Our Slim Dusty Stone & Plaque at Bony Mountain.


For 2018 fifteen years since we said Goodbye- I wanted to pay a special tribute to Slim & to highlight what I consider we all think about (Slim) .This bloke from Nulla Nulla Creek-humble beginnings- this young bush kid who became a Legend-a Mentor-to so many - who travelled Australia-out where noone else would go- where he was worshipped by most-  and created his own unique Aussie brand of music! Slim was certainly a one off -and I saw this as our chance to honour him-here on the Darling Downs- here in Queensland. In particular-Slim was like a preacher in so many ways -taking his stories-his message-to the outback- the far corners of Australia who all loved him for it.    His life, his legacy, his music , and of course the most important legacy of all, are his wonderful family. Anne, Joy, Dianne & those who lived & breathed both the man & his music. Mike Kerin (the fettler), Rod Coe. Slims Producer & Bass player who spent a lifetime on the road with Slim. . And to have most of them all here for this occasion ! was very special indeed. We unveiled a huge Sandstone Memorial- on Saturday & Saturday night -as Anne and the Slim Dusty family show took to the stage- our entire grass area was packed- our biggest Sat crowd ever! !  And how exciting to have this here at our little Festival! we are truly honoured ! A bloke called Dudley Monument  from Sunshine Coast- brought his exciting Slim Exhibition- including an original 1935 Caravan that Slim & Joy toured in. So  great to see this wonderful display! big thanks to Dudley for sharing it with us. Pictures of part of the Exhibition shown here & we also featured Slim -in our Gallery this year! with lots of wonderful pieces on loan from some very dedicated Slim Dusty fans here in Warwick! 

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Well- it is August & countdown is on! we have just had some rain! finally- so perfect timing for our Festival- and just a reminder our Fabulous Friday feature band this year will be Hillbilly Goats! Anyone who attends Bony Mountain is totally aware that we do consider you all our family! We love you all for coming & for sharing what we think is our little piece of paradise! And trust me when I say that 2018 will exceed anything we have created for you up until now! With something for everyone- Hill Billy Goats-a real goodtime Band-on Friday night-  then our best Balladeers- Jeff Brown/Dean Perrett-our wonderful Slim Dusty tribute with Anne Kirkpatrick & family- the unveiling of our Sandstone Monument-for Slim- Warwick Pipe Thistle Band-  local duo-Blue Violets-Ukulele School- Celtic Dancers-  All of our artists will be invited to honour Slim in their own way ,including myself! If you have any memorabillia -photo's- from your own collection-please bring along for display!   Great tucker- as usual- top fillet steaks/Hamburgers/hot chips at The Shack- Woodfired Pizza- great Coffee- even a Lolly Shop! CWA Ladies here on Sat/Sunday to spoil you completely! 


There are not many Queenslanders , certainly not in this neck of the woods that have not had some experience with the miracle/life saving Life Flight helicoptors at some time in their life. Phil & I have had up close and personal contact with this amazing service. When Phil had a stroke a few years ago and was flown directly to Brisbane PA Hospital! and it takes a lot of dollars to keep them in the air and saving lives all over this big state of Queensland!  I know that everyone appreciates the service they do & I know I can count on everyone to purchase lots of tickets in our Life Flight raffle- Major Prize a fabulous BEEF BUG- great little compact BarbieQ value $700 from Hervey Norman Warwick--  Aub & Rob -our trusty Sales team will commence selling at Rose City- at BIGW entrance  !    WATCH OUT FOR THE HELICOPTER!   

LIFE FLIGHT- Saving lives on a daily basis! 



A big thank you to Shane for donating this wonderful prize!  A lovely ,yummy lunch at the Leyburn Pub-with the man himself! for four lucky punters!  what a treat for some lucky group! It will be there to bid on- from lunch time Saturday! should do well at the auction and I'm sure there will be plenty of bids!  I wonder am I eligible to bid??  humm ?

We are now incorporated !

I decided last year that as I'm now trying to slow down?ha-ha. That I wanted to become a (Not For Profit) and become incorporated and hopefully take us on into the future with a whole new Committee-new plans-new goals and get some serious funding happening to take us on to bigger & better things. I admit it has been a bit overwhelming trying to put on a world class event on an oily rag-budget! As they say a champagne supper -on a beer budget! And of course I have some pretty grand plans -so I need a strong group around me to help us to achieve this. Although looking back to eight years ago I do accept that we have already come leaps & bounds from where this all began. And of course I must thank all of these wonderful Volunteers here from day one- Friends & mates who shared the dream and who got stuck in & made it all happen! Some of my Neighbours- our Festival family- or just lovers of Country music who have given their time & their support since we began in 2011. I feel excited about our progress and I am so proud of all that we have achieved- I reckon the sky is the limit from here on ! I congratulate all of our supporters-sponsors-and of course our wonderful Bony Mountain family who keep on coming back every year & make Bony Mountain so special!  Thank you XX

Molly- our glamourous Pirate! (Cape Byron Celtic Dancers)  

CONDAMINE CAMP- FULL UP EVERY YEAR! we appreciate you booking early if you can- so we can prepare with catering-and facilities! we have fifty acres here so plenty of room! but I know you have your favorite Camps? bookings- 0490 415 699

For a great week in the bush! see you at Bony Mountain!

Warwick Pipe Thistle Band Marching in -one of our highlights every year! you will celebrate your Celtic roots here at Bony Mountain through dance & song!


We would like to welcome a local legend- The Horse & Jockey Hotel/Motel as one of our supporters! We highly recommend their accomodation as the (go to home away from home) for our visitors & guests. Where our artists stay!  For our special Slim Dusty dedication this year! They will get VIP treatment at the famous- Horse & Jockey here in Warwick!  If you require accommodation in town during the Festival let us know & we can book you in ! at a special rate! They have great food also - BOOK NOW -

Our magnificent (Cape Byron Celtic Dancers) in their beautiful kilts! they are so talented-they make it all look effortless! and will feature again in 2018!

Our highlights -too many to cover properly!

Our Ukulele School which ran all week from Tuesday until Sunday. With Mick Angeles- a real talent himself,  & everyone learnt to play so well in that time! All Micks students were onstage on Sunday & did him proud with two encores! they were great! Our doggie parade- wow! where did all the dogs come from! amazing to see so many- long & short-tall & tiny- allsorts! Our big winner was a special kinda collie! I'll have to confirm that with Fran-our Judge & main sponsor. With prizes awarded to all our canine competitors!  from Total Grooming in Warwick! Our beautiful talented Cape Byron Dancers- what can I say- they just get better every year! their costumes are magnificent- they are indeed a world class act -and how lucky are we to have them at Bony Mountain every year! I thank Karen & Molly who put everything into this group! and it shows!  so many beautiful Dances -so much inspiration! All of our artists were amazing too- So many people commented they thought it was our best ever- so far!  this year will top that I'm sure!  

THE CENTRE PIECE OF OUR FESTIVAL! OUR BIG STAGE- we are all very proud of our staging & lighting ,second to none and very proud of what we have achieved so far!