Five things to do in Ipswich this weekend

1 Diwali Festival

  • Indian Mehfil, Brisbane St
  • Sunday 5.30pm - late

EXPERIENCE the colour and vibrancy of the 2014 Diwali Festival. Now in its fifth year, the festival will include a full cultural banquet, Bollywood dancers, music, face painting and more for families to enjoy. Tickets cost $30 each, $10 for children and tables of 10 are $270 each.

Book by phoning Indian Mehfil on 3281 8683.

2 The Handmade Expo

  • Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba
  • Tomorrow 8am - 2pm

COME and visit a fabulous monthly market with more than 70 stalls that offer boutique, quality handmade products from jewellery to furniture.

The pioneer steam train also runs in conjunction with every market.

The event has free entry and parking and new stallholders are always welcome.

Food and coffee will also be available on site.

For more information visit or phone 0407 065 307.

3 School twilight market

  • Redbank Plains State School Hall
  • Today 5pm - 7.30pm

COME along and browse a range of market stalls, including crafts/handmade, party plans, lollies, candles, bags, and much more. While you're browsing, why not grab a cold drink and something to eat from the P&C barbecue or a coffee from the coffee cart. Bring your family and friends and make it a fun night.

For more information phone 0425 405 232.

4 Ipswich Country Music Festival

  • Swifts sports fields, Yamanto
  • Tomorrow 2pm - 10pm

KICK your heels up at the Ipswich Country Music Festival tomorrow. Graham Rodger, The Kelly Gang, Laura Downing and more will perform. A gum boot throwing competition, an animal farm, helicopter rides and fireworks will also be on offer.

For more information phone 0408 884 357.

5 Kalbar swap markets

  • Kalbar Showgrounds
  • Sunday 6am - 1pm

COME and browse through bric-a-brac at the Kalbar swap markets hosted by the Fassifern Car Club. Classic cars, old engines and tractors are welcome to be shown at the event. Country music singer Alex Beckett will also perform.

Entry is $2 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information phone Anthony on 0429 899 930.

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