May
05
Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Maleny Showgrounds

kids making wooden items at maleny wood expo one of the fun things to do with kids on the sunshine coast 5-7 May 2018

Celebrate 22 years of the iconic Maleny Wood Expo with three days of clean country family fun in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Telling the whole timber story and designed to promote sustainable use of native timbers through the work of regional wood artisans, the Expo is now recognized as one of the best wood shows in Australia.

All wood exhibitors are required to use sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers. Wander at leisure through lovingly crafted timber products, talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them. Visit the “joined” Wootha Prize exhibition. Glimpse the skills of the early timber-cutters and see the best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools. Smell the spicy aroma of newly milled timber.  Kids of all ages can learn from experienced woodcrafters and use real tools to make toys or a gift for Mum. To take part, be sure to visit the Junior Landcare Paddock, the hub for kids’ activities. With native plants for sale, live demonstrations of mobile milling, chainsaw carving, woodworking, trade tools and more, it really is “from seed to fine furniture”.

groups of people wandering through the maleny wood expo 5-7 may 2018 with large slab of david linton timber table top on display

Pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music. Have a great day among the sawdust!