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Sunshine & Sunflower Day | Kalbar | 27 March

27 March

Sunshine & Sunflower Day Kalbar

When life deals you drought, grow Sunflowers and they will come. This is what a lucerne farming family in Kalbar, about an hour from Brisbane in the Scenic Rim have done, and the result is a one-day celebration of sunflowers, sunshine and happiness for everyone on March 27!

The inaugural Sunshine & Sunflower Day will feature sunrise yoga in the sunflowers, wanders through the sunflower fields, children’s sunflower art classes, sunflower cooking classes and in the evening, a Sunset Dinner in the sunflowers curated by Scenic Rim Ambassador Chef, the famed culinary master, Richard Ousby himself!

Tickets go on sale Monday 22 February. Some events are limited so best get in quick to not miss out.

Sunrise Sunflower Yoga & Breakfast

Time 6am

Join Lou from Kalbar Yoga and Meditation for a sunrise yoga amongst the sunflowers. Lou will guide you through an hour yoga session followed by a healthy breakfast by Scenic Rim fruit and vegetables. Surrounded by 200,000 sunflowers, this one off event is the experience of a lifetime.

Cost $35

Sunshine and Sunflowers Farm Visit

Time Between 9am and 3pm

Wander through 200,000 sunflowers, take photos you’ve only dreamed of, stop and just stand among the happiest flowers on earth. There will be a range of food and drinks available with free children activities.

Cost $15 Adults (includes 3 take home sunflowers), $2 children.

Children Art Sunflower Workshop

Time 10am, 11.45am, 1pm

Join Terina for a hands-on fun art workshop. Designed for children eight years and over ….. kids will use recycled products and sunflowers to create pieces of art. These children workshops run beside the adult cooking classes. Sunflower art fun for all!

Cost $20

Sunflower Cooking Class

Time 10am, 11.45am, 1pm

Join the famous Caz from Scenic Rim Cooking School for a handson 45-minute cooking class using sunflowers and learn about all the parts you can and can’t eat, plus the value of sunflower oil. Enjoy and eat what you create.

Cost $50

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Time Between 9am and 3pm

Pterodactyl Helicopters will be attending the one-day festival and offering scenic flights around Kalbar and the stunning Scenic Rim. A perfect bucket list opportunity!!.

Cost: $65pp for a 5 minute scenic flight.

Sunset Sunflower Sundowner Dinner

Time 5pm

Join multi-award winning chef Richard Ousby for a special dining event. Set amongst 200,000 sunflowers, you will be treated to a three course dinner featuring produce from the Scenic Rim. The dinner includes a standing canape entree during sunset and a special performance, whilst enjoying live music. The main course and dessert will be seated with a very special outlook. Limited tickets.

Cost $125

But wait! There’s still more…

  • Hampers from the famed LOVETT Café at Kalbar can be ordered
  • There will be a coffee cart, delicious food vans and some fun free entertainment for kids
  • There will be port-a-loos on site at the farm and designated parking
  • Some shade tents and seating available. BYO hat and picnic rug.

More about Sunshine & Sunflower Day

Sunshine & Sunflower Day 2021 was born of drought.  Russell and Jenny Jenner who farm lucerne just out of Kalbar had been struggling due to the ongoing Queensland drought (yes, even though it’s raining now, the drought continues!). Dam levels were dropping and water drying up. So, instead of planting hay this season, they looked to another crop, one that doesn’t require as much water – sunflowers! They immediately registered as flower growers, redesigned their paddocks and planted 200,000 sunflowers. Not only are the sunflowers now productive, they are the most perfect canvas for the first ever Sunshine & Sunflower Day!

“The good news is that from this drought-induced pivot to sunflowers, has come a celebration that has happiness at its heart – because sunflowers really are Mother Nature’s symbol for happiness!” said Jenny. “We have a full day planned, from sunrise to sundown and beyond, with key events segmented by time and all tickets, so it’s COVID-safe, and it allows for early birds, families, foodies and couples to choose their sunflower adventure, and come to Kalbar and enjoy! While we haven’t been able to make hay while the sun shines, we have been able to grow sunflowers – it’s going to be the most glorious and photographed day for this amazing little town and we can’t wait to welcome everyone!”

The event has a wonderful community event and includes local businesses, Kalbar State School, The Lions Kalbar and Kalbar Progress Association. The Jenner Family, along with local events manager Emily Lochran, feel this will be a big hit for people far and wide. They can’t wait to open their farm gates.

Venue

Kalbar
George Street
Kalbar, Queensland 4309 Australia
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