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Kalbar

Kalbar Sunflower Festival

Amy loves everything about the country and flowers so when she was given the opportunity to play at the famous Kalbar Sunflower festival she was very pleased. Excited for this one to come, Amy will be playing the Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Kalbar Sunflower Festival
Kalbar Sunflower Festival

Time & Location

19 Apr 2024, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Kalbar, Kalbar QLD 4309, Australia

About the event

HOW THE FESTIVAL WAS BORN

A festival of flowers, fine food and photography was held amid acres of sunflowers at Kalbar on March 27, 2021.  The inaugural Kalbar Sunshine and Sunflower Day will be headlined by high-profile chef Richard Ousby, could lure thousands of guests and host food vans and cooking classes. Though a celebration of beauty and abundance, the idea for the inaugural festival was born out of tough times. It’s seeds were sown when Russell and Jenny Jenner saw Darling Downs farmers “getting cranky” about selfie-crazed tourists traipsing uninvited through sunflower crops. But where others saw a problem, the Kalbar couple saw an opportunity.  Because it is not a great time for growers in the Fassifern. And when farmers do it tough, so do farming towns.

Production on the Jenners’ Scenic Rim Lucerne farm has halved. Like many in South East Queensland, they had missed out on heavy rains that soaked other parts of the East Coast earlier in the year.  Lake Moogerah, which irrigates the Fassifern Valley and the Warrill Valley, was at 13.6% capacity and dropping. Irrigators were allowed 30 percent of their allocated water.

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