Pioneer Weekend returns in 2013 with an exciting event program

All things old will be celebrated in traditional fashion at this year’s annual Pioneer Weekend at Herberton Historic Village on the weekend of May 4 and 5.

A must do event on the Atherton Tablelands, Pioneer Weekend attracts visitors from far and wide with its great line up of entertainment.

The village brings Australian history to life as visitors meander through the museum’s streets, which feature more than 50 original buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia.

The village will open in a field day format over the two days and owner Craig Kimberley said the village staff have assembled an impressive group of talented people eager to demonstrate the unique aspects of the outdoor pioneer museum.

“These are all experts in their fields and they will make the stores, displays and machinery of yesterday come alive.”

Pioneer Weekend 2013 will feature a blacksmith, wood turners and carvers as well as a vintage photo stall where visitors can have their picture taken in olden style.

Some of the Village’s most iconic engines will also start up including a 1923 Harley Davidson, the Ruston Hornsby, steam engines, stampers and tractors.

“The presses in the Herberton Times will also be turning out wanted posters and the new Pioneer Camp serving camp oven stew and damper will be open,” Craig said.

On top of this, there will be demonstrations of morse code, whip cracking and a special exhibit of old time small engines. On Sunday, the village will host a wood chopping competition and there will be plenty of entertainment with the local Hillbillygoats creating their own unique high energy show across the two days.

There will be pony rides for the children as well as a sausage sizzle to raise money for the local Lions Club.

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Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 16th Apr 2013

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