South Burnett

South Burnett sits atop Australia’s Great Dividing Range where the rainforest meets the grasslands in a kaleidoscope of rich red soil, vineyards and lavender fields.

Pop in and out of cellar doors in Queensland’s newest wine region from Nanango to Moffatdale and stay in historic homesteads amongst the vines. Renowned for peanuts (you can’t miss the towering silos in the town centre), Kingaroy's lush pastures also yield produce ranging from dragon fruit, ginger, stone fruit and avocados to tasty capers, pumpkins, beef and Barkers Creek Pork. And you'll also find a fine drop in these parts as well.

Get back to nature and cast a line at Lake Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen Dam or try your luck snagging first place in The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll in Goomeri. Be sure to time your next visit with the infamous Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Recharge at ‘the balds’ in Bunya Mountains, where lush forest gives way to the grasslands. Or stroll the Barker Creek Circuit past cascading waterfalls, with bracken ferns shading the floor, and keep your eyes out for nesting red king parrots.

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Wondai Country Markets

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 22 February 2020
The Wondai Country Markets are getting bigger and better every month. Managed by the Wondai Regional Art Gallery, the markets operate in Coronation Park, MacKenzie Street, in the Wondai Central Business District every fourth Saturday of the month, from 7am til 12pm.

Yarraman Markets

Yarraman, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 14 March 2020
Yarraman Markets are situated on the corner of the New England and D'Aguilar Highways, on the second Saturday of each month from 7am to 12pm. The Yarraman Progress Association do an all morning barbecue breakfast.

South Burnett Gem, Rock and Lapidary Show 2020

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
4 – 5 April 2020
This is the South Burnett's only Gem, Rock and Lapidary Show which will provide all visitors to the area, not only a taste of the wonderful world of gems, but to experience welcoming country life. The Gem Show will include rock and mineral displays, gem cutting and polishing demonstrations.

David Bryce Rural Art Award

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$10.00 - 20.00
7 April – 22 May 2020
This Biennial Event celebrates David Bryce who "pursued my art to deepen my understanding of life and the world around me”. Artists living in a rural or regional area in Australia are invited to submit a work that depicts a current rural scene, person, or activity and not one that represents an earlier time.

Nanango Show

Nanango, South Burnett Area
18 April 2020
A day packed with loads of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Traditional family fun, pavilion displays, horse and cattle events, food stands, sideshow alley and so much more.

The R and R Rail Trail Experience

Blackbutt, South Burnett Area
From AU$30.00 - 99.00
3 May 2020
The R and R Rail Trail Experience are a range of duathlon events (run and ride) on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) starting and finishing at the Blackbutt Showgrounds. The events derived from the passionate BVRT Ambassadors.

Maidenwell Country Muster

Maidenwell, South Burnett Area
From AU$22.19 - 117.14
8 – 9 May 2020
The Maidenwell Country Muster has secured an all-country line-up including national headlining act, Beccy Cole! The country-music-only Muster will come together on Mother's Day weekend Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May 2020, Maidenwell Sportsground, Maidenwell.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri, Gympie Area
Free Entry
31 May 2020
Enjoy a smashin, fun filled day at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Roll a pumpkin down Policemans Hill in the unique, Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™, enjoy quirky, novelty pumpkin competitions, a street parade, all day live entertainment on stage, huge street markets, demonstrations, displays and much, much, more.

Queensland Winter Craft Festival

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
1 June – 31 July 2020
A showcase for artisans with high end quality crafts, this event provides an opportunity for sharing your passion onto others, as well an opportunity to be inspired by others. Exhibitions at the Queensland Winter Craft Festival include fibre and textile art, ceramics, quilts, paper-crafts and a whole lot more.

Wondai Country Running Festival

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
27 June 2020
A day of country fun with markets, music, kids entertainment and more. Do come early to enjoy as part of your running weekend. Wondai is a small country town on the Bunya Highway. About 2.5 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast and 3 hours from Brisbane.
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