Iconic Sunshine Coast Attraction: –

Original Eumundi Markets Celebrating Its 40th Year in 2019

Since the Original Eumundi Markets began on Saturday 23 March 1979 it has grown to be one of the largest craft and artisan markets in Australia with a visitation of around 1.2million people per annum.

Originally called the Eumundi Village Market – the market started with three stalls, a total of 8 visitors – not including family – with a grand total of $30 taken.

When the market started Eumundi was a small quiet town of one main street, with farms spreading from Belli to Noosaville.

In the late 1970’s the social calendar in Eumundi still included dances in the School of Arts hall and regular cattle and horse sales.

Eumundi town and the location of the markets under the glorious spreading Memorial Fig Trees still manages to maintain a wonderful relaxed village atmosphere that continues to attract a large number of visitors and people who for many reasons have chosen to live in and near the town.

Now a true Sunshine Coast icon and must see destination the market will be giving back and wants its visitors and followers to share in the celebrations too. In the lead up to the 40th Anniversary the Original Eumundi Markets will be having 40 days of giveaways starting on 12 February through its social media. There will be some amazing prizes up for grabs from some of our many talented stallholders along with market vouchers.

Visit the Original Eumundi Markets from 12 February to 23 March and if you spend over $30 in one transaction you will get an entry into a pool of great prizes including market vouchers.  Just remember to ask the stallholder to give you an entry form.

The Original Eumundi Market continues to be run by the Eumundi & District Historical Association (EHA), a not-for-profit association which supports local community and historic projects and has always ensured that their market has an emphasis on handmade products, with the ethos of “make it, bake it, sew it, grow it”.   

Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre which is run by EHA will be having an exhibition of the history on the market from Saturday 23 March until Saturday 1 June in its Wan’din’in arts space complete with a mocked up retro stall circa 1980’s. All are welcome to the opening on 23 March at 2pm. The 40th Anniversary celebrations are supported by the Sunshine Coast Council.

The Original Eumundi Markets … it’s an experience like no other. Here’s to another 40 years!


 

MELBOURNE CUP IN THE FOREST

Celebrate this Melbourne Cup Day in the forest at Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

Enjoy a famous Thai banquet prepared by The Tamarind’s Head Chef Dan Jarrett along with all the traditional Melbourne Cup celebrations.

Tickets are $95.00 per person and include a welcome glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne and a Thai banquet.

BUY TICKETS

Cost: $95

Book: 5420 5420

Location: Spicers Tamarind Retreat

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The day is all about sultry jazz sounds in a warm and cosy forest setting and award-winning modern Asian cuisine, making for an indulgent afternoon that truly wows the senses.

Jazz in the Forest runs from 12.00pm to 3pm.

Lunch bookings are essential.

Picnic hampers are also available for bookings and include a cheese board, frittata, salad, condiments, cake and fruit.

To book lunch or a picnic hamper, phone 1300 583 312

 

https://spicersretreats.com/spicers-tamarind-retreat/activities/jazz-in-the-forest/

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But wait, there’s more! Crafted Festival would not be complete without a convoy of food trucks, this year featuring organic street food experts Food Kartel, gourmet fries and hot dog dealers The Weiner Haus, wingmen Cychos Buffalo Wings, Woodfired Mexican gurus Zicatela, pork platers The Roaming Pig, African-inspired fresh foodies A Taste of Africa, Latin American flavoured caravan Little Wahaca, and cheese platter artists Cheese & Deli Kitchen. 

PLUS we’ve partnered with the best in the bubbly game, Chandon to bring the addition of a Chandon S Spritz Pop Up Bar!

So round up your mates, and get yourself along to the inaugural Crafted Festival! Hop to it. 

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Brewers in alphabetical order are: 
4 Pines Beer – Manly, NSW  
Aether Brewing – Milton, QLD
Balter Brewing Company – Currumbin, QLD  
Batlow Cider Co. – Batlow, NSW  
Beard and Brau – Mt Tamborine, QLD
Black Hops Brewing , Burleigh Heads, QLD  
Brouhaha Brewery – Maleny, QLD  
Burleigh Brewing Co – Burleigh Heads, QLD  
Capital Brewing Co. – Fyshwick, ACT  
Fixation Brewing Co. – Byron Bay, NSW
Granite Belt Cider Co – Warwick, QLD  
Green Beacon Brewing Co – Teneriffe, QLD
Gage Roads Brewing Co – Palmyra, WA  
Lost Palms Brewing Co. – Miami, QLD
Modus Operandi Brewing – Mona Vale, NSW  
Mornington Peninsula Brewery – Mornington, VIC  
Newstead Brewing Company – Newstead, QLD  
Slipsteam Brewing Company – Yeerongpilly, QLD  
Stockade Brew Co – Smeaton Grange, NSW  
Stone and Wood Brewing Company – Byron Bay, NSW  
Willie Smith’s Organic Apple Cider – Grove, TAS  
Young Henrys – Newtown, NSW
Your Mates Brewing Co. – Nambour, QLD

