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Mayor’s message

The Laidley Spring Festival is regarded as the leading event in the Lockyer Valley. Over three days in September, we warmly welcome visitors from across Queensland and interstate to celebrate the beauty of the Lockyer Valley. But what makes this festival so special are the community groups and associations that work together to make it all possible. Partnerships are at the heart of our Council and our community and this is a perfect example of what can be achieved when we all work together for the betterment of our region. This year’s event will run from Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 September. The “Songs of Yesteryear” theme will include a Street Parade at the new time of 10am, as well as the annual Spring Orchid Show, Quilt and Craft Expo, church displays, arts and craft stalls and much more. As the warmer weather nears, the region is boasting an array of stunning award-winning gardens on display and I would encourage residents and visitors to take the opportunity to visit these gardens. On behalf of Council, we congratulate the community on the outstanding job they have done, often behind-the-scenes, to prepare the town and gardens for the celebrations. We warmly welcome visitors to the region for the event and hope you enjoy your stay. Cr Tanya Milligan, MAYOR, Lockyer Valley Regional Council

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Festival Programme Program Day

Time

Event

Thur, Fri, Sat*

9am - 4pm

Lockyer Valley Art Society Inc Artists’ Exhibition

Thur

9am - 12pm

Under 5’s day

Thur, Fri, Sat

9am - 2pm

Neilsen’s Place Artisan pop ups

Thur, Fri, Sat

9am - 3pm

Das Neuman Haus Museum

Thur, Fri, Sat

9am - 3pm

Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum

Thur, Fri, Sat*

9am - 4pm

Spring Orchid Show including sales and workshops

Thur, Fri, Sat*

9am - 4pm

Botanical Cafe, maket stalls & Garden Club display

Thur, Fri, Sat*

9am - 4pm

Floral displays, craft and plant stalls

Thur, Fri, Sat

9am - 4pm

Open Gardens

Thur, Fri, Sat#

9am - 4pm

Quilt and Craft Expo

Thur, Fri, Sat#

9am - 4pm

Markets, vintage machinery, craft demonstrations

Thur, Fri, Sat

10am - 2pm

Busking competition

Thur, Fri, Sat

All day

Laidley Village decorated window displays

Fri

7am - 1pm

Laidley Village Markets

Fri, Sat

10am - 2pm

Laidley Anglican Church display

Sat

8am 1.30pm

Make It, Bake It, Grow It markets

Sat

4pm

Busking Competition Finals

* 2pm close

# 3pm close

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm QUEENSLAND Saturday, Sunday: 9am - 4.30pm TRANSPORT Excl. Christmas, Boxing Day, Good Friday MUSEUM

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Where

Cost

Bus stop

MacGregor Street

Free

5A

Laidley District State School, 232 Patrick St

Free

1A

Laidley Village Mall, Patrick St

Free

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Cnr Patrick & William Sts

Free

2

Cnr Pioneer & Drayton Sts

Donation

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Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley-Plainland Rd

$3 adults

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Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley-Plainland Rd

Free

1

Laidley Redeemer Lutheran Church, Patrick St

Free

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Please see www.luvyalockyer.com.au

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Uniting Church, Patrick St

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Uniting Church, Patrick St

Free

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Laidley CBD businesses

Free

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Laidley CBD businesses

Free

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Laidley Village Mall, Patrick St

Free

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Ambrose St

Free

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William St, beside Das Neumann Haus

Free

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The Old Britannia Hotel, Cnr William & Patrick St

Free

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Present this voucher for breakfast and entry for just $10 pp. Offer available until 11am from a selected menu.

GATTON - LOCKYER VALLEY

34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton

PH. 07 5466 3426

Located at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

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Flower displays

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Laidley Cultural Centre The first stop on your way into Laidley, the Cultural Centre is packed to the rafters with spring-time fun. Take your time to stroll through the prize-winning native and exotic orchids, seize the opportunity to chat to the growers and even take a workshop or two.

bag and a swaggie jumping into a billabong. And when the tucker bag makes you hungry, pop into the Botanical Café for a bite to eat and a refreshing cuppa. Choose from the mouthwatering selection of homemade cakes, slices and sandwiches as you take in the magical floral display from the Laidley Garden Club.

Visit the stalls, the photographic display or if you have a green thumb, why not try growing your own, with a number of orchids on sale throughout the Festival.

