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Join Barung Landcare for the 25th Maleny Wood Expo!


The long-standing and much-loved Maleny Wood Expo is set to captivate attendees this coming Labour Day Long weekend, with a diverse array of workshops, entertainment, and exhibitors, promising an unforgettable experience for all ages. Held annually in beautiful Maleny, this year's Wood Expo is gearing up to be the most vibrant yet, celebrating its 25th year! 


The Maleny Wood Expo is hosted by local environment group Barung Landcare and aims to bring the community a unique and diverse way to experience sustainability and learn about the environment.


It is also a major fundraiser for the Landcare group which has been working across the Blackall Range and surrounds for 35 years. Funds raised from the Maleny Wood Expo go into Barung Landcare’s environmental projects and help fund future Wood Expo events.

Held May 4 - 6, this year’s Wood Expo will feature an extensive lineup of workshops tailored to both children and adults, providing hands-on experiences to inspire creativity and skill development. From beginner woodworking sessions to advanced techniques, participants will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned woodworkers, fostering a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftspersonship behind different types of woodworking.


From spoon and handheld carving, to stool making, toy making, to power tool carving, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Entry to the Wood Expo is free for young people under 16 years.


The program also includes morning guided Platypus tours along the Obi Obi Creek, cultural weaving workshops as well as a number of environmental education activities for both adults and children. 


Educational talks will also stimulate deeper thinking about the ways in which we can lower our impact on the environment, produce food sustainably, and look after the natural world.


In addition to the talks and workshops, the Wood Expo will offer a diverse range of world food and coffee options and some great entertainment, including live music, street performances and interactive demonstrations. 


Attendees can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere, enjoying the talents of local musicians while exploring the myriad of exhibits showcasing the beauty and versatility of wood, and ways we can live more sustainably.


One of the highlights of the Maleny Wood Expo is viewing the finalist pieces that make up the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize exhibition. Featuring exquisite sculptures, fine furniture and uniquely created miniature pieces crafted from sustainably harvested timber, the competition celebrates the diversity of woodworking practices, highlighting the innovation and creativity of artisans from across the country.


"We are thrilled to showcase the incredible talent and creativity of our woodworking community at this year's Maleny Wood Expo," said Doug Evans, Barung Landcare General Manager. 


"Whether you're a seasoned woodworker or simply curious about the craft or keen to learn more about living sustainably and our local environment, there's something for everyone to enjoy. We invite families, enthusiasts, and visitors alike to join us for a weekend of inspiration, education, fun and entertainment."


The Maleny Wood Expo is proudly sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, Visit Sunshine Coast, and Tourism and Events Queensland, and is supported by a range of local businesses and the wider community. 


To book your tickets and for more information visit malenywoodexpo.com  


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