Off Grid Lifestyle Expo
An old way of living – a new way of thinking
9am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th September 2021
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.
Some of the technologies availaible to assist with living off grid include:
Neighbourhood and Community Groups
Permaculture, PermEco, Eco Villages, Landcare, Land for Wildlife, Koala Action Gympie Region, WILVOS, 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 achive 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.
Entertainers joining us over the weekend include:
Paul Fogerty – Paul’s songs are heard all across the globe in TV series, film, commercials and other promotions. It will be be just him and his acoustic guitar from 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon on the stage. 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 is playing them for us at the Expo. Caz will be on stage both days from around 11am so bring a chair or a blanket, grab some delicious nibbles, a coffee and loiter for awhile and enjoy her soulful music.
Bobby the Kid – will perform at the Off Grid Festival on Sunday at 1pm.
Explore the alternatives and live free
CAMPING AVAILABLE FOR STALL HOLDERS AND VISITORS
There is plenty of room for camping and RV’s at the Imbil Showgrounds HOWEVER they are not taking advanced bookings.
Powered sites from $20 per night
Unpowered sites from $15 per night
Shower and toilets facilities and potable water
All enquiries please phone caretaker Ted Beckmann on 0476 295 224
IMBIL CAMPING RETREAT
A short walk to Imbil Showgrounds
Full Facilities Available
Per Night – 2 People $40
Visit website for more details
5 Imbil Island Road, Imbil
Phone: 0447 135 471
KANDANGA COUNTRY CLUB
A short drive (10kms) to Imbil Showgrounds
Full Facilities Available
Powered Sites: $17 per site/night
Unpowered Sites: $7 per site/night
PH: 07 5484 3253
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Saturday 11 September: 9am – 4pm
Sunday 12 September: 9am – 4pm
13 Edward Street, Imbil QLD 4570
Under 16: Free
Saturday Only: $10
Sunday Only: $10
Two Day Pass: $15
ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY