MELBOURNE CUP HORSE RACING CARNIVAL VICTORIA AUSTRAILIA NOVEMBER EACH YEAR

Flemington Racecourse holds 25 racedays every year including the exciting Melbourne Cup Carnival in November. Explore our calendar for all raceday and event information, as well as ticketing options.

Say hello to the new year at Flemington.

Enjoy the first day of the new year with a relaxed race day. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual picnic amongst our gorgeous gardens or want to sit back and relax to acoustic tunes, there’s so many ways to enjoy the start at Flemington.

VRC members and guests can chill out to laid-back tunes on the Balcony Bar in The Atrium or keep their new year celebrations going after the last with extended hours in The Roof Garden and G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar.

Download the Flemington App before arriving on course to enhance your race day experience.

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WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA DECEMBER EACH YEAR

The Woodford Folk Festival is held annually over six days and six nights, from Dec 27th through to January 1st. More than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters put on over 438 acts to an audience of an estimated 132,000 people. The festival begins each year with the iconic Opening Ceremony and closes with the spectacular showcase, the Fire Event on New Year’s Day. This year will be the 34th Woodford Folk Festival and the 25th held at Woodfordia. It is the largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia.

The Woodford festival experience is deep, rich and colourful. It is based on a vision of inclusive and creative community, culture and tradition passed through generations, expressed through story and ceremony. The site, a former barren dairy farm, has been lovingly regenerated with over 120,000 subtropical rain forest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges, planted to create a habitat for butterflies and wildlife.

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QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA RURAL CABOOLTURE TRADE & RETAIL EVENT ! JUNE-JULY

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.

FREE EVENT GUIDE ! WEB SITE HERE

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 !

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE EVENT GUIDE !!

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COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL GYMPIE QLD AUSTRALIA IN AUGUST

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.

JOIN US FOR 4 DAYS OF MATES, MUSIC & MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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MARKETS IN BRISBANE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

Markets

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.

Fashion

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
What:
 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
What:
 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

Eat

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

Manly
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

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

Eat Street Markets
What:
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
What:
 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
What:
 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
What:
 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
What:
 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
What:
 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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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA IN JUNE

HOT TIPS FOR THE FESTIVAL

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.

Uluru Camel Cup saddles up for another year of races in Australia’s NT red centre-May

Photo: Camels can run up to 30kph so jockeys need to be experienced cameleers. (ABC News: Caroline Winter)

On Saturday, there’ll be eight races before the main event, the Uluru Camel Cup.

Fifteen camels will run the 500-metre track, with Trigger the one to watch.

It is said that all the camels’ saddles are custom-made and fit “like a shoe” for each different hump.

The camels can run at more than 30 kilometres per hour, so jockeys need experience before sliding into the saddle.>>>>> MORE HERE

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SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW GOLD COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA IN MAY

Tethered to the edge of a tranquil harbour and marina, you’ll find the endlessly surprising Marine Village. Drop anchor for the day and discover a delicious selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, plus a delightful range of specialty shops including fashion boutiques, art galleries, a chocolate shop and the Village Theatre. For your convenience, there’s an extensive array of business services available including banking, medical, pharmacy and beauty.dining,

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TRUCK SHOW BRISBANE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA IN MAY

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