Community & Business

17 October, 2023

Bloomin’ beautiful festival!

AS the trees change colour and the streets transform into a sea of purple, it’s time to welcome the Jacaranda Festival in Herberton this weekend.

Will Fitzgerald is excited for this weekend’s festival.
Will Fitzgerald is excited for this weekend’s festival.

Kicking off on Saturday, 21 October, Grace St will close (from William St to John St) from 8.30am to 5pm for the free Family Fun Day.

Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm there’ll be lots to see and do with a treasure hunt at the top of the list. 

With a change in location, Sunday’s event will take place at Herberton Station at the bottom end of John Street.

The Atherton Herberton Historic Railway will fire up the 1913 Peckett Steam Train for rides from 10am to 2pm.

The team at Atherton-Herberton Historic Railway is offering tickets for steam train rides on both Saturday and Sunday; $20 for adults, $10 for children and family tickets will also be available. 

Wander through the community markets, the Railway Museum, take a Railway Workshop Tour, or just enjoy the historic town.

During the weekend a number of businesses will open their doors including  Historic Village Herberton, Bakerville Tea House, Herberton Jacaranda Cafe, High Grounds Coffee and Royal Hotel Herberton, welcoming all visitors to town.

For more information visit or follow Jacaranda Festival Herberton on Facebook or @jacarandafestivalherberton on Instagram.


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