Around 1200 people came together at the weekend to celebrate Australia’s pioneering past with traditional fashion, food and entertainment at the Historic Village Herberton’s annual Pioneer Weekend (May 7-8).
Revellers were treated first hand to life at the turn of the century with engine demonstrations, woodcarving, whip cracking, vintage cars, wood chopping, children’s games, animal petting zoo, train rides and more over the two days.
The Historic Village Herberton owners Craig and Connie Kimberley said the crowds return each year to Pioneer Weekend.
“People just love the event, it has such great support in the local community and beyond.”
“The sawmill has been going, the Marshall Steam Traction Engine started up, there was blacksmithing as well music from a whole host of local musicians.” he said.
Craig said the weekend was also a successful fundraiser for many local charities and groups including the Red Cross, the Lions Club, and Herberton-Atherton Historic Railway Line.
“We are just so proud of the support from locals and I hope we are giving everyone a great experience.”
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