Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival

Saturday August 31st – Saturday September 7th

Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival

Saturday August 31st – Saturday September 7th


Big Band Concert
The Boonah Community Band comes together with a guest band in a spectacular orchestral concert from the 1812 overture to Abba.

Murder at Moorstones Manor
A Ripping Yarn of murder and mayhem written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones.  Performed on stage by Boonah Playmakers.

Great Comedy Debate
Some of Boonah’s funniest characters debating an absurd topic.  

Youth Showcase
A magical night, featuring local children aged from 4 years performing and dancing in this special event. Fantastic props.  Music the kids love.

Festival Finale
A spectacular night of great entertainment featuring the judging of stunning outfits  of the Catwalk competition and the presentation of the Art and Writing prizes, plus entertainment from local young musicians, Boonah High School Rock Band and much more.


Paint:Oil Watercolour, acrylic, Pastels, pencil and ink.


Sculpture.  Anything  solid, any material.

Short Story, 100 Word Story. Poetry.

Any subject.  Special Categories for students.

Catwalk Creations
Touch of Class, Upcycled, Wearable Art, Creative Kids.

Fun Stuff

Writing Workshops
Journalling.  A key to connecting to creative writing’ with best selling author Vicki Bennett.

Writing a children’s book with best selling author Vicki Bennett.

Writing short romance fiction (and what to do when you’re finished)’ By Sofia Aves, a USA TODAY bestselling romantic suspense author. 

Art Workshop
Join award winning artist Glen Smith in a fun workshop using plastic bags and acrylic paint to create a masterpiece.  Includes all supplies.

Art Workshop – Curing Bark and Leaves. How to combine different art forms to create a masterpiece with award winner Patrick Moore.

Embellish It
Take a whole lot of baubles and beads and bling up an art canvas to take home.  All materials supplied.

Sip and Paint
Try your hand at painting and have fun at this social event.  Includes a pre-drawn canvas, paints, artist instructions and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.  All materials supplied.