Mapleton Hall has a 104 year old history. It was designed and constructed by local community members in 1916, with the previous hall being lost to a bushfire in 1915.
Mapleton was a farming district for citrus, pineapples and dairying. It also had a large timber industry, with a hardwood timber mill, three smaller timber case mills and an extensive forestry reserve on the town’s edge, which is now a national park. The farmland has since been subdivided into small holdings and residential plots, and the timber industry has gone.
The hall is sited on several acres of sportsground and is well utilised and maintained, even being listed as being of ‘Heritage Significance’ in the Sunshine Coast Regional Council town plan. It is one of the area’s historic jewels, and has a long heritage of comings and goings – dances, sports, events, classes, meetings, group activities and special events – making it a large part of community life in this small mountain top village.
Mapleton boasts a small but active community minded population. If only ‘the walls could talk.’
Mapleton Hall is a short walk from the town centre, and on-site parking is available. There are many accommodation options nearby, including a variety of B&Bs and caravan parks.
Festival of Small Halls returns to Mapleton on Sunday 1st November with one of Australia’s most celebrated singer-songwriters Shellie Morris and critically acclaimed blues and roots duo Hussy Hicks.
Festival of Small Halls Mapleton will be supported by Lee and Shaye Hardisty. Lee is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who has been touring the world with music for the past 15 years. His music is honest and lovingly heartfelt, focussed around his great love of his wife, his daughters, his garden and his community. He will be performing with wife Shaye, on banjo and vocals. Lee’s main instruments include saxophone, guitar, ukelele, flute, tin whistle, recorders, kalimba, and keys. Lee laughing says he and Shaye often sit on their porch and scare their neighbours with a banjo and saxophone. Lee is often seen playing at the Woodford Folk Festival and along the Sunny Coast. Shaye makes clothes and dreams of making more.
Upon arrival Firies Ladies will have samosas, cheese patter, cakes and wraps available A bar by the Mapleton Hall Committee will also be available, and the event will feature a raffle.
Doors open 3.30pm for a 4pm start
Tickets available here
Mapleton Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Gubbi Gubbi people.
Please note, this event is operating in accordance with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Event Checklist. Numbers will be strictly limited.
You must not attend the event if you have COVID-19 symptoms – if you become unwell after purchasing a ticket please be reassured it can be refunded in full if you need to go and get tested. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or fell unwell, please protect your community and stay home.
It is a condition of entry that physical distancing be observed.