Crocodile Rockin’ – Elton John Vintage Classics – Fundraiser

Crocodile Rockin – Elton John vintage classics – Saturday 7th May at the Maleny RSL Hall.   This is a fundraising event to get the 2016 Maleny Music Festival rolling.  

Doors open 6 pm – meals available and a licensed bar.  Early bird Tickets $20 online at Click here to buy Early Bird Tickets at $20 – Cost at the door will be $25.

Dress up in your best 770’s Glam Rock gear!  Prizes galore – best EJ glasses – EJ trivia quiz – raffle!

Come along for a great night & know that all funds raised go to helping our not-for-profit festival.

The Maleny Music Weekend 2016 – A spring Festival at the Maleny Showgrounds,  will be held on Friday 25th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016.  Keep up to date through their website:  Maleny Music Weekend website.

A fun filled night featuring fabulous Maleny and Sunshine Coast musos performing Elton John vintage classics: Rob Longstaff, Kelly Cork, Brian Martin, Lee Hardisty, Kit Cotter, Noel Gardner & Joe Lynch.  The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be local comic Clayton Storey.



Maleny Wood Expo 2016

Maleny Wood Expo 2016 celebrates
20 years and has expanded to 3 days.

This year it is on Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May at the Maleny Showgrounds.  For more information checkout the  Maleny Wood Expo website

Maleny Wood Expo 2016

Started in 1996, the Expo was the brainchild of Queensland forester and passionate Landcare supporter, Ashley Sewell.  Designed to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans the Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia.

We invite you to join us for three days of clean country family fun at the beautiful Maleny Showgrounds.  View the amazing range of lovingly crafted timber products, and meet and talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them. With work by furniture-makers and toy-makers, musical instrument-makers and box-makers, whittlers, carvers and everything in-between, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Glimpse the skills of the timber cutters who ‘opened up’ the region, and catch up with the very best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools. Smell the distinctive spicy aroma of newly milled timber and watch live demos of chainsaws, woodworking, trade tools and more. There’s hands-on woodwork for the whole family with WoodShed WorkshopsWoodwork for Women  and a creative space for kids to taste the delights of getting their hands in the sawdust and taking home their own masterpiece.

There are native plants and local Maleny produce to purchase, natural resource management displays and much much more.
Pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music and have a great day!
All wood artisans and exhibitors are required to work in sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.

Maleny Christmas Carnival – What a Party!

Maleny Christmas Carnival – What a Party!  If you didn’t make the Maleny Christmas Carnival in the main street of Maleny last night – you missed one heck of a community party.  Coming down the hill and seeing a business absolutely covered in Christmas lights – to the man in the dark shouting safety messages to everyone coming past – to all of the community groups and businesses that opened for the evening – re-arranging menus, building street stalls for food, gifts etc, handing out free Christmas cake, organising an army of helpers to offer the locals all manner of ‘stuff’.   How impressive was that twirling ride in the middle of our sloping street!  The music, the lights, the arts &  crafts – oh I know I have missed so many in this missive.  From my own point of view, I was so impressed by the friendliness of all of the people when I accosted them to help the Maleny Visitor Information Centre by adding a review into Google – to enhance our Google standing – I thank you all.  However my most thanks have to go to Spencer & Karen Shaw and their team(s) of helpers who organised everything – to go from our usual main street, covered in vehicles as normal – to such a party land was extraordinary and all put up – run – and pulled down all in 4 to 5 hours.  You guys deserve a medal.  I love this community – but last night made me just so proud to be part of it.

Maleny Christmas Carnival Raffle Prizes 2015

Maleny Christmas Carnival Raffle Prizes 2015 : As part of the Maleny Christmas Carnival Maleny Commerce are raising money to benefit our local youth through programs such as Headspace.  The tickets cost $2 each and can be purchased at many businesses in the main street.  There are seven (7) prizes to be won.  They are:

  • First Prize – 2 nights weekend accommodation for 6 people at Macadamia Letting (value $650);  plus a dining voucher at Pomodoras on Obi Restaurant  (value $100).
  • Second Prize – 2 x Framed Japanese woodcut preproduction – Sugoi Ni  (value $200); plus a Gift Basket of local art pieces from Art on Cairncross  (value $350).
  • Third Prize – 3 x garden books from Rosetta Books (value $90);  a plant voucher from Forest Heart Nursery (value $60); and a recycled pallet crate from Pallet Life (value $55).
  • Fourth Prize – A felted organza shawl from Lindel Kielly;  a voucher from Imelda’s (value $100); a voucher from Birdy Boutique (value $30); a voucher from Industree (value $30); and a voucher from Sapling Textiles (value $30).
  • Fifth Prize – a first aid kit from Maleny Pharmacy (value $50);  a massage with Helena Wilson (value $60); a soap gift pack from The Soap Bar (value $35); and a voucher from Kashmiah (value $25).
  • Sixth Prize – kitchen wear from Gone Bonkers (value $25);  a voucher from Maleny Bakery (value $50); a voucher from Maleny Butchers (value $20); and a voucher from Maleny Books (value $25).
  • Seventh Prize – a voucher from the Curry Hut (value $30); a voucher from Daawat Indian Restaurant (value $25); a voucher from Shot Gun Espresso (value $25);  and a voucher from Mr J’s Pies (value $20).

