What’s On: August in The South Burnett Region

Scottish Festival - South Burnett Region August events

Throughout the year the South Burnett Region is host to numerous events for all shapes and size, and August is no different.

There are a number of events about the South Burnett Region at this time of year, but two most notable are the annual Scots in the Bush Festival and the Medieval Mayhem Festival.

12th August: Nanango Horse Racing Day

Kicking off the spring carnival season in the South Burnett Region, be sure not to miss the Nanango race day.

With six races on the turf surface for the day and tens of thousands of dollars of prize money up for grabs, it is sure to be an exciting day out.

Find out more, including specific race details here.

Horses Racing in dust - South Burnett Region August events
Horses Racing in dust - South Burnett Region August events


18 – 20 August: Scots in The Bush Festival

The Scots in the Bush Festival is a celebration of all things Scottish. Held over three days the festival brings the best, the boldest, the quirkiest traits and traditions of Scottish culture to the South Burnett Region.

The Festival is a long running, prized tradition of the Historic Boondooma Homestead. Aimed at celebrating the contribution of Scottish immigrants on Australia. The festival will be bringing back crowd favourites and all around Scottish rock, Kilt adorning, bagpipe playing legends the Celtic Psychosis.

For more information about the talented, traditional and more modern performances happening throughout the weekend check out the event flyer here.

Of course, nothing claiming to celebrate Scottish culture is complete without haggis, and you can your bottom dollar there will be haggis galore on the weekend of the 18-20 of August 2017.

Whilst still within the South Burnett Region the Boondooma Homestead is approximately an hour from Red Rock on Booie. But don’t let the trek stop you, you can camp out, or you can get a day pass to the festival.

The opening night will see a grand Ceilidh, Ceilidh being the Scottish word for a party with folk music, traditional dancing, and storytelling. Just don’t ask us how to pronounce it.

The weekend concludes with a traditional Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan on Sunday, which the Scottish name for what is essentially a parade, only in kilts and with large tartan flags.

19 & 20 August: Medieval Mayhem, A Step Back in Time

Medieval Festival South Burnett Region August events

Located much closer to the luxury cabins of Red Rock on Booie, and also on the same weekend in August, is the annual Medieval Mayhem Festival.

Starting in 2013, the festival is an ever growing success, with visitors and performers coming from all over the country.

The Medieval Mayhem, A Step Back in Time festival is held in Nanango this year. It celebrates everything medieval, from the art, music, furniture, Kings, Queens, Vikings, Gypsies, and everyone and thing in between. Naturally, no festival is complete without performances, folk dancing and music from though out the eras, and even a massive traditional feast.

Running over the same weekend, in late August you might find yourself overwhelmed with activities to cover for a weekend. So why not make a long weekend of it?

The luxury cabins of Red Rock on Booie are located in the heart of the South Burnett Region, the perfect location to explore both the festivals and of course all of the other delights of the region.

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