2016 Jacaranda Festival Program

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The board is already hard at work planning our program for 2016. If you have ideas about what you would like to see at the next Goodna Jacaranda Festival, email info@goodnajacarandafestival.com and let us know!

Our Previous Program – October 2015

We thought we’d leave the 2015 program online for a while now that the festival is over for another year. What a great weekend it was!



Ladies Triples Bowls Tournament

11072819_477901255692213_2773443669964749613_nThe Goodna Bowls Club hosts the annual Jacaranda Ladies Triples Tournament. Get along to see the best regional bowlers battle it out for this years title.



Quest for Talent - Heat 1

451-J Mon 14This years Quest for Talent kicks off with a bang at the Goodna Services Club Function Centre, Brisbane Terrace, Goodna. Come and get a sneak peak at the talent that will take the stage on Saturday.

Registration for contestants opens at 6PM, and the heats kick off at 7PM



182-J TUES 14Heat 2 of the Quest for Talent – Goodna Services Club Function Centre, Brisbane terrace, Goodna.

Registration for contestants opens at 6PM, and the heats kick off at 7PM



Ladies Fours Bowls Tournament

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Jacaranda Ladies Fours kicks off this year at 9:30; Come along for a great morning of bowls competition.


Quest for Talent - Heat 3

375-J WED 14The final heat to decide who will advance to the semi finals on Saturday – Goodna Services Club Function Centre, Brisbane Terrace, Goodna.

Registration for contestants opens at 6PM, and the heats kick off at 7PM



Sideshow Alley

Dance Party RideSideshow alley is even bigger this year with the addition of the popular 360 Dance Party for the thrill seekers and bumper boats for the younger fans.  Rides prices start from just $4.50.

Kids Corner - Thanks to Kaliedescope Kids & Councillor Tully

Dollarphotoclub_66260471Kids Corner is ready for your little ones this year, cone along and enjoy the free animal farm, free face painting and lots more.

Festival Lifestyle Market Open

11227982_1008304122543672_1497286566590945743_oThe Lifestyle markets have something for everyone, with great food from around the world, clothing for young and old, giftware, and lots more.


Whoopee-Doo Crew

Whoopee-Do Crew is a performance group made up of participants from 2 workshops that run regularly at West End Community House and Gailes Community House. The focus of the workshops is on song writing and performing.  They have found it’s a great way for people to tell their stories, celebrate their personalities and talents and widen their social circles. They are always looking for new members. Their motto is ‘writing songs, creating community’.


Primary Schools Choir Competition

Friday (190)Supporting the local arts community by giving our young singers a chance to shine on the main festival stage. Our Choir competition is judged by professional choir judge giving quality feedback to the schools and helping to develop our newest local talent.

This years entrants are;

5:30PM – Augusta State School Junior Choir
5:40PM – St Augustines Primary Choir
5:50pm – Augusta State School Senior Choir
6:00PM – Woodlinks State School Boys Choir
6:10PM – Goodna State School Choir
6:20PM – Silkstone State School Junior Choir
6:30PM – Woodlinks State School Senior Choir
6:40PM – Silkstone State School Boys Choir

5th Stars

2015-05-22-16-52-01_decoCheck the awesome local dance group 5th Stars live on the Kids Corner Stage


Search Light Fire Up

Illustration of searchlights or spotlights pointing into the night skyThis year we want everyone to know there’s something amazing going on in Goodna, so we’ve teamed up with All Fired Up Fireworks to light the night sky with two powerful search lights.

Opening Ceremony

Mayor Paul PisasaleDon’t miss our opening spectacular featuring local singers and dancers and coordinated by famous local singing teacher Margaret Mikkelson. Our Mayor Paul Pisasale will officially open the festival with a bang!



Fireworks Slider ImageThis year we are featuring an early fireworks display Friday evening, so everyone young and old can enjoy a spectacular show. Make sure you’re here for the opening ceremony at 7:00 so you don’t miss a thing.

Flair Riders Stunt Show

Flair Riders

Don’t miss the spectacular Flair Riders motorcycle stunt show, immediately after the fireworks.


Redbank Plains High Jazz Ensemble

Redbank Plains High Jazz Ensemble is set to rock the stage tonight.


Yes Entertainment Dance Party

All ages party under the stars with the Yes DJ’s though till late.



Kids Corner - Thanks to Kaleidescope Kids & Councillor Tully

Kids Corner is back on Saturday with loads of things for the younger members of our community. Free Face Painting by Kaleidoscope Kids as well the free animal farm is just the beginning.

Sideshow Alley

Massive fun for the young and young and heart, this years rides line up includes the new Dance Party ride, sure to please any thrill seeker. Plus, the little ones can enjoy the kiddies korner with rides suitable for ages 5 and up. Grab a showbag and enjoy the atmosphere.

Festival Lifestyle Market Open


Primary School Band Comp - Main Stage

Come and enjoy the talents of many local primary schools as they battle it out for the title of best band at this years Festival.

  • Kruger SS Concert Band
  • Collingwood Park SS
  • Augusta SS Concert Band
  • Silkstone SS
  • Redbank Plains + Redbank + Ipswich West State Schools combined Concert Band
  • Amberley SS

Mens - Lawn Bowls Competition

On the greens at the Goodna Bowls club the men will be fighting it out for Jacaranda Bowls Champion for 2015.


Goodna Services Club Bar Open (18+)

Come and enjoy a drink and soak up the atmosphere at the Goodna Services Club bar.

Dunk for Donations

Grab your change and get your pitching arm ready to play Dunk for donations, not only do you support local community groups and associations you also get a chance at dunking the person nervously waiting on the ledge.


