Isis Sugar Mill
Isis Sugar Mill



LOVE seafood? Then join us at the only seafood festival in Australia managed by the men and women who catch it for you.

Celebrate, relax and feast with the seafood industry in Fishermens Park Urangan.

Sunday, August 13

from 10am to 4pm.

Gates open 9.30am. Admission adults $5 (no concessions) under 18 free. All paying festival goers receive tickets in the lucky gate draw. Prize courtesy Haigh's Jewellers.

Parking available at Urangan Point School with connecting festival shuttle. Disabled parking near festival.

No dogs, no BYO food or drinks, no glass, BYO chair or picnic rug.

Go to herveybayseafood for details.


EVERY August, collectors, fossickers, friends and families gather for the our very popular 'Rockfest' near Gympie.

This is three days of fun for all those interested in our great hobby. There will be displays, sales and lots of demonstrations.

Camping on site or at nearby caravan parks or motels.

A weekend of food, fun and friendship!

The next Rock and Mineral fest is on August 4 to 6. Please book your site early.

Located at 1 Lobwein Rd, Kybong. To book your site or any inquiries call 07 5483 5252 or email


THE annual Zinc Race Day at Gympie Turf Club is one of the biggest race days of the year and it's happening on Saturday, July 22 at the Gympie Turf Club. Admission to the races is $10 for adults, $5 for pensioners. Phone 54821584 or email admin@gympieturfclub. The Gympie Racecourse is located at Exhibition Rd, Gympie.


COME and see if you

can find the ghosts of Maryborough on a

Night Walk tour of the Maryborough Cemetery

on Friday, July 21 and meet at the Maryborough Cemetery from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Cost 10 adults and $5 primary-age children (this includes insurance). Details phone 41231842 or email maryboroughfamilyhistory If you do not book that's ok just turn up at the cemetery.


BRING an old or new tool to donate to our local men sheds and join the mayor at the "Old Tools” lunch on Friday, July 21, 12 to 3pm at the Bundaberg Multiplex Facility, 1 Civic Ave. Enjoy a two-course lunch and help raise much-needed funds

for men's health organisations in the Bundaberg region. Queensland and Australian rugby league champion Wendell Sailor is the guest speaker. This is a fundraising lunch where men can get together in a fun environment whilst shedding light on an important underlying message. Cost $55 includes two-course lunch. Details contact Kim Ovens kim.ovens@ or phone 41304264 or 0438474816.


THE festival is back this year, bigger and better, than ever!

Festivities start on Saturday, July 29 at 2pm with Stage One in Crescent St playing until late. Stalls and food vendors will add to the street party atmosphere.

Then on Sunday, July 30 Festival Day will see

an exciting blend of

more than 400 stalls,

five stages of non-

stop multicultural entertainment and mouth-watering cuisine from all parts of the globe, take over the leopard tree-lined main street from 9am to 3.30pm.

Make the journey and enjoy the fantastic entertainment, delicious cuisine and amazing stalls.



JOIN Opera Queensland for an afternoon outdoor concert set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Redbrook.

The concert will be a special presentation of opera favourites performed by some of Opera Queensland's finest artists.

Local wines and refreshments will be available to purchase at this spectacular event. See www.lakeredbrook. for directions to Lake Redbrook (10 kilometres north of Childers). Car parking available on site. A coach will offer complimentary transfers from Childers departing at 2.40pm from the QCWA Building on the corner of Lord and Crescent Sts. Saturday, July 29, at 3pm.

Tickets: adult $30, children U12 $10.

For more details, call 4130 4100 or go to www. au.


EXPERIENCE first-hand the journey of sugarcane from field to raw sugar on this visually informative tour. Enjoy the spectacle of modern harvesting with a visit to a cane farm using "green cane harvesting”, before proceeding to the Isis Central Sugar Mill site. Here the process of crushing of the cane and the transformation from juice to sugar crystals will be explained at various locations around the mill. The tour will also include the exciting spectacle of a "cane fire”, the once traditional process used for pre-harvesting of the cane. The fully commentated tour will conclude in Childers with a barbecue dinner. Please note, the cane fire is dependent on weather conditions at the time of the tour. Due to workplace, health and safety regulations, the tour will visit selected locations around the Isis Central Sugar Mill.

Departure Points:

ex Childers: Crescent Street Car Park, Childers at 3.30pm;

ex Bundaberg : Riverside Parklands, Bundaberg at 2.45pm.

Duration: 4 hours (ex Childers). Tour departs from Crescent Street Car Park, Thursday, July 27 at 3.30pm and Friday, July 28 at 3.30pm.

Admission: $40 per person; $18 per child (under 12 years). Details call 41304176 or email events.admin@ or go to www.childers


NEXT Cuppa and Cuddles Sunday, August 13 from from 10am at Camelot Dairies, Waugh Rd, Scrubby Creek. Get up and close with the Camelot Dairies Camels. Take some photos and talk to the farmers and enjoy a morning tea and sample the produce. Produce available on the day for purchase. Enclosed shoes required. Tickets $15 adult, under 15 $10, under $5 free. BOOKINGS: Limited places and bookings essential.

Bookings close the Sunday prior to the event. Payment at time of booking via website. Phone 0407631682 or visit www.camelotcamel


A POP-UP style market bursting with local creative wares selling from suitcases.

A fabulous opportunity for local crafters to sell their products direct to the public. The atmosphere is buzzy and chatty with marketeers swapping ideas and comparing notes. Live entertainment adds to the unique vibrancy.

Free entry. Located at 39 Nash St, Gympie on July 29 from 11am to 3pm. Details call 54810733 or go to gallery or email gallery@

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