Jockey Melody O'Brien rode Brazen Jake to a win at Allman Park.
Jockey Melody O'Brien rode Brazen Jake to a win at Allman Park. FILE

13 things to do this weekend

Once again, there's a truckload of stuff to get into this weekend in Warwick and surrounds. Make the most of it and get into the great events the region has to offer.

1: Pick a winner at the turf club calcutta

RACING fans won't want to miss a moment of the fun at the Warwick Picnic Races Calcutta tonight.

Sponsored by Best Employment, the Calcutta will be held at the Members Lounge at the Warwick Turf Club.

The dress code is smart casual attire, with finger food and a cash bar on the night.

Where: Members Lounge, Warwick Turf Club

When: Tonight, 6.30pm

Cost: $25

2: Get the fright of your life at Night Of Horrors

Even if you are not into horror, this night has something for the whole family.

The Night of Horrors is a fun night for all ages but for those who want a scare, head to the three awesome horror mazes.

There is a jumping castle and a merry-go-round for the little ones.

Jumbo slides, larger jumping castles, swinging chair ride for the mid age and then the faster rides for the more daring.

The main stage will be amazing with two magic shows, a dance show, and then a sword swallowing/fire breathing show.

There will also be indoor laser skirmish for all ages.

Where: Warwick Showgrounds

When: Tonight, 5.30pm

Cost: $10 entry plus cost of rides and refreshments

3: Browse the Uber Markets

WITH sunny skies predicted for the weekend, there's never been a more perfect time to get out and about at the Warwick Uber Markets.

Leslie Park will be packed with an array of stalls tomorrow, selling everything from crafts, plants and books to food and fresh produce.

There will also be plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, jumping castle and the popular bungee run.

Where: Leslie Park

When: Tomorrow, 10am to 2pm

Cost: Free (don't forget your spending money)

4: Have a picnic at the races

The annual Picnic Races are on tomorrow and it's the chance for locals to get frocked up and take to the field.

Fashion is high on the agenda and five races will keep the punters entertained.

Where: Allman Park

When: Tomorrow from 12pm

Cost: $45 entry to the picnic area/ $15 general entry

5: Dress up for the Deb Ball

ST MARY'S Hall will be the scene of a glamourous event for several young ladies who will make their debut.

Toowoomba band Cloud 9 will offer the entertainment and supper will be served.

Where: St Mary's Hall

When: Tomorrow night from 8pm

Cost: $35/$25 for students

6: Learn more about Killarney's rainforests

NATURE lovers can get to know more about the region's rainforests at a special rainforest weekend in Killarney.

Hosted by Killarney Bushcare, the event aims to teach participants more about conservation and biological diversity.

The two-day event includes a rainforest trip, Q&A session and lunch.

For more information or to RSVP, phone Susan Savage on 46644074.

Where: Killarney Aged Care Memorial Hall

When: Tomorrow from 9.30am and Sunday from 10am

Cost: $30 a day

Beau Beaton will be at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend trying to regain the lap record for motorcycles. Photo Osella Photographics
Beau Beaton will be at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend trying to regain the lap record for motorcycles. Photo Osella Photographics Contributed

7: Head out to Morgan Park for motorcycle action

HUNDREDS of motorcycle riders will battle it out to be the master of the Morgan Park Raceway this weekend.

The Pirelli Masters of Morgan Park event is a feature of the 2016 Queensland Historic Road Race Championships.

Feature races include the Gregg Hansford trophy feature race and the 2016 BEARS National Challenge.

Where: Morgan Park Raceway

When: Tomorrow and Sunday, gates open 7am

Cost: $15 for adults for the whole weekend, free for pensioners and under-16s.

8: Travel time at Dr Who Day

DALEKS and the TARDIS will be the order of the day when Dr Who fans meet in Allora today.

The Allora Dr Who group are holding fun-filled meet up day for fans of all ages.

There will be Dr Who games, a $2 multi-draw raffle and a Dr Who Lego lucky door prize.

Where: Allora QCWA Rooms, 51 Warwick St

When: Tomorrow, 10am to 4pm

Cost: Free

9: Artists' work on show at art gallery

ART by some of Warwick's most talented artists is on display in the Warwick Art Gallery.

The Warwick Artist Group's My Passion exhibition combines some of the best work by member artists.

The works are done across a range of styles including painting, water colour, drawing and textiles.

Where: Warwick Art Gallery, Albion St

When: Today 10am to 4pm, tomorrow and Sunday 10am to 1pm.

Cost: Free

10: Cheer on the Cowboys

THE Warwick Cowboys will celebrate their 30th anniversary with games at Father Range Oval tomorrow.

Footy fans are encouraged to go along and watch the games against Pittsworth and reminisce about the good old days.

Games will be played between A-grade, Reserve grade, C-grade and under-18 teams.

Where: Father Ranger Oval

When: Tomorrow, first game at 2.30pm. A-grade at 6.30pm.

Cost: $8 adults, $5 for concession and under-16s free.

11: Rats in Rugby Union action at home

RUGBY Union fans will be out in force at Risdon Oval to cheer on the Warwick Water Rats tomorrow.

The third-placed Rats will take on the second-placed Bears, with hopes of keeping their undefeated home season intact.

Where: Risdon Oval

When: Kick off tomorrow at noon

Cost: Free

12: Polocrosse action in Killarney

THE hooves of hundreds of horses will thunder across the polocrosse fields at Killarney this weekend.

There are 45 teams nominated for the Killarney Polocrosse Carnival.

The finals will be played on Sunday.

Where: Killarney Recreation Grounds

When: Tomorrow and Sunday from 8.30am

Cost: $12.50 per day for adults, children under-16 free.

13: Redbacks take on South Burnett

THE Warwick Redbacks Australian Football Club will play against South Burnett in front of a home crowd tomorrow. Canteen open all day and bar open from 2pm.

Where:Warwick Credit Union Oval

When: First game is 8.30am, last game starts 4.15pm.

Cost: Free



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