Beechmont's homegrown festival - Zest Fest - is gearing up to celebrate all things creative, delicious and delightful on Sunday June 24 at Graceleigh Park Beechmont.
Zest also kicks off the Scenic Rim Region's week-long showcase of regional, sustainable food - Eat Local Week.
Zest Fest organising team member Sally MacKinnon said, "Thanks to support from Scenic Rim Regional Council and our local businesses we're expanding Zest Fest 2012.
"We've halved the entry fee to $5 per adult and there is no entry cost for children. This means that Zest will be more affordable for locals and visitors to enjoy.
"We've expanded our live music program to showcase five local acts between midday and 4.30pm. Back by popular demand are Will Miller and Friends, Lily White, Jackie MacDonald and Huon MacKinnon and we're adding the Latin duo "Gypsy" who are Paul and Catherine Slingsby.
"We have a Children's Program including storytelling, music making and kid's Zumba.
"A Workshop Program including Zumba, Sustainable Living, and Gardening will run throughout the morning and Beechmont State School P&C is operating a licensed bar from lunchtime.
"And of course, our beautiful local artisans, foodies, crafters, health and wellbeing and sustainability practitioners will showcase their goods and services all day in our 'village square'. It's the only day of the year Beechmont has a main street and village centre," Sally said.
Zest Fest is organised by the Beechmont Business & Enterprise Network (BBEN) to showcase the enterprising businesses, food producers and artisans of Beechmont. All proceeds from the festival support BBEN's activities to strengthen local business and the Beechmont economy.
Zest Fest is on Sunday June 24 between 10am and 4.30pm (gates open 9.30am), at the Hall on Graceleigh, 1922 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont.
For more information go to: www.beechmont.org.au/zest-fest