Bush Christmas, an annual celebration of outback creative talent, will present a magnificent collection of handmade gifts and gourmet delights again this year.

The Bush Christmas exhibition, staged in Toowoomba each year, is a highly anticipated event for Christmas gift and gourmet shoppers. This year’s exhibition, in support of country creatives and producers, opens for 10 days from Wednesday 28 November to Friday 7 December.

Bush Christmas is the brainchild of a group of Western Queensland women who believed the creations of talented rural and remote artisans deserved greater exposure. Their mission was to bring the very best of the bush to a large gallery style city exhibition in the lead up to Christmas. Now in its 22nd year, event organiser Liz McClymont attributes the exhibition’s longevity and enviable success to the high standard and quality of the works. Creations can be found from artisans living near towns such as Longreach, Eidsvold, St George, Roma, Goondiwindi, Blackall, Winton and Charleville in Queensland and Bourke, Warren, Armidale, Coonamble, Coolah and Narrabri in New South Wales. Bush Christmas hampers are also available for order online with delivery Australia wide, put together to suit any budget and taste preference.

Supporting the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association, an organisation dedicated to ensuring all geographically isolated children have equality of access to education, has been a signature of Bush Christmas for many years. Overflowing with handmade items, the raffles are drawn daily giving patrons an opportunity to not only support this great rural organisation, but to be in with a chance to win something lovingly handmade and of considerable value. Visit Bush Christmas to see what the talented artisans have in store for us this year.

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