Uncover your crinolines, rummage round for ruffles and ribbons and break out the bonnet – it’s time to dress up for the annual Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton.
Fashions on the Field pioneer-style is just one of many fun events planned over the two days this weekend, May 7-8.
Created as a bustling field day for late 1800s life, people are encouraged to get into the swing of the day by dressing up in pioneer clothing. There are prizes for best dressed children and adults alike.
As well as dressing up in town finery – or mining clobber – visitors can enjoy antique machines starting up, lively entertainment throughout the two days, working demonstrations of skills including a blacksmith, wood turner and farrier, train rides and children’s games.
Owners of Historic Village Herberton Craig and Connie Kimberley said Pioneer Weekend celebrates Australia’s history in a creative and enjoyable way.
“Visitors are able to step back in time and step out onto a vibrant village street in a new way. Dressing up just adds to that feeling you are part of the village,” Craig said.
“We know all visitors will love the live entertainment we have organised as much as the working displays of machinery, motor vehicles and other small engines, the bush poetry, buskers, market stalls, train rides, and games for all the family.”
Revellers can also enjoy the all-day live music from Now or Never, Littmus Steampunk Band, Ben Wilson, Dana Martin and Kate Hunter.
Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton is on May 7-8. Normal admission prices apply. For more information go to historicvillageherberton.com.au
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