Get set to celebrate some of the region’s most beautiful produce at the Watercress Creek Olives and Limes Festival on Sunday April 10, 8am to 2pm.This is a unique event as it is the Farm Experience for everyone to interact with. All 25 other stalls are from their own properties selling their products.
Visitors come for the country theme and return each year for the quality on offer. No two are the same and everything can be sampled first before purchase.
This is becoming one of the major event destinations of its kind with its closeness to Brisbane and Ipswich and its quality products on offer.
About Watercress Creek Olives and Limes:
Watercress Creek Olives and Limes was born of a long farming history. The Pine Mountain Property, owned by Bernard and Lorraine Mahon, began as a dairy farm settled in 1862.
John and Mary Mahon came to Australia from Ireland on the Maryborough and settled in Pine Mountain. The dairy farm produced vegetables and eggs aided by the land army in the second world war and sold produce locally and throughout Brisbane.
In 1998 as fourth generation farmers in Pine Mountain, Bernard and Lorraine Mahon began farming olives. The property now grows three different varieties of olives with over 1,000 olive trees. In 2006 Bernard and Lorraine diversified and added 800 Tahitian Lime trees. They now produce olive products, lime cordial, chutneys and jams and host an annual Watercress Creek Olive Festival. The 14th annual Watercress Creek Festival will be held in April 2022.
Source Discover Ipswich