Australia Day Celebrations at the Village

Come to the Village on Australia Day

January 26th is coming up fast and the folk at the Village are busy planning another great Australia Day event for all.  It is one of the biggest days of the calendar for the Village and there is a lot being planned.  First of all, make a note in your diary.  It is Thursday January 26th, so put it in your diary!  Invite your family and friends to help us make it the biggest day yet.


What is on the Program?

The Indigenous Display will be open as will the Aviation Museum with its interactive display.  Have you ever tried to fly a plane?  You will be surprised how awesome it is “flying” with the Flight Simulators there.

The gates will open at 9 am sharp – Entry is just $10 for all, but children under 16 years are FREE.

You can park at QSEC via Tuckeroo Drive.  Give a gold coin donation to the Woodies (Caboolture Woodcrafters) who are looking after the parking for us.

Do you know where the Hospital Green is?  It is of course near the old hospital building.  This is where the Toad Races are being held – run by the Morayfield Rotary Club.  It is a Toad Load of fun – so go along and see how it all works.  You can choose your own Toad to race – too big to be a jockey?  No worries.  The Rotarians have got it all sorted.  Sounds like a lot of fun!  Maybe you will win “a pot of gold”!

There’s plenty of entertainment for the children.  There are two great shows at the Hospital Green.  There will be viewing stands there to get a good look at the Kangagang entertainers. The younger ones will be mesmerised by the show!

Ben Barker has been a popular entertainment at many of the Village events and he will be playing his unique blend of guitar and didgeridoo at the Indigenous Display.

The Country Pub opens at 10 am and with the help of Blarney Stone Irish Bush Band, you will be “bopping” until late in the afternoon.  They are favourites at the Village.  Beverages will be available at great prices!

One of our Village characters Peter Bigg will be on the stage to join in with his pvc didgeridoo.

When is the Parade?

The Big Parade is scheduled for 1 pm – with a variety of our Vintage Vehicles will make the journey around the Village.  For car enthusiasts, it is a great opportunity to see these machines “face to face”   Our machines are lovingly restored by our enthusiastic volunteers.

Watch for more details!!!


Toads on the Run!!!

All about the Food and other Activities on Australia Day.  Click here.

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Australia Day Celebrations

Caboolture Historical Village’s first major event for 2015 is the celebration of Australia Day on Monday January 26th, and there are plenty of things on for all the family. The Village opens at 9 am, with a special price for the day – $10 admission, and children under 15 years of age will be welcome for FREE.

There are many plans to help celebrate the day including:

  • Craft Stalls, Book Stall, Cards, Candles, AMRSQ Stall
  • Plant Stall
  • Art Stall
  • Food Stalls – including Sausage Sizzle, Damper, Pies and Sausage Rolls, Fudge,
  • Devonshire Teas and Sandwiches in the Boiling Billy
  • Lamingtons
  • Thai Food in the Bakery
  • Red Hall Café – Coffee, cold drinks, and Hot Chips
  • Collectable Toy Model Cars

The Long Yard Beef Company will be demonstrating the best cooking methods for BBQ Steak and will be selling steak sandwiches. The Two Old Ducks will be cooking up a storm.

Entertainment includes Dave Reynolds (see below), The Uke Jukes, Kilties Scottish Band, Toad Races all day, displays by the Red Dragon Martial Arts Group, and the Percheron Horses. The Blacksmith will be in operation. The Pump Station and Saw Mill will be in action. will be in action as will the Sawmill.

The Grand Parade will be at 12.45 pm featuring vintage vehicles, Percheron Horses, the 11th Light Horse Troop, and various costumed folk,

Did we mention Face Painting too?

Dave Reynolds will be presenting A Tribute to Slim Dusty at 11 am and 1.30 pm (included in admission price) with his Travelling Show Band.

Woodchop – three axemen, including Dan Castle, will be woodchopping near the Axemen’s Hall of Fame.

There will be a special Treasure Hunt with one lucky person winning $1000! The first correct entry opened will be the winner.

The Village Clubs will be open and there will be much activity including re-enactments. The Shuttlebus will travel from Morayfield Shopping Centre and Caboolture Train Station hourly.

The train also will be in action, doing its usual run around the village. Buy a ticket at the front desk or at the station.

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