About the Festival
The Glasshouse Country Festival is an exciting event celebrating the unique arts, culture, heritage and environment of the Glasshouse Country.
Immerse yourself amongst the vibrant, community atmosphere over ten days of activities spanning from Beerburrum to Mooloolah and across to the foothills of the Blackall Range. The existing events were part of the festival in 2013.
The Glasshouse Country Festival is a community based, not-for-profit event, coordinated by a committee of dedicated local community organisations, individuals and businesses.
Arts: The natural beauty of the area lends itself to the abundance of creativity shown by the local people. The Glasshouse Country Arts Trail highlights the talent in local arts ranging in all forms from paintings, collages and sculptures to jewellery, felt and photography.
Culture: The unique wonders of Glasshouse Country are shown through a range of cultural expressions from theatrical performances and live music to writers and story tellers. Aboriginal, Maori and other cultures create cultural diversity across the area.
Heritage: The Glasshouse Country has a rich history since earliest times of Indigenous tribes holding deep connections to, and legend of, the Glass House Mountains. The earliest colonial explorers were Matthew Flinders, Andrew and Tom Petrie and William Grigor. Settlement came about with the start of the timber industry and later agriculture.
Environment: The Glass House Mountains are on the Australian Heritage listing for being the best example of sub-volcanic landforms in Australia and for their spectacular characteristics. Waterways flow from the mountains to the Pumicestone Passage and Moreton Bay Marine Park. Thanks to the rich soils, the main industry is farming, with pineapples, macadamia nutes, avocados and strawberries being the main crops.