The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens will go back in time when the 2019 National Veteran Vehicle Rally Picnic is held on Sunday, 22 September.
The Australian Sugar Cane Railway will extend its schedule on Sunday when the Veteran Vehicle Rally holds its public picnic.
Steam trains will run continuously from 9am to 4.30pm and two extra steam locomotives will be on static display.
The picnic is all part of celebrations for the Veteran Vehicle Rally, with 150 cars and 300 participants meeting in the region this week.
Early fashion on show at Botanic Gardens picnic
The Bundaberg and District Historical Museum will put on an extra display of early fashion at the event, with six extravagant pieces of clothing from the 1800s and onwards to be showcased.
According to museum volunteer Pat Williams, the period costumes were not often seen by the general public due to their delicacy.
“The clothing is absolutely beautiful if you haven't seen them before,” Pat said.
“The female outfits are made of silk and feature long petticoats, sleeves right up to the neck and one even has a bustle.”
“They are very delicate and can't be handled which is why they are not on display full time at the museum.”
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation will also be featured at the picnic, with three presentations on the restoration of Bert Hinkler’s car, at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.
The picnic is a free historic event where rally entrants in period costumes will show off their cars, motorcycles and even steam cars from the early 1900s.
Visitors are encouraged to dress up old-style and pose for photos with the trains and cars with prizes for the best-dressed to be featured on the day.
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