10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 Ipswich Country Music Festival

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

KICK your heels up at Ipswich Country Music Festival this Saturday. 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.

2 Kalbar swap markets

  • Kalbar Showgrounds
  • Tomorrow 6am - 1pm

COME and browse through a range of bric-a-brac at the Kalbar swap markets hosted by the Fassifern Car Club. Classic cars, trucks, bikes, old engines and tractors will 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.

3 Diwali Festival

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

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

Book by phoning Indian Mehfil on 3281 8683.

4 Emergency Services Day

  • Ferrari Park,Laidley
  • Tomorrow 10am - 2pm

LOCKYER Valley residents will be treated to an aerial water bombing display at this weekend's Emergency Services Open Day in Laidley. The free event is an opportunity for residents to meet their everyday local heroes who put their lives on the line to keep them safe. A range of activities will be on offer.

Free entry, all ages welcome.

5 Pet blessing service

  • Cameron Park, Booval
  • Tomorrow noon - 2pm

LOCAL churches extend an invitation to all to attend a blessing of pets service to acknowledge the valuable role pets play in our lives and the community as a whole. During the informal service, pets will be individually blessed. BYO picnic.

For more information phone Sue on 0407 179 107.

6 Historical museum

  • Cooneana Heritage Centre, New Chum
  • Today and tomorrow 10am - 2pm

RELIVE Ipswich's history at the Ipswich Historical Museum. Visitors are welcome to stroll through The Cooneana Heritage Centre and visit the administration building where local history and mining memorabilia are on display.

Admission costs $2 per person. For more information phone 3282 0358.

7 The Handmade Expo

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

COME and visit a fabulous monthly market with more than 70 stalls which offer boutique, quality handmade products from jewellery to furniture. The pioneer steam train also runs in conjunction with every market. Free entry and parking.

For more information visit thehandmadeexpo.com.au or phone 0407 065 307.

8 Qld Model Railway Show

  • Workshops Rail Museum,North Ipswich
  • Today and tomorrow 9.30am - 4pm

SEE the intricate detail of many different model rail layouts of real and fictional landscapes. Watch skilled modellers demonstrate different applications of their passion. Purchase supplies for your home project. The kids can make train craft to take home or get busy creating a train in a wood workshop.

Family tickets $59, adults $20, concession $17, ages three to 15 $11.50 and children under three free.

9 Cameron Park Markets

  • Cameron Park, Booval
  • Today 6am - 12pm

THE Cameron Park Market is on today offering loads of lovely goods including bric-a-brac, clothing, jewellery, second-hand goods, painting, toys and much more.

For more information phone 3814 3039.

10 Live music Band night

  • Studio 188, Brisbane Street
  • Today 6.30pm - 10pm

GUARDS of May will be performing at Studio 188 tonight. Supporting them will be local band Example Of. Tickets $8 pre-sale, $12 at the door.

For more information visit studio188.com.au



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