A festival celebrating land and sea for the Cooloola Coast

Local Event

As regular readers will remember, the Historical Society were allocated a piece of land at the end of 2023 at the rear of the Tin Can Bay Community Complex previously used by the Pony Club.

The club held a small event in conjunction with the Cooloola Heritage Makers and Growers Market in late November 2023 as a preview of what was to come.

The society have been busy preparing plans to put forward to council in a bid to gain a perpetual lease on the grounds.

They are continuing with their fundraising efforts as the long term plan for the allocated space is to create a permanent historical display of the area. The CCH&HS have also registered with Centrelink so are now able to facilitate volunteers who are registered with the organisation.


The historical society committee are currently looking at holding the festival during the Easter break 2025 as there are no proposed events currently held in the region on those dates. They are looking for a name for the festival and are currently running a competition to find the best and most unique name which celebrates the history of the region that includes the timber cutting and fishing industries.

They will receive a $30 voucher from the Snack Shack. Entries should be submitted to cooloolahandhs@gmail.com or text to 0414 444 719. Competition closes June 30 2024 and the winner will be chosen by the festival committee.

So put your thinking caps on and come up with a brilliant name. We need a celebration for our wonderful region.

For more information please contact the Cooloola Coast Heritage & Historical Society secretary Kerry Bale on 0414 444 719.

Jenni Jackson