The Maize Festival began in 1962 by the Atherton Branch of the Qld Ambulance Transport Brigade to raise much needed funds.
Today, it is still a community event that aims to raise money for local causes. It is hosted on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. In 2012, we celebrated 50 years of the festival and the funds raised were given to Atherton Tableland Local Ambulance Committee to be used to purchase equipment to help train Atherton and Tableland paramedics and ambulance officers.
The Maize Festival is staged by volunteers who form the Maize Festival Committee.
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING - EVERY WED NIGHT AT THE COUNCIL BOARDROOM, MABEL ST, ATHERTON. 5:30PM START. EVERYONE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Did you grow some rainbow corn? Get your cobs in now! Prizes for the best cob, Best arrangement and Best sheaf of 3 cobs. Drop them into Activ8 Upholstery on Tolga rd, Atherton by 26th August. Make sure you label each entry with your name, age (for school age kids) and contact details.
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