Brisbane Valley Festival

THE 12th Brisbane Valley Multicultural Festival was again in full swing last weekend with visitors to the region enjoying a colourful day of music and dance along with Living History and Medieval Displays.

Held in Esk on Saturday, July 31 the event was funded by Department of Infrastructure and Tarong Energy and managed by the Brisbane Valley Multicultural Association.

“This year's festival was a great success, taking place in the new Legacy Park,” Festival Co-ordinator Desiree Mahoney said, adding the festival also encompassed a Healthy Lifestyle component, with the Esk Rail Trail along with Esk's first Mind Body and Wellbeing Expo.

The festival brought back old favourites like the all day Multicultural Concert, along with Living History and Medieval Re-enactment Groups, Heritage Cars and Vintage Motor Bikes.

This year, the Anglican Hall showcased a Quilters delight with stunning textile and mixed media articles produced to the theme of “Wine, Roses and all that Jazz”.

The Street Parade turned heads with many groups participating with the PT Cruiser Members stealing the show.

The all day Multicultural Concert showcased many local talents from around the region and there was a great array of International Cuisine to tantalise the taste buds from dawn until dusk.

“The art and craft market again shaped up to display a wide variety of art, craft, international food and community stalls,” Ms Mahoney said.

 


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