Outback Queensland | Events

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head outback and go bush, stop right there. Outback Queensland towns and their salt of the earth locals pretty much guarantee that you’ll have a darn tootin, rip roaring good time in the Outback. Especially if you time your visit around event season (from March til October). 

Birdsville Races

Birdsville's busiest week of the year happens the first Friday and Saturday in September. Visitors take over this tiny outback town from all parts of Australia and the world for the Annual Birdsville Racing Carnival

Winton's Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

Head to Winton a.k.a ‘Hollywood in the Outback’  to meet the actors, directors and producers behind some of your favourite Aussie films and at night, enjoy their talents on the big screen at the open-air theatre at the Vision Splendid Film Festival.

Check out The Outback Queensland calendar of events below for more inspiration.

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Not Far to Go Now

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
21 – 22 March 2018
Katie Jones is a classically trained artist who works primarily in charcoal. She lives with her husband and three children in Pentland; her family are her primary subjects. Born and raised in Canada, it was after she met her husband and moved to the Australian bush that she 'found her muse'.

Free Dance Classes (Social)

Hughenden, Flinders Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 March 2018
Can you dance? Would you like to learn? Social dancing - friendships, fitness and fun! Free hall available per kind favour of Mrs Jenny Murdoch from RSL Hughenden.

Roma's Easter in the Country Festival

Roma, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
29 March 2018
Roma's Easter in the Country festival is a five-day celebration of all things country. Now entering its fortieth year, it is widely recognised as one of southwest Queensland's premier Easter events, and brilliantly showcases the history and lifestyle of regional Queensland.

Eromanga Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft

Eromanga, Quilpie Area
From AU$15 - 15
30 March – 1 April 2018
Get yourself geared up for the annual Eromanga Rodeo, Campdraft, Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana held Easter weekend! Things kick off Friday and run right through to Sunday with the heart stopping action of the rodeo taking place Saturday afternoon.

Jundah Fishing Competition

Jundah, Barcoo Area
30 March 2018
The Jundah Fishing Competition is held on the banks of the Thomson River, in the Barcoo Shire, Queensland, and will be held on Good Friday this year. Registrations open at 9am, with the fishing competition commencing at 10am and final weigh in at 4.

Toompine Easter Gunshoot

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
31 March – 1 April 2018
Why not spend your Easter Saturday and Sunday in good company and a great atmosphere at the Toompine Day/Night Clay Target Shoot. Participate in the competition or sit back and watch the self proclaimed outback professionals of the Clay Target Shooting world.

Moura Muddy Water Classic - Fishing Competition

Moura, Banana Area
31 March – 1 April 2018
Upwards of 400 contenders turn up for the Moura Muddy Water Classic each year. Held at Apex Park on the beautiful Dawson River, hopeful contenders begin to pour in on Friday to get their nominations in.

XXXX Gold Easter Races Roma

Roma, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
31 March 2018
Part of the Easter in the Country celebrations, a country racing event to fit into the varied markets/drag races/rodeo/parades mix in Roma over the Easter long weekend. In honour of the Easter in the country event, entry is free for the afternoon with a complimentary egg, if you're lucky.

Digging At Dusk

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$15.00 - 80.00
3 April 2018
The tour will be guided by Kronosaurus Korner's resident Palaeontologist who will teach adventurers how to find, identify and excavate their very own 100 million year old fossils.

Karumba Anglers Classic

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
6 – 8 April 2018
Karumba Anglers Classic 2018 is a fishing and fundraising event with activities and lots of fun for kids, adults, families and those chasing the elusive big catch! There is a prize pool over AUD20000 and categories for children up to five years, six to 15 years and then seniors.
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