19 July, 2023

Heritage day in Caboolture on Saturday

The Caboolture Historical Village will showcase vintage and veteran elements as the village stages a Heritage Day from 9am to 4pm this Saturday.

Heritage day in Caboolture on Saturday - feature photo

The event is designed to educate and connect people to local history, and to demonstrate traditional methods used to build, make, bake, create, and show the skilled art forms of craftsmen and craftswomen of yesteryear.

As the Heritage Day will be defined by the time predating 1945, the event will also include flora and fauna displays, with wildlife specialist animal rescue groups and Native Plants Queensland.

Events coordinator Saskia Huismans said it was hoped that this would become an annual event to showcase local history with something new each year.

As the Caboolture Historical Village is filled with buildings full of history, the venue provides a backdrop for an event which focuses on past decades.

Children will have opportunities to try their hand at various skills and work machines of old, with “give it a go” elements. As this is designed for youngsters, they will get their own Heritage Day Adventure map with special signs to watch out for.

Some of the featured displays and demonstrations include: vintage and veteran cars and motorcycles; foundry display; beekeeping; Luthier (guitar maker); Rural Fire Service display; rope making; blacksmithing; family history groups from around the Moreton Bay region; small engine machinery; Lace Makers Guild, Doll Association and CWA; animal husbandry; scouts of Moreton Bay; Tin Smithing; Artisans Guild – local art gallery display (in the Citadel); spinners and weavers; military displays, Air Force and navy cadets; vintage market – crafts and clothes, traditional ginger beer, steampunk paraphernalia, books, records, prints, antiques stall, handmade soaps, fruit wines, old fashioned candy, and fudge; wood crafting, pottery demonstrations, gem sieving and more.

The event will include live entertainment in the form of both static and roving elements, as well as special displays of local history to go with the history on display in the village.

To add to the atmosphere, the steampunk community has been invited to add its 18th century dress with the modern twist.

Many of the exhibitors will be dressed in the style of the different periods.

Entertainment will include: bushranger re-enactments; Blarney Stone Celtic Band (playing in the hotel); Belswagger Morris dancers (roving performances); Dance Kaleidoscope (18th century country dance in costume – roving performances); North Pine Bush Poets (between band sets at the hotel); the Serene’s Harpists (playing in St Lawrence Church); Mini Allstars – miniature horse trick show and whip cracking demonstrations; Pine Rivers Dog Training Club – scent dog demonstration; grand parade at noon, and vintage parade at 3pm.

There will be so much to see, and attendees could find it hard to know where to start and where to end!

Cost to attend will be $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 6 to 16, while children 5 and under are admitted for free. The cost for parking will be a gold coin donation.


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