1. Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo
WHERE:Kawana Sports Precinct, Bokarina
WHEN:October 13-15, 9am-5pm daily
COST:Adults $12, seniors $10, children under-16 free
WITH 180 exhibiting companies and thousands of products and services to view, you better plan your day. Grab your event guide from the Sunshine Coast Daily or as you enter. Be prepared for a day of adventure, learning, shopping and entertainment. Take a break in the food courts and enjoy the daily cooking demonstrations and entertainment.
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
WHERE:Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Rd (off Memorial Drive, Eumundi)
WHEN:October 13; gates open 5.30pm, screening about 7pm
INFO:Cars limited to about 150. To guarantee your spot, pre-book tickets at www.ticketebo.com.au/starrynights Walk-ins welcome
COST:$25 per car, or $10 per person for walk-ins.
STARRY Nights Outdoor Movies presents sci-fi musical comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) - a night of cult-classic good times under the stars, with just enough spook to make it perfect for a Friday the 13th night out.
3. Dirty Rascal
WHERE:The Shared, Railway St, Yandina
WHEN:October 13, 6.30-10pm
DON'T miss Dirty Rascal's Sunshine Coast debut and single launch. The band has a powerhouse rhythm section, overlaid with double guitars, vintage keys and lush vocal harmonies. The Dirty rascal line-up includes Jerry Speiser (Men at Work), John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys) and Andrew McSweeney (Midnight Hunting Crew).
4. Buderim Garden Festival
WHERE:Buderim War Memorial Hall, cnr Main and Church St
WHEN:October 14 and 15
COST:$2 hall entry; $15 Open Gardens
THE annual Buderim Garden Festival will centre around the Buderim War Memorial Hall with a competitive spring flower show of cut flowers, hanging baskets, bonsai plants, photographs and children's entries. There will be exclusive access to seven Open Gardens at six venues, which are selected to showcase the diversity in size and style of gardening in the area. At the Craft Cottage next to the hall, Buderim's potters and sculptors will present their exhibition The Sculptured Garden.
5. Nights on Ocean Markets
WHERE:Ocean St, Maroochydore
WHEN:October 13, 5-9pm
IMMERSE yourselves amid the bustle of people, the ever-changing atmosphere of sounds, fragrance and accidental bump-in-tos, local art and produce, great food and music.
WHEN:October 14, 8am-4pm
COST:Adults 5, children under-12 free
CUT and uncut precious and semi precious gemstones, opals, sapphires, quartz, jewellery, minerals, lapidary equipment, supplies and collectables are on show. This is a great day out for all the family, with stalls, kids' fossicking, food and drinks, gate prizes and a raffle.
7. Beerwah's Got Country
WHEN:October 14, 8pm-midnight
BOOK a table for dinner and stay for the show featuring Paul Costa, supported by Hayley Marsten.
8. Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival
WHERE:Cooroy Mountain Springwater property, Cooroy Mountain Rd (junction of Lukes Rd)
WHEN:October 15, 6.30am-2pm
COST:$10 per person, children under-16 free
THE Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival is a once-a-year opportunity to take in the Cooroy Mountain at its closest. The hinterland property will open its gates to the public, offering a day of food, entertainment and mountain climbing. Closed footwear is mandatory for walking up the mountain and it is recommended to bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Before you start, enjoy billy tea and damper and a hearty barbecue breakfast, then hear stories from a bush poet and musical entertainment after you return. For those seeking less energetic exercise, a rainforest walk includes an observation trail that follows a winding path through rainforest. The festival, presented by Rotary Club of Cooroy Queensland, will raise funds for disability support group Sunshine Butterflies.
9. Roots Rock Reggae Sunday
WHERE:The Shared, 13 Railway Street, Yandina
WHEN:October 15, 3-9pm
INFO:Call 5472 7141 or
0439 084 040
THIS Roots Rock Reggae Sunday line-up is saturated with talent and tunes that'll just make you want to dance. Sun Salute's rhythms, melodies, soulful vocal harmonies and horns craft an energy that is infectious. Dale (Mufassa) Mallett is a member of Sunshine Coast rock, roots band The Floating Bridges and has been refining his skills as a singer-songwriter, branching into the musical realms of roots, pop reggae to bring an uplifting and upbeat musical experience. Annie J and Fusion is a group of diverse musicians mixing up funk, rock, RnB and reggae into a unique dance groove. The Myth is a 10 year-old alternative rock band writing and performing original music.
10. Just 8's Car Club Sunshine Coast Show and Shine
WHERE:Currimundi Hotel, Buderim St
WHEN:October 15, public entry from 9am (cars from 8am)
COST:$10 per car; public entry by gold-coin donation
OPEN to all street-registered V8s, the show offers trophies, raffles, prizes, trade stalls, displays, kids' entertainment, slot cars, a sausage sizzle, food, drink, a coffee van and much more. Proceeds will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Foundation.
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