TimeWarp Festival, Ricks Garage, Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast
“It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, and a shimmy, shimmy, all down the street”
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned road trip. Whether it’s a leisurely Sunday drive or an extended journey to places without postcards, hitting the road offers unbridled freedom. On a quiet Sunday morning we headed to catch up with friends at Woombye once again at Hugga Mug Café. This quirky little café is great for light breakfast and last time we were in town we had the most amazing food. Very friendly staff, excellent menu offering full English breakfast ( the works ) or half a brekkie which suited us just fine. With tummies all full we headed to Palmwoods for the TimeWarp Festival. We penciled this festival off at the start of the year and we were glad we attended.
The TimeWarp Festival has been held every year since 2015, at the iconic Ricks Garage in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. The increasingly popular TimeWarp Festival is becoming such a must-do attraction in the little town of Palmwoods we had put this on our top festival priorities. The rural township of Palmwoods is near the eastern foothills of the Blackall Range, close to popular family attractions such as The Big Pineapple, which of course is now ‘home’ to the highest and biggest Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park in Australia.
When the TimeWarp Festival first started four years ago, it was initially held as a private event, commemorating all the things that make Ricks Garage a Sunshine Coast institution, namely, rockabilly music, hot rods and pin-up dress. Add some good quality local food, an electrifying atmosphere and family entertainment to the mix of this fabulous era, and it soon becomes evident why the Time Warp Festival has become so hugely successful in such a short period of time.
Very quickly the Palmwoods Community and Business Association saw the TimeWarp Festival’s benefits to the local economy and were very happy to join forces, helping to bring the Festival to what it is today. In 2016 for the very first time in Palmwoods’ history, Margaret Street was actually closed, allowing more than seven thousand local and interstate punters to enjoy the revelry at TimeWarp Festival. It was soon becoming apparent that this festival had serious potential.
The Time Warp Festival celebrates everything Kustom Kulture – hot rods, rockabilly, food and family – based around iconic Rick’s Garage in Palmwoods and showcasing the Sunshine Coast hinterland to over 11,000 daily visitors.
Time Warp creates a beautiful hinterland experience that blends local history with the region’s forward looking coastal culture. Individuals are transported from the bustle of daily life to a centre of regional food, family and revitalisation – built on community values and hospitality whilst showcasing a true hinterland treasure. Kim and Kate loved exploring the Homewares, boutiques and gifts shops like; Little Miss Boh, a beautiful store in a historic building full of charming homewares & decor with a theme of boho and LouLou’s Creations
Ricks Garage Diner is a great place to drop into when exploring Palmwoods, Motville, Maleny. The restaurant admits a buzzing meeting place that will transport visitors back to the 50’s. The walls and ceiling are plastered with old school posters and classic memorabilia and out the front visitors will find the real deal – with vintage cars and bikes lining the street on any given day.
A daytrip to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland usually conjures up ideas of tea, antiques and boutiques. While there might be a comfortable husband’s waiting chair or possibly even a mantique section, it might not be every man’s cup of tea. A bit of live music and a jiving good time at Ricks Palmwoods the one destination on the Sunshine Coast that you have to check off your visit list.
Enjoy milkshakes and super-sized burgers at an upbeat diner, with retro decor and a large beer garden.
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