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Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail 2023

Twenty-five of Scenic Rim's primary producers are inviting Brisbanites down to their farms to enjoy their food, brews and wares.
By Sarah Ward
February 28, 2023
By Sarah Ward
February 28, 2023

When the Ekka was cancelled for the second year in a row in 2021, no one got to throw a ball in a clown's mouth. Hopping on rides, seeing fireworks and browsing for showbags were all 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 cut far deeper.

So, in response, an idea was born: the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail. It first appeared twice in 2021, encouraging Brisbanites to head south, hop between properties and enjoy local wares. And, although the Ekka occurred in 2022, the trail returned then as well.

In 2023, it's making another comeback, too — on Sunday, April 2 and Saturday, August 26.

Fancy throwing a little love towards the Scenic Rim's primary producers? Keen on a day out of town? Farmers in the region will be rolling out the welcome mat from 9am–3pm on both days. Follow the itineraries and you'll be hitting up 25 spots — such as Towri Sheep Cheeses, complete with cuddles with lambs; Tommerup's Dairy Farm, with artisanal dairy products on offer; Scenic Rim Brewery, where there'll be tastings; and Elderflower Farm, possibly including picking flowers depending on the season.

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 usually on the cards, too.

Most of the trail's stops are dog-friendly, and bringing your esky to fill with produce is highly recommended.

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