October 11, 2019
The two main days of Yarraman’s annual town festival, the Colours of Yarraman, are on again this weekend.
Both the 2017 and 2018 festivals were affected by rain, which prompted local resident Joe Stimpson to joke last year he was going to hire himself out in 2019 as a drought-breaker.
You guessed it, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a 95 per cent chance of rain for Saturday (not that anyone is really complaining …).
The 2019 festival began on Thursday with Barefoot Bowls at the Yarraman Bowls Club, followed by a movie night on Friday at the Yarraman P-9 School hall.
But the main day is always Saturday.
It will get under way with the Yarraman Markets, at the corner of the D’Aguilar and New England highways, from 7:00am to noon.
The focus then shifts down to Station Park, at the head of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, for “Tunes On The Tracks” from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Visitors will be encouraged to relax, chat and enjoy some good music while having a drink from the licensed bar.
Entry is by gold coin donation and long tables will be set. BYO chair and a plate of food to share.
There’ll be prizes for the Best Dressed Male and Female, as well as raffles and family entertainment including Giant Jenga, Giant Chess and Connect 4.
On Sunday, the winners of the annual gardening competition will be announced with a High Tea at the Yarraman Memorial Hall from 9:30am.
Guest speaker will be well-known Toowoomba horticulturalist Brian Sams and judge Robert Campbell will explain why he selected each winner.
Maps to enable visitors to do self-drive tours of the winning gardens on Sunday afternoon will be available.