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Mary River Festival – Saturday, 9 November 2019 – the biggest and best

The Mary River Festival will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the “NO DAM” announcement. Grab your tickets now…

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Climb aboard the Trick or Treat Train – Mary Valley, Halloween, 2019

Wondering how to entertain the kids this Halloween? The Mary Valley Rattler is gearing up for a spook-tacular night. Book now so you don’t miss out on this fun family event…

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Kenilworth Chook Chase – 10 – 11 August 2019

The Chook Chase is a non-competitive, off-road trail ride through Private Land, State Forest and National Park in Kenilworth, with all funds raised going back into Kenilworth Community Organisations

Open Track – (350 rider cap) Open to fully licensed riders on registered motorcycles. (NO LEARNERS)

Different Saturday and Sunday Tracks

Approx. track lengths – Saturday 70km+ Sunday 45km+

Novice Track – Open to any novice riders, no license or registration required.

Approx 2-3km track length

Peewee Track – Suitable for those just starting out.

NB: To comply with their Biosecrity Requirements all bikes must arrive at the event in a clean state!


Open Track – $115 – Ticket Sales Online Only – Opening @ 7pm 28th June 2019

Novice & Peewee Track – $40 Online and for $45 to purchase on the day.

Free Sunday Meal Voucher with all ticket types.

Riders Briefing – Saturday – 10am & Sunday – 9.30am

Track Times – Saturday – 10.30am-2pm & Sunday – 10am-2pm

Nominations Office – Saturday 8am-1pm & Sunday 8am-12pm

All riders must present to the nominations office to collect their individual rider armbands.

Please note you may be asked to present proof of your motorbike licence and/or bike rego at nominations.

Other Information

Free camping available Friday and Saturday night at the Kenilworth Showgrounds

Onsite Toilets & Coin Operated Hot Showers

Small Fires Permitted – MUST BE contained and off the ground

Onsite canteen/BYO

Multidraw Raffle & Major Raffle

Our Landscapes: Native Songs & Dances for Flute and Harp, Aug 17, 2019

A classical treat comes to Curra with musical contrasts spanning four distinct cultures, unified by the sound of flute and harp.

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Pomona King of the Mountain Festival – Sunday, July 28, 2019

Find out who’ll be crowned the new King and Queen of the Mountain at this all-day fun-filled family event organised by Cooroy Pomona Lions Club

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It’s back – come and enjoy the Mary Valley Art Festival 2019

The Mary Valley Art Festival is again showcasing entries from talented artists throughout South-East Queensland competing for over $8,000 in prize money.

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Help Pollie Pedal 2019 raise funds for those who served our nation

Partnering with Soldier On, Pollie Pedal 2019 will raise funds and awareness to support those who have served our nation and on the 19th of July, they will travel all the way from Kingaroy for a well-earned break at Shady Rest Motel.

About Pollie Pedal

Pollie Pedal was established in 1998 and for 22 years has given Members of Parliament a chance to connect with people outside of capital cities and off the beaten track whilst raising funds for a number of good causes.

Over this time, Pollie Pedal has ridden more than 20,000 kilometres and raised nearly $6 million for organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Ronald McDonald House, Youth Insearch, the Paralympic Games, Carers Australia and most recently Soldier On.

In 2019, Pollie Pedal will continue its partnership with Soldier On who was the ride’s national charity beneficiary last year.

About Soldier On

Nearly every town in the country has an RSL or a cenotaph. Over the course of eight days, the ride will pass through communities with an active defence presence to raise awareness of the work that Soldier On does.

Service Personnel will also ride, making it a good opportunity for them to share their experiences – during and since their service – with fellow riders and members of the community at large. 

Since 1990, hundreds of thousands of service personnel have served to protect Australia. 

Soldier On has seen firsthand the impacts of service on all service personnel and their families. As an organisation, Soldier On has a deep appreciation of isolation and alienation non ADF serving men and women and their families can experience when they are impacted by service. 

Soldier On supports service personnel and their families, HELPing them to build resilience and create meaningful connections with family, community and employers. 

The proceeds of Pollie Pedal 2019 will go towards developing Soldier On’s rehabilitation facilities, which means your support this year will make a big difference for many years to come.

Through these centres, service personnel and their families will have access to best practice education, training, employment placement and social connectedness programs as well as world leading physical recovery and rehabilitation programs. 

How to Support Pollie Pedal

In addition to paying their ride fee, every participant is encouraged to fundraise using Everyday Hero.

If you’re looking to donate, you can find a rider to support here.

Enjoy Paella in the Paddock, a unique farm fiesta at Cooloola Berries

If you are heading to Rainbow Beach and you enjoy genuine local produce, this unique farm fiesta is a must do experience.

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