A special feature at the 2017 Farm Fantastic Expo will be the Kids Cooking Corner. Every day of the event your kids can have a go at making fruit skewers, french toast, sushi rolls and more, all fully supervised. The Kids Cooking Sessions take place within the Destination Food Pavilion, located at the Southern end of the event precinct.
To view the entertainment timetable for the 2017 Farm Fantastic Expo, click on the link below.
DAILY FROM 10AM, 12PM & 2PM
Michael Sekulich developed and manages the Australian Horse Academy and will be conducting horsemanship clinics and demonstrations at the Farm Fantastic Expo, based on the teachings of Xenophon, fourth century horseman who’s techniques are widely used today throughout the world including the Germany Cavalry School in Hanover and the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Claire Bickle is a qualified Brisbane based horticulturist, having a Diploma in Horticulture and an Advanced Design Certificate in Permaculture Design. She has worked in multiple areas within the horticultural industry for over 20 years. She is currently the vice president of The Horticultural Media Association of Qld.
DAILY FROM 9.30AM, 11.30AM & 1.30PM
Jennifer Hill and Annette Long are sisters, mothers and Grandmothers sharing a lifetime interest in food. We enjoy using seasonal produce and cooking from scratch, limiting packaged and processed foods as much as possible.
In July 2013 we wrote our first cookbook – Back to Basics. We had heard so many people mention that they no longer had the time to cook and we realized there was a need for a basic cookbook that simplified cooking for the family.
BOOK READING AT 11AM FRIDAY 30 JUNE
In 1988 to combat drowning, Laurie Lawrence created the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety program. The Kids Alive community service program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.
At the Farm Fantastic Expo on Friday 30th June, Laurie will be on stage at 11am to read the book “Boo’s adventures on the Farm” – Join water safety experts Lifesaver Lil and Wise Owl as they teach their friend Boo about water safety on the farm.
EVERYDAY OF THE EVENT
Alpacas produce luxurious fleece but did you know how much fun there is in breeding them? These eco-friendly animals are suited to small lifestyle blocks as well as large broad-acre farms. Their soft padded feet, communal dung piles, low water intake and gentle grazing nature make them very low impact on the land. The region offers friendly, personalised service to prospective alpaca owners whether you are looking for pets, lawn mowers, herd guards or breeding stock.
DAILY FROM 10.30AM, 12.30PM & 2.30PM
Ken Sykes has been involved with working dogs for most of his life. He has managed extensive sheep, goat, and cattle properties in the New England Region of New South Wales, and has worked on and managed sheep, goat, and cattle properties in the traprock region of Queensland.
Paul Plant is a Registered Horticulturist, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Horticulture and is involved in training within Australia and Singapore.
Noel Burdette is a highly respected and well-known Brisbane horticulturist, plantsman, gardener and regular gardening presenter on radio and community television.
Noel has been a regular contributor for several inspiring horticultural publications over the years including Subtropical Gardening magazine, (Searles) About the Garden, Rural press (QLD smart farmer), Gardening Australia magazine and Garden Gurus magazine.
Kerry West from Fruit Salad Tree Company, will be presenting daily at the 2017 Farm Fantastic Expo. Kerry will explain how to bud graft fruit trees, the necessary elements for success and why graft at all! You may like to ‘rework’ a tree you have in your garden! Also, how to grow fruit trees in a pot and their maintenance, plus the special care points of all the Fruit Salad trees.
PLUS Fruit Salad Trees will also be giving away 3 Fruit Salad Trees, one at each of the daily shows !
EVERYDAY OF THE EVENT
The kids are just going to love and adore our Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms at Farm Fantastic Expo.
A never to be forgotten nostalgic and fun and interactive animal experience !
Take a break and catch the free Event Train ! The Event Train will be running everyday of the event, plus will give you a break from all the walking.
The 2017 Farm Fantastic Expo will once again feature “Destination Food”, a dedicated pavilion full of local and regional gourmet food and wine producers. The pavilion will house market style sites featuring a range of produce, from locally grown fruit and vegetables, to gourmet foods, wines, cheese and more.