Jandowae Bowls Club Barefoot Bowls Afternoon – Friday 8th June 2018

Let’s Get The Jandowae Timbertown Festival Started!

Bowl up, bowl up! Join us for the most fun you can have barefoot on a Friday afternoon (or in any flat soled shoes).  At the beginning of what will be Winter (but hopefully in Jandowae it will be more like a balmy Autumn day), Barefoot Bowls will be held from 4pm at the Jandowae Bowls Club. It will get your heart racing (kind-of, sort of, or maybe not at all)!  It’s an event that our locals and visitors alike can’t get enough of, and a terrific way to get the fun started at the 2018 Jandowae Timbertown Festival.

Our Bowls Club Veterans, Ladies and Gentlemen are terrific characters. They range in ages from 15 and up. Some of our members are not likely to let on about their age and have well and truly got it down pat! With a wealth of knowledge and tips to share they are willing to help improve your game.

According to Bowls Club Members, “Barefoot Bowls is a great way to be introduced to our favourite sport. No experience is necessary and it is great fun! Bowls is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. A great way to spend the evening is playing bowls under lights!”

You heard it right – playing under lights in Jandowae! Our amazing club members have worked incredibly hard over the years to fundraise and apply for grants, doing the hard slog to ensure the Jandowae Community has this awesome venue for day and night bowls.  And they very generously want to share it with everyone so that you too can become hooked on the coolest game in town.

What do you need?  Most importantly to play on our greens you must wear flat sole shoes, thongs or go barefoot.  Club etiquette requires neat casual attire. Other than that, all you need to do is have fun and enjoy yourself!

We supply the bowls, mats and even a little coaching to get you started.

WHEN:                FROM 4PM, FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 2018


COST:                   ONLY $6 PER PERSON

BOOKINGS:        PHONE (07) 4668 5207

So what are you waiting for? Grab your mates, go a little wild with your outfits (or not), and sign up for a brilliant Barefoot Lawn Bowling experience. Let’s get the bowl rolling for the Jandowae Timbertown Festival 2018, where there will be a great line-up of things to see and do all weekend!

Book in ASAP. For more information please phone (07) 4668 5207. You’ll be glad you did!

Queensland’s Independent Local Butchers battle it out on the BBQ

The Queensland Australian Meat Industry Council’s annual Regional Sausage King & Best Butchers Burger Competitions are about to kick off. The Sausage King is now in its 18th year, attracting over a thousand entries per year. The Burger Competition was added in 2015 and both competitions are held together in 10 regions throughout Queensland, starting in February and running through to July.

The 6th regional heat is Outback and will take place at Jandowae Timbertown Festival, Jandowae, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm on Sunday 10th June. Entries will be scrutinised on the uncooked and cooked appearance of their sausages and burgers. The products will then be taste-tested for flavour and texture. Points are also awarded for presentation and professionalism and creative new recipes will no doubt impress the judges.

Regional winners then progress to the State finals which will be held at the EKKA at the RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, on Sunday, 19th August 2018. These state finals determine which butchers are truly entitled to wear the crowns for best Burgers and best Sausage Kings in Queensland. State winners will then go on to compete at the National Finals in Perth in February 2019.

Competitors can choose to compete in any or all of these categories:

 Traditional Australian Beef

 Traditional Australian Pork

 Poultry

 Continental

 Gourmet/Open Class

 Australian Lamb/Open Class

 Best Butchers Beef Burger

 Best Butchers Gourmet/Open Class Burger

A Walk Through Jandowae

Welcome to JANDOWAE, a friendly town proud of its community, industry, lifestyle and history. A town so proud that it tells its story on many of the power poles in the town centre through High Street and George Street.

Dalby Artist Graeme McCullough (GRAZART) was commissioned to paint the town’s story in 2016. Not only did he paint the story but he made the town centre come alive with colour, wonderful images that wind around the poles and also a little humour. Graeme is a truly talented artist who took an idea and produced works of art on the most unusual easel. Thanks to Graeme, Jandowae boasts a terrific Power Pole walk that tells a story to all who visit.

