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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Queensland Winter Craft Festival

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
24 – 28 June 2019
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.

Fay Roselt: An Odyssey In Stitch and Fibre

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
25 – 28 June 2019
Fibre Artist, Fay Roselt feels that her practice is intuitive and irresistibly drawn to stitch. A keen recycler, she collects bones, feathers and weathered, rusty, worn and torn things, a Japanese art concept called Wabi Sabi which means impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$490 - 490
Weekly from 28 – 30 June 2019
Let them show you some Granite Belt 'stars' when you join them on their fully guided two-day leisure cycling adventure. Pedal along quiet country roads, enjoy the magnificent scenery, sample local produce and award-winning wines while they take care of the directions.

The Little Green Road to Fairyland - Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
Free Entry
28 June 2019
Enjoy this magical fairytale for the littlest lovers of dance and music. Set in the Australian bush, The Little Green Road to Fairyland takes the audience on a charming musical journey with colourful sets and costumes that will delight all ages.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 29 June 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.

Dinner Under the Stars

Taabinga, South Burnett Area
From AU$100.00 - 100.00
29 June 2019
Enjoy a succulent four course hot meal served up under the stars at the Kingaroy Observatory, while professional astronomer and mine host James Barclay, takes you on a unique Green Laser Pointer guided commentary tour of the Night Skies, pointing out various Constellations and Stars, while you sip on Kingsley Grove Estate local South Burnett wines and your choice of spirits.

Ball Park Music – Good Good Mood Tour

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
29 June 2019
Ball Park Music have announced their 'Good Good Mood Tour', taking their latest album 'Good Mood' and favourite hits to regional towns and cities all around Australia. Joining them on the road will be indie singer-songwriters Tia Gostelow and Butternut Sweetheart.

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 30 June 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.

St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival

St George, Balonne Area
From AU$25.00 - 25.00
1 – 7 July 2019
It's the best week in country music, bush poetry, food, drink, camping, fishing, friends and country hospitality. Come along to St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival and be part of this annual week long event.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$0 - 15
5 – 7 July 2019
The Snowflakes in Stanthorpe winter festival will take place over three days winter themed magical days. Join them in the stunning Granite Belt region as they celebrate all things cool, in the coolest place in Queensland.
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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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