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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. While you wait in anticipation for the program to be revealed, you can download the 2016 festival program to give you an idea of what may be in store in 2017!



The stallholder application form can be downloaded here for the Saturday Family Fun Day! Download the application form here. Applications close on Monday 7 August. The festival is looking for a wide range of stalls from craft to woodwork, food to plants, ice cream to jewellery! Most sites are 3mx3m and please remember, there is no access to power at the festival site. Generators will be accommodated where possible on sites where noise won't be in conflict with activities or the stage. If you have any queries prior to or whilst completing the application form please contact Council on 5462 0652.

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.  

 Clydesdales in parade

Celebrations will kick off on Thursday with the Orchids and Flowers Show, Laidley 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 Orchids and Flowers Show featuring floral displays, impressive alcoves, award winning orchids, workshops plus an onsite cafe with homemade goodies and speciality coffee and tea.  

Floral displays 04

Das Neumann Haus, featuring Annie’s Place Coffee Shoppe will offer a special pancake menu, markets and music during the festival.

The Quilt and Craft Expo, markets, 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!

The popular Laidley Artists’ Exhibition 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.

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

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.

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.

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 opens it gates with displays of working small engines, blacksmithing, music and poetry and a large number of historic buildings. 

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 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 can get creative in the Craft Village, enjoy a stage program with music, dance demonstrations and giveaways. The day in the park kicks off at 9am and continues through until 2pm.

 STreet parade


 A free shuttle bus will run between the main venues during the three days, departing the Laidley Cultural Centre every 25 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 25 minutes from 9am at the Cultural Centre, stopping at all stops. The last bus is at 4.30pm from stop 1.

 Saturday – Buses depart every 25 minutes from 9am at the Laidley Cultural Centre, stopping at all stops. The last bus will depart at 3.40pm from stop 1.



 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 late 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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Phone: +61 7 5466 3426
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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton QLD 4343

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.