Ever wanted to explore some of the Fraser Coasts' fascinating heritage buildings?
Unlock a piece of history next weekend Septemebr 26 & 27 as part of Maryborough Open House.
See behind the doors of iconic homes such as Baddow House and Stirling House and climb the bell tower to ring the bells of heritage-listed St Pauls Church.
This free event includes entry to the city's leading museums and a packed program of tours, events and entertainment across the weekend.
Enjoy quirky tours and trails including a ghost tour of haunted and historic sites; costumed guides capturing the spirit of the sailors and settlers who shaped the city; Sunday in the Park featuring brass bands and steam train rides near the river; guided bus tours taking in Queensland's best collection of heritage buildings; historic pub trails and more.
Lots of vintage, collectible, retro and handmade deliciousness in the stall area, artists and lots of beautiful shiny cars, oh and dancing in the streets, pinups and an ink competition, loads of kids stuff, and a pooch parade and oh my goodness the list just goes on and on and on...
Described as the teenage equivalent of Bathurst, thousands of students with a thirst for speed, a bent for technology, and an eye to the future can't be wrong. The RACQ Technology Challenge around Maryborough's inner city streets is a brilliant showcase of the technological skills of Queensland's youth where students design, build and race alternative transport machines of the future.
The feature event is the adrenalin-fuelled, action-packed Hour Human Powered Vehicle Queensland Championships where teams pedal aerodynamically designed machines at blistering speeds for 24 hours around an inner-city track. Solar boats and cars, robotics and miniature dragsters powered by carbon dioxide are also part of the RACQ Technology Challenge, which includes five state titles.
New highlights include a Technology Expo - showcasing all kinds of technological excellence from the past, present and future, including hybrid cars.