Eumundi

Eumundi

Eumundi

Gubbi Gubbi people – poss: ‘ngumundi’ (black snake)

There is a blend of old and new within Eumundi; of hippy and hipsters. The streets are lined with historical buildings, modern art galleries, boutique wineries and local history museums. The town is a must-do for anyone passing through the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Every Saturday and Wednesday, come rain, hail or shine, the population of Eumundi explodes from 1900 residents to several thousand as visitors flock to the renowned Eumundi Markets. These markets were established in 1979 and are situated in the heart of this historic town. The iconic and towering heritage-listed fig trees rise above the 500 plus stall market and everything is on offer from fresh food to clothes and lifestyle products. Buy your crystals and suspenders, all in one place.

Population: 1924

Tickets available online.

SHOW FEATURES DEL BARBER (CANADA) and THE MAE TRIO (AUSTRALIA)

 

 

Numinbah Valley

Numinbah Valley

‘hold tight country’ from ‘nyummin’, meaning tight

Numinbah Valley is a little village nestled in between Springbrook Mountain and Beechmont. It is the Valley time forgot, with the Nerang River running though old dairy farms of the past, all towards the area’s beautiful heritage listed
community hall. Numinbah Valley has many bushwalkers enjoying
its many tracks and abundant wildlife. Fast becoming the Gold Coast’s Eco tourism jewel, Numinbah Valley is somewhere that should be experienced at leisure. Adventure hiking, folk music and horse riding events are now starting to be common place on the community’s calendar.
Population: Not sure – let’s take a count at the show!

SHOW FEATURES ANDY BROWN (CANADA) AND THE MAE TRIO (AUSTRALIA)
Tickets available online

Produced with the support of the Numinbah School of Arts

 

Texas

Texas

Gunggari and Bidjara people

On paper, Texas has a romantic history that can rival Deadwood. Named after the US land dispute, but in honour of a local one between two brothers and some post-gold rush squatters, Texas earned its stripes with farming, silver mining and tobacco. Driving on the meandering road over the Dumaresq River leading out of Texas, you can have the great pleasure of driving in and out of state lines between Qld and NSW in your search for old tobacco stacks – Texas is also a border town.
Population: 693

Image courtesy of Rebecca Croft. Thank you!

SHOW FEATURES ANDY BROWN (CANADA) and THE MAE TRIO (AUSTRALIA)
Tickets available online and locally available at the Texas Library – High St, Texas.

St George

St George

Mandandanji and Kamilaroi people

The fish are jumping, and the cotton’s high – St George is known as the Fishing Capital of Inland Queensland and is home to Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Golden Perch, and Silver Perch..You’re likely to have encountered emus running alongside your vehicle on the way into town, their brown feathers bobbing and blending into a landscape that is dry and perfect for cotton farming, as well as beef, grain and sheep. St George itself is built around the Balonne River, and while it’s done some damage to the town in recent flood years, it’s a welcome watery centrepiece to a real outback town. While the sun sets over the cloudy waters of an afternoon, flocks of gossiping galahs that turn the tall widow-maker gums into soft pink-feathered flurries, settling eventually into a gentle St George twilight.

Population: 2,410

Tickets available online and locally at Harry & Co – 9 Grey St, St George.

SHOW FEATURES ANDY BROWN (CANADA) and THE MAE TRIO (AUSTRALIA)