list of events and markets plus organisers’ details.
Archer Creek Atherton
2ND SUN OF THE MONTH, 7am-12noon, Kennedy Hwy. 1ST SAT OF THE MONTH, 7am-12noon, Platypus Park, Herberton Rd. 2ND SUN OF THE MONTH, Atherton Show Grounds Lions Park, Louise St.
The third annual Yungaburra Triathlon will be held in 2016 on November 12 to 13 and will help raise funds for Australia’s wounded warriors and awareness of the Soldier On organisation. yungaburratriathlon.org
Feast of the Senses
This popular food festival will begin with the International Food Fare on Friday, March 11 and will run through until March, 20. Festival events will be held in Mission Beach and surrounds, Mena Creek and the Canecutter Way and Innisfail on the Johnstone River. www.feastofthesenses.com.au
3RD SUN OF THE MONTH, 7am-12noon, Wondecla Sports Ground.
The Torimba Festival
The Torimba Festival is Ravenshoe’s biggest community event and will be held from October 1 to 15. The festival includes the timber craft exhibition known as the Festival of the Forest, which promotes Ravenshoe’s heritage as a former timber town. www. torimbafestival.com.au
EVERY DAY - Original Markets (9am-3pm) and Heritage Markets (9am-3.30pm). EVERY SUNDAY 9am-2pm Speewah Country Markets.
EVERY SUNDAY (April until 6th September), 7am-12noon.
3RD SAT OF THE MONTH, 7am-12noon, Malanda Showgrounds. 2ND AND 5TH SAT OF THE MONTH, 7am-12noon, Centenary Park. 1ST SAT OF THE MONTH, MarchDecember, 8am-12noon, Fraser Rd.
Step back in time as the Historic Village Herberton comes to life for one weekend a year on May 14 to 15. Watch experts demonstrate blacksmithing, wood chopping, tin panning, small engines and more. Enjoy great local entertainment and train rides for the family over the two-day event including live music from the Hillbilly Goats band. www.historicvillageherberton.com.au
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Tinaroo Sailing Club May Day Regatta
The Tinaroo Sailing Club also hosts one of the largest dinghy sailing regattas in North Queensland attracting up to 100 boats. This “May Day Regatta” is held over the threeday long weekend from the April 30 to May 2, 2016. The club grounds on Black Gully Road is the best spectator spot throughout the weekend.
1ST SUN OF THE MONTH, 7am-12noon, Morrow Park Racecourse.
4TH SUN OF THE MONTH, 7am-12.30pm, Tumoulin, Ravenshoe.
Opera in the Outback & Blues Festival at Undara
Hosting two fabulous events every year, the Undara Outback Rock and Blues weekend, April 22 to 24 and Opera In the Outback, October 6 to 8, have become firm favourites on the annual event calendar. As the sun slowly sinks below the distant horizon of the beautiful eastern Gulf Savannah, the stage is set for some of Australia’s most accomplished operatic performers to deliver unforgettable experiences, while in contrast the Undara Experience erupts for a fun filled weekend of rock and blues. www.undara.com.au
4TH SAT OF THE MONTH, 7.30am-12.30pm, Bruce Jones Park, Yungaburra.
Dates are regularly updated online at www.athertontablelands.com.au