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LAIDLEY SPRING FESTIVAL

The annual Laidley Spring Festival is on again showcasing the Spring delights in the Lockyer Valley from Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 September.

The change in season will see the weather warm up and the flowers start to bloom, which is bound, as always, to bring an added element of excitement to the region.   

And this year it’s bound to be bigger and better, with a number of exciting activities lined up for the event. The festival program is almost ready for release so watch this space!

    

STALL HOLDER APPLICATONS HAVE NOW CLOSED!

Thank you to everyone that has appled to have have a stall on Saturday 9 September at the Family Fun Day.  Applications are now closed and confirmations will be sent out by Sunday 13 August. The festival is hoping to offer patrons a wide range of stalls at all venues - Thursday to Saturday at the Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley Uniting Church, Laidley Lutheran Church, Das Neumann Haus; Friday in the Laidley Mall and Saturday at the Make It, Bake It, Grow It Markets beside Das Neumann Haus and at the Family Fun Day, corner Whites Road and Patrick Street, Laidley.

Street Parade

A highlight of the stellar program will be the Spring Festival Grand Parade, in Patrick Street on Saturday 9 September.  The parade will showcase stunning decorative floats, as well as heritage trucks, vintage vehicles, community groups, schools, businesses and bands.  Entries for the Laidley Spring Festival Street Parade are now open! Following consultation with stakeholders, this year’s parade will begin at 9.30am. Download the entry form here, or collect from the Council offices or libraries at Gatton and Laidley, or the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre. Entries close on Friday 25 August, so be quick. Remember the theme this year is Livin' Lockyer!

 Clydesdales in parade

Celebrations will kick off on Thursday with the Spring Orchid Show, Lockyer Valley Artists Exhibition, Quilt and Craft Expo, Das Neumann Haus, church displays, markets and artisans pop up shops officially opening to the public.

The Laidley Cultural Centre will be a hive of activity over the festival as it hosts the Spring Orchid Show featuring award winning orchids, workshops, plant stalls and displays plus an onsite cafe with homemade goodies, speciality coffee and tea. Entry is only $3pp, wheelchairs and children under 12yrs are free. Opening hours - Thursday and Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 8.30am - 2pm.

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Das Neumann Haus, in Patrick Street, featuring Annie’s Place Coffee Shoppe will offer a special pancake menu, markets and music during the festival. Free entry to the museum. Opening hours - 9am - 3pm daily.

The Quilt and Craft Expo, held at the Laidley Uniting Church - markets, an eatery and displays will once again be held at the Laidley Uniting Church.  Marvel at the array of quilts on display, the market stalls with local products and produce and the other activities on offer. Be sure to book early for lunch! Entry is only $5 adults, children $0.50. Opening hours - Thursday and Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 8.30am - 2pm.

The popular Lockyer Valley Artists’ Exhibition, held at the Laidley Lutheran Church Hall - showcases a wide variety of original artwork and is also a must-see attraction throughout the three days. Visit the exhibition at its new home in the Laidley Lutheran Church hall. Free entry! Opening hours - Thursday and Friday 9.00am - 4pm and Saturday 8.30am - 2pm.

The Laidley Anglican Church on Ambrose Street, invites people to view their church and chat about the programs on offer.  Free entry! 

The Laidley Lutheran Church on Patrick Street invites you to come along and see the beautiful church with displays based on the the "Living Lockyer" theme. Outside there will be craft and plant stalls and you can enjoy a free hot cuppa. There will also be light refreshments for sale and coach parking out the front. Free entry! Opening hours - Thursday and Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 8.30am - 2pm.

The Laidley Markets will once again host stalls of all types in Patrick Street and the Mall from 8am – 1pm on Friday 7 September.

Laidley Better Business will hold the Make it, Bake it, Grow it Markets from 8.30am-1pm on Saturday in William Street, opposite the IGA carpark which is always a must-see.

Rec reserve markets - Mt Sylvia State School product

The QN Hotel Show 'n' Shine is one event not to be missed! Held on Saturday 9 September from 10am - 2pm, amble through the array on cars on display. It's free to have a look and only $5 per vehicle if you want to enter one of the categories. Funds raised are in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation. Sausage sizzle and lunches are available.

Just over the creek bed, Lockyer Antique Motor Association will host the inaugural Spring Vintage Car Show from 9am. Some of the cars will participate in the street parade, then head back to the car show area so you can check out these beautifully restored machines.

Neilsen's Place in Laidley Mall will host a variety of artisan pop up shops with everything from homemade craft to books, music and clothing. Come on in and select something unique.

Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum, Pioneer Street Laidley - opens it gates with displays of working small engines, blacksmithing, music and poetry and a large number of historic buildings. FREE entry!

If you’re unsure of what’s on offer to see and do, chat with friendly volunteers at one of the Information Hot Spots, located in front of the Post Office, Patrick Street or near the stage at the Laidley Recreation Reserve on Saturday from 9am - 1.30pm. These hot spots operate on Saturday only.

Laidley Spring Festival is a three-day event, for a full list of activities visit www.visitlockyer.com.au or contact 1300 005 872.

FAMILY FUN DAY - Saturday 9 September, Laidley Recreation Reserve

Saturday the Laidley Recreational Reserve will come to life with stage entertainment, market stalls, giant games, craft activities and much more for the whole family! The kids will be queueing for both the Nick Jr. PAW Patrol Ready for Action stage shows, plus very special guest, Alexa Curtis, winner of The Voice Kids! Alexa is excited to be heading out to the Lockyer Valley to entertain you and experience a true country festival. Enjoy a full stage program with music, dance demonstrations and giveaways. The day in the park kicks off at 9am and continues through until 2pm.

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FESTIVAL PASS - ONLY $8!

This year you can purchase a wristband for only $8 that gives you access into all festival venues. The Festival Pass can be purchased at either the Laidley Cultural Centre or the Quilt and Craft Expo for only $8 - and it lasts for 3 day!!. Fit your wristband, then head off to explore what the festival has to offer. Just look for the bali flags - they are outside all the festival venues!

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FREE SHUTTLE BUS

 A free shuttle bus will run between the main venues during the three days, departing the Laidley Cultural Centre every 30 minutes. This year’s drop-off and pick-up points include the Laidley Cultural Centre, Anglican Church (Ambrose Street), Das Neumann Haus, Uniting Church (Patrick Street), Lutheran Church and Laidley Pioneer Village. Please note the bus is not wheelchair accessible.

 Thursday/Friday – Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9am at the Cultural Centre, stopping at all stops. The last bus is at 4pm from stop 1.

 Saturday – Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9am at the Laidley Cultural Centre, stopping at all stops. The last bus will depart at 2pm from stop 1.

  

   GARDEN BUS TOUR - FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

 A bus tour visiting the winning gardens in the Lockyer Valley Garden Competition will take place on Friday 8 September. The bus will leave Laidley Cultural Centre at 10am sharp, returning at approximately 3pm. Bookings are essential and will open Wednesday 23 August. The cost is $10 per person and the itinerary includes a short stop for lunch along the way. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or you will be able to purchase food and beverages during the lunch stop.

 

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Contact Us

Phone: +61 7 5466 3426
Fax: +61 7 5466 3450

Email: info@visitlockyer.com.au 

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