And again, take the opportunity to have a chat to the gardeners on hand who are only too happy to answer any question you have.

This year’s centrepiece display depicts a quintessentially Australian experience themed to Waltzing Matilda.

It’s certainly not Spring without flowers and there are plenty of absolutely exquisite displays at the Laidley Cultural Centre.

The display features its own Coolibah tree and there’s even a boiling billy, a jumbuck in a tucker

General entry is free with admission to the Orchid Show $3.

Das Neumann Haus Museum and Annie’s Place Cafe Experience life as it was 125 years ago in this beautifully restored homestead then sit back and relax on the back deck. FREE ENTRY Open 7 days Cnr Patrick & William Sts Laidley

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Family Free Family Fun Day Fun Day

dirtgirlworld 11am and Midday

The Beatlegs

a tribute to The Beatles

10.30am, 11.30am 12.30pm & 1.30pm

107 Patrick St, Laidley, Q

- Gourment Pizzas - Delicious Hot Dogs - Tasty Burgers - Award Winning Pies Pasta - Kids Menu - Deserts - All Day Breakfast - Morning Teas - Creamy Milkshakes Dine-In or Take Away Tue-Sat; 8am - 8pm & Sun; 8am - 3pm

(Closed Mondays)

One of the Best Licenced Restaurants in the Lockyer Valley8


Street Parade 10am * dirtgirl Craft Village - eco pot seed planting * dirtgirlworld stage performance - see dirtgirl live 11am and midday * The Beatlegs - a tribute to The Beatles Show - enjoy the songs from one of the most iconic and recognisable bands in the history of music

* Colour Run - add a splash of colour to the day and your clothes $12 entry

including t-shirt

* Bike n Blend - cycle your way to a great healthy smoothie sponsored by Queensland Urban Utilities

* Rock Climbing Wall - test your climbing skills in a safe environment * Face painting - add a bit of sparkle to the day with free face painting for the kids, and the grown ups too if you like * Jumping Castle - keep the kids entertained and tire them out on the jumping

castle

* Candle making - ignite your inner artist with free candle making * Roving entertainment - including buskers, stilt walkers and more * Geckoes Wildlife - see some of Australia’s most deadly animals up close * Dance demonstrations - enjoy local dance groups * RAAF Pipes and Drum Band - dance to the beat of a different drum

Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum Queensland’s first pioneer village

An extensive collection unique to Laidley that displays the history of German settlement, the timber and farming industries and lifestyles of early pioneers. Wedding enquiries, group and school holiday bookings welcome. OPEN 7 DAYS 9am to 3pm Cnr Drayton & Pioneer Sts, Laidley 07 5465 2516

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Church displays & markets laidley Redeemer Lutheran Church Browse the church and floral displays showcasing the Festival theme, Songs of Yesteryear, along with craft and plant stalls before sitting down to relax with a free cuppa or enjoy a bite to eat with plenty of food available for purchase.

Take the free shuttle bus or park on-site for a gold coin donation. Please note access will be restricted between 9.30am and 11am due to the Street Parade.

With the free shuttle bus stopping right outside, there’s no excuse not to pop in.

Laidley Anglican Church Built in 1909, this historic church is well worth a visit and will be open from 10am – 2pm Friday and Saturday.

LOCKYER VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY INC. For further information contact: Secretary - Vicki M: 0432 417 314 E: lvorchids@outlook.com

For bus trips and all your orchid requirments potting demos, cultural advice, plant & pot sales Meetings: 1st Tuesday of month 7.30pm, Gatton Showgrounds (Room under grandstand)

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Quilt and Craft Expo

Markets

Before you pack away the quilt until next winter, have a look at the spectacular quilts on display at the Laidley Uniting Church.

Friday

See mesmerising displays of quilts, craft, fine arts and even vintage machinery for a step back to yesteryear.

Saturday only

See the craft demonstrations taking place including jewellery making, card making, folk art, leather work and even wood turning and doll making. The Courtyard CafĂŠ is open for morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch.

Laidley Village Markets, Laidley CBD and Das Neumann Haus

Make It, Bake It, Grow It Markets, Das Neumann Haus, Laidley Recreation Reserve Thursday to Saturday Laidley Uniting Church, Laidley Redeemer Lutheran Church, Laidley Cultural Centre

The exhibition is open Thurs and Fri 9am to 4pm and Sat 9am to 3pm. Entry is $5 adults and .50c for children.

