The Time Before heritage festival a big success

The Time Before heritage festival a big success

Published: 7 May 2014

The Time Before heritage festival a big success
Blacksmith James Simpson gives a demonstration at this year's The Time Before heritage festival.

More people than ever before turned out to enjoy Logan City's heritage festival on Sunday, held at two of the region's most iconic locations for the first time.

A record 5000 people attended The Time Before – double the number of people at last year's festival, previously known as Mayes in May.

This year's event was split across well-known Mayes Cottage and the Kingston Butter Factory for the first time, helping to cater for the event's growing popularity. A free shuttle bus transferred people between sites.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Russell Lutton (Division 2) said The Time Before was a fun and interactive way of celebrating Logan's rich and diverse history.

"It was great to see so many people come along and enjoy all the activities on offer," he said.

"The name of the festival changed this year but the focus was still very much on making it a fun, free, family event.

"More people than ever before turned out to make the most of the sunshine and be part of the fun."

Horse and carriage rides, wood chopping, face painting, an animal farm, tomato planting, pig racing, sheep shearing, whip cracking, hobby demonstrations and country music were some of the most popular attractions at this year's event.

The Time Before is supported with funding from the Australian Government's Your Community Heritage Program.