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Bush Poetry

Bush Poet's Breakfast Sunday 22nd October 2017

What is a Bush Poet's Breakfast?

A mix of poets and those who enjoy bush poetry, getting together for a fully cooked breakfast, and, in our case, to raise funds for worthy causes.

When are they held?

They are held in our area once a year - as part of the Crow's Nest Community Festival. This year - Sunday October 22nd 2017.

Where do the funds go this year?

The recipients of funds raised this year are the Highfields Guides/Scouts and the Highfields Pioneer Village.

What is the cost?

$15 for the bush poetry, breakfast and entry to the Pioneer Village for the day. Children 12 and under half price.If you choose you can also take in the Bush Poetry writing workshop conducted by Noel.

What time does it start?

Breakfast on the go from 7am. We start the bush poetry at 7:30am, and finish about 9:30am. You are then welcome to spend the day at the Pioneer Village. Don't forget their tea and damper!!

  I would like to do a bit more bush poetry. What else is available?

  • On the day there are a couple of opportunities. Around smoko time we will be having a bush poetry writing workshop for beginners to experienced - no extra charge.
  •  During the Poet's Breakfast you may like to read/recite (a maximum of two) poems that you have written or that you enjoy. There are two $25 cash prizes from our sponsor Heritage Bank on offer - one open to all, and one for "Audience Response". Just nominate with the MC on the day.
  • You may like to enter the Bronze Swagman Bush Verse competition (written verse) . See

Who is our featured Bush Poet this year 2016?

Our guest poet this year is Noel Stallard.   Noel has been President of the Australian Bush Poets' Association for the last 4 years. Noel has won the award of Australian Champion Bush Poet so he will present a great programme. Noel was so popular and entertaining in 2016 that we have invited him back again.

Noel Stallard - Bush Poet and Entertainer

Where can I buy tickets?

TICKETS available now

The $15 ticket allows entry to the bush poetry, the bush poetry writing workshop if you choose, a fully cooked breakfast and the day at the Highfields Pioneer Village

In Toowoomba tickets can be purchased from Rhonda's Refits, 100 Taylor St, Toowoomba. 46 3 789 33 EFTPOS Available
Phone through and we can have the tickets available for payment and collection at the door.

In Highfields, tickets can be purchased from the Highfields Pioneer Village 4696 6309.

Who is the major sponsor of the day?