Ipswich Home show organisers Kathy Zabel and Faye Flor.
Ipswich Home show organisers Kathy Zabel and Faye Flor.

What's on in Ipswich this weekend

A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region on Saturday and Sunday.


Ipswich Home Show

  • Ipswich Showgrounds,Warwick Rd
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm

HEAD to the 2015 Ipswich Home Show and Outdoor Expo for super savings and bargains galore on all household items. The popular Look Good, Feel Good Expo will also be held on the day offering everything for health and wellbeing. Entry costs $5 for adults, $4 for concession and age pensioners enter for free on Saturday.

Email florshows@pacific.net for more.

Afternoon Concert

  • Ipswich City UnitingChurch, Ellenborough St
  • Sunday, from 2pm

HELP support Ipswich Hospice Care by coming along to 'A Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza' performed by Ipswich Orpheus Chorale and Young Orpheus Singers. See their award-winning soloists present an afternoon of famous choruses and vocal solos from the world's most beloved operetta pairing. Proceeds go to Ipswich Hospice Care. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets cost $15 for adults and concession and $10 for children.

Visit ipswichorpheuschorale.org.au

Country Markets

  • Fernvale school grounds,Brisbane Valley Hwy
  • Sunday, 6am-noon

GRAB some fresh, local produce at the weekly Fernvale Country Markets. This popular market also has a large range of crafts, quality second-hand goods, clothing, soaps and more. Have a bite to eat and a coffee as you stroll through the stalls.

Phone 5464 3863 for more.

Swap Meet

  • Strollers Cricket Grounds,Redbank Plains Rd
  • Sunday, 6am-2pm

COME along to the Eastern Taipans Cricket Club car boot, swap meet and market on Sunday. Browse through a wide range of stalls and grab a bargain. Parking is $2 per car.

Phone Dorelle on 0409 482 871.

Saturday Night Live

  • Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St
  • Saturday, 8pm-10pm

BREWED in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. See them perform live on Saturday. Tickets cost $25 online and $20 at the door

To book visit studio188.com.au

Yamanto Market

  • Swifts Sports Club, 38 Ipswich Boonah Rd
  • Saturday, 7am-11.30am

VISIT the new look Yamanto Saturday Market and help raise money for Swifts Sports Club. Wander through the stalls, grab a fresh coffee and something to eat, take a rest under the shady trees, shop at the many new and used stalls. You never know what you'll find.

Contact Dennis on 0413 893 793 for more.

Handmade Expo

  • Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba
  • Saturday, 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. The event has free entry and parking and new stallholders are always welcome.

Phone 0488 791 379 for more.

Community Fete

  • 31 Daniel Street, Lowood
  • Saturday, 10am-3pm

THIS annual fete is Lowood and District Community Kindergarten's biggest fundraising event of the year. Fun activities include face painting, jumping castle, farm animals, performances by community groups including Just Dance, raffles, arts, crafts and stalls and a guest performance from everyone's favourite snow princesses.

Contact 5426 1859 for more.

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