River 949

FJCatch up with River949 on site on Saturday October 24th from 10.20am – 12noon and again on Sunday October 25th from 8.50am – 10.40am. Get your FREE Farmers Union Iced Coffee, lollies and stickers!


Learn to Dance Workshop - Kids Corner Stage

TheRitzLogoKids aged 3-7 come along and learn a groovy dance routine with the young Performers from the RITZ Performing Arts Centre.NO experience necessary, so come down and learn up to 4 different routines in 1 hour.


High School Concert Bands - Main Stage

The Main stage comes alive with the High School Bands competition.

  • Woodcrest College Concert Band
  • Redbank Plains SHS Concert Band
  • Ipswich State High School Stage Band
  • Redbank Plains SHS Stage Band

Flair Riders Stunt Show


Beppo the Clown Show - Kids Corner Stage

Beppo the clown takes to the stage to entertain the kids with magic and mayhem! After the show, Beppo will be roving around Kids Corner keeping smiles on everyone’s face!


Redbank Plains High Stage Band

Come and enjoy some great big band sound with the Redbank Plains SHS Stage Band


Flair Riders Stunt Show

Redbank Plains High Concert Band

From musicals to modern classics, you’ll enjoy the show that the Redbank Plains SHS Concert Band puts on this year.


Quest for Talent Semi Finals - Main Stage

Get in early and grab a seat for this years Quest for Talent. Always an amazing event you will not want to miss.

Larrikin Puppets Show

Make sure you have all the kids along to Kids Corner for the Larrikin Puppet show. Not to be missed, this is a fun show for all the family. Stay after the show when Puppeteer Brett will roam among the crowd for photos with one of his adorable puppets.


Flair Riders Stunt Show


Rosanna's Dance - Free Dance Workshop - Kids Corner

Rosanna’s Dance Academy is hosting a free dance workshop. If you’re aged 4-10 and love to dance, come down and learn some new moves with Rosanna and her team of dance guru’s


Rosanna's Dance Spectacular - Main Stage

Rosanna’s Dance Academy – Dance Spectacular – Check out the great show our local dance school is putting on this evening.


Quest for Talent Grand Finale - Main Stage

The business end of a week of competition, the best of the best go head to head for the prestige and prizes in the 2015 Jacaranda Festival Quest for Talent

Flair Riders Stunt Show


Search Light Fire Up

Fire up those search lights and lets get everyone down to the field this year.


Retro to Recent Show - Main Stage

Suit Collective, a fabulous local band and the DJ’s from Yes! Entertainment take the stage for a 90 minute rock and roll show featuring your favourite hits from the 80’s and 90’s through to todays number 1’s.


Goodna Services Club Fireworks

With some saying last years show was better than New Years Eve, we’re excited to see what the team at All Fired Up will bring to Saturday night this year. Be early to get a good spot on field for an unforgettable show.

Flair Riders Stunt Show

Immediately following the fireworks, catch all the thrills of the Flair Riders stunt show.


Party Under the Stars - Main Stage

The DJ’s from Yes! Entertainment are here to bring us another awesome dance party for all ages. They promise to keep going until you can’t dance anymore!



Sideshow Alley

Festival Lifestyle Markets


River 949

Catch up with River949 on site on Saturday October 24th from 10.20am – 12noon and again on Sunday October 25th from 8.50am – 10.40am. Get your FREE Farmers Union Iced Coffee, lollies and stickers!


Goodna Services Club Car Show

The 20carshow-banner15 Goodna Services Club Car show is bigger than ever. With the help of local identity Nev Byers, we’re bringing hundreds of cars across the area including along Brisbane Terrace. Plus, Nev has a great cruise parade lined up for Sunday, which has some surprises in store. Don’t miss it!

We’re expecting 100’s of amazing cars at this years event, with the main show and shine competition likely to be hotly contested.


Country Music Spectacular - Main Stage

Once again the West Moreton Country Music Association will be bringing their up beat brand of Country and Western music to the festival for a huge concert on Sunday.

Country music fans are in for a treat, come early and get a good seat and enjoy the show.

Goodna Line Dancing

This year the talented team from Goodna Line Dancing will be boot scootin up a storm in conjunction with the country music spectacular, so why don’t you get down and join in the fun?

Dunk for Donations

Grab your change and get your pitching arm ready to play Dunk for donations, not only do you support local community groups and associations you also get a chance at dunking the person nervously waiting on the ledge.


Goodna Services Club Bar Open (18+)

Zed 28 - Car Show Stage

Zed 28 Band PhotoWith Paul La Bonz leading this amazing four piece rock-a-billy band from Queensland, Zed 28 is a show not to be missed. While John E Rocket, former “The Wild Ones” drummer keeps the rhythm pumping, the band puts on an energy charged performance that will keep everyone dancing.

Don’t Miss Zed 28, playing Sunday 25th October in conjunction with the Goodna Services Club Car Show.

Free Balloon Workshops - Kids Corner

BalloonSchool300pxGet your little ones down to Kids Corner between 10am and 2pm for free balloon making workshops form the Memphis Balloon School.


Flair Riders Stunt Show

Ipswich Model Band - Main Stage

The Ipswich Model Band is one of the longest operating bands in Queensland. Established in 1906, the band has continually evolved into the community band it is today.


Lennon Bosschieter - Main Stage

Lennon Bosschieter is South East Queensland’s ‘little Ed’ singing the latest in Pop, Folk and Acoustic.


Rheanna Leschke Variety Show - Main Stage

Rheanna Leschke presents local talent performing on stage. Pop, Rock, Modern, Classics, these very talented locals come together to  provide some first class entertainment.


Car Show Parade

Come down and enjoy all the amazing cars of the car show parading around the field. Exact route to be advised.


Goodna Services Club Car Show Awards - Main Stage

Flair Riders Stunt Show