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Guest speaker Geoff Robinson on the old railway station platform on Saturday night ... the platform hosted jazz and swing band Greg Bird on the first night of the festival

September 6, 2017

The Yarraman Progress Association has released the program for this year’s week-long Colours of Yarraman Festival.

The annual event, which combines a love of gardening with a string of other local events, will kick off on Saturday, October 7, and run until Sunday, October 15.

The festival be launched by a workshop from Toowoomba horticulturalist – and WIN-TV gardening guru – Brian Sams at the Yarraman Memorial Hall from 9:00am to noon on the Saturday (October 7).

This will be followed in the afternoon with “Jazz On The Platform” from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the recently renovated Station Park (at the end of Millar Street) with the Greg Bird Jazz Band.

On Sunday (October 8), Barefoot Bowls will be played at the Yarraman Bowls Club from noon to 4:00pm.

On Wednesday (October 11), a Movie Night, featuring “Middle School – The Worst Years Of My Life”, will be held from 6:30pm at Yarraman Memorial Hall.

The focus will switch to the town’s older residents on Thursday (October 12) with a Seniors Concert and Morning Tea at the Yarraman Memorial Hall. Doors will open at 9:00am and music will be provided by John Miners.

On Friday (October 14), visitors will be encouraged to “experience Yarraman” with picnics, walks or touring.

Saturday (October 15) is the main day of the festival.

The day will begin with markets at Errol Munt Park from 7:00am to 1:00pm, and a Show’n’Shine from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

In the evening the Garden Party Awards night will be held at Heritage House from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with the presentation of the competition awards.

On Sunday, visitors can enjoy a self-drive tour of Open Gardens from the competition.

Yarraman residents who want to enter the Garden Competition can get forms at the Yarraman Bendigo Bank, Yarraman Library, Heritage House and the Cooyar shop.

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