The Jandowae Story:

Entering Jandowae (from Dalby/Jimbour side) we welcome all visitors and display our sporting lifestyle. Jandowae has many great sporting facilities within the community and district, a wide range of sporting clubs and hosts a number of special events during the year. Strolling along the park area on your left you will observe the painted power poles telling the story of Jandowae events including our wonderful Biennial Timbertown Festival, as well as, the annual Trail Bike Ride, Jandowae Races and Golf Tournaments. Continuing along High St you’ll come to the Showgrounds pole that tells about our great show which is held in March each year as well as showing that horse riding is a passion in our local area – numerous Jandowae youngsters have honed their riding skills at the local Pony Club.

As the journey continues along High St you will see the creative way that Graeme painted the story of Jandowae’s Defence Force history (this can also be seen in George St outside the Memorial Hall). Graeme chose a comical and interesting way to demonstrate that children are a highlight of our community as are our numerous parks. He went on to paint some of our native flora and fauna making it almost come alive on our power poles. The cameraderie of the locals and the spirit within the community can be depicted in the artwork that Graeme has painted on some of the power poles.

Jandowae’s past and present day industries and businesses have been portrayed so that you are left with an impression of what is important within our community and what has shaped our community in the past. Graeme’s artwork tells the story of our farming lifestyle and local influences within our district. He has painted the story of our tourist attractions such as the Dingo Fence, Athlone Cottage and Bird-watching Trails. We see the great fundraising efforts and local influence that the people of our community made in the past to provide us with a range of Emergency Services. The timber industry is depicted in a number of ways to show Jandowae’s rich history in this field.

Graeme has painted our story not only with skill and respect but added a dash of humour that can be seen when looking at the closer details of a number of the power poles.

Thank you Graeme for your portrayal of the Jandowae Story.

Best wishes for the Fine Art and Photography Exhibition and 2018 Timbertown Festival Official Opening event – you truly deserve the honour of being the ‘Feature Artist’ of this event.

Gleneden Bullock Team Come to Jandowae Timbertown Festival

As part of the 2018 festival, we are proud to welcome Rohan Morris and his Gleneden Bullock Team! Working bullock teams are almost a thing past but were once an extremely valuable part of industries across the countryside. Before skidders, dozers and other machinery became available and affordable, bullock teams were essential for moving timber in difficult terrain with minimal impact on the surrounding bush. Rohan began working bullocks at age 15 and has worked in various locations across Queensland and as far away as the Snowy Mountains (hauling firewood). He is excited to showcase the skills needed to drive a bullock team at the Jandowae Timbertown Festival, talking the crowd through a day’s work with the team, from catching and yoking the bullocks, through to demonstrating the work they can perform.  This is a spectacle that needs to been seen to be believed and in the words of Rohan, “A mature working team is an awesome combination of power and manoeuvrability”.

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition and Cocktail Party

2018 Jandowae Timbertown Festival Official Opening – Fine Art & Photography Exhibition and Cocktail Party.

The Jandowae Kindy and Jandowae Domiciliary Care will together host the 2018 Fine Art & Photography Exhibition, with all proceeds from this wonderful showcase of talented artists, photographers and bush poet Mr Brian Weier to benefit these two not-for-profit local community organisations.

With the Timbertown Committee celebrating its 10th Timbertown Festival this year, the 2018 Exhibition opening night will be the fifth time the event has featured as the Official Opening event for the Festival, and as in each previous year it will be held at the lovely Jandowae Domiciliary Care Building in George Street, opposite the Jandowae Memorial Hall.

The festival has a renewed focus on it’s Timbertown heritage and the Art & Photography Show will celebrate the theme ‘Reflections of a Timbertown – Past, Present and Future’, showcasing our areas Pioneers, Poetry, Photography and Fine Arts.

