HEADS UP: There's a beer history talk at the Criterion Hotel this weekend.
HEADS UP: There's a beer history talk at the Criterion Hotel this weekend. Mike Richards GLA100418BEER

8 fun things to do around Warwick this weekend

IT'S the last weekend of the Southern Downs Heritage Festival so make the most of the awesome events on offer.

There's a history beer talk and tours of grand buildings, but if history isn't your bag then take in some trivia or head to a comedy night.

1. Beer talk

SOME might be surprised to learn craft breweries are not a new phenomenon.

Australia used to have 2000 craft breweries and you can learn all about them at a presentation with the country's leading beer culture historian Kerry Walton.

Held as part of Southern Downs Heritage Week, the talk will give a glimpse at beer-drinking culture throughout history.

When: Tonight, 8-9.30pm.

Where: Criterion Hotel, 84Palmerin St, Warwick.

Cost: Free.

2. Trivia night

HELP raise funds for the Warwick under-18 girls' hockey team's trip to Cairns by showing off your general knowledge.

Warwick Hockey Association is holding a trivia night to support the cause, so grab together a team of eight and get involved.

Afternoon tea will be supplied - and it'll be needed to keep those brain cells working at their prime.

Book a table by phoning 46614893.

When: Sunday from 1.30pm.

Where: Warwick Hockey Clubhouse, Queens Park, AliceSt, Warwick.

Cost: $10 a person.

3. Historic homestead

TAKE a trip down memory lane by visiting the historic Glengallan Homestead.

Just outside Warwick, it's a tribute to pioneer spirit and a true return-from-ruins story.

With a coffee shop on site and an information centre, there will be plenty to keep the family entertained.

When: Today, tomorrow and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Where: 18515 New England Highway.

Cost: $10 for adults, children enter free.

4. Mansion tour

WANDER through Abbey of the Roses and picture what life would be like living in luxury.

Self-guided tours of the first floor of the historic building will be running this weekend, where visitors can view antiques for sale and wander beautiful grounds and gardens.

If hunger strikes, scones with cream will be available for purchase followed by a self-guided tour.

Bookings for the tours are essential by phoning 46619777.

When: Tours on today and tomorrow, 10am-2pm. Scones and a tour will be available at 10.30am on Saturday.

Where: Abbey of the Roses, corner of Locke and Dragon Sts, Warwick.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children. Scones and a tour cost $16 for adults, $10 for children.

5. Footy clinic

EAGER Australian Rules Football fans born between 2006 and 2008 are invited to take part in a free footy clinic.

It will include a barbecue, refreshments and a complimentary Redbacks showbag.

A very special guest, Roy the Lion from the Brisbane Lions, will also join the fun.

It's a great opportunity to brush up on some skills or maybe fall in love with a new sport.

When: Today, 5.30-7pm.

Where: Warwick Redbacks AFC, Warwick Credit Union Oval, Jackie Howe Dr, Warwick.

Cost: Free.

6. Comedy night

ENJOY some belly laughs and raise money for Southern Downs schools at the same time.

The Women Like Us comedy show is coming to Warwick, hosted by stand-up comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs.

The hilarious duo are well-known for their ability to find the funny in everyday experience and deliver it with rapid wit.

The bar will be open and food will be available.

Purchase tickets from Pickle and Must Delicatessen, 121 Palmerin St, and Melody's Hair Studio, 30 Willow St, Killarney.

When: Tomorrow, doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start.

Where: Warwick Town Hall, Palmerin St, Warwick.

Cost: $25.

7. Landcare Expo

WONDERING where the future of farming is headed? You're not alone. That's why the Allora Landcare is running a free full-day expo with experts from various sectors of the agricultural industry.

From drones to irrigation, technology is changing the agricultural scene at an astounding rate.

The expo aims to showcase innovations in agricultural technology and biosecurity and weed management.

Technical specialists will introduce cost-effective techniques, demonstrate innovative technologies and provide information on implementation to achieve improved weed management outcomes.

It will include engaging presentations from USQ National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, Southern Downs Regional Council and Pursehouse Rural.

When: Today from 9am.

Where: Allora Showgrounds, corner New England Highway and South St, Allora.

Cost: Free.

8. Warwick Community Expo

Have you been wondering what sort of services are available for parents and families in Warwick?

Warwick Early Learning Centre is hosting a family- friendly expo to showcase all our town has to offer.

From medical facilities to cafes, childcare and other services, this is your one-stop shop to find out what's here.

Stalls from community businesses and organisations will be able to answer your questions.

The event is free, but a gold coin donation will help raise money for the Walk for Autism.

When: Tomorrow, 9am-12pm.

Where: Warwick Early Learning Centre, 58 Guy St, Warwick.

Cost: Free.