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2014 Craft & Fine Food Spectacular
14 Oct 2014
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This year's event opened on Friday 10th October with a Champagne Gourmet Breakfast which was very well attended and received.  The ABC Breakfast Program was broadcast live from the venue, Pittsworth Town Hall.  

There were 55 sites, 14 food and wine and 41 craft, jewellery, leather bags & belts, woodwork and pottery exhibitors.  Coaches brought in visitors from Laidley, Nanango and Millmerran. Friday was very busy in the morning but steady during the afternoon.

Saturday started with Food and Fun in Centenary Park.  Broxburn Country Music Club provided the entertainment. There were plant stalls and garden accessories on sale.  Children were catered for with a fairy dell and activities such as jumping castle, face painting and biscuit decorating. The gourmet BBQ comprised smallgoods from Pittsworth’s two Sausage King award winning butchers. 

On Saturday, coaches arrived from Ipswich, Bowenville and Cleveland.  Stallholders reported a busy day in the Park and Town Hall.

On Saturday night St. Andrew’s Church hosted a Musical Interlude coordinated by Cr Ros Scotney featuring many local and regional artists.  The audience greatly enjoyed the program.

Sunday began with the Pittsworth Showgirl entrants serving breakfast in the park, and a coach arrived from Brisbane carrying dedicated shoppers. Wood-fired pizzas from Millmerran Forest Estate were an option at lunchtime.

There was a busy Sunday morning in the Hall, but tapering off in the afternoon. The 10th annual event closed at 3.00pm following the drawing of the multi-draw raffle. 

The Craft & Fine Food Spectacular was run with amazing support from the parishioners of St. Andrew’s Church, 115 volunteers all helped in their own way to present this event to the public.

Visitors and locals also enjoyed:

Pittsworth Crafty Quilters display and sales,
Pittsworth Spring Art Exhibition and Pittsworth Historical Society
Toowoomba Spinners, Weavers and Dyers in the Pittsworth Plaza shop
Historic Amaroo owned by Faye Meyers opened to the public – house of memories 
St. Andrew’s Church decorations and beautiful stained glass windows
Uniting Church visual display of the Ten Commandments 
Lutheran Church decorations
Penny McKinlay’s nursery

Also available for viewing were the prize winning gardens in the Garden Competition and decorated shop windows in Yandilla Street.

Participants gratefully acknowledge support from the Toowoomba Regional Council, Sponsors and the community. 

(story with thanks to Brenda Prentice)

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Comments (1)
Cherie Allan Wed, 15 Oct 2014 1:50am

I am sorry to have missed this - will definitely be there for 2015!