FUN AND FOOD: Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival .
FUN AND FOOD: Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival .

WHAT'S ON: Wide Bay


THE Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is held on the beautiful Tin Can Bay foreshore and is one of the most entertaining food festivals in the region. There will be a range of displays and demonstrations including cooking demonstrations, live music, performances and competitions. Free entry Saturday September 23 on The Esplanade, Tin can Bay.


THE annual Cooloola Coast Ambulance Flower Show has been held for many years and local gardeners look forward to the big competition where there are great prizes for winning entries. As well as viewing the huge range of flower and plant entries, display and plant stalls, a delicious morning or afternoon tea which makes this a lovely event. There will also be a photography competition as part of the show. Starting at 9.30am on Saturday September 30 at the Community Centre at the corner of Tin Can Bay Road and Bayside Road, Cooloola Cove with prize presentation to winners at 2pm. All proceeds go to helping the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Service. Details call 54868070.  


YOU'LL love the jokes, the characters and the physical comedy in this zany fast-paced hilarious show. Book and pay for your tickets by September 29 and receive $5 off the price of all tickets! There are 10 Performances including October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7.30pm, November 3 and 4 at 7.30pm or matinee October 22, 28, 29 and November 4 at 2pm. Bookings call 41241271. Z-PAC Theatre, 15 Zephyr Street, Scarness, Hervey Bay.


Live music, talks in the Discovery Sphere theatrette, artisans markets, vegan food stalls, activities and demonstrations. Entry to the Discovery sphere from 4pm, gold coin donation. Bring chairs, rugs and blanket for a family friendly event under the stars! A limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase. Located at 166 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba. Rear parking via Charles Street. Details and bookings call the Discovery Sphere on 4194206.

Call out for stall holders. To apply for a stall site and involvement at the above event run by the Fraser Coast Regional Council in conjunction with Toni Childs Retreat and Sea Shepherd go to


THIS is the newest and most unique culinary experience Bundaberg has to offer. Friday nights come alive on the Burnett River with the transformation of Bundaberg's old Marine College facility into an enticing array of international street food and a selection of quality retail stalls to wander through. Come along and enjoy craft beers, ciders and wines from local and Australian breweries. details call 0421 250 482 or email Keep up to date with the latest food vendors, retailers and more happening at RiverFeast.


A NEW new initiative of the gallery where you can come and chat about art at free sessions that support and encourage creativity, provide inspiration, and ignite thought and ideas. Please bring a plate of finger food to share while discussing the topic. All welcome and why not bring along a friend! ​Date September 23 from 1pm to 3pm located at the Gympie Regional Gallery 39 Nash Street, Gympie. Details email or call 54810733. 


COMEDIANS Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs bring their evil charm and their smash hit show Women Like Us to the Hervey Bay RSL on Saturday October 14. These girls are different from your usual comedians. For a start they're women. They're mothers. They're middle aged and they are country girls. And, they're from Mullumbimby. Hervey Bay RSL at Saturday October 14, tickets available at reception. Tickets members $20 / non members $25. Call 41977444 to book your seat. Hervey Bay RSL Club is located at 11 Torquay Road Pialba, Hervey Bay.


WHAT better way to welcome in Spring than with fashion, flowers, champagne and delicious gourmet treats! Come along to the first My Bourbong event of 2017 the Spring Affair Cream Tea. Enjoy a delightful Cream Tea, Sunday September 24 at Penny Lane Gardens Restaurant and update your wardrobe just in time for spring! Don't miss this amazing event, tickets now available for sale at participating boutiques. Penny Lane Gardens Restaurant, 57 Gorlicks Road, Branyan on Sunday, 24 September 2017 from 1.30pm to 5pm. Admission: $70. Details Call Tara Jacobsen on 0409511237.


THIS is a fun and affordable day out to be enjoyed by the whole family set just 500M off the Bruce Highway, just south of Childers. Displaying over 45 species and sub-species of Australian reptiles, amphibians and marsupials. Entry fees Adults $22, Students/Seniors $18, Children (4-12) $14. Located at 51 Lucketts Road, Childers. Details call 41263332 or email info[at] Gates open at 9.30am and close at 3pm. Closed every Wednesday.


AFTER a successful Open House event in 2016, with over 1000 visitors to 10 historic sites across Bundaberg, Open House Bundaberg is returning in 2017. Saturday 30 September from 9am to 4pm will see 10 buildings across Bundaberg again open for the day for free, showing off some of the amazing history and architecture. Volunteers are always needed too, so if you are keen to help photograph the day or help with tours on the day, please email Admission: FREE. Contact Alicia Otto call 0401460375 or go to

Open House Locations

Bert Hinkler House: 9am to 4pm. The Hinkler Hall of Aviation will also be offering discounted ticket prices on the day, so if you're visiting Bert Hinkler House, make sure to pop in next door!

Bundaberg Post Office: 8:30am to 12pm, and The Generator (upstairs): 10am to 3pm

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG): 9am to 1pm

Christ Church: 10am to 4pm

East Bundaberg Water Tower: 10am to 4pm

Fairymead House: 10am to 4pm

Masonic Lodge: 10am to 4pm

North Bundaberg Railway Station: 10am to 3pm

School of Arts: 10am to 4pm

St John's Lutheran Church: 10am to 3pm

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