Lockyer Valley Shines

Festival fun.

The Lockyer Valley is set to sparkle a little brighter this September with the much-loved Laidley Spring Festival celebrating its Diamond Anniversary.

Featuring an array of family-friendly spring-inspired events and experiences, Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said this year’s theme of Spring Bling would ensure the Festival’s 60th anniversary is a memorable event for all.

“For 60 years the Festival has been an integral part of life in this beautiful country town, with thousands of people coming together each year to celebrate the region’s natural beauty, amazing produce and local talent,” Mayor Milligan said.

“Each year the event gets bigger and better, and this year will be no exception, with a jam-packed program full of events the whole family will love.

“All of your favourite events from the Festival will return this year, plus there is a new event which is sure to have the kids buzzing with excitement.

“Make sure you check out the full program of events and mark your calendars now to ensure you don’t miss out.

“There is no better place to experience spring in Queensland than the Lockyer Valley, so why not extend your stay and truly immerse yourself in the region by visiting our vibrant townships, paddock-to-plate farm experiences, our smorgasbord of mouth-watering restaurants and cafes, plus our eclectic retailers,” Mayor Milligan said,

Held over three big days from September 8-10, highlights of the 2023 Laidley Spring Festival include a Street Parade, the annual Spring Garden Fair, Spring Orchid Show, Quilt and Craft Expo, Spring Gem Show, Open Gardens Competition, a new produce expo and dining precinct, an Under 5’s Day, art shows, artisan market stalls, a Show ‘n’ Shine car show and more.

The popular Twilight Feast and Fest event will return for the second time with an expanded Friday night program that will see the Laidley Recreational Reserve sparkle with live entertainment and a mix of local and international food vendors.

New to the Festival this year will be a buzzing family event on the Sunday in the neighbouring village of Forest Hill.

The inaugural Bee Happy Day will feature a morning filled with live entertainment, art and craft workshops, a beekeeper talk, face painting, balloon twisting, artisan markets and food trucks. Plus, celebrity chef, gardener and television personality Paul West will be dropping by after being named this year’s Laidley Spring Festival Ambassador.

Paul was selected to represent this year’s Festival for his advocacy work around real food, sustainable agriculture, as well as community and regional living, which matches perfectly with the Lockyer Valley lifestyle.

Sponsors of the 2023 Laidley Spring Festival Include the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Pohlmans Nursery.

This year’s festival also received a $20,000 grant under Round 24 of the Queensland Destination Events Program from Tourism and Events Queensland.

For more information about the 2023 Laidley Spring Festival visit https://www.laidleyspringfestival.com/

You can also stay up to date by liking and following Laidley Spring Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

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