Let’s take a look at the beautiful little town of Marburg. In this quaint town you often find the weekends are a hive of activity, with people wandering the main street browsing the antiques store and eclectic Black Museum and Special Branch Collective or quirky street library. You also have The Soul Nook Collective, the ideal spot for morning tea and some shopping (the raspberry white choc blondie is to die for).
On the weekend of Saturday 9 September you can attend the inaugural Marburg Bakers Ball, a WW2 victory-style dinner dance. Come dressed in your finest and go on the adventure of a progressive 1945-inspired dinner through the town.
A live swing band and dance teacher will be there for you to learn how to swing 1940s style. This is a rare opportunity to experience such an event, so book ahead to stay at Woodlands of Marburg and enjoy a relaxed weekend. Woodlands of Marburg are also running guided tours throughout the 11 day festival, a chance to learn all about the heritage-listed grounds and fully immerse yourself in settler history.
Imbibis Craft Distillery tours are another must do! Book in to hear about the surprising history of rum distilling in Ipswich and sample the award winning products Imbibis create on site. You can book a grazing platter in advance for lunch and really make a day of it.
Amongst a plethora of other activities such as ghost tours, vintage vehicles and art displays the show stopper finale event is Culture on Country. Celebrate First Nations culture with workshops, food, story, performance and arts. Ground yourself with a native tree planting session, weaving workshops and a variety of cultural workshops which will be on offer for the day.
Explore the use of ochre, how cotton tree is used to make rope, or take a walk with a local conservation expert and learn about native plants found in the Ipswich region. The event is completely free (registrations required) and you are guaranteed to walk away with a new understanding of First Nations culture and our local environment.