Picnic Day Programme

Music

  • 9:30am Blue Violets
  • 11:00am Eight Second Ride
  • 12:30pm Bridget O’Shannessy
  • 2:30pm Bruce Halter

Raffles & Silent Auction

  • 2pm Announcements
  • 2pm Raffle close
  • 2:15pm Silent Auction close

Children’s Activities

  • 11:30am-12pm Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
  • 10am-1pm Face Painting
  • 10am-3pm Kite Flying
  • 10am-3pm Pony Rides & Animal Farm
  • 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm Dinosaur Hunter – Fossil Casting Workshop
  • 10am, 1pm and 2pm Crazy About Slime – Slime Making Workshop
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Killarney Artisans bring inspiration to the Picnic Basket Day

Exploring the backroads of the Southern Downs inspires artist Dawn Head Rose to create the beautiful landscapes which comprise her artworks.

Dawn Head Rose’s Artwork Photo by Penny Barber

“As I drive home, I like to capture the cloud effects over the landscapes,” Ms Head Rose said.

Ms Head Rose has returned to the district after many years in Western Queensland and says the changing landscapes is one of her favourite things about this area.

“I love the diversity of landscapes in this area.  It doesn’t take long to drive to an area with waterfalls or wineries.  From here the terrain changes to the boulders of the Granite Belt.  The people of this area make the most of all that they have.”

Dawn Head Rose

Ms Head Rose will be one of the artists in the expanded Killarney Artisans area at the Killarney Picnic Basket Day, where local artist will be working and displaying their artworks for sale.

This is the second time the award-winning artist will be part of the Picnic Basket Day.  Ms Head Rose says her favourite part of the day is chatting to people about her work.

“I enjoy seeing people leaving every trouble behind for a few hours, sitting on the lawns and enjoying each other’s company”, she said.

Other artists who will be featured include Loretta Grayson, Di Kelly, Anna Irorere, Jan Allan, Robert & Jan Laws, Marie Galloway, Hilary Edmondstone and Paul Stumkat.

Visitors to Killarney Picnic Basket Day are invited to bring their picnic blanket and chairs to set up on the grounds and enjoy food from a wide variety of stalls, delight in the giant kites and be entertained by raffles and musicians at the relaxed event.

Proceeds from the day to Livin’ and the QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund.

Killarney’s Picnic Basket Day will be held on Sunday 7 April 2019, from 10am to 4pm at Melrose Station.

For more information contact 0437 109 912, find us on facebook: Killarney Picnic Basket Day or go to our website www.picnicbasketday.com.au

All Eyes to the Skies at Picnic Basket Day

Look twice if you see a giant horse, whale or alien spaceship flying in the sky as you drive toward Killarney Picnic Basket Day next weekend – it is all part of what is sure to be an amazing day.

These remarkable creatures on display above the lovely grounds of Melrose Station have been brought to visitors by the members of the Redcliffe Kite Club for the past three years.

“The day is just lovely, it is a fantastic drive out there and a lovely little part of the country”, President of the club and regular attendee, Michael Crowley, said.

“The great thing for us is the challenge of the wind. It behaves differently inland. “

The club’s regular flying area is Clontarf on the Redcliffe Peninsula, where they are part of the Redcliffe KiteFest in mid-June, but they travel all over Australia and the world to fly their kites.

“I have just got back from Qatar where a sub section of the club was flying kites as part of a team in the Aspire Kite Festival at Doha”, Mr Crowley said.

An astronaut kite may be seen sky walking alongside regular favourites at Melrose Station this year if the wind is favourable, but one animal will still be missing.

“We have been trying to get an Angus Cow Kite to fly for [Melrose Station owners] the Lindores, but haven’t got one yet”, Mr Crowley laughed.

The Redcliffe Kite Club is dedicated to fostering the age-old art of kite flying and kite making.  They will be selling kite making kits on the day so children can join in in the display in the skies.

Killarney Picnic Basket Day will be held on Sunday 7 April 2019, from 10am to 4pm.  Guests are invited to bring their picnic blanket and chairs to set up on the grounds and enjoy food from a wide variety of stalls, delight in the giant kites and be entertained by raffles and musicians at the relaxed event.

Proceeds from the day to Livin’ and the QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund.

For more information on the Redcliffe Kite Club https://www.facebook.com/RedcliffeKiteClubInc/

For more information contact 0437 109 912, find us on facebook: Killarney Picnic Basket Day.

Tastes of Killarney

Graze, graze, graze through the best of Killarney and the Southern Downs!

Try out these yummy options at our Local Tastes area:

  • Cabanossi – Killarney Butchery
  • Cheese – Towri Sheep Cheeses
  • Olives – Mt Stirling Olives
  • Honey – Hughes’ Honey
  • Figs – Darling Downs Quality Figs
  • Tomatoes – Hughes Hydroponics
  • Vinegar – Lirah Vinegar
  • Fudge – Old Style Russian Fudge & Coconut Ice
  • Wines – Ballandean Estate
  • Beer – Brass Monkey Brewery
  • Iced Tea – Jo and Co Espresso
Image by Bec Findlay @eye2soul.photography

From Checking In to Checking Out the World

Spend quality time where it matters most when you skip the big drive to the big city, and choose to fly local. As the gateway airport to the Southern Downs Region, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) makes travelling for business and leisure so much easier.

Visit www.wellcamp.com.au for more information on the Airport, airlines and facilities like parking from $5 per day, and door to door airport shuttle within Toowoomba.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is proudly associated with the 2019 Killarney Picnic Basket Day.

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