Heritage Festival rolling in

Take a ride back in time at the Heritage Festival on 27 April. Pictures: FILE

Local history and heritage will be celebrated at the Lockyer Valley Heritage Festival on Saturday 27 April 2024.

Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to celebrate the heritage of the region and enjoy the host of activities on offer throughout the day.

DAS NEUMANN HAUS MUSEUM, LAIDLEY

Entry is free from 9am to 3pm.

Experience German heritage, delicious homemade treats from Annie’s Place Coffee Shoppe, live music with Phil Vellacott, markets, face painting, and free entry to the house museum.

Built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893, the house has been restored to its former glory, refurbished in the style of the 1930’s and is open to the public.

Annie’s Place Coffee Shoppe operates within the building and will offer visitors an assortment of yummy treats.

Relax on the alfresco deck or under the shade of the 100-year-old Jacaranda tree in the park while you listen to live music and while you’re there, browse the many markets stalls on offer for that special reminder of your time at the festival.

To truly take you back in time, horse-drawn carriage rides will also be available from Das Neumann Haus.

LAIDLEY PIONEER VILLAGE AND MUSEUM

Established in 1972 and located on the corner of Drayton and Pioneer Streets, Laidley, the village is what it is today thanks to the dedicated vision and hard work of the foundation members and many volunteers of the Laidley District Historical Society.

Activities and entertainment will be held from 8am to 2.30pm and entry is by donation, with a range of displays, including vintage cars and farm machinery.

Local musicians will have your toes tapping, and the Big Brekky and all-day menu will keep you fuelled.

There will also be a small engines and woodworking display, operating blacksmith shop, sheep shearing demonstrations, spinners and weavers, and the Lockyer Valley School of Highland Dance will perform.

GATTON AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Located on Freemans Road, Gatton, entry to the Gatton and District Historical Village is by donation.

A host of displays will be available to meander through from 9am to 3pm, including historical vehicles, historical wedding dresses, a working blacksmith and stationary engine displays.

The revamped museum will be open all day, there will be food and coffee vans, guest speakers to hear from and crafters are in for a treat with a huge quilt display, quilter vendor and Destash.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Tanya Milligan said the Lockyer Valley Heritage Festival was an opportunity for the community to immerse themselves in the region’s rich and diverse heritage, with a range of activities to enjoy.

“There really are so many unique qualities of our region, and this festival is a wonderful way to bring our community together while we celebrate what makes the Lockyer Valley so special,” she said.

“Be it workshops, music, food or performances, the Lockyer Valley Heritage Festival is a family-friendly event that continues to attract locals and visitors alike.”

For more information visit www.luvyalockyer.com.au

LOCKYER VALLEY REGIONAL COUNCIL