The weekend is, as the saying goes, just a stone’s throw away and Harriet Harvey has been looking at what’s on for those who want to get out and about.

Harriet Harvey reports.


Look around the city and its clear that spring is upon us in Brisbane.

Jacarandas are painting the city purple and there’s plenty of events on this weekend to celebrate the season.

The best of local and regional produce is on display at the Good Food and Wine Show all weekend.

Some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs will be holding master-classes and visitors are encouraged to sample tasty treats from across the state.

The show is open from from Friday until the end of the weekend.

What: Good Food and Wine Show
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: Friday 17 October – Sunday 19 October
Price: $26 General admission

The Wallabies are in town once again!

Saturday night sees them in the third and final Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks.

Get on down to the game at Suncorp Stadium and help cheer them to victory.

What: Bledisloe Cup
Where: Suncorp Stadium
When: Saturday 18 October, 7pm
Price: seats start at $90

Damage from the Sydney storms is a vital reminder of the upcoming storm season.

612 ABC is holding an Emergency Ready Day on Sunday with special appearances from Fireman Sam and much loved, Blazer the Koala.

With plenty of interactive demonstrations, it’s sure to entertain as well as inform.

What: ABC Emergency Ready Day
Where: Southbank Cultural Forecourt
When: Sunday 19 October, 10-12pm
Price: Free