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7 May, 2021

Herberton to come alive during Pioneer Weekend

TAKE a trip down memory lane and get insights into what life was like in the 1950s in Far North Queensland when Herberton’s Historical Village comes alive for its annual country and folk music pioneer festival this weekend.

By Michael Warren

Herberton's historical village will come alive for its annual Pioneer weekend.

TAKE a trip down memory lane and get insights into what life was like in the 1950s in Far North Queensland when Herberton’s Historical Village comes alive for its annual country and folk music pioneer festival this weekend. 

 A range of entertainment and activities including Pioneer fashions on the field, blacksmithing, vintage machinery demonstrations, live exhibitions, train rides, a petting zoo and pack donkeys will keep everyone busy during the two-day festival. 

Patrons will also enjoy music performances over the weekend by Whiskey Boat, Now and never, Dave Kirk, Littmus Steam punk band, and Rough and Ready. 

Historic Village Herberton owners Craig and Connie Kimberley said the annual Pioneer Weekend brings the old mining village to life, especially with so many guests dressing up in period costume for the event. 

“We hope to see old friends and new at this year’s Pioneer Weekend, the first since 2019,” Mr Kimberley said. 

“It should be an excellent weekend.” 

Herberton’s Historic Village Pioneer Weekend is a significant event for the region with Far North Queensland founded on the back of the mining and agricultural development.

 The action gets underway this Saturday, May 8 from 9am.  

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