Celebrating Local Produce: Pullenvale On a Platter

On 14 October, Pullenvale Hall hosts a feast starting from 1:00 p.m. until late! Locals will enjoy Pullenvale on a Platter, an event that features delicious produce and the participation of two well-loved purveyors of great food in the area.

Photo credit: Pullenvale Hall

Three Girls Skipping in Graceville, known for their delicious treats and coffee as well as other food choices will be serving lunch.

Aside from regional wines, White Lies Brewing Co. will also be serving local ales.

Pullenvale on a Platter is a major fundraising events whose proceeds will go to the Hall, whilst 10% of the profits will go towards Oz Harvest. OzHarvest is the leading food rescue organization in Australia that collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and deliver it to more than 1,000 charities supporting people in need across the country.

Each table consists of eight people. The event will be hosted by the Pullenvale Progress Association.

Due to its popularity, tickets to the event have already been sold out.

Pullenvale Hall Continues to Promote a Sense of Community

Photo credit: http://pullenvalehall.com/

Pullenvale Hall is the residents’ go-to place for events that involve the local community and even their personal celebrations and get-togethers. The Hall, considered an institution in the area, has been the centre of the community for almost 80 years.

The Hall is run by the Pullenvale Progress Association. They rely on fundraising events and donations to maintain the hall. The funds are acquired through various events. Since the hall is open for community use, it gets bookings for weddings, private functions, yoga and dance classes, pop-up restaurants, and other events.

The Hall used to be an old pineapple packing shed which was purchased from local resident Jack Woodward in 1943. In October 1860, a couple named John and Mary Ogle arrived in Brisbane and purchased the land where the Hall now stands.

Little is known about the Hall’s history aside from that it used to house plenty of pineapples back in the day. Today, the hall is bursting with so much life as it welcomes the community in what has been several generations of events.

To sustain the Hall, the association that handles it has a regular program of social events that has provided a regular stream of bookings for years.

  • Old Time/New Vogue Dance (every third Sunday of the month)
  • Friday Night Off movie nights
  • Melbourne Cup event
  • Back to Pullenvale Day
  • Market Day
  • Business Expo
  • Screening of major sporting events
Photo credit: Pullenvale Hall / Facebook

The weekly programs vary. These activities cater to both adults and children and usually involve physical activity such as dance classes and yoga.

The Pullenvale Hall brings the community together. You don’t want to miss the awesome Friday movie nights here at this beautiful suburb that will make you feel right at home. For updates on their events, you can check out their official Facebook page as well as their website.