Frightful fun on Maryborough ghost tour

Maryborough Ghost TourMaryborough’s resident supernaturals will be out in force on this weekend (May 25) when the Ghost Tours and Tales of Maryborough gets underway from 6pm – 10pm.

Tour hosts Mary Widow and Hutton the Hangman have been terrifying tourists and locals alike on the Ghostly Tours for years, and admit some of the supernatural phenomena truly has to be seen to be believed.

“We’ve often seen eerie red orbs glowing behind the trees at the Pioneer Cemetery,” Mary said.

“There have even been reports of a child following the tour group around Monumental Cemetery, when there were no children on the tour!”

“It’s a lot of frightful fun, but it’s not for the faint hearted.”

The tours are often booked months in advance but places are still available for the next tour on Saturday, May 25, starting at 6pm from the Maryborough Post Office.

“The tour also includes a fantastic meal at the Post Office Hotel, followed by dessert at Mary Delicious.”

Bookings are essential and can be made at the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre, City Hall or by calling 1800 214 789.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council coordinates the monthly ghost tours in partnership with Maryborough businesses to help promote and sustain the local tourism industry.

Photos: JOCELYN WATTS
Maryborough Ghost Tour

My Kitchen Rules stars sign on for Relish

DanAndSteph ResizeThe Fraser Coast’s very own My Kitchen Rules superstars will share their culinary secrets with visitors to this year’s Relish Food and Wine Fest in Maryborough (Saturday, June 8).

Hervey Bay couple Dan and Steph Mulheron cooked their way into Australia’s hearts when they were crowned the winners of the hit TV show My Kitchen Rules.

The pair will now be wowing crowds closer to home when they host a one hour cooking demonstration with fresh regional produce and a meet and greet at the Fraser Coast’s premier food and wine showcase.

The first 200 people to pre-purchase tickets will be treated to VIP seating at the star couple’s cooking demonstration.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received, especially from people on the Fraser Coast,” the couple said.

“We’re not professional chefs but we love cooking at home and trying different dishes and experimenting. We’re looking forward to sharing some of our dishes with guests at Relish Food and Wine Fest; especially using some of our local produce including delicious Hervey Bay Scallops.”

Councillor for Sport, Recreation, Open Spaces and Events Darren Everard urged people to purchase their tickets sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

“Dan and Steph are great ambassadors for the Fraser Coast and we’re thrilled that they’ve come on board with Relish Food and Wine Fest,” he said.

“They’ve developed a huge following and are very excited to meet some of their biggest fans right here in their own backyard.”

Relish Food and Wine Fest will showcase the best regional produce and products from across the region, as well as local cafes and restaurants, award winning wines and gourmet food stalls.

“This event has the potential to grow into something really special and I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

Relish will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 11am – 5pm.

To pre-purchase your tickets go to www.relishfrasercoast.com.au

To receive the latest information and event updates log on to facebook.com./RelishFraserCoast

Relish Fraser Coast – Savour the Moment.


CAPTION: Home grown… Dan and Steph Mulheron will host a cooking demonstration at Relish Food and Wine Fest.
Food photo: JOCELYN WATTS
Mulheron Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Relish website a taste of things to come

Cocktail by the Pool. Photo: JOCELYN WATTS

A full run down of activities and attractions on show at this year’s Relish Food and Wine Fest (Saturday, June 8) is now available on the new website www.relishfrasercoast.com.au

Councillor for Sport, Recreation, Open Spaces and Events Darren Everard said the new website gives visitors a small taste of things to come.

“The website went live on Thursday afternoon and we’ve already received a lot of visitors,” he said.

“The word Relish literally means ‘to enjoy or take great pleasure in an experience’ and this really is the whole premise of the event.”

Council received funding from Tourism and Events Queensland to help grow the event into a regional showcase using Maryborough’s historic Portside District as the backdrop.

“The location is one of the key selling points,” Cr Everard said.

“Relish combines fantastic food and local produce with iconic streetscapes, Queen’s Park, Mary River Parklands and of course the mighty Mary River.

“The buzz is building after the inaugural event and we’re capitalising on that. Apart from fantastic local support, we’re really targeting the south east, particularly the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast market.”

Tickets ($10 per person) can be purchased online and include: Free wine sampling from visiting wineries, Entry into the Food Lovers Cooking Marquee,All day entertainment,XXXX Gold Mini Retreat,Live Life Healthy Section, and a Limited edition Relish Wine Glass (polycarbonate) for the first 1000 customers.

Cr Everard said highlights this year include, a new Live Life Healthy stall demonstrating healthy food preparation methods, bush tucker demonstrations hosted by Kingfisher Bay Resort, international wine tasting sessions and food and beer matching sessions.

“Add to that the best regional produce and products from across the region, as well as local cafes and restaurants, award winning wines and gourmet food stalls and it’s on its way to becoming one of the Fraser Coast’s signature events.

“It’s transformed the traditional Pub Fest weekend into two days of fantastic food, wine and culture.”