Farm Fantastic is one of Queensland’s Australia largest rural, farming, agriculture, livestock and lifestyle Expos ! This event features hundreds of displays from local and national companies and attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually in Caboolture..

Everything from breed displays, farm machinery, cattle yards and vehicles through to sheds, tools, tanks and mowers will be on display, PLUS the event features products and services for our homes and backyards, gourmet foods, produce, plants, wines, and more.


Make sure you grab your free copy of the Event Guide as you enter the event !

The Guide contains all the essential information you need to know about the event including, entertainment details, event maps, complete lists of exhibitors and products on display, prize information and loads more !


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Music 2 day Festival in Kansas City Utah USA called Boulevardia in June

Chris Riebschlager and his team at Dimensional Innovations were recently asked to come up with something special for a two day music festival earlier this month in Kansas City called Boulevardia. Aiming to create something to engage and captivate visitors, the designers came up with a 12-foot high, 500 lb installation shaped like an electric guitar that visitors could actually play.

The guitar was made from MDF and steel, with CNC-machines layers making up the body and neck parts laminated together, and cavities created for the electronics and wiring. Inside, a Bare Conductive touch board was used to make the 16-gauge galvanized wire stretched from the head to the bridge conductive.

.When a touch was detected, some simple code sent a message to a Raspberry Pi brain and caused a WAV audio file to sound through an amp at the back of the installation. For a consistent sound, the guitar tones were exported from GarageBand.

Large buttons positioned on the guitar’s upper body were connected to the Pi’s GPIO header pins, which allowed strummers to “play” chords by choosing appropriately marked minor and major chords from A to G. The system also offered players the chance to play clean or dirty.

The Pi’s 3.5 mm audio jack was found to be less than ideal for the sonic output, so Riebschlager opted to use HDMI as an audio out via an adapter, resulting in clean audio being routed to the stage monitor. The painted and finished body was adorned with festival-themed stickers, and the installation positioned at the festival’s main entrance.

You can watch a short demo of the interactive installation in the video below. As you’ll see, the guitar can’t really be played in the traditional sense, but that’s probably just as well. Imagine the callouses after a few minutes fretting that thing! If you want to have a play, the guitar is to be installed at the offices of Dimensional Innovations in Kansas.



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From its humble beginnings in 1982, The Muster has grown from a small celebration to an iconic event that defines the region and has placed Queensland on top of the map for Country Music festivals. Muster co-founder and legendary country musician Bernard Webb of The Webb Brothers says the event has always been about ‘mates, music and making a difference.’

In 1993, Australia was suffering the worst drought on record. The Club decided to commit all funds raised to support the national drought appeal. As a result, the Rural Aid Appeal was initiated. The Appeal annually raises funds for a major charity each year through the sale of compilation CDs and a range of specially designed merchandise. Over the years, Rural Aid beneficiaries have included Diabetes Australia, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Leukaemia Foundation, Youth Suicide Prevention, VISE (Volunteers for Isolated Students Education), Transplant Australia and the Melanoma Foundation and recently, isolated communities suffering the long-term effects of drought.

The event has grown each year, with all profits distributed among worthy charities, both locally and nationally. An ever-growing number of community groups are also involved in the staging of the event, and for most, it is their major fund raiser for the year. There is a real sense of community ownership in the Muster with now more than 50 local community groups involved in the event’s success.

Since its inception, the Muster has raised more than $14,000,000 dollars for charities Australia-wide.



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Brisbane’s bustling market scene is in overdrive. As well as farm-fresh food and vegetables, you can also expect to pick up many gems including vintage or handmade finds. Keep reading below to find a guide to our best markets, or click here to search all markets in the Greater Brisbane area.


South Bank Young Designer Markets
What: Clothing, accessories, jewellery, homewares and art
When: First Sunday of the month 10am – 4pm
Where: Little Stanley Street, South Bank

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market
What: Art and craft
When: Selected Friday Nights 4 – 9pm
Where: King George Square, The City

Valley Markets
What: Original, locally designed and made creations
When: Saturday 8am – 4pm, Sunday 9am onwards
Where: Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

The Finders Keepers Markets
 High-quality, one-off designer clothing, stationery and jewellery
When: Biannually – 4th/5th July, 10th-12th November – Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm
Where: Brisbane Showground, Bowen Hills

Suitcase Rummage
 Second-hand clothing, art and bric-a-brac
When: First and third Sunday of every month (City) & last Sunday of every month (Powerhouse)
Where: Reddacliff Place, City & Brisbane Powerhouse


Jan Power’s Farmers Markets
What: Farm-fresh food and produce such as homemade cheeses, vegetables, pizzas, pasties, ginger beer and freshly baked breads.

When: First and third Saturday of each month, 6am – midday
Where: Little Bayside Park, Manly

Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Every Saturday, 6am – midday
Where: 119 Lamington St, New Farm.

