THERE is plenty of fun, action and relaxation events planned for Central Queensland this weekend.

Here are The Bulletin's top five picks:

1. All Hallows Eve

There are a number of activities centred around Halloween (Saturday) this weekend. The Workshop is inviting Friday Night Eats customers to dress up in their scary frocks and makeup ... And join the Ghoul Parade at 7pm for a chance to win a prize for best dressed.

The Big 4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Park is inviting seasoned campers and those wanting to try a night outdoors for the first time to join them for an especially spooky event, as the park opens its doors in support of Camp Quality. Read more here: Cap Coast holiday park gets kooky and spooky this Halloween

You could also check out the haunted house at 21 Quinn St, decorated each year by Sonya and Jacob Richards. Or head to the annual Halloween festivities at the Heritage Village (booking required). Read more about those activities here: Get set for a fright this Saturday night at many locations

There are more Halloween and other activities listed in this week's 72 Hour Planner: 72 HOURS: What's on across Central Queensland this weekend

2. Botanic Gardens Open Day

It has been eight months since Cyclone Marcia released her wrath on Central Queensland. Volunteers, organisations and businesses across the region have been busy cleaning up and revamping the region after the damage the cyclone caused.  The Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Rockhampton Zoo were both impacted. An open day is set for this Sunday for residents to return to the gardens and see all the work that has been completed. Read more about the open day here: Botanic Gardens open day set for family fun

3. Mosque open day

The Islamic Society of Central Queensland is holding a National Mosque Open Day at the Rockhampton Mosque this weekend. Read more here: Binil opens mosque doors to community this weekend

4. German culture galore!

Beers will flow and music will play as the Emu Park Lions 31st annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Emu Park on Saturday.

Locals and visitors will get a taste of Bavarian culture at Bell Park, with the event growing in crowd numbers every year. Read more here: 31st annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Emu Park on Saturday

5. Local musical talent on display to OMFest

The Original Music Festival - a one-day annual event featuring the best and brightest singer- songwriters of the Capricorn region.

Held at Waru community garden (Tanby Rd, Yeppoon) on Saturday, October 31, crowds will enjoy music from two stages, one for bands and the other for soloists and duos. Read more here: Local musicians to strike a tune at OMFest on Saturday



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