Vernon Tce &
July 7 9am-10pm
It's only three years young but already the Teneriffe Festival is a fixture on the Brisbane calendar, thanks to its quirky wool-themed festivities and top notch food, wine and music.
For one day the wool store precinct pays homage to its past and present, with a fashion parade, live music, history bus, art market, sheep shearing, a petting zoo and the running of the rams (whereby a bunch of Merino-costumed humans run Barcelona style through the streets).
Highlights this year are in abundance and include:
Running of the Rams – letting loose at 9am sharp and finishing with a judgment of not just the winner but the best creative costume – open to anyone who cares to don a sheep themed outfit and run wild.
Double Laneway One Project – A pop up bar run by the creative souls behind the Valley's Limes Hotel and much anticipated Alfred & Constance, with a side of fashion provided by local designers White Label Noba previewing their 2013 Summer Collection.
Art Market – live art displays, local handcrafts and designer fashion, supplemented with artworks by leading landscape artist Kylie Farrelly and street sculptures from local Love Love Studio dotted around the festival.
Teneriffe Long Lunch – a decadent 3 course meal by Darren Davis matched with classic Australian wines.
Tastes of Teneriffe – Food and wine from the many fantastic Teneriffe restaurants, cafes and bars including Claret House, The London Club, Eves on the River, Grasshopper, Sourced Grocer, Sip, Passione Gelateria, Brio, Aqua Linea and Liquid.
History Bus – As fabulous as they are there's a lot more to Teneriffe than bars, eateries, art and fashion and this bus tour gives an insight into its fascinating past with displays of vintage cars and jeeps, World War II tanks and sheep shearing.
Kidszone – Children are well entertained with a free petting zoo, rock wall climbing, train rides, side shows, a sausage sizzle and a goodies bag. 10am-4.30pm.