The City
When: Every Wednesday, 8am – 6pm
Where: George St end of the Queen Street Mall

When: The First Sunday of each month, 6am-midday
Where: Blackwood St, Mitchelton. (Between Samford Rd and Mitchelton train station)

Eat Street Markets
Set in shipping containers, stalls offer different cuisines including delectable (and sometimes wacky) desserts
When: Every Friday and Saturday evening 4 – 10pm & Sunday 11am – 7pm
Where: MacArthur Ave, Hamilton Wharf

Eagle Farm Markets
What: Fresh produce including a selection of seafood, meat and poultry
When: Every Sunday, 7am – 12.30pm
Where: 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot (temporarily at Doomben Racecourse)

Kelvin Grove Village Markets
 Fresh produce with a selection of plants, flowers and crafts
When: Every Saturday, 6am – 1pm
Where: Blamey St, Kelvin Grove Urban Village

Saturday Fresh Market, Rocklea
 Fresh produce and lifestyle market with a huge range of flowers, baked goods and quality meats
When: Every Saturday, 6am – midday
Where: 252 Sherwood Rd, Brisbane

Davies Park Market, West End
 Organic produce, flowers, secondhand clothing and bric-a-brac along with food tastings
When: Every Saturday, 6am – 2pm
Where: Cnr Jane St and Montague Rd, West End

Boggo Road Markets, Dutton Park
 Fresh produce, food tastings, new and secondhand clothing, plants, flowers, crafts and furniture
When: Every Sunday, 7am – 1pm
Where: Annerley Rd, Dutton Park

Rainbow Markets
What: Fresh and local produce & independently made fashion, arts and crafts from West End
When: Third Sunday of each month, 8am – 2pm
Where: Rumpus Room, Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Northey Street Organic Markets
What: Certified organic produce, breads, meat, dairy, drygoods and preserves – Queensland’s first and only market selling certified organic produce
When: Every Sunday, 6 – 11am
Where: Corner of Northey St & Victoria St, Windsor

Nundah Farmers Markets
What: Enjoy coffee and breakfast while stocking up on fresh produce, gourmet meats, seafood and spices
When: Every Sunday, 6am – noon
Where: Station St, Nundah

Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
What: Regional produce, artists and purveyors selling Maleny cheese, jams, oils and chutneys, and artisan baked bread from Sven Novak in Noosa
When: Every Saturday, 6am – noon
Where: 532 Beams Rd, Carseldine

Market Tip: If you stay until just before closing time, you’ll score some great deals on fresh produce.

A Little Bit of Everything

The Collective Markets
What: Arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion and handmade jewellery
When: Open every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

Riverside Markets
What: Baked goods, handmade jewellery, rugs and wood carvings to household goods, books and clothing
When: Every Sunday, 7am – 3pm
Where: Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD

Brisbane Vegan Markets
What: Everything vegan including foods, cosmetics, ethical clothing & interesting charities
When: Second Sunday of each month, 9am – 3pm
Where: Rumpus Room, Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Boundary Street Markets
 Over one hundred growers, food producers, local artisans and designers
When: Every Friday, Saturday 4pm – 10pm and Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Where: Cnr Boundary St and Mollison St, West End

Love Your Local Twilight Markets
What: Stalls include fresh produce, a variety of food and gourmet treats, coffee, vintage, hand crafted designs, jewellery, fashion, homewares, health and fitness
When: First and third Friday of the month, 4 – 8.30pm
Where: Hawthorne Park, Park St, Hawthorne

Sunday Discovery Markets 
What: Find hidden treasures and bargains among a range of new and second hand goods
When: Every Sunday, 6am – midday
Where: 252 Sherwood Rd, Brisbane

Kids & Bubs Market
What: A boutique market offering one-of-a-kind kids & bubs items, activities and experiences
When: First Sunday of the month, 9am – 2pm
Where: Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Vindie Markets 
What: Everything gypsy, hippy and vintage including, fashion, knick-knacks, jewellery, homewares, henna and hair wraps with the added bonus of wholesome and delicious food
When: Every fourth Sunday of the month, 10am – 3pm
Where: Rumpus Room, Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Twilight Makers Market, Cleveland
What: Handmade items, local goodies and kids entertainment
When: Once a month, 4 – 8pm
Where: Shore St West, Cleveland

Cleveland Village Farmers Market
What: Quality fresh fruit and veges direct from the farm, fresh flowers, freshly baked breads and a selection of local arts and crafts
When: Open rain, hail or shine every Sunday, 7am – 1pm
Where: Bloomfield St, Cleveland

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Get the app: Download the free SFF 2017 app (Apple and Android) and browse the program to find out what’s selling fast, book and store your tickets. Plus, look up great nearby meal deals with participating restaurants.

Screening sold out? Don’t give up: Last minute tickets are often released. Check closer to the date via the website or box office.

Don’t miss your screening: All sessions start at the advertised time, and there are fewer  trailers than your average movie session.

Want cheap tickets? Get yourself down to the Hub to score $10 tickets for selected screenings each day.

Got a Seniors Card? Seniors Card holders can get $10 tickets (+bf) for selected daytime screenings at the State Theatre.

Festival Guests: Stacks of filmmakers and actors are available presenting their films, and many are giving free talks. Check out all presentations (and parties!) over here.