Self Contained Holiday Accommodation Close to Laidley and Forest Hill 0418 778 312 www.stocktonrise.com.au 11


Villages & Markets Museums Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum The Laidley Pioneer Village is situated on the site of the original resting paddock used by the teamsters for the Cobb & Co horses. The village recreates a picture of Queensland rural life in the early 1800s and comprises the old gaol, the post office, the butcher, school house, DesJardins cottage, the blacksmith shop and the church. Enjoy the free lunchtime spring concert featuring John Parsons and the Aboriginal Dance Troupe from Laidley District State School. Enjoy traditional bush tucker including crocodile, emu and camel and see working vintage engines.

Grounds and gardens open dawn-dusk every day • Café • Spacious picnic grounds with new playground • Free electric BBQs • Wedding venue • Prize-winning displays in Spring • Summer floral display • Train rides (late September) Please check the website for Café opening hours. Café open every day in September. Grounds and gardens open dawn-dusk every day • Café • Spacious picnic grounds • Free electric BBQs • Wedding venue

Carnival of Flowers prize-winning displays in Spring • Summer floral display • Train rides from Toowoomba during Carnival of Flowers week (late September) General enquiries: 4688 6883 | Wedding enquiries: 5466 3425 | Cafe: 4630 8177 | www.springbluff.com.au

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Das Neumann Haus Built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893, Das Neumann Haus has been restored to its former condition, refurnished in the style of the 1930’s and open to the public as a house museum. Annie’s Place Coffee Shoppe, which operates within the building, offers patrons light lunches, cakes and slices, Devonshire teas and real coffee. Once considered the cultural hub of the community, now volunteers enthusiastically tell the stories of the Neumann family and the history of Laidley. Das Neumann Haus also has a range of locally hand knitted baby clothes and boutique gifts. Relax on the alfresco deck or under the shade of the 100 year old Jacaranda tree in the park.

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What’s on Shutle bus schedule Free schuttle buses depart the Laidley Cultural Centre (Stop 1) every 30 minutes passing through all other venues.

Information hot spots On Saturday 8 September, information hot spots wil be located in front of the Post Office in Patrick Street and at the Laidley Recreation Reserve. The Lockyer Valley Tourism trailer will be on location at the Laidley Cultural Centre with a raft of information. Das Neumann Haus is also a “White i” information centre so be

sure to pick up a copy of the latest Tourism Guide from any of these locations.

Laidley Village Window Dressing Competition The Laidley Village shopping precinct has a diverse range of shopping options. From fashion to footwear, gifts to souvenirs, hardware to eclectic offerings, there is something for everyone. Take the time to stroll through town and chek out the decorated windows and guess the Song from Yesteryear featured in the display.

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Busking competition

Under 5’s Day

Warm up your vocal chords, dust off the juggling balls and polish up on the magic tricks.

Check out the special activities for the little ones and network with other parents, grandparents and carers.

See street performers and buskers as part of the innaugral Laidley Spring Festival Busking Competition. Held throughout the Laidley CBD, enjoy performances between 10am and 2pm each day of the Festival. Then sit back and relax as you enjoy the Busking Grand Finals held at The Old Britannia Hotel starting at 4pm Satuday.

Child Protection Week activities Bring the family to the Laidley Mall (IGA end) for Aboriginal activities, art and craft, music and painting in recognition of Child Protection Week.

Open Gardens It wouldn’t be spring without some spectacular gardens and the Lockyer Valley certainly has a number of those on display as part of the annual Garden Competition. A full ist of gardens is available on Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s website www.luvyalockyer.com.au.

Colour Run Held for the first time this year, the Colour Run is sure to add some colour to your day, and your clothes. The Colour Run will take place at the Laidley Recreation Reserve at 12.30pm on the Saturday so get in early and don’t miss out.

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The Old Britannia Accommodation The country pub where you are always treated like a member of the family and where the only thing warmer than our contemporary menu, is our welcoming smile.

Mid week specials available. Bookings essential. PH: (07) 5418 6068 www.theoldbritannia.com

@laidleyhotel Email theoldbritannia@gmail.com

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