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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Crisps Youth Art Prize

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
17 – 22 September 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.

CraftAlive Toowoomba

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$0 - 15
19 – 22 September 2019
CraftAlive is coming to Toowoomba for 4 big days. Featuring both local and interstate craft talent, the show is packed full of the latest craft supplies, kits and equipment. Now in its 29th year, CraftAlive is Australia’s largest and longest running craft event series.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2019

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
20 – 29 September 2019
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a cultural party featuring a floral parade, local food and produce, regional wine, entertainment and all things spring! So come along and entice your senses at the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade, Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine, Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy, Docos After Dark, Progressive Foodie Tours, Historic Walking Tours and many more.

Bony Mountain Folk Festival

Bony Mountain, Southern Downs Area
20 – 23 September 2019
The Bony Mountain Festival is a celebration of everything Australian-the History-the Heritage-their very own music. 2019 will feature top Band-Bluegrass/grass roots Hill Billy Goats. Brand new Brisbane Band Open Road, an exciting mix of original Country/Folk/Bluegrass/Blues.

Parkland Entertainment

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
20 – 29 September 2019
You'll hear music from almost every genre floating out of Toowoomba's beautiful parks. The Parkland Experience covers folk, pop, pop funk, classic, Irish folk, rock, jazz, soul, Memphis, country, rock n roll, Celtic, swing, opera, bush ballads, blues, choral, brass band, old time music, strings and retro rock.

Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$0 - 55
20 – 22 September 2019
A signature event of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine. Find out why the world is beginning to lick its lips over Southern Queensland Country produce. It's simply world-class and you can sample the latest offerings while losing yourself in a vibrant festival atmosphere.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 21 – 22 September 2019
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan. You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 21 September 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.

Grand Central Floral Parade

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
21 September 2019
Now in its 70th year, the famous Grand Central Floral Parade winds its way through the heart of the city to Queens Park to the sounds of live bands. The city heart beats as street performers, carnival characters, and stilt walkers escort the stunning floral floats on their journey.

Kingaroy and District Vintage Machinery Club Exhibition

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
21 – 22 September 2019
Everything trucks, cars, engines, crawlers, bikes, harvesters, steam and more. Grand parades each day - tractor pulling - corn threshing - balance beam - slow tractor race and much more.
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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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