Southern Queensland Country | Events

All across Southern Queensland Country you’ll find a delightful (and delicious) spread of events all-year-round. From the quirky events about melons, one of the state’s toughest triathlons, Hell of the West, horse races, seasonal foodie events and a massive flower carnival you’ll be quite surprised at how much is going on. See below to find out exactly what's on in Toowoomba and surrounds. 

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a celebration of everything this region has to offer. You’ll find it’s not only the blooms that come out to play at this 10-day festival to welcome spring, but locals and visitors from far and wide who are ready to shake off the shackles of winter with some good food, good wine, and good music. 


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This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
31 May – 31 December 2018
Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. Through images and film, the exhibition reveals the surprising connections and strong spiritual links that can be explored when people engage with the collections from the Queensland Museum.

Alice's Wonderland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 12.50
22 June 2018 – 28 January 2019
A Most Curious Adventure Follow Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole into a strange world... “Down, down, down, would the fall never come to an end?” Alice’s Wonderland is a colourful hands-on exhibition that brings basic science concepts to life for three to eight year olds and their families.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
16 – 19 October 2018
Canvas and Clay Collection Revisited Maryke Miller and Laurie Astill’ s work represent how two artists complement each other with their exceptional skills, sense of fun and the way in which they continually reinvent themselves as artists.

Menopause The Musical

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$41 - 46
19 October 2018
Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges.

Toowoomba Expo

Glenvale, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10 - 12
19 – 21 October 2018
This event is a major shopping experience for Toowoomba and surrounding districts. The 2018 event will host an extensive range of quality home and lifestyle products including building, renovating, green living, home improvements, homewares, kitchenware, electrical, pools, spas, finance, gardening, solar energy and heating, and loads more.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 20 October 2018
Old Time Dancing to live music with five different bands on rotation. Delicious homemade supper supplied. Dancing from 8pm until midnight every Saturday night. Lucky door, Monte Carlo, lucky spot and raffle.

Skate Titans Toowoomba

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
20 October 2018
Chalk drive Skateboarding! Run format for Juniors but Opens is a AUD500 Cash grab contest. Get on it! 12pm to 1pm Young groms competing will have a designated coach on the day to take them through their first contest and during the contest as well.

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Stanthorpe Region

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$399 - 399
Monthly from 20 – 21 October 2018
Join their fully guided two-day leisure cycling tour of the Granite Belt to discover some of the area’s little gems. Pedal along quiet country roads enjoying the scenery, sampling local gourmet produce and wines while they take care of the directions.

Toowoomba Gemfest - Gems and Jewellery

Centenary Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5.00 - 5.00
20 – 21 October 2018
This is a great two day event for the whole family! Selling a wide range of cut and uncut gemstones, jewellery, semi-precious gemstones, beads, pearls, fossils, opals, crystal and mineral specimens from all over the world.

Warwick Rodeo National APRA National Finals and Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft 2018

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$5.00 - 120.00
22 – 28 October 2018
In traditional country style, “Australia's Most Famous" rodeo and campdraft celebrates and epitomises the determination and skill of riders. It honours Warwick being home of the Australian Championships since 1928.
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Food and Wine Festivals

All things food and wine is something Southern Queensland Country know and do extremely well. So naturally, they celebrate this through a variety of food and wine events throughout the year. As a taste, why not get well acquainted with the Granite Belt region’s produce and booming wine industry at the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival! Or for a true homegrown Aussie experience, the Australian Camp Oven Festival is a must. From damper throwing to billy boiling, this is a weekend of great family fun. 

But this is just the beginning, find more delicious events below.

Music Festivals

While Southern Queensland Country music festivals aren’t what you would typically expect, they certainly are memorable... and a little wacky! Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and settle in to enjoy a program of jazz events in the local cafes and parks with Warwick’s very own Jumpers and Jazz – and so much more!

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