 

4 November at 12:00–20:30

Pratten Park

Crafted Tickets

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Gates open at 1pm, the festival will finish promptly at 9pm.

In a true celebration of craft beer and cider’s creativity and diversity we are bringing over 160 brews from across Australia and New Zealand.

Craft beer is community. From the grassroots small and passionate producers through to the emerging industry icons there is co-operation and collaboration at every level. This inaugural festival will put independent producers on a platform not only for local people, but visitors from around Australia and New Zealand, to engage and interact with some of the industries larger than life characters.

An event not to be missed for anyone who appreciates good company, excellent beer and a long tale or two. Come an have a great afternoon with friends, family kicking back on the green to some of Australia’s best local talent headlined by The Lyrical.

Want to get your brews ahead of the pack? Purchase a PRE- LOADED TICKET with Sunshine And Beer (SAB) currency to dive straight into your new favourite brew, get your very own Craft Beer and Cider tasting glass and by-pass queue lines ALL DAY LONG!

Our ticketing ensures there’s an option for everyone and ranges from $10-90 (+BF). Don’t miss out on joining us for a relaxed day filled with live music, festival rides, competitions, food pairing demonstrations and most importantly, sampling some of the best and most unobtainable brews throughout Australia and New Zealand.

 

https://craftbeersunshinecoast.com.au/

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DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER EVENT this event has been postponed until May 2018.

15 of Queensland best food trucks will be on site. Plus fully stocked Beach Bar. No BYO

Food Truck Carnivale – Sunshine Coast – Beach Carnivale

Cotton Tree Park Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Ticket information
www.beachcarnivale.com.au

 

 

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Spice Bar is Modern Asian Cuisine.
Boutique International Wine List, Cocktails made with Flair & Care.
Menu changes seasonally, using local produce to highlight the Sunshine Coast.
Passionate people with Professional Attitudes.

SPICE BAR
FOOD-WINE-STYLE    

123 Mooloolaba Esplanade
Mooloolaba, Queensland     Call (07) 5444 2022

SERVICE WITH STYLE  

Maleny is about to get a stylish boutique brewery. Set to be the Icon of Maleny, The Brouhaha, has spared no expense in a stylish new development.

They have been serving freshly brewed coffee and breakfast to date which has wowed the locals already, the excitement of a microbrewery atmosphere which is industrial set along the obi obi creek, the large deck will be the place to sit and enjoy one of the many boutique beers.

From misty treed mountains to sun kissed beaches the landscape is as diverse as the foods produced and crafted here.

From the cheese filled heart of Kenilworth to the seafood fresh breezes of Mooloolaba there is something tantalising and tasty everywhere you look.

A drive through the breathtaking Hinterland reveals rolling green pastures and tastes of our incredible dairy goods such as Trevor Heart’s buffalo haloumi, Maleny Cheese factory and Maleny Dairies which has you tasting for yourself why their cream is so popular with our regions’ chefs.

A short trip Down the mountain on a day trip to the quaint Yandina and your taste buds burst alive with the possibilities of Ginger at the Ginger factory. Ginger with a history of being grown right here on the coast that has gone on to spark many local food products and recipes. Your Yandina food journey continues right across the road as you discover the health boosting deliciousness of the local macadamias you can hear rolling about in the machines at Nutworks.

Whether you’re picking your own giant fresh strawberries in Spring at Strawberry Fields or buying farming family Jeffers Market’s avocados you can become connected to the coast’s foodie soul through the ingredients and foods you discover.

Food is considered by many here as a bit of an an art form with award winning chefs and their restaurants, food festivals and events, raw cafes, funky eateries and wonderful local products . It takes but a day to realise that food is as tied to the good folk of the Sunshine Coast as the mountains and ocean that frame the region.

 

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