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 Vaisnavi devi dasi (Conch, Jan/Feb 2014) Woodford – camping in the heat,long hours standing and serving out prasadam, sleep deprivation – one may ask why we voluntarily choose to do this. As aspiring devotees we understand that there is an unexplainable taste in...
by Govardhana Seva dasa (Conch, March 2013) The Bluesfest is a five-day festival, which will be held this year from 28 March to 1 April. This is a major event in the New Govardhana catering service calendar, and requires considerable forward planning. First, there is...
by Mandakini devi dasi (The Conch, November 2012) New Govardhana’s highly efficient 3 man catering team currently includes Krishna Gana dasa, Bhakta Theo and Bhakta Ben. Requested by The Queensland Folk Federation to distribute Krishna cuisine at The Wallaby Creek...
We cooked 1.5 tonnes of potatoes, 700 kg of carrots and 120 cabbages. Each day we made sixty trays of salad, prepared 500L lemon and ginger drink, 2000 litres subji, 400kg rice, 500L chutney, 900 litres halava, 1000 sago cups and 55-60,000 kofta balls, selling...
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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