Samford in winter is always a winner, but this June it is set to come alive once again for the 8th Annual Creative Samford Inc Arts Trail and Open Studios!
Each weekend in June (and beyond) local artists open the doors to their homes, studios, and shared spaces to give visitors the chance to meet the makers and learn about their stories and technique. Take in the exceptional art displays and the hinterland region's beauty.
The Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studios takes in Moreton Bay areas of Samford Valley, Samford Village, Yugar, Warner, Cedar Creek, Clear Mountain and Dayboro, with some of the region’s artistic talent on display and the chance to create pieces to take home with a series of workshops.
Set out on your own arty adventure this June in Samford.
The "pop-up" art galleries and open studios run every Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm from 4 June until 26 June. Workshops and classes are perfect for day trips or better yet, make a weekend out of it, with so much to see and do (and eat) in Samford and surrounds.
Here are some of our fav workshops run by talented trail artists, see them as inspiration to own your creative potential.
For your full list of workshops and classes here.
No time for a workshop? No worries! There are loads to see and artists to meet across Samford and surrounds.
Take a look at the guide to the trail here – and plan your arty adventure.
As if being spoilt for creativity is not enough, great news, the valley is renowned for its fantastic food for you to fuel up!
Whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between Samford and its surrounds have you covered, here are some of our top picks!
Samford has a bustling little café scene, where the coffee is hot and perfectly brewed and the choice of eats is a mile long. We definitely suggest Little Tree Bake & Brew House, Long Yard Larder, Canter & Colt, Spokes Cafe, Cafe Lagarto and The Flying Nun.
Unless you are still working your way through the breakfast suggestions, which are great lunch spots too, we have some fan fav suggestions for lunch.
For something a little more on the fancy (and filling) side, Pause Restaurant should be at the top of your lunch list. Known for its extremely nourishing experience, prepared by professional chefs who have a great passion for each plate.
If you're looking for some country charm and a casual dining experience, make sure you head to the iconic Samford Hotel.
Just down the road is Ocean View Estates, where local produce is paired with award-winning wines. Dine in the restaurant or alfresco areas overlooking the vineyards and lake or order your food packaged to enjoy as an early dinner picnic on their 100-acre property.
By now you've worked out that you MUST make a weekend of it? Then you’ll need somewhere to roll into at night – and there are plenty of places to choose from.
Samford Lakes Cottages is set on 35 acres of lush hills and has an array of cottages and self-contained studios to choose from – there’s also an entertainment area with a barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven, a full-sized tennis court and much more to keep you entertained.
Maiala Park Lodge cottages are perfect for those who want to unwind and relax or reconnect surrounded by nature. You can choose between a self-contained cottage or suites with a view straight out to Moreton Bay. Guests have access to the pool, tennis court, a pillow menu as well as the main lodge living, dining and verandahs
At the Mercure Mountain Lodge you’ll find 51 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with private balconies offering a variety of spectacular views from the Glasshouse Mountains to the natural Australian bush and the city lights of Brisbane beyond.
Or there’s Mount Glorious Getaways, with luxurious award-winning cottages hidden away in the Moreton Bay Region hinterland rainforests of D’Aguilar National Park.
Looking to learn a new art technique or discover more of the region's history? Many of the local art galleries and museums offer workshops, talks and events. There are even cultural activities for families to enjoy! Or check out some of the region's upcoming events!