There is so much to see and do at the Cooroy Fusion Festival on Saturday 13 May that you had best put aside the whole day if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! Spreading all the way down the main street, the popular hinterland festival attracts over 10,000 people each year and the one of the things that sets it apart from others is the abundance of FREE activities on offer!
The top of town hosts beautiful blooms in the CWA Hall with Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society’s annual show with many varieties of orchids on display and for sale for Mother’s Day.
Next on the walk through town is the Butter Factory Arts Centre hosting three exhibitions including the Australian Body Art Festival’s Photo Exhibition and an inflatable selfie booth combined with a Mother’s Day card making workshop. In the Pottery area out the back there is a pottery throw down where you can try your hand on a potter’s wheel. There is also body art, face painting and a chainsaw artist at the front of the Butter Factory and an animal farm and jumping castle on the Library roof.
In the Library you can meet local authors, discover virtual reality, watch tai chi demonstrations, play in the LEGO lounge, get acquainted with robotics, and get involved in a hip hop workshop and more!
In the main festival area, there are fantastic stalls with amazing local artisans, delectable food, community groups and sponsors. Entertainment will be pumping all day long in the Bendigo Bank Entertainment Marquee with the likes of the High School bands, Ian Hawkins, Sambazzy, Cherry Ripes, Claptomaniacs and Annie J & Fusion. You’ll also be able to see the Greenwood Grove Geckoes Wildlife Experience on the stage in the marquee and get up close and personal with all sorts of critters. The perfect spot to grab a cold beverage and listen to some tunes while you rest your feet is in the Cooroy RSL’s Picked Possum Bar.
This lush green space is also where you will find the first ever Queensland experience of Dart Ball, a combination of darts with either soccer, tennis or rugby balls. The team from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland will be there, handing out prizes for those who show their spectacular kicking, throwing or hitting skills! The Cooroy Supa IGA Tastes of the Hinterland is also located in the same area with local food producers giving the opportunity to taste test a great selection of products.
Just across the creek you can catch the Cooroora Woodworkers annual show with competitions and demonstrations and Cooroy Camphor Laurel will have their workshop and gallery open with a few extra surprises including wood carving by Shane Christensen, Simmental cattle, camels, native bees and a pig or two!
Cooroy Fusion Festival is run by the Cooroy Future Group Inc and would not be possible without the support from festival partners, Noosa Council and Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, and the sponsorship of Greenwood Grove, Cooroy Supa IGA, Raine & Horne, Club Cooroy RSL, Cooroy Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Noosa, Sutton’s Cleaning Service, John Madill Toyota, Noosa Today, Noosa Beverages, Gelignite Jacks, Fiona Winter Realty, Mower & ATV, Cartwrights Lawyers, Cooroy Hotel, Cooroy Service Centre RACQ, Palm Lake Resort, Chapmans Auto Repairs, McDermott Aviation, Cooroy Camphor Laurel, Max Watterson & Associates, Sunsign Coast and Firefly Solutions.
For more information on the Cooroy Fusion Festival then head to www.cooroyfusionfestival.com.au or find them on Facebook @CooroyFusionFestival