Please support these local businesses.


Maleny Music Festival – The Goodwills

The Goodwills 3

The Goodwills :  Bob and Laurel Wilson are a veteran folk duo who have been singing together for more than 30 years. In recent years, they have become known to a wider audience through radio play of Bob’s original songs like ‘Big Country Town’, ‘Underneath the Story Bridge’ and ‘Courting the Net’.  They are featured at the Maleny Music Festival 2015, at the Maleny Showgrounds on Saturday 29 August  at 12:30 pm on the Obi Obi Green with guest musicians Steve Cook and Robyn Foley.

Bob is an award-winning songwriter who plays six-string and 12-string guitar and harmonicas. He either sings lead or provides tenor harmonies to Laurel’s lead vocals. Laurel has a five-octave vocal range, which allows the duo to explore the depths of harmony and melody.  To know more about this talented duo check out The Goodwills

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Maleny Music Festival – Local Public Transport Tables

Public Transport information to get to the Maleny Music Festival ie Train to Landsborough – interconnecting Bus to Maleny – and return

To get here:  Catch the train to Landsborough – check out Translink

Catch the bus to Maleny.  Then either drop into the Maleny Visitor Information Centre in the main street and ask for directions to the Maleny Showgrounds using the Obi Obi Boardwalk (accessed from Coral Street, Maleny), or follow the instructions on the Hinterland Tourism Map – Obi Obi Boardwalk

Map from Bus Stop to Maleny Showground

Bus Timetables – Landsborough to Maleny

Landsborough to Maleny

Bus Timetables – Maleny to Landsborough

Maleny to Landsborough

Further Information from the Sunshine Coast Council re the Bus Service

Full 7 Day Timetable – to and from Maleny / Landsborough / Beerwah 


Maleny Music Festival 2015 – The Delphics

The Delphics

The Delphics can be heard at the Maleny Music Festival 2015, at the Maleny Showgrounds on Saturday 29th August at 4:45 pm on the Bunya Stage.

Combining the ethereal vocals of songwriter Sally Harris with the relentless energy of multi-instrumentalists Don Jarmey and Sam Krauser, The Delphics deliver traditional tunes-based balladry with a tight-paced intensity; creating songs that are in turn foot-stompingly rhythmic and sweetly transcendent.  From pirates and petticoats to beggars and booze-bolters, The Delphics conjour echoes of the past in a timeless, melodic style.

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Maleny Music Festival 2015 – Matt Ford

Matt Ford

Matt Ford will be part of the Late Night Comedy in the Platypus Lounge at the Maleny Music Festival 2015, at the Maleny Showgrounds and can be seen and heard on Friday 28th August at 10:20 pm.  

A feature comic in The Comedy Zone at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Matt Ford is back from touring the roadshow.  Matt’s insightful reverie opens us to laugh at the wider world…and the narrower one!

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Maleny Music Festival 2015

Maleny Music Festival 2015 will see 100 acts over 3 days, Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015! Look no further than the Maleny Music Festival, at the Maleny Showgrounds 13 Maleny-Stanley River Road, Maleny, if you want a sense of community connection where your whole family can enjoy the friendly vibe of home grown and international artists. Come for one day or all three!  There will be concerts, workshops, comedy, licensed bars, poets breakfasts, sessions, blackboard spots, camping and food.

Featuring:  Jack and the Giant Killers, The Company, Bek Jean Stewart, John Malcolm, Yamini, The Barleyshakes, Rob Longstaff, Cloudstreet, All Strings Attached, Tribal Grove, Zvonsky, Hayden Hack Infusion, Hailey Calvert, The Flumes, Red Crow, Zumpa, Obi Abata, Kelly Cork, Van Larkins, Angela Toohey Trio, Dave Flower & Carolyne Trengove, Chad Morgan.

A Weekend Ticket only $95.00 (pre-purchase).  Daily & concession tickets also available.   Click here for Tickets Information

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