Pioneer Weekend Celebrates Local Talent and Heritage

Written by admin@herberton

March 26, 2024

Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton is set to return on May 11-12, promising a vibrant celebration of local musical talent and Australia’s rich heritage.

This much-loved community event, which is now in its 15th year, continues to offer an immersive experience into the life of an 1880s Australian town.

Featuring a diverse line-up of musical acts spanning folk, rock and country genres, across the many live performance hubs over the weekend, the line-up includes Sunbird Trio, Ben Wilson, rising star Kate Hunter and country music favourites Now or Never.

On Sunday, local legend Carinda Christie will take to the main stage at Elderslie House in what promises to be a high energy country rock performance.

The live music will be complemented by the weekend’s favourite activities including Pioneer Fashions on the Field, live demonstrations, tin panning, children’s games, blacksmithing and the running of turn-of-the-century steam powered engines and machinery.

Another highlight will be exclusive rides between Herberton Railway Station and the Historic Village Herberton, aboard the 1905 steam train operated by Atherton Herberton Historic Railway (additional costs apply).

Owners of Historic Village Herberton Craig and Connie Kimberley said Pioneer Weekend celebrated Australia’s history in an entertaining and enjoyable way.

“Pioneer Weekend is not just a celebration of the region’s rich pioneering heritage, it also provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase of the incredible local musical talent we have here.

“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, buskers, market stalls, train rides, and games for all the family.”

A sausage sizzle will raise money for the local Lions Club. Every year the Historic Village Herberton donates sausages and bread so the club can raise funds for different causes in the region.

Normal admission prices apply. For more information go to Please note the 2024 Program will be available soon.




Tanya Snelling

Strategic PR

P 4034 3404 | 0417 202 663


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