Celebrate Logan heritage at The Time Before

Published: 22 Apr 2014

A bigger and better heritage festival will be held across two iconic Logan City locations on Sunday 4 May.

The eagerly-anticipated free festival, The Time Before, will celebrate Logan’s rich and diverse history during Heritage Month on Sunday, 4 May, from 10am to 2pm. Previously known as Mayes in May, the festival fun will be held at both Mayes Cottage and the Kingston Butter Factory.

Mayor Pam Parker said the festival was a chance to step back in time and enjoy a glimpse of Logan’s colourful history.

“Mayes in May has been a highlight of the calendar for so many people in our city for many years; we wanted to add to the enjoyment of our residents by building on the event and making it bigger and better – The Time Before is the result,” she said.

“And while the name of the festival may have changed, what hasn’t is Council’s focus on delivering a family-friendly free event that so many in our community love and look forward to taking part in.

“Thousands of people join in the fun of the heritage festival every year to celebrate Logan’s rich and diverse history. I am looking forward to building on this number and seeing even more people join me at Kingston Butter Factory and Mayes Cottage for the fun of The Time Before.

“By dividing the festival between two of Logan’s most iconic historical locations I believe we will be better able to showcase this great city of ours and treat residents and visitors to a glimpse of days gone by.”

The Time Before will be held during the Queensland Heritage Festival.

Councillor Parker said Mayes Cottage would host museum displays and free guided tours. Horse and carriage rides, face painting, an animal farm, tomato planting, pig racing, sheep shearing, whip cracking, hobby demonstrations and country music will also be on offer.

Food, beverages and market stall items will be available to purchase.

Catch public transport to Kingston Train Station or park at the Kingston Butter Factory and catch the free shuttle bus to Mayes Cottage.

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

Visit visitlogan.com.au for more information.

Celebrate Logan heritage at The Time Before