The South Burnet region is undoubtedly stunning. We adore the vast views of the Bunya mountains from the Redrock on Booie cottages, close to nature in comfort. We don’t blame you for wanting to spend your stay in your private oasis. But if you are visiting us this March, then don’t miss out on the cultural celebrations.
March is the month for celebrating the food, wine, art and community in South Burnett. The festival of the year which seeks to showcase all the glory of this spectacular region is the Wine and Food in the Park Festival.
Wine and Food in the Park Festival
The South Burnett region is Queensland’s largest wine producer. In 2013 we became the states largest grape crushing region. South Burnett isn’t just quantity; the region wineries are consistently winner of gold awards for their quality drop. On March 11, the Wine and Food in the Park Festival is dedicated showcasing the delights of this region. Specifically, the wineries, but also the array or local produce.
All of the regions winners will be present on the day, with red, white, sparkling and vintage wines to try. The festival is a community celebration, visitors are encouraged to let their hair down and share a bottle of award winning wine with friends and family. Needless to say, enjoy responsibly, and always from cup.
Food vendors at the festival will take your taste buds on a journey around the world. Dart from Asia, across to Turkey, and Mexico, then pop back to Europe for some Dutch and Spanish sweets, just as a start.
Did we mention wines best friend, delicious local made cheese?
The delicious treats are complemented by a full day of music, entertainment, rides for the kids and more. There will be musicians on the stage all day, showcasing some of the South Burnett’s local talent. Not to mentions the street performers doing the rounds around the grounds. Or the loveable circus clowns performing three shows through out the day.
The children’s area is a fun filled and supervised space! Away from the food and wine, kids can run a muck playing, letting parents enjoy the other entertainment. While separate areas, children are allowed into the main event area at any time.
Of course, this is a park festival after all, so be sure to pack your picnic rugs, fold up chairs, sunscreen and shades. Sit back and settle in for a day of throwing your woes to the wind, unwinding and feasting.
The festival is located in the Memorial Park, located just near the CBD, and less than a ten minute drive from Redrock on Booie cottages.
Speak to our friendly staff your information about the best way to get there, finding a place to park, getting in contact with taxis or even getting a lift in with a staff member.
Kingaroy Sculpture Prize 2017
If a day in the park with award winning wine and back-to-back entertainment wasn’t enough. For the month of March, the Kingaroy Sculpture Prize will be exhibiting works from artists all over the country.
The main event to announce the prize winner will take place on Saturday, March 4. The exhibition itself will run for the month of March. The exhibition is located at the Kingaroy Art Gallery.
The gallery is located in the heart of Kingaroy, just ten minutes drive from you Redrock on Booi oasis.
The Kingaroy Art Gallery is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm on weekdays, and 10am until 2pm on weekends and public holidays. Be sure not to miss this fine display of some of the country’s finest sculptural artists.
Every weekend you will find at least one local produce, art, plant, pet or used goods market.
Just to name a few, there is the Nanango Country market every 1st Saturday, Kingaroy Friendship Markets every 3rd Saturday, and the Bunya Mountains Markets every last Sunday of the month.
You can check the South Burnett council website for a full listing. Or simply ask one of our friendly staff when you arrive.
The South Burnett region is full of wonderful surprises, from food and wine to its glorious scenery. We love to share our local insights with you to help you get out and explore. Or we can deliver local produce hampers to your door so you don’t have to.