Don MacSween, Carlie Scott-Hunter and Alwyn  Clarke prepare for  the Queensland Pipe Championships at Limestone Park on Saturday.
Don MacSween, Carlie Scott-Hunter and Alwyn Clarke prepare for the Queensland Pipe Championships at Limestone Park on Saturday. Gary Worrall

Things to do around Ipswich this weekend

CRAMS Air Show


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 air show 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 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.


Queensland Pipe Band Championships


See the best pipe bands in Queensland and New South Wales battle it out for the honour of being the best pipe band at Bill Paterson Oval on Saturday.

The day starts with the soloist competition for pipers and drummers, followed by the juvenile band competition.

Later in the day, see the senior bands battle it out for the different divisions, before the event wraps up with a march off of the massed bands, all under the control of a single drum major.


Wind Tubes


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


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


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.


Cambrian Choir Theatre Restaurant


'Letters from War' is the latest production by the Cambrian Choir, presented as a theatre restaurant. The show follows one family's memories fo war and how it impacts the generations, from World War One through to the Vietnam War.

'Letters from War' is an in-house production, written by members, inspired by true-life letters from WW1 soldiers to loved ones at home.

Songs in the production include 'Letters From War', 'Spirit of the ANZAC', 'In The Mood' and 'I Was Only 19'.

With a fully catered three-course dinner, bookings are essential for this outstanding local production.


Selected Photographs by Anna Carey

  • DAILY 10AM-5PM

Growing up on the Gold Coast sparked Anna Carey's interest and fascination with mid-twentieth century architecture.

Her work overlaps both photography and sculpture as she meticulously creates small architectural models of buildings and then photographs them to create an illusion of space. As a result these strangely familiar architectural spaces become hard to define and slip into the urban myths, fragments of remembered patterns and textures in the ever-changing city.

The exhibition is accompanied by an activity where children can craft their own mini-interior from recycled materials.


Ipswich Model Hobbies Expo


Celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Expo, as leading model clubs come together with displays of scale models covering military, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and much more.

Display include figures, dioramas and layouts, working remote control military tanks and model railways.

Take the chance to meet and chat with enthusiasts, see the latest trends in modelling, learn new tricks and techniques in the workshops.

With 59 competition categories, including junior sections, the best in modelling will be on show.


Handmade Market Expo


Its The Handmade Expo & Vintage Market's 8th Birthday the first 100 visitors receive a handmade sweet treat to help celebrate.

More than 70 stalls of handmade items, lots of new stalls, food stalls, coffee, Nora will be singing, jumping castle for the children and games on the grass.

The Pioneer Steam train will be running from 10am, enjoy this pram and wheelchair friendly venue with free parking and free entry.