Get set to go green at Moreton Bay Eco Fest

Published 25 August 2023

Moreton Bay Eco Fest

Caboolture Town Square will turn green this September when eco-advocates, sustainability-stalwarts and waste-warriors come together for the return of Eco Fest - the region’s first eco-conscious festival celebrating all things sustainable and green.

Following the successful launch in 2022, Moreton Bay Eco Fest returns in 2023 with a fabulous line up of special guests, activities and entertainment.

Join ABC Gardening Australia’s host Hannah Moloney and the world’s grubbiest garden-lover dirtgirl, plus leading sustainability experts, community organisations, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists and planet-lovers for a day of sharing eco-friendly lifestyle ideas that will leave you feeling inspired to make a greener change in your patch.

Mayor Peter Flannery said the festival, back by popular demand, is a celebration of our natural environment and a bold look at sustainability – all wrapped up in an affordable day out for the whole family. 

“A healthy environment allows for a healthy, vibrant community and that supports happier people and a prosperous economy,” he said.

“Council is committed to Going Green As We Grow to protect our natural environments, which means focusing on sustainability, preserving our green spaces, avoiding waste in all that we do and reducing our carbon footprint.

“We all have a part to play in protecting the amazing natural assets that Moreton Bay has to offer and this festival will help make eco-champions of us all.”

Cr Adam Hain said presenters’ practical tips will help festival-goers learn how to live more sustainably and become more aware of the impact of their actions at home and at work.

“Eco Fest will showcase just what is possible at the household and business level in sustainable practice and environmentally conscious decision making,” he said

“The festival will include eco-friendly activities and green-inspired entertainment with a jam-packed program and plenty of hands-on activities for people of all ages.

“See a variety of electric vehicles on display, take time to wander through the various market stalls and shop locally-made, eco-friendly items while connecting to organisations that are working towards a more sustainable future.

“We’re walking the talk and ensuring the festival itself is as low-impact on the environment as possible.

“For example, the on-site bin sorting system will ensure that recyclable material is recycled, and landfill is minimised, with organic waste from the festival going to a local worm farm, where it will be repurposed as compost and used as worm food.

“Caboolture Town Square is the perfect setting to bring Moreton Bay residents and visitors together to better our knowledge and connect as a community.”

Eco Fest is a FREE, family-friendly event promoting sustainability and eco-friendly living. Caboolture Town Square is a wheelchair and pram-friendly venue with accessible toilets and footpaths.

DATE: Saturday 30 September
TIME: 10am – 2pm
VENUE: Caboolture Town Square, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510

The Eco Fest 2023 program includes:

  • Appearances and presentations by Hannah Maloney, ABC Gardening Australia
  • Performances and meet and greets with dirtgirl, dirtgirlworld
  • Caboolture Library’s Garden Party featuring a robot obstacle course, free tomato planting, free fairy floss and apple spirals, story times, and a chill out zone
  • Kids scavenger hunt (with winners going into the draw to win a family pass to White Ridge Farm)
  • Wildlife HQ rangers and some scaly friends presenting animal facts and conservation tips
  • Useful items to help families save food, save money and save the planet
  • Pop-up treasure market
  • Free native plant from one of our friendly Council environmental officers.

Visit the website for more information or join the Facebook event for festival updates.

Find out more about City of Moreton Bay’s environmental and sustainability activities here: Environment and sustainability strategy - City of Moreton Bay