TOP THINGS TO DO: Range of events to enjoy this weekend
Waste to Art Exhibition
WHAT: The Waste to Art exhibition and competition aims to challenge the way we look at waste and celebrates reusing and repurposing waste across the region through works of art.
The competition and exhibition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their waste reduction message.
WHEN: 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough
Skyline Ferris Wheel
WHAT: Get a bird's eye view of the Bay from the top of the nation's largest transportable ferris wheel.
WHEN: Rides from 10am-9pm (Saturday) and 10am-8pm (Sunday).
WHERE: Pialba Esplanade, near the all-abilities park.
COST: Single admission $10, seniors $8, gondola (six riders) $30. Book at skylineattractions.com.au or at the booth.
WHAT: The hotel will celebrate Oktoberfest every day until October 13, with lots of German food and great promotions.
WHEN: 11.30am to 8.30pm
WHERE: Kondari Hotel
COST: Entry is free
Step UP! For Down syndrome
WHAT: There will be entertainment for all ages, including a petting zoo, food trucks, face painting and more.
WHEN: 10am to 2pm
WHERE: Seafront Oval
COST: Tickets are $5 and children under 5 can enter the event for free
WetSide Light Show Spectacular
WHAT: The fountain light show will go ahead on Saturday night, lighting up Hervey Bay's water park.
WHEN: From 7pm
WHERE: WetSide Water Park, Pialba
Mansong in Concert
WHAT: Mansong is a community-based not-for-profit group of blokes who love to sing, finding enjoyment in performance and mateship through music.
WHEN: Today from 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: Brolga Theatre
Drag Queen Bingo
WHAT: Melony's Drag Queen Bingo has been running for more than 20 years. This time raising funds for the Maryborough Animal Refuge, it is full of comedy and crazy prizes.
WHEN: Saturday from 6pm
WHERE: Old Sydney Hotel
COST: The two-course dinner and show costs $50 with bingo books $5 for half a book or $10 for a full book.
Carpark Craftober Fest
WHAT: There will be live entertainment, food stalls and more.
WHEN: Noon to 8pm
WHERE: Torquay Hotel
COST: Free entry
DETAILS: Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon by the river and relish the free live music with Scott Cook, lawn games, a licensed bar and plenty of food stalls.
WHEN: 3pm to 6pm
WHERE: At the back of the Brolga Theatre
Karaoke at Z-PAC Theatre
WHAT: Enjoy the spotlight at Z-Pac Theatre as you sing and dance the night away.
WHERE: Z-Pac Theatre, Zephyr St