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Show your support for Caboolture Festival businesses

Posted: 11am 06 Aug 2021

Organisers of the Caboolture Festival are urging the community to support the businesses, venues and vendors who are involved.

While some of the 28 events scheduled for the three-week celebration have been cancelled, organisers remain hopeful some will go ahead.

They say that with uncertainty surrounding the lifting of the current lockdown, it’s important for the community to support local businesses even if events can’t be held.

“The current lockdown and unknown future have resulted in heart-breaking program disruptions and event cancellations,” organisers say.

“While this is the right thing to do to keep our community safe, it's certainly daunting for all businesses involved.

“We’d like to thank all of our stakeholders involved with Caboolture Family Fun Day and Caboolture Festival for all of their support and patience as we navigate through this challenging time.”

Among the programmed events not going ahead as originally planned are:

  • North Harbour's Tree Planting Day (August 1)
  • Caboolture Country Markets (August 1)
  • Gather & Feast's High Tea (August 3)
  • Disruptions to Matariki Ngā Tae O Te Pō exhibition at the Caboolture Hub Gallery
  • Caboolture Hub's Readiculous (August 4)
  • Caboolture Sports Club's ABBA Live (August 7)
  • Homestead Country's Youth Talent Expo (August 7)
  • Caboolture Family Fun Day (August 9)
  • Caboolture Aero Club's Just Winging It (August 15)
  • Caboolture SES Open Night (August 17)

The organisers say before they announce further details, they will await further advice from Queensland Health over the next week.

Tough decisions

While the Homestead Country Music Club made the tough decision to cancel their annual Youth Talent Expo, they say it will be back better than ever in 2022.

In the meantime, you can still show your support by popping over to their Facebook page here for updates on other events they’ll be hosting in the next 12 months.

The Caboolture Aeroclub has also decided to cancel its “Just Winging It” event which was to be held on 15 August.

“We just see this as a necessary postponement. We will run this at another time, bigger and better and show the real value of this airfield to the community,” Caboolture Aeroclub president Peter Coburn says.

The aeroclub hosts regular activities throughout the year - stay up to date via their Facebook page.

The aerodrome is also home to The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) Museum, which reopened last month after a break and is open Thursday-Sunday, 10am-3pm.

How you can show your support

While LuvaBerry Strawberry Farm is closed because of the latest COVID-19 restrictions, you can still enjoy their berry deliciousness by ordering through their online shop. There you’ll find berry dust, berry clusters, freeze-dried berries and chocolate heaven bundles….yum! Click here for more.

Just because Gather and Feast's High Tea event as part of Caboolture Festival has been postponed due to lockdown doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to their delicious take-away meals. They’re open every day, with a full menu to enjoy at home and daily boxed specials – think a brunch box for two adults and two children or mini banana bread loaves to toast at your leisure. There’s even vegan and vegetarian options available. Check out their Facebook page and help support this amazing business during these tough times.

The Caboolture Sports Club, which was hosting events as part of the festival, is closed for now and plans to reopen once restrictions lift.

Home to The Mill restaurant with a modern Australian menu where the freshest ingredients shine and the Laneway Café where you’ll find all-day dining and an array of mouth-watering desserts, the venue’s a favourite with members and guests alike.

There’s also Tempo Lounge and Bar and The Yard Bar, where you can enjoy a bevvy or two with family and friends, as well as functions spaces.

Check in with the club’s Facebook page to stay up to date with what’s coming up and when they will reopen.

Exhibitions on hold

The Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but in good news it is home to two exhibitions that run mid-September, so there’s still plenty of time for a visit once lockdown ends.

Her beauty and her terror features work from contemporary artists and explores the Australian landscape in its extremities, subtleties and forms to consider our connection to it.

The Australian landscape can instil fear and inspire awe - it is an ecosystem that is entirely its own. The picture of Australia evoked by Dorothea Mackellar’s words in her poem My Country still rings true more than 100 years later.

Ours is a land that is beautiful and terrifying, it can be harsh just as it is nurturing.

Her beauty and her terror is on until September 11.

In Textural convergence, which opens on August 17, two artists explore possibilities of meaning through the diversity of perception and memories.

They uncover reality and imagination, reveal hidden expressiveness of form, and bring permanence and radiance to maximise simplicity and beauty in two- and three-dimensional space.

Lucy and Ziggy are professional fine artists who through the richness of textural experimentation unearth the unpredictability of themes, moods and emotions.

In Lucy’s work, nature acts as a metaphor for lived experience, and everything that lies beneath becomes the subject matter.

Her work embodies the associations present in nature with human expression and experience.

On the other hand, Ziggy’s works express the emotional weight of a sculpture through the mysterious and elusive gesture that captures the intended meaning or a story.

Textural convergence is on from August 17 until September 16.

Once the gallery reopens, you can visit Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture.

Stay up to date with the latest on the Caboolture Festival here and follow on Facebook here.

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