Celebrated bush poet and entertainer Mr Brian Weier (and President of the Dalby Country Music Association) will compere the evening and provide his special brand of entertainment and bush poetry recitals as a teaser to the full Bush Poetry program for the weekend of the Festival.

A few new cocktails have been developed for the Opening Night Cocktail Party – the Log Splitter, Bullocky Brew and Cross-cut Chill, so come along and enjoy an evening of celebrating our timbertown community’s hard work and dedication to fostering community spirit and resilience over many generations.

Prepaid tickets are now available for the Official Opening, which will commence from 6pm on Friday evening, 8th June, and are $35.00 each. The evening will feature canapes, bar, cocktails, multi-draw raffle, entertainment and entry to art and photography exhibition. Please note that Tickets purchased at the gate will cost $40.00 each (cash only).

Prepaid tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/VKWG or https://www.trybooking.com/376434

The Timbertown Fine Art and Photography Exhibition will also be open on Saturday 9th June 9.30am-2.30pm and on Sunday 10th June 9.30am – 12pm, with a Gold Coin donation required for entry on these days. Tea/Coffee and selection of cakes and slices will also be available for purchase on these days.

For further Art & Photography Exhibition event details please contact Rose Heintze 0499 294 550 or Naomi Black 0407 632 661 or please email: jksecretary@hotmail.com

For full Timbertown Festival event program please visit: https://jandowaetimbertown.org.au/

Can’t wait to see you there!!

Rose, Naomi and Jenny ?

The Jandowae Timbertown Festival is Excited to Announce… THE WHISKEY MOUNTAIN BOYS

A.K.A. Derek,Mozzie and Gary.

With these guys it’s all in their voices, cool harmonies and crazy capers. This well oiled outfit have the knack of turning any occasion into a party.

is a trio of experienced, talented and professional entertainers. Using instruments such as the bush bass, stomp box, bass guitar and acoustic guitars, they deliver their own hillbilly thumping versions of all the well known party songs we all love.

Playing songs from Johnny Cash to AC/DC and BEYONCÃ

THE WHISKEY MOUNTAIN BOYS do it with their own pumping hillbilly feel.

Just three big kids having fun, but these boys are a highly professional and funny outfit and without doubt one of the Sunshine Coast’s finest acts. Making every event a memorable one, this fun filled and action packed trio thrive on audience interaction with the result of every single person having a smile on their face.

Check the Boys’ Facebook page for gig dates and all the latest news.

You won’t want to miss the Whiskey Mountain Boys at the Jandowae Timbertown Festival, Saturday 9th June from 8pm until late – Jandowae Showgrounds.

For more Timbertown information check out our NEW WEBSITE www.jandowaetimbertown.org.au

Exciting New Changes to Timbertown

The preparations for this years Jandowae Timbertown Festival are well underway!  The 2018 festival brings with it some very exciting NEW aspects! Saturday Night will now be the home of the Chainsaw Races, Timber Challenges and other exciting performances kicking off at the Showgrounds from 3pm.    The introduction to the NEW Saturday Night lineup means that the Jandowae Timbertown Rodeo will be postponed until later in the year, and will be used as our major fundraiser for future festivals.  But never fear, our crowd favourite the Timbertown Fireworks Spectacular will still be going off with a BANG – and we hear it will be bigger and better than ever!! Live Entertainment by the Whiskey Mountain Boys along with and a bar and bbq will keep our visitors happy until late.  Saturday Night will continue to be a FREE family fun event.

The Saturday Street Festival will see High and George Streets come alive with Market  & Food Stalls, Wood Chops, Chainsaw Sculpting, Lucas Mill Demonstrations, the Art Exhibition, Children’s Amusements, Face Painting, Busking, Live Music, Petting Zoo, Kids Timber Craft, Horse & Carriage Rides, Roving Entertainment PLUS MUCH MORE!

Lastly,  it is great to hear that there are four previous Jandowae State School Classes using this years festival to bring everyone back together again for their reunions!  If anyone would like help with finding their former class mates please email us at info@jandowaetimbertown.org.au

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