August, collectors, fossickers, friends and families gather on
our property for our very popular 'Rockfest'. This is three days of fun for
all those interested in our great hobby. Be sure to put it in
your calendar for next year! Come and visit..
will be displays, sales and demonstrations. Camping on site or
at nearby caravan parks or motels. A weekend of food, fun and
- 4 - 5 th August 2018 Please
Book your site early.
registration form down below. Print it and send with your
A look at
one of our past Rock & Mineral fests over the past few years.
Once again our annual Rockfest was a huge success. This Fest has
grown from an idea to get Rockhounds together for a fun-filled
three day campout to a huge event. Stall holders from around
Australia attended this year for the campout. The weather was
perfect and sunny as Queensland mostly is!
A large crowd of spectators visited the Fest to stock up on the
variety of rocks, fossils, and minerals that were available from
the many stall holders. Entertainment was supplied by
local bands, artists demonstrating pottery, gold panning,
cartoon portraits, crystal healers, massage, Reiki and lots
more. This year we enjoyed talks on rocks and minerals by a
famous British geologist on how they were formed by molten lava
from deep below the earth spewed up by volcanic eruptions, and a
Dutch palaeontologist who explained which bone fits where in
prehistoric birds and animals. At night huge campfires were lit
with wine and song by the many Rockhounds attending. The
atmosphere for the weekend was an unbelievably happy one.
We all look forward to next year's Fest on first weekend in
August, 3-4-5th August 2018.
Thank you Rockhounds for making this event the most popular in
Queensland. John & Cecile.
very popular ,AVALON'
band kept the crowd rocking!
dream catchers with Milly at the Fest.
Gympie Gem Club'at the show.
Kybong Rocks & Minerals Festival 2017.
From the Cooloola rocks team we would like to sincerely thank
everyone who helped in
making it the HUGE event it was. A few things did not result to
our liking but overall it turned out a great enjoyable festival.
Near 100 stall sites and thousands of visitors crowded Kybong for
three great days full of enjoyment and entertainment. Thank you
to all you lovely people we hope to see you all here once again
in the year 2018
We would love to have your say regarding the festival
Should we have the festival to continue in the year 2018 or
do you think the fest is getting to large and perhaps getting
Love to hear from you all. John and team at Coolrocks.
& MINERALS FEST
Rocks & Minerals invite you and family to our very popular
& Minerals Fest
to be held on
3 - 4 – and 5 th August, 2018.
Add this date to your calendar for three days of rock hounding
As usual we advise people to book their sites early but please
let us know so we can organise stall sites
Regretfully mounting costs in all commodities has forced a price
rise for stall sites this year. Not our fault! (see entree
Last minute entries can be accommodated but may loose their
normal sites so book early please.
It would be advisable to set up Thursday 2nd August , a day
before the show as bookings are already heavy this year.
are most welcome to take this opportunity for one, two or three
days of fund raising activities for your club or organisation.
For the general public it is a wonderland of Gems,
Opals, Minerals, Crystals, Jewellery Fossils and Rocks rough and
polished lapidary supplies, Demonstrations, Local Crafts ect. People
come to find out where to fossick and how to cut and polish
rocks to create a lovely piece of jewellery or add a treasure to
their collection. By all means bring the kids they will love it!
Our Botanist will be on site showing a huge range of Cacti.
See the hundreds of amazing and beautiful varieties.
There will be plenty of entertainment for everyone daily for
young and old.
A full three day program will be supplied at a later stage.
Panning for real gold,
FOOD at the canteen,
Hot Dogs, Hot Chips, Pies, Sausage rolls, Sandwiches, Hot & cold
drinks and a Coffee Van available all week-end.
Breakfast and Diner catered for, Menu available.
For stallholders and campers there are
the necessary facilities like hot water, showers and toilets.
Remember you are in the country!! More details can be accessed on
our website http://www.coolrocks.com.au/rockfest.htm
in the menu on our Home Page or you can e-mail us for bookings
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone(07) 5483 5252
There are no restrictions on what you can sell but
NO WHOLE SALING please!
We expect common courtesy and respect for property.
Hoping to see you all here and share in the fun of the
John Steenbergen & Team.
1 Lobwein Road,Kybong, Qld 4570
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