Glenreagh Timber Festival
Saturday 29 July 2023
Step back in time and discover the rich history of Glenreagh, nestled in the stunning Gumbaynggirr country. This idyllic village has been intertwined with timber since the first settlers arrived in the Orara Valley over 160 years ago. From farmers to miners, the area has seen it all, but it was the need for timber that really kickstarted Glenreagh's long and fascinating relationship with this natural resource.
Watch as skilled craftsmen demonstrate the traditional techniques used to create buildings from pit sawn timber, and marvel at the evolution of railway sleepers, from the broad axe to the modern swing saw and bench era. Experience the passion and commitment of the proactive Glenreagh community as they showcase the unique culture and heritage of the district through their signature event - the Annual Timber Festival.
This family-friendly festival promises a day filled with entertainment and fun activities, from woodchopping and craft displays to market stalls and delicious food and refreshments. Children can enjoy a range of exciting activities too, making this a perfect day out for the whole family. So come along and be part of this vibrant celebration of Glenreagh's timber heritage - a true slice of Australian history!
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