GET YOUR PUMPKINS READY: Come along on the last weekend of May and celebrate this unique event. The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival will be held from May 24-26.
GET YOUR PUMPKINS READY: Come along on the last weekend of May and celebrate this unique event. The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival will be held from May 24-26. goomeripumpkinfestival.com.au

What's on: Wide Bay

GOOMERI PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

WHERE are you going to be on the Last Sunday in May? Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, of course.

The inaugural Goomeri Pumpkin Festival was held on 1 June 1997 under the name Goomeri, Town of 1911, Pumpkin Festival. During the 1990s, Goomeri, like many other rural areas, was in a time of prolonged drought and water shortages. Farmers and local businesses were doing it tough and morale was at an all time low. A town meeting was held to discuss ideas for improving the town's morale and lagging business economy.

At the meeting, one of the ideas was to have a festival of some kind. As pumpkins had been traditionally grown in the area over a number of years, the idea of a Pumpkin Festival was born. on May 24-26.

Email co-ordinator@goomeripumpkinfestival.com.au or phone 0484 629 424.

BUNYA MOUNTAINS MARKETS

THE next market is on Friday, May 31 at 8am and then on Sunday, June 30 at 8am, Bunya Mountains Markets, Bunya Avenue, Bunya Mountains, South Burnett.

Admission: Free. Handmade markets are held on last Sunday of every month.

WONDAI COUNTRY RUNNING FESTIVAL

A DAY of country fun with markets, music, kids entertainment and more. Do come early to enjoy as part of your running weekend. Wondai is a small country town on the Bunya Highway.

We are friendly and welcoming. Located at Coronation Park, Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai, South Burnett on Saturday, 22 June at 7am and Sunday, June 23 at 6am.

Admission: Free.

JPY & THE ALLSTAR BAND THE VANDA & YOUNG SONGBOOK

JOHN Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda & Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations-the songs that gave Australia it's unique soundtrack during the 60s, 70s and the 80s and still to this day.

Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Walker Street & Lennox Street, Maryborough, Wide Bay-Burnett on Wednesday, June 26 from 7.30pm at the Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Walker Street & Lennox Street, Maryborough, Wide Bay-Burnett. Restrictions: All Ages Licensed. Ticket Information: Adult Reserved Seating: $69.90; Pensioner/Senior Reserved Seating: $59.90.

Go to abstractentertainment.net.

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR: FREEDOM

RECENT winners of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album (Freedom), Soweto Gospel Choir now bring their Grammy winning freedom tour to Australia.

On Wednesday July 24 from 7.30pm-9pm at the Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Walker Street & Lennox Street, Maryborough, Wide Bay-Burnett. Ticket Information: Adults: $84.90; Friends of the Brolga: $74.90; Pensioners/Seniors: $77.90; Students/Children: $49.90; Groups of 10+ - Each: $59.90.

To buy tickets, phone 07 4122 6060 or go to eventfinda.com.au.

WOODGATE BEACH BLUES ROCK

THE Woodgate Beach Hotel is set to rock with the sound of the blues at the inaugural 'Woodgate Beach Blues Rock' festival. Woodgate Beach Hotel, 195 Esplanade, Woodgate on Saturday, June 22 from 3pm-9pm. All Ages. Admission: Free.

For more information, and campsites bookings phone the Woodgate Beach Hotel on 07 4126 8988.

LITTLE HAVEN GRATITUDE WALK

WE EXPERIENCE blessings in tragedy as well as joy. In this spirit, we invite you to join us on our "gratitude walk" honouring our patients and families and offering thanks to a community that supports caring for the terminally ill. Gympie Showground, Exhibition Road, Gympie on Sunday, July 14 from 8am-12pm.

Registration now open. Go to gratitudewalk.com.au/.