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Quairading has a thriving cultural scene thanks to many active arts and cultural groups.

A couple of the highlights on Quairading’s Event Calendar are Curtain Raiser’s production, put on every second year and the annual Quairading Agricultural Society Show in Spring.

For more information on all of our arts and cultural groups, visit each page using the menu to the left.

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

The Quairading Agricultural Society hold the much loved annual Quairading Agricultural Society Show, in Spring. This is a huge day on the Quairading events calendar, including an exhibition hall of local produce, crafts and creations, wool shed, shearing displays, side show alley entertainment, food, drinks and fun for all!

The 2021 100th annual show date is Saturday 9th October.

For more information please contact Secretary Jill Hayes via email - quairadingagshow@outlook.com

 or visit the their Facebook page - Quairading Ag Show

or website - www.quairadingagshow.com.au

Agricultural Society Information
President Peter Smith
Secretary Jill Hayes
Treasurer Jo Hayes

BEL CANTO

Bel Canto is our local Choir. They meet every Tuesday at the Quairading CRC.

Bel Canto are involved with a number of events around town throughout the year.

For more information contact Mary Stacey on (08) 9645 5226.

CAR PARK MARKETS

Markets held in the carpark opposite the Vintage Machinery Shed and Old Railway Station, off Parker Street, Quairading.

$5.00 per bay, Payable on the day.

Proceeds go to the Quairading Tourist & Tidy Town Committee.

Stall holders to supply their own tables, seating, umbrellas, sheeting to cover tables, Maquees, etc.

Set up time from 6am on the day. NO NEED TO BOOK A STALL.

Devonshire teas at the Old Railway Station.

CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY

Creative Arts Society meet every Thursday in our Arts Centre, located within the Quairading CRC.

The Creative Arts Society hold an annual Feature Artist Day, showcasing the work of talented local artists.

Curtain Raisers

Every second year a group of volunteers produce a musical/production featuring aspiring local talent.

All proceeds go back into the community and a toe tapping night of fun and frivolity is assured. Not to be missed!

Curtain Raisers'  production  in 2019 - MAMMA MIA! and rehearsals have begun. 

Performance dates are Saturday 19th & 26th October, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November 2019.

Follow Curtain Raisers - Quairading on Facebook to keep in the loop. 

PHOTO CLUB

The Quairading Photo Club meet one evening a month at the Quairading CRC.

The photo club have a theme to photograph each month and produce a stunning annual calendar.

For more information contact Secretary Peter West 0427 454 204 .

QARRAS (SENIORS)

With 40+ financial members and meetings regularly attended by approximately 25-30, the QARRAS group is the place to be. These meetings are a time to gather together for fellowship and fun and experience a great variety of very interesting and informative guest speakers. An afternoon or two has been spent with the wonderful students from Q.D.H.S. who tested their brains with their various quizzes and challenges and bus trip excursions are another activity that is enjoyed by members. The annual Quiz Day with visiting towns is always a great day out.

OFFICE BEARERS 2014/2015

John Hards – President - 9645 0174

Jan Maddaford – Vice President - 9645 1269

Shirley Stacey – Secretary/Treasurer - 9645 1348

Committee – Audrey Parker, Rowlie Mellor, Elizabeth Marnham, Sandra Bracher & Ivy Osborne

QARRAS is open to all Seniors 55 & over. For more information contact any of the above. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm at the Community Building at the Oval.

QARRAS stands for Quairading Aged Retired Residents and Seniors.

QUILTERS OF QUAIRADING

The Quilters of Quairading meet every Monday at the Quairading CRC at 12:30pm for casual sewing and a chat.

From time to time, weekend quilting workshops are conducted and always well attended.

For more information contact Janice Clemens on (08) 9645 1160.

VINTAGE CLUB

It’s all about camaraderie and assembling or restoring old stuff down at the Vintage Club. 

Cars, trucks, tractors, motors – you name it – they fix it!

Vintage Club members meet for coffee and a chat most mornings about 9.00 am.  A monthly meeting is held on the second Saturday of the month.

All welcome!

The Vintage Club are currently the custodians of Lil Louie.  Lil Louie was built in 1989, with design and coordination by Chris Laycock and authorisation from Ford Trucks in the USA to be built as a Ford LTL 9000. Chris took approx. 400 hours to build the plug for the cab out of wood which was then made into moulds.  All the painting and assembly was carried out at Farmpower, a local machinery dealership, by Chris along with some Farmpower staff and local townspeople. The estimated cost of time and materials for this fantastic project was $250 000. 

It was built for the inaugural Grains Expo held in Quairading in 1989 and is still available for hire for local shows and events. 

President - Peter Smith - 0427 817 707

Vice President - Roger Davies - 9641 6020

Secretary - Neil Marrett – 9645 0831

Treasurer – Kevin Sales – 9645 1110

Lil Louie & friends