a chair.

Date: Sunday 13 October 2019
Time: 7.30am - 11.30am
Cost: Free
Location: Riverbend Drive Reserve, Riverbend Drive, Canungra

3. Creative Repairs Workshop Boonah

This is the perfect day to make a difference to the environment by reducing landfill and learning how to restore and repair items at the Boonah Community Garden.

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Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: Gold Coin
Location: Boonah Community Garden Coronation Drive,
Boonah, 4310 QLD.

4. Boonah Orchid Show

The brightly coloured flowers will adorn the Boonah High School Hall on 19th and 20th October for the annual Boonah Orchid Show.

A visit on an empty stomach is recommended as there will be some delicious home-made baked treats available for sale.

Date: 19 & 20 October 2019
Time: Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am - 1pm
Cost: $3 for adults
Location: Boonah High School, Macquarie Street, Boonah QLD 4310

5. Art for Mindfulness with May

This class is all about relaxing and cultivating a positive mind and body balance. Learn simple mind exercises through art to release worries and find your calm. This is an adults-only class and bookings are required on 07 5463 3064.

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Date: 12 October 2019
Time: 9:30
Cost: Free
Location: Boonah Library 3 High Street Boonah, QLD 4310
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