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What festivals and events are there at Mt Tamborine?

If your family is looking for a unique day out, consider attending one of the many Mt Tamborine festivals and events! You never know what you might find!

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Beautiful Mt Tamborine – family events

A beautiful day trip to the Scenic Rim could be made even more exciting by timing your trip to take advantage at one of the many cultural events, festivals and markets put on by the good people at Mt Tamborine. Have a look at what we’ve collated below – have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments and we can add it to our list!

Mount Tamborine Markets

Tamborine Produce Market

The “Green Shed”, found at the Showgrounds on Main Western Rd, opens every Sunday from 6:30am to 12 noon. Here you can find the tastiest, freshest organic produce to fulfil your needs for healthy fruit and veggies! Garden plants, nuts, honey, herbs and flowers are also on offer. Horticultural production acts as a hub of the Tamborine Mountain industries.

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

If you’re looking for handcrafts and home-based goods, Tamborine Mountain Country Markets is held on the second Sunday of each month from 7:30am to 1:30pm, also at the Showgrounds. Artists, gifts, produce, live music, children’s rides and activities are all on offer – over 200 stalls including some delicious food!

Tamborine Mountain School Markets

On the last Sunday of the month head to the corner of Long Road and Curtis Road in North Tamborine. Here you’ll find the BEST burgers around as well as bric-a-brac, clothes, face-painting, books, antiques, tools, woodwork and the best local produce around.

Mount Tamborine Exhibitions

Tamborine Mountain Wedding Expo

This free event, usually held in February, allows over 50 local exhibitors to give excited couples a picture of what a perfect Mt Tamborine wedding might look like. You’ll find restauranteurs, caterers, photographers, wedding planners, venue managers, musicians and florists all excited to give you the opportunity to make your special day the most special one ever. Mt Tamborine is quickly becoming a prime QLD wedding location – where will you be having your special day?

Tamborine Mountain Show and Carnival

Tamborine Mountain Show and Carnival - Mt Tamborine festivals

Mid-March is SHOW TIME and our favourite of the Mt Tamborine festivals! This annual event is held at the Showgrounds and is the ultimate ‘old-fashioned’ day out for a family. Here you’ll find a real small country agricultural show experience. Petting zoo, horse shows, pavilion games and prizes. You’ll see baking, jam making, arts, photography and garden competitions that are open to entry from anyone. There’s a pet parade and a Tamborine’s Got Talent show! Tug of Wars with famous sports players dropping by and a Medieval Fashion Competition! It’s all happening at Tamborine Mountain Show!

Mt Tamborine Festivals and Events

Scarecrow Festival

September is Scarecrow Time at Tamborine Mountain! This is one of the Mt Tamborine festivals you definitely want to be part of. Usually held over three days, it is a time of live music, prizes, arts and crafts and celebrations! Join the locals to celebrate their beautiful mountain lifestyle at this huge sculpture show where the theme is, unsurprisingly, ‘scarecrows!’

Travel around town and see if you can spot all the scarecrows hiding near homes and businesses. Everyone gets in on the fun!

Springtime on the Mountain Festival – Open Gardens Trail

The last weekend in September sees the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club put on their annual event that has been running since 1983. Local gardeners proudly open their gardens to the public for three days to show off their hard work and careful planning. Trail passes can be purchased for $20 (kids are free) and you’ll receive a map to all the best spots. This is a very inspiring event that will see you heading back home and looking for more creative ways you can be using your own green space.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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