It’s October so that must mean Christmas is uncomfortably close.
Light the Night – Friday 6 October
Join the Leukaemia Foundation annual fundraising walk and Light the Night. To donate, register for your lantern and find out more about the walk go to https://lightthenight.org.au/event/toowoomba and RSVP on Facebook.
Ladies Who Lunch – Friday 6 October
Be a lady who lunches for a good cause with this event that is raising funds for the Volunteer Building Cambodia program. Hosted at The Office there’ll be a three-course meal, drinks, raffles, a goodie bag and a fashion show by Lisa Brown. Tickets are $120, book online and RSVP on Facebook.
Gig: British India at Blank Space – Friday 13 October
Oktoberfest at Blank Space – Saturday 14 October
This worldwide party in honour of beer is here and this year you need to put your lederhosen on and head to Blank Space. You’ll get a stein of beer on arrival, access to even more classic German beer of course, meals, snacks and entertainment. You can bring your kids, until 4pm, when it becomes an 18+ event. Starts at 12 and goes through to 10pm, tickets are $15.
Murphy’s Creek Chilli Festival – Sunday 15 October
If food only tastes good to you if it lights your tastebuds on fire the Murphy’s Creek Chilli Festival is for you. There’ll be lots to see and do, including two chilli eating competitions. It’s on from 10am to 4pm, Murphy’s Creek Grounds, Jessie Lane. RSVP on Facebook.
Walk for Brain Cancer – Sunday 15 October
Support the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation with a two or five kilometre walk around Queens Park. Afterwards enjoy some tunes and treats and sit back on your picnic rugs. It starts at 9am, RSVP on Facebook.
It’s All About the Ladies – Friday 20 October
Toowoomba’s Largest Girls’ Night In on Friday 6 October has sold out, however you can still grab your girlfriends and head to this second event, which will raise funds for the Cancer Council. Tickets are $40 and include a welcome drink, light buffet, market stalls, and pamper lounge. Find out more on Facebook.
The Collective Clear Out – Saturday 21 October
The Original Mix is encouraging you to attend this mega garage sale day at St Luke’s, held to coincide with the annual Garage Sale Trail Weekend. From 8am to 3pm, it’s free to attend and kid friendly. Go with your cash burning a hole in your pocket (in which case you need new pants right?) or set up your own stall. Find out more at theoriginalmix.com
The Handmade Expo Market – Sunday 22 October
Harristown State High School is hosting this year’s expo with 70 stallholders selling their handmade, artisan wares. From 9am to 2pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Gig: Custard at Blank Space – Sunday 22 October
Too old and too tired to do a Sunday night gig? Good news, this one’s for the early birds. A 4pm session will see you enjoying some Aussie music and home in time for a fresh start on Monday. Tickets are $44.90, catch them at Blank Space. RSVP on Facebook.
Here’s what’s on and when for markets in Toowoomba this month.
Dine Down Town – Monthly street food market is on at St Luke’s on Friday 6 October
My Local Feast Farmers’ Market – Every Thursday 3pm to 7pm at the Empire Theatre and every second Saturday from 7am to 12pm at Cobb and Co
PCYC Markets – Every Sunday from 7am to 12.30pm
Margaret Street Markets – Sunday 1 October 8am to 1pm
Highfields Village Markets – Saturday 14 October from 12pm to 5pm
Queens Park Markets – Sunday 15 October 8am to 1pm
Toowoomba Farmers’ Markets – Every Saturday from 8am to 2pm