PLEASE HOLD: Neil Scott with an antique wall telephone that will be at the Ipswich Collectable Fair on Saturday.
PLEASE HOLD: Neil Scott with an antique wall telephone that will be at the Ipswich Collectable Fair on Saturday. Gary Worrall

What's on this weekend

CRAMS Air Show

  • FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • GRATTON FIELD CALVERT

Enjoy the history of aviation - in miniature - as the Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society host the Large Scale Model Fly-In.

See replicas of the earliest 'string and wire' machines, right through to the latest and greatest in the jet era of aviation.

Saturday and Sunday will see a public airshow from 12pm, including a flypast of Tiger Moths, the trainer aircraft that started thousands of pilots on their way, especially RAAF wartime pilots.

More than 70 models will be in the air, head out and see the skills of the pilots up close and personal.

 

Sunday Yumday

  • SUNDAY 10AM-3PM
  • ECCO RIPLEY

Sunday Yumday event will serve up a variety of tantalising food truck stalls, offering a range of delicacies and specialities from around the world.

Event goers will also be treated to live demonstrations from home, lifestyle and food personalities including fashion and home styling tips, gourmet sausage making, cooking, health and wellbeing, kids gardening demonstrations, a jumping castle, animal farm and much more.

Food trucks include Castell Park Boutique Meats, Churros De Oro, Mumma D's Cupcakes, Quality Turkish Food, High Class Burgers, Coffee Queens, Joey's Sweet & Savory, Quirky Angel Lollies & Fairy Floss and Mr Kalamari.

The free entry Sunday Yumday street event will be held on Sunday August 21 from 10am-3pm on Brooking Rise, Ripley Valley.

 

Wind Tubes

  • STARTS SATURDAY
  • IPSWICH ART GALLERY

Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling, and defy gravity by hovering high overhead... or just fall to the floor. It's all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.

Wind Tubes is a hands-on exhibition that challenges you to make a flying creation out of everyday materials and launch it into large, clear vertical tubes of moving air. It's a playful way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects. The challenge is to harness the power of the moving air and discover the design that will keep your creation air-born for the longest time. There's ample opportunity to experiment and modify your design, and possibly set the record for the longest flight time.

Plastic, paper cups, polystyrene, ping pong balls, propellers and more ... all the materials you need are provided. But can your design overcome turbulence, drag, air resistance and gravity?

Wind Tubes is a fun, interactive exhibition for the whole family. There's a special space for children under 2 and exclusive sessions for toddlers to enjoy.

 

Back to 63 Show and Shine

  • SUNDAY 8AM-1PM
  • NORTH IPSWICH RESERVE

Head down to North Ipswich Reserve on Sunday morning to see more than 250 rare, classic and special interest cars on display, as Just Rock Ipswich host their annual show and shine competition.

With vehicle registration rules relaxed in recent years, look for plenty of imported American iron still in left-hand-drive, as well as older imports and lots of classic Australian Fords, Holdens and Valiants, all competing for the many trophies up for grabs on the day.

 

Ipswich Antique and Collectable Fair

  • SATURDAY 8AM-1PM
  • IPSWICH SHOWGROUNDS

Ipswich Showground Pavilion will be turned into an old style Department Store this weekend when sellers from Queensland and New South Wales gather with thousands of Antique and Collectable Items for sale.

The long running Fair will offer a range of Heritage and Retro, together with Deco items form years gone by to add to their Collection or start off in this fast growing hobby, as well as adding Deco items to their home.

Everything from old toys and china to rare bottles, coins, books, jewellery plus many quirky collectables will provide a window into our past.