The crafty ladies of Freestone have been working for months to get prepared for Jumpers and Jazz.
The crafty ladies of Freestone have been working for months to get prepared for Jumpers and Jazz. Kathy Payne

Freestone to add its country flair to Jumpers and Jazz

JUMPERS and Jazz is an exciting time for residents of Warwick but the Freestone community has decided to get in on the action with its own quirky event.

On Saturday July 20 Freestone will host a Country Brekky Break for travellers heading into the Warwick festivities.

While there will be plenty of hearty country breakfast food on offer, member of the Freestone community who helped organise the event Kathy Payne said there will be more fun to be had after breakfast.

Freestone Hall will be packed with everything which makes Jumpers and Jazz great, unique market stalls, jazz music, fire drums, local produce and a yarn-bombed tractor.

"Where else would you be able to see a yarn-bombed tractor but Freestone?” Mrs Payne said.

The quirkiness of the small farming community will be on full display through the locally-made wares being sold.

Visitors will also be encouraged to get to know the friendly event-goers with the 'match the artists to their art' display featuring work from eight talented participants.

This work was done under the tutelage of Sue Keong, a Freestone artist who will be running a pop-up art studio in the hall on Wednesday July 24 to give visitors some mid-week inspiration.

Mrs Payne said the months of planning for the event brought together the Freestone community's crafty ladies.

"As a small rural community we like to contribute to larger festivities where we can, this has been a great opportunity for us” she said.

For the visitors who will be pouring into Warwick for Jumpers and Jazz, Mrs Payne said the Freestone event will offer them the opportunity to see how the festival is done 'country style'.

"The trip to Freestone is a lovely showcase of our countryside and once you get here you are greeted with warm country hospitality and a completely unique experience.”

For more information on the Freestone event contact Robyn on 0423022826



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