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Pig races
Sheep shearing displays are part of the event. Participants can pat the sheep and even take home wool!
The Time Before Festival
Pony rides and face painting are free activities at this event
Map of The Time Before Festival

The Time Before Festival
Multiple Locations

04 May

07 3412 4819
0431 815 725


Step back in time and experience what life was like for the early settlers and celebrate your city's heritage in a free family fun-filled day! The popular The Time Before Festival, (previously called Mayes in May) is Logan's Heritage event will be held as part of Queensland Heritage Festival celebrations at Logan's most historical addresses, Mayes Cottage and Kingston Butter Factory, Kingston.

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Come along and enjoy the free family fun activities which include face painting, whip crackers, wood chopping, horse and carriage rides, vintage car displays, sheep shearing, cottage and museum tours, pig races, animal farm and pony rides, entertainment and much more. There will also be food, beverages and market stall items for sale.

Parking at Kingston Butter Factory, with a continuous free shuttle bus running between both venues throughout the event.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Child Activities
    Child Activities
  • Courtesy transfer
    Courtesy transfer
  • Entertainment
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Kiosk
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet

Other Information

Disabled parking, courtesy buses with disabled access and disabled friendly toilet facilities are at the venue.

Access Car

Get the train to Kingston or park at Kingston Butter Factory to attend this event. A continuous free shuttle bus service will operate throughout the duration of the event, taking patrons between Kingston Butter Factory and Mayes Cottage to experience all activites. Courtesy buses are air conditioned and wheelchair and pram accessible.

Free Entry

Event Dates

04 May

Frequency: Annual


Kingston Butter Factory

Milky Way
Queensland Australia 4114

Mayes Cottage

Mawarra Street
Queensland Australia 4114

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