Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail
After the Ekka was cancelled, the Scenic Rim's primary producers are rolling out the welcome mat and inviting Brisbanites down to their farms.
When the Ekka was cancelled again for this year — for the second year in a row — no one got to throw a ball in a clown's mouth. Hopping on rides, seeing fireworks and browsing for showbags was scrapped, too. That's obviously no fun at all; however, for the farmers who were due to exhibit at Brisbane's annual show, the impact cuts far deeper.
Fancy throwing a little love towards the Scenic Rim's primary producers? Keen on a day out of town? Farmers in the region are rolling out the welcome mat and inviting Brisbanites down for two days — from 9am–3pm on Saturday, August 28 and again on Saturday, October 23. That's when you can head south, hop between properties and enjoy the wares that the likes of Scenic Rim Mushrooms, Scenic Rim Brewery, Tommerup's Dairy Farm, Bee All Natural Honey, Witches Falls Winery, Christmas Creek Garlic and Tamborine Mountain Distillery have to offer.
That's just a taste of the list of producers involved — and if you'd like to get up close to some camels and alpacas while you're in that part of southeast Queensland, that's on the cards, too.
The event has even mapped out a trail route online, covering 19 stops, if you need some suggestions on where to start, where to venture next and what to see.
Top image: Tourism and Events Queensland.