THE small town of Clifton is about to celebrate its biggest week of the year later this month.
With something for everyone, the 2012 Clifton Country Week gets under way from Friday, October 19 and culminates with the annual Clifton Cup Races on Saturday, October 27.
Organised by the Clifton and District Progress Association, Country Week is action packed with events and entertainment for all ages, secretary Cynthia Conway says.
The hub of activities during Country Week will be the newly opened Clifton Visitors Information Centre, located at the Clifton Railway Station.
Mrs Conway said events kicked off on Friday, October 19 with the QCWA Spring Lunch and the wine and cheese evening at the Clifton Library where winners of the photography competition will be announced.
"On Saturday (October 20), we will be having our ever popular Ute and Boot Markets in the main street, a Teddy Bears Picnic in Pioneer Park, and the now famous Iris and Rose Show, at the Senior Citizens Hall," she said.
"A new addition to the program this year is an array of working displays which will be set up at the Iris and Rose Show, including Bonsai, leadlighting, Landcare, spinners, weavers and dyers, papercraft, fertiliser/soil info, French knitting and more.
"The Clifton Museum will be open from 10am-4pm on the Saturday, and at 3.30pm come along to see many familiar faces up on stage in the Country Week play What's Mine is Mine at the F.E. Logan Hall."
Mrs Conway said Sunday, October 21 would see the continuation of the Iris and Rose Show and a gardening day at Pilton, along with the Lions Club Car Rally, and the steam train will be arriving at the Clifton Station from Warwick.
The play will again be presented on the Sunday afternoon at the same time, and primary school art will be on display at the Senior Citizens Hall.
During the week, the highlights include Golf with a Twist on Tuesday, October 23, the 'Passion for Fashion' parade on Wednesday, October 24, the Country Week High Tea on Thursday, October 25, and on Friday, October 26, a family movie night will be held at the Tivoli Theatre.
To finish off a great week of events, don your fascinators and high heels for Clifton's annual race day on Saturday, October 27.
Throughout the week, there are also several recycling competitions taking place in which art work and decorative items are made using horseshoes, soft drink cans and ring pull lids.
Clifton's green thumbs have also been sprucing up their gardens in readiness for the judging of the Clifton Garden Competition, held in conjunction with Country Week.
There are prizes for Best Novelty, Best Business, Best Rental and Best Novice Garden. A number of non-competitive gardens will be open to the public during the first weekend of Country Week.
For more information call Mrs Conway on 4612 3087 or Lucy Burgoyne on 4697 3037.