2015 Calendar of Events

River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival 2015 Calendar of EventsRRTMT 2015

Thursday 30th April  to Sunday 31st May







Thursday 30th April – Sunday 3rd May

Wintermoon Festivalwintermoon 2015

Camerons Pocket, Calen

Presenting a line-up of exceptional talent from all parts of Australia, this family orientated festival is nestled in the foothills of Eungella National Park on beautiful St Helen’s creek which provides a swimming paradise and majestic background for the camping ground. Colourful market stalls dot the landscape and a variety of craft, magic & musical workshops are on offer for all ages.

Campers may set up from a week before, Thursday April 23rd.

Airport pickups from Mackay are possible with prior arrangement.

Performers may be viewed on the website.

Contact 07 4958 8390 or www.wintermoonfestival.com .

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd May

Mitre 10 2015 Art ExhibitionRiver Rock Badila Arts 2010 135 River Rock BadilaARts 2 2010 134 - Copy

Badila Gallery, Elsie Nash Street, Pinnacle.

9.00am – 4.00pm,

Pioneer Valley Arts Inc will be holding Mitre 10 2015 Art Exhibition

Awards presented at 1pm Saturday 2nd. All art on display will be for sale.

Full viewing also on 9th & 10th May.

Entry fee is a gold coin donation.  Enquiries Janne 0407 221574

We have our Gallery operating as a working studio on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 2.00pm. We welcome visitors and anyone who may be interested in joining us.


10 th Anniversary MAFSA World Sooty Fishing Championshipworld sooty pic

Eungella Dam

Saturday -8.30 am – 12.00pm &1.30pm – 5.30pm Sunday – 7.00am- 11.00am

Fish viewing tank on site

Spectators welcome – Plenty of camping available

Catering provided by Eungella Community Development Association



Sun 3rd May

Mirani Community Garage Sale

8:00am – 12:00noon

Contact:   0487 771 420   or email sales@pioneerlakes.com.au

Heritage DayPinnacle Playhouse copy

Pinnacle Playhouse, Elsie Nash St., Pinnacle

10.00am – 3.00 pm

Variety of stalls including Furniture restoration, Scrapbooking,

Gem stones, Valley Spinners display, hand crafted pens and many more.

Catering provided by Valley Theatrical Players.

 Heritage day is organised by Valley Spinners & Crafts Inc. Anyone interested in having a stall please contact  07 4958 5220  or 07 4942 1692.


Eungella Markets

Eungella Hub Hall, Eungella

9am – 1pm

Features a variety of stalls – handmade arts, crafts & clothing, preserves & sauces, plants and bric-a-brac, jewellery and skin care.

Brunch and Morning Tea available.

Sat 9th May

Zach Mach Mackay adventure Challengezach mach 2015

Pinnacle Hotel, Pioneer Valley

Stages include:

1) 30k Mountain Bike through State Forest and Private Property near Teemburra Dam

2) 10k Kayak/Canoe down Cattle Creek

3) 10k Trail Run though Bush, Cane Paddocks, River Crossings and back up Cattle Creek

4) 40k Road Cycle loop finishing at the iconic Pinnacle Hotel.

Solo competitors, pairs and teams of up to four people will challenge themselves to complete the course within the eight hour time period.

Accommodation (Camping and Cabins) is available at the venue through the Pinnacle Hotel.


•           Solo •   Pairs •  Relay Teams (Open, Corporate, Junior/School)

Bike and Canoe/Kayak is available.

Registrations Open for Competitors & Volunteers  www.zachmach.com or ZACHMACH Mackay Adventure Challenge on Facebook

Kids Art activitiesCoffee Devine

Coffee Devine, Mackay –Eungella Rd Pinnacle

2.30 – 3.30pm $18.00 per child.  All crafts and refreshments supplied

Come along to craft and paint with us. Bookings recommended. Ph 07 4958 5167


Relay for Life  – Mothers Day Eve DinnerCriterion copy

The Criterion Hotel – Eungella Road, Finch Hatton

From 6.00 pm – Cold Buffet and Dessert – $25.00 children $12.50

Gifts –prizes – raffle

Bookings essential – ph 07 4958 3252

Sun 10th May

Mother’s Day Lunch or BrunchCoffee Devine

Coffee Devine, Mackay – Eungella Rd    Pinnacle

$25pp Children $12pp Bookings recommended. Nicole 07 4958 5167 or 0439 353 576


Mother’s Day Lunch -Possum’s Table RestaurantPossums table copy

Broken River Resort

12.00 to 2.00 pm – Have a Relaxing lunch in a beautiful rainforest setting.

2 Course Meal, Main and Dessert, with 2 choices for each course. $40 pp.

Includes glass of Sparkling wine and chocolates for mothers.

Overnight accommodation from $140 Bookings essential – Contact 07 4958 4000, email enquiries@brokenrivermr.com.au or visit www.brokenrivermr.com.au


Eungella Chalet Mother’s Day LunchEungella Chalet copy

Eungella Chalet, Chelmers Rd , Eungella

12.00 pm- 2.00 pm. Enjoy Chefs specials and live music from Niki Vella Power while taking in magnificent views of the Pioneer Valley.

Contact 07 4958 4509 for bookings

Saturday 16th May

Vintage Car DisplayMelba House copy

Melba House, Lloyd Park, Anzac Ave., Marian

9am to 3pm.

Merv & Lynnette Schaper will be proudly displaying their 1934 Ford Hotrod Sedan and the vintage caravan that they tow behind it. Come and share in the nostalgic memories of a past era. Contact 07 4954 4299 or pvtda@pioneervalley.com.au

Kids Art activities

Coffee Devine, Mackay – Eungella Rd PinnacleCoffee Devine

2.30 – 3.30pm  $18.00 per child.  All crafts and refreshments supplied

Come along to craft and paint with us. Bookings recommended Ph 07 4958 5167

Sunday 17th May

High Tea in the Valley

Coffee Devine, Mackay –Eungella Rd Pinnacle

2.30pm $30.00 pp. Bookings essential –Ph 07 4958 5167

Donations of $5pp to the Local Ambulance Committee

Artist Exhibition-  Roy HuffMelba House copy

Melba House, Lloyd Park, Anzac Ave., Marian.

9am – 2pm

Roy Huff is an 80 year old Mackay artist who began painting lessons at the tender age of 68. Roy is well known in our artist community & his diversified subject matter includes local scenery, architecture and birdlife. This is Roy’s 2nd solo exhibition on the verandas of Historic Melba House. Come, sit on the veranda and have a cuppa with Roy as he sets up his easel to work on his latest artwork. A selection of his completed canvases will be available for sale on the day. Exhibition is FREE to view. Admission to Melba House is free. Donations towards its operational expenses are always welcome. Contact 07 4954 4299 or email pvtda@pioneervalley.com.au


Shiralee ClydesdalesMelba House copy

Melba House, Lloyd Park, Anzac Ave., Marian

9am until 3pm.

Shiralee Clydesdales will be displaying their Horse Drawn Vehicles in the grounds of Melba House. Come along and see these majestic gentle giants up close or experience the olde-worlde charm of a carriage ride. Contact 07 4954 4299 or email pvtda@pioneervalley.com.au


Saturday 23rd May

Kids Art activitiesCoffee Devine

Coffee Devine, Mackay –Eungella Rd Pinnacle

3.00- 4.00   All materials supplied. $18.00 per child.

Come along to craft and paint with us. Bookings recommended Ph 07 4958 5167

Charity Horse Ride – aid of Men’s Cancer (Colour Blue)tag along ride

7 am Breakaway Horse Riders Club: Registration. Contact Vicki: 0417 195 989 or breakaway.sec@gmail.com Brand’s Rd, Otterburn.

9 am: Horse Trail Ride Departs – route with approx. times available on request.

3 – 3:30 pm expected arrival time at Dows Creek Hall Grounds


2:30 pm Start Time

Admission: Gold Coin in blue buckets for Men’s Cancer

Food & Drinks: Bar (2:30 to Midnight) & Softdrinks; BBQ – Bush Burgers; Hot Chips & Hot Dogs; Pop Corn & Fairy Floss; Tea & Coffee.


Pioneer Valley Machinery Preservationist – Vintage Machinery Display

Market Stalls

Meat Tray/Ham Wheelsnev at wood chop OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mini Cent Sale

Col Edmunds LIVE with his Country Music from 2:30 pm

Geoff Walsh LIVE with his fantastic repertoire of songs

DJ Dollarz – after dark keeping us Dancing with his great dance music.


 Jumping Castle

Portable Mini Golf

(Merry–Go-Round) pending Rotary’s acceptance

Lucky Dips

Face Painting

Paddington – Need Pillow & Rug for Upstairs in the Hall about 5:30 pm

Sack Races; Egg & Spoon.

Children’s lucky Draw – must be present at time of drawing for a chance to win a scooter.

 Stall Holders can contact Janelle – 4959 1484 (may need to leave a message)

 Hot Showers and Camping available in Dows Creek Hall Gounds.

Tuesday 26th May

The Big Morning Tea

Eungella Hub Hall, Eungella

10am to 12noon

Guest Speaker, entertainment, competitions, raffles. A delicious morning tea served- all home cooking. All funds raised will go to the Cancer Campaign.

An invitation is extended to the Valley community as bus will be available from and return to Finch Hatton.

Bookings will be necessary. Phone Joan 07 4958 4770.

Saturday 30th May

Food and Wine Festivalrailway hotel

Railway Hotel, Daly St., Marian

12.00 to 5.00pm

Join us to sample a spectacular selection of national and international wines and gourmet cuisine.

Bookings contact 07 4954 3223


Sunday 31st May

Greenmount Homestead Heritage Fairgreenmount-homestead

Greenmount Homestead – 5 kms past Walkerston.

9.00am – 3.00pm – Celebrating 100 years of this historic property.

The 2015 Heritage Fair is an event not to be missed with good ol’ fashioned fun for everyone and best of all it is free to attend!

The event will feature fashion parades, an artist’s village, live entertainment and much more!

There will also be a kid’s activity area complete with jumping castles, face painting and some classic games from yesteryear.

Highlight of the day will be a performance by the Mackay City Band featuring the one and only Graeme Connors.

Buses will be available transporting guests to and from the Mackay City Centre.

For further info: www.mackay.qld.gov.au