Matilda Butler | On 03, May 2013
The Mayes in May Festival is back on this year at Logan’s oldest residential property.
Sunday the 5th of May (this weekend!) is the day for pig racing, tomato planting, sheep shearing, an animal farm, vintage cars and country music. If you want a bit historical culture in your veins, then this is somewhere you’ll want to be.
Mayes Cottage, once known as “Pleasant Place” was built by the Mayes family, settlers from England. John and Emily Mayes came to Australia with hopes of a new and better life. At first the land was cleared and timber sold to make a living. Following this, fresh produce was grown on property and the establishment of the railway allowed the Mayes to sell their fruit in Brisbane. Following this, the family grew to nine and their built their home from sawn timber. It’s a piece of historical significance for Logan, now a growing city. Encapsulated in this small cottage lies the ideals, dreams and hopes of people who contributed to their community in a way that has left a lasting impression.
Aside from learning about Mayes Cottage, its history and builders, you’ll also enjoy a day experiencing the pioneering life of a settler. There’ll be tours of the property, tomato planting, pig racing, sheep shearing, face painting, sausage sizzling, snow-cone licking and some country tunes playing (I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of snow cones and celebratory face painting during the time of settlement, but I’m sure you wont deny the people what they want).
Join the crowd from 10am until 2pm on Sunday the 5th of March for the fun. Click here for more info.