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Childers Festival tickets on sale this morning

Childers Festival 2023
The countdown is on for the only festival that stops the Bruce Highway as the Childers Festival gets set to celebrate culture, food and history. Held over four days, the festival will run from Thursday 27 July to Sunday 30 July.

Get ready to enjoy the festivities of this year’s Childers Festival with tickets to events including, Picnic in the Vines, Long Table Dinner, Sugar Mill and Cane Fire Tour and A Night of Burlesque at the Paragon going on sale from 10 am today.

Childers Festival is a jam-packed celebration of the region held between Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July with a number of free activities and ticketed events available.

Council's Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said each year the thriving festival continued to shine a spotlight on the culture, natural beauty and history of the Childers area and tickets to events would again sell fast.

“I know the popular Long Table Dinner is a sought-after affair with tickets selling out in record time last year, within the hour,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Then we have Opera by the Lake, which is a standout event with a beautiful two-hour concert by The 7 Sopranos who will perform on the banks of Lake Redbrook.

“There are new events like Picnic in the Vines and A Night of Burlesque at the Paragon, which I am sure will also be very popular for locals and visitors alike.”

Other ticketed events at this year’s Childers Festival include the Up Late at Childers Arts Space with Gallery Director Rebecca McDuff to take in the festival’s history while enjoying canapes; a Paragon Theatre tour with owner Merissa Ricciardi and a historical bus tour with fourth-generation resident Warren Martin.

Childers Festival 2023 ticketed events

Picnic in the Vines

Nestled in among the vines, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Vintner's Secret Vineyard as you picnic, serenaded by the talented Band of the 1st Regiment.

Opera by the Lake

Witness the banks of Lake Redbrook transform into a beautiful, picnic style affair.

The two-hour performance will be a fusion of musical genres featuring the beautiful operatic sounds of The 7 Sopranos.

Hill of Promise Long Table Dinner

Join local winemakers Terrance and Mary Byrne at Hill of Promise Winery and discover how they pour pride, passion and respect for tradition into every glass.

A Night of Burlesque at the Paragon

Get ready for a night of adults only cabaret featuring some of Queensland’s favourite performers, including The Kitty Kats, Scarlet Tinkabelle, and special guests, Bundaberg’s own The Neon Sparkles at the Paragon Theatre.

Sugar Mill and Cane Fire Tours

Experience the journey of sugar cane from crop to crystal on this popular, entertaining and informative tour.

Tour participants will experience the spectacular sight of a cane fire completed with a barbecue dinner. 

Up late at Childers Arts Space

To celebrate Childers Festival: A Retrospective, is a specially curated exhibition detailing the history of the Childers Festival with gallery director Rebecca McDuff.

The tour will give insight into the importance of Childers Festival within the region, and reflect on its historic journey.

Guests will also enjoy a glass of wine and canapes, while soaking up the evening ambience of the Childers streetscape. 

Paragon Theatre Tour

The breath-taking heritage listed Paragon Theatre is a rare treasure steeped in Australian history.

Join Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Ricciardi for a behind the scenes tour of this state heritage listed theatre.

Historical Bus Tour

Hear stories of heartbreak and humour, heroes and villains, and the events that have shaped the history of Childers with fourth-generation resident Warren Martin.

  • Childers Festival event tickets will go on sale online 10 am Monday 29 May. For more information and the full program click here.