Southern Queensland Country | Things to do

Be charmed by the gentle pace of Southern Queensland Country. Explore the lush hinterland and national parks in the region, then recharge with world-class food and five-star wines from passionate local producers.

Food and wine

Southern Queensland Country is one of the state’s great gourmet destinations. Follow a food and wine trail through the region, taste cool-climate wines at cellar doors in the Granite Belt, pick your own fresh cherries, apples or strawberries from local growers, and learn from the experts at a cooking school.

Country life

Get a taste of authentic country life. Kids will love feeding the chickens or milking the cows when you spend the night at a family-friendly farm stay and see how working sheep and cattle stations operate. Surround yourself in natural wonders with a visit to the Bunya Mountains and Girraween National Park.

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Seasonal delights

Discover the beauty of Southern Queensland Country’s four distinct seasons. Drive through fields of flowers along the Sunflower Route or eat your fill of watermelons at the Chinchilla Melon Festival in summer. Join in the pumpkin rolling during the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival in autumn and rug up for Jumpers and Jazz during winter. In spring, see Toowoomba in bloom during the annual Carnival of Flowers.

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August Exhibitions and Opening Night

Wondai, South Burnett Area
From AU$0 - 5
21 – 22 August 2019
Gallery 1 “Seed” by Meg Hansen. The concept of seeds represents new life, new beginnings and resilience as they sustain the lifecycle of the plant. For example, during a bushfire only the seeds survive.

Crisps Youth Art Prize

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
22 – 25 August 2019
Their annual Youth Art Prize sponsored by Crisps will be held again this August to September. The theme for this year is Art in Space. All ages are encouraged to enter. Prizes For All Year Levels.

Kingaroy BaconFest

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
23 – 25 August 2019
Punters can anticipate a ‘pig day out’ at the Kingaroy BaconFest in August 2019. The three-day sizzling food festival in Queensland’s beautiful South Burnett celebrates the versatility of bacon and puts Australian pork on centre stage during the Year of the Pig.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 24 August 2019
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.

Wondai Country Markets

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 24 August 2019
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.

Concert 5 at Robert Channon Wines 2019 - The Brisbane Concert Orchestra

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
24 August 2019
Enjoy the big orchestral sound as the Brisbane Concert Orchestra presents a programme of of "Sounds from the Silver Screen". The concert is indoors in the winery's Swigmore Hall and lunch is available beforehand in the winery's Singing Lake Café.

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 August 2019
The Bunya Mountains Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy over 20 market stalls with locally grown produce, homemade products, art and craft. Located within the iconic Bunya Mountains National Park, the markets make for a fantastic day out for the entire family.

Runnation Film Festival 2019 Toowoomba Strand

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
26 August 2019
2019 marks the fifth year of the RunNation Film Festival. Founded in Sydney and now an international event, the festival has been attended by athletes and runners from all around Australia and many parts of the world.

Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$420 - 420
Quarterly from 31 August – 1 September 2019
Further your blacksmithing skills and create your own fireside and barbecue tool set. On the day: Move to the next level and learn scroll work and make a decorative fire poke and rake. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop.

Concert 6 at Robert Channon Wines 2019 - Ormiston College on Tour

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
31 August 2019
Ormiston College is bringing its Music Department on tour again and the College's bands, ensembles, singers and choirs will be performing in the winery courtyard if the weather is fine or in the Swigmore Hall if it is not.
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