Celebrate Queensland Day at Apex Park

Celebrate Queensland Day in style at Apex Park on 2 June, offering a fun day out with plenty of activities for all ages. Picture: FILE 

Get ready to revel in everything Queensland at Apex Park on 2 June as Spirit of the Valley and the Lockyer Billy Cart Derby team up for a day of festivities honouring the Sunshine State.

The jam-packed day will feature live and local entertainment, delicious food, market stalls, interactive displays, and the epic Billy Cart Challenge, carrying on from their 5 May heats.

Spirit of the Valley president and events coordinator Idell Wadley said the milestone occasion would offer something for everyone and feature the delightful presence of significant historical figures from Queensland.

“People are invited to come and knock the billy cart champions off their perch,” she said.

 “There will be trophies in two divisions, junior and senior, up for grabs.

“People will have an opportunity to meet the Governor of Queensland Lord Lamington, who obviously will be sharing his amazing Lamingtons. 

“First Lady of Queensland, Florence Bjelke-Petersen will also make an appearance.” 

The event will feature live music from Gatton local Matt Kark and Harvest-ival Music Festival original song winner Sammy Morgan.

Crime Author Jack Sim will announce a new book on the Gatton Murders at the event, highlighting one of the region’s most notorious murder cases.