This year Govindas Catering had a few extra challenges than we normally do. We had some major troubles with our truck; Sevamrita dasa went missing one night, only to be found in hospital the next day; and we lost two of our team members to other activities half way...
By Krsna Gana dasa The concept of having an image of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) as the stall frontage for Govindas Catering was something I had desired to do for a long time. I had first wanted to try and do this when we built the orginal white...
The Conch interviews Bhakta Steve Smith. Conch (C): How long have you been travelling and working with the mobile catering unit and what attracted you to the service? Steve (S): I’ve been doing this service for five years. I really wanted to do something for the Hare...
By Ramai Swaim (Original Article) Krsna Gana das, who formerly lived near Cairns in North Queensland, became a devotee seven or eight years ago and joined the asrama at New Govardhana. After a while he began traveling with Braja Gauranga das all over Australia doing...
by Krishna Gana Das (The Conch, November 2011) Many people attend festivals, sometimes paying up to $100 entry fee to be able to enjoy a plate of Krishna prasadam. The most popular item on the menu is definitely the kofta balls, especially favoured by the younger...
From a gathering of local folkies back in 1996, Wintermoon has grown to be an event which offers an exciting variety of music and attracts an audience of all ages [...]
From a gathering of local folkies back in 1996, Wintermoon has grown to be an event which offers an exciting variety of music and attracts an audience of all ages and from all walks of life, who gather to share in the joy that Wintermoon brings.
The Festival is held on a beautiful property at Cameron’s Pocket, halfway between Mackay and Proserpine, set against the stunning backdrop of Eungella National Park. It is bordered by picturesque St Helens Creek, which flows all year and provides a great swimming hole for our guests and performers to cool off, if they can tear themselves away from the music and other seductive attractions on offer.
The festival not only boasts some of the best world music performers from Australia, but also showcases some of our local talent on three stages strategically placed at various locations within the grounds. Colourful market stalls, food stalls, kiddies activities, craft and music workshops dot the landscape.
There is a particular focus on family, and we aim to provide an exhilarating musical experience for all ages in a safe and friendly environment.
In the words of Bruce Watson, “Everyone smiles ‘hello’ as you wander around. It’s the friendliest festival I know. You feel like part of a community, not a festival-goer”, and regarding our program, “Wintermoon punches above its weight in terms of the calibre and profile of national acts”.
Lots of interesting and artistic market stalls offer a great range of treasures for visitors to buy with many local artisans displaying their works. And, of course, there’s a delicious [...]
Lots of interesting and artistic market stalls offer a great range of treasures for visitors to buy with many local artisans displaying their works. And, of course, there’s a delicious selection of international foods available for you to enjoy such as Thai food, Dutch pancakes, German sausages, wood fired pizzas, vegetarian food, alongside all the usual festival foods.
Lots of other live entertainment keeps the crowds jumping throughout the Festival. Each year headline acts are backed up by local talented musicians, as well as fabulous dancing performed by the Nahlah Sahara Dancers, and the fun of the AWSUM Ukelele Club
A great selection of amusement rides also bring a smile to many a face, young and old alike, from mini jeeps, super slides, the Rock Wall and so much more.
Each year held at 7pm on Saturday night, the sky bursts overhead with amazing fireworks, sponsored by Ergon Energy, stunning the audience as they burst spectacularly in a display to rival any seen at other events. As the fireworks die away, the main stage becomes the focus with a great line up of entertainment to get everyone dancing.
Sunday at the festival is family day with lots of activities and fun for the kids to enjoy and more great entertainment on the main stage…
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