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Charleville

Immortalised in Slim Dusty's song by the same name, Charleville is the largest town in Queensland's south west and is a hub for visitors and pastoralists alike. In the heart of 'mulga country', Charleville and surrounding pastoral properties are rich in history, flora and fauna. Meander along the Charleville Heritage Trail to see some impressive examples of pioneer architecture and learn about the history of the town. The Save the Bilby Fund, at the National Parks Research Station, is worth a visit for an up close and personal experience with Australia's most famous endangered marsupial.

Speaking of up close and personal, the Cosmos Centre provides an intimate look at our night sky, and with the outback's low residual light, there's no better place to do so. If you time your visit with the Charleville Campdraft, one of the region's largest, you'll be able to see skillful demonstrations of timeless bush horse skills as riders and their horses work together to guide cattle through a timed course. Charleville also holds a rodeo, where cowboys and girls conquer their fears to ride wild and powerful beasts.

Gazetted in 1868, Charleville was named after a town in Ireland where the government surveyor of the day once lived. Rail transport from Brisbane reached the town in 1888 and is still in use as a passenger line today.

Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland. On the subject of transport, Qantas scheduled its first fare paying passenger service from Charleville to Cloncurry, via Longreach and Winton, back in 1922.

Charleville is home to south west Queensland's largest Royal Flying Doctor Service base that serves remote communities as far afield as Birdsville, 900 kilometres to the west.

Charleville
Charleville, Murweh Area
Queensland
Australia

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Murphys Creek Chilli Festival

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Free Entry
15 October 2017
Celebrate Flavour and Fire in the lovely Lockyer Valley - one hour from Brisbane and the only Chilli Festival in Queensland! The Murphys Creek Chilli Festival will ignite your senses! An easy day tip from Brisbane, or stay over.

Brewoomba

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From AU$40 - 45
5 August 2017
Now in it's third year, Brewoomba is Toowoomba's own annual celebration of the amber ale! Each of The Spotted Cow Hotel, Tapestry Bar, Mill Precinct and Fitzy's on Church will feature their own unique line up of Australian and International craft beers on tap and in bottles plus special events and opportunities to meet some of the brewers.

CRT Farmfest

Multiple Locations
6 June 2017
CRT FarmFest is Queensland’s premier primary industry field days. Showcasing over 2,000 companies and attracting over 60,000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. This is one of the fastest growing and successful field days in Australia.
From AU$14 - 33
15 September 2017
The Heritage Bank Live Concert series is held in conjunction with the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival. One ticket gets you entry into both the Festival and the Live Concert Series so you can enjoy fine food and wine while being entertained by the most exciting and diverse line-up in the Festival's history.

Parkland Entertainment

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Free Entry
15 September 2017
You'll hear music from almost every genre floating out of Toowoomba's beautiful parks. The Parkland Experience covers folk, pop, pop-funk, classic, Irish folk, rock, jazz or soul, Memphis, country, rock n roll, Celtic, swing, opera, bush ballads, blues, choral, brass band, old time music, strings and retro rock.
15 September 2017
A signature event of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival. Find out why the world is beginning to lick its lips over Southern Queensland Country produce. It's simply world-class and you can sample the latest offerings while losing yourself in a vibrant festival atmosphere.
From AU$8 - 10
30 August 2017
The 2017 Queensland Beef Expo and Farming Field Days will be staged at one of Queensland’s premier venues, the home base for the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland, Toowoomba Showgrounds. Queensland Beef Expo is set to be Southern Queensland’s leading Beef Industry and Farming event, showcasing a vast range of products and services used for growing and managing Beef, stock control, transportation, breed displays, better on-farm practices, export opportunities, as well as farm machinery, vehicles, tractors, equipment, safety and more.
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4 August 2017
Two major events in one great location! The Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo and Queensland Hunting Expo is the region’s largest event of its kind. Over 170 local and regional companies will be involved, displaying thousands of products and services, including the very latest in caravans, camper trailers, motor homes, vehicles and 4WD’s, 5th wheelers, camping gear and accessories.

Anzac Day at the Woolshed

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25 April 2017
Commemorate Anzac Day at the Woolshed on Monday, 25 April. Enjoy a wonderful day of activities to remember the soldiers and enjoy the true Aussie spirit with friends and family. Billy tea, damper and camp oven stew will be available on the day.
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13 May 2017
Why not escape to the country with your mother this Mother's Day? Enjoy a two course lunch at the Woolshed Cafe Restaurant including a complimentary glass of champagne for your mother. The lunch, made by the Woolshed's incredible chefs, will be available for breakfast and lunch.
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