Off Grid Lifestyle Expo
An old way of living – a new way of thinking
8am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th September 2022
One Day Pass: $10 |Two Day Pass: $15 | Under 16: Free
Tickets Available Online and at the Gate – ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY
The Off Grid Lifestyle Expo is based on a system and lifestyle designed to help people function without the support of infrastructure, such as an Electricity Grid. For example, off-grid can be a stand-alone system or microgrids typically used to provide a smaller community with electricity.
The term OFF THE GRID means: not connected to public utilities like electricity or supplied water, choosing to live in a self-sufficient manner. Many people also grow their own food and have learnt crafts and skills to assist with this maintaining their lifestyle such as, weaving and spinning, bread and cheese making, pottery and carpentry, often reusing, recycling and repurposing existing items to reduce waste.
Join us for a weekend exploring the lifestyle choices of living off grid. Our region has some wonderful businesses developing innovated ideas to help people live off grid but still comfortable.
We will be showcasing a diverse array of sustainable living ideas & emerging technologies.
The sale of land and rural properties in our region has grown significantly in the past 18 months, as it has in many other parts of Australia. The reason for the lifestyle change has to do with the increase in people downsizing, such as the tiny home movement, and going off grid for a number of reasons, including reducing the cost of living and the minimising the impact we are having on the planet.
There are amazing technologies available to assist with living off grid. The list below includes some.
We aim to offer some of them at the 2022 Expo.
Neighbourhood and Community Groups
Permaculture, PermEco, Eco Villages, Landcare, Land for Wildlife, Koala Action Gympie Region, Recycling and shared communities
We are hoping to have Cheese Making, Bread making, Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Spinners and Weavers, Textiles, Knitting, Lacemaking, Quilting, Pottery, Glass, Papercraft. If you are involved in any of these traditional crafts and would like to come along, please get in touch.
Healing Yourself Naturally
Traditional and emerging methods of self-care
Permaculture, Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Native plants, Seeds and Seed Saving, Bee Keeping, Plants including fruit and nut trees, Bush Tucker
The Expo is an opportunity to meet individuals with tremendous experience from an assortment of off-framework living zones. Sharing knowledge will help us all to make positive changes in our lives with new abilities, products and contacts.
Our aim is to connect people with community groups and businesses to help you achieve your dream. There are many steps to the process and not everyone can just dive in and leave it all behind and start again. Some have to work up to it, making changes where they can.
If you like the idea of living off grid but aren’t sure where how to start, then visiting our expo and talking to like minded people is great way to begin.
If you would like to book a stall at our next expo click to find more information. READ MORE
Entertainers that joined us over the 2021 weekend included:
Paul Fogerty – Paul’s songs are heard all across the globe in TV series, film, commercials and other promotions. It was just him and his acoustic guitar. His website is www.paulfogarty.one
Feline Edge – Caz is a solo guitar vocalist who has been playing for many years. Caz has woven her feelings and beliefs in her own songs and she played them for us at the Expo.
Bobby the Kid – performed his own special music at the Expo.
Explore the alternatives and live free
CAMPING AVAILABLE FOR STALL HOLDERS AND VISITORS
GOOMERI SHOWGROUND CAMPING
There is plenty of room for camping and RV’s at the Goomeri Showgrounds. Pre-bookings are available.
Powered sites from $20 per night
Unpowered sites from $15 per night
DOGS MUST BE RESTRAINED AT ALL TIMES
46 Moore Street Goomeri. Bookings by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOMERI CARAVAN & BUSH CAMP
A short 3k drive to Goomeri Showgrounds
Full Facilities Available
Driveway is 2.5k from road and can be a little rough. Lovely facilities
Per Night – 2 People $20
Visit website for more details
5939 Wide Bay Highway, Goomeri
Phone: 0492 340 783
KILKIVAN BUSH CAMP
A scenic drive (34kms) to Goomeri Showgrounds
Full Facilities Available
577 Rossmore Road, Kilkivan
Powered Sites: $40 per couple/night
Unpowered Sites: $30 per couple/night
Visit website for more information
PH: 07 5484 1340
Exhibitors | Food Vendors | Speakers | Volunteers
Saturday 3 September: 8am – 4pm
Sunday 4 September: 8am – 4pm
Moore Street, Goomeri QLD 4601
Under 16: Free
Saturday Only: $10
Sunday Only: $10
Two Day Pass: $15
ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY