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Lunchtime tractor parade
Sheep shearing with pedal power
Peak Downs homestead interior
Jackieboy competing in tractor pull
Map of Old Machinery and Craft Fair

Old Machinery and Craft Fair
Capella, Central Highlands Area

13 September

07 4984 9425
0427 638 866


The Old Machinery and Craft Fair is held each second Saturday of September in the grounds of the Capella Pioneer Village.

See 'Jackieboy', the big tractor made from World War 2 tank components in the lunchtime parade. Enjoy the vintage tractors ploughing, balancing on a see-saw and competing in the tractor pull. Appreciate the shearer's skill in removing fleeces for the roustabout to gather up and throw onto the wool table. Then watch the wool being baled.

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The engine men and women have their stationary engines working and the blacksmiths are hard at it. Local craft and market stalls operate and the museum collections housed in the Peak Downs station homestead, in the Gordon Downs woolshed, shearers quarters and station store, and in various other buildings are open for your enjoyment.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Alcohol
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Coach Parking
    Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area

Event Dates

13 September

Frequency: Annual

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$10.00   13 Sep    
Concession$8.00   13 Sep    
Student$5.00   13 Sep    


Capella Pioneer Village

1 Pioneer Street
Queensland Australia 4723

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