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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Wanderlust: Touring Exhibition of the 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards

Chinchilla,
Free Entry
21 September – 30 October 2019
From dirt roads to rock pools, luscious rainforests to local festivals, Queensland is a state that inspires exploration. It’s full of diverse personalities, local legends and hidden gems valued by tourists and locals alike.

From My Back Yard Exhibition - Borderline Regional Arts Association

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
3 October – 17 November 2019
“From My Back Yard”, a major exhibition of the Borderline Regional Arts Association, brings together works of artists from Queensland's Southern Downs and New South Wales New England border regions. This biennial event reflects the special qualities and beauty of our local environs from a persona;

Warwick Rodeo National APRA National Finals and Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
21 – 27 October 2019
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.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 26 – 27 October 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.

Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
26 – 27 October 2019
Savour the Granite Belt’s thriving art and craft community at this event. Enrol in a class, watch a demonstration, meet the artists. Held over two huge weekends, follow the trail map to discover the local artists at studios, galleries and community spaces.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 26 – 27 October 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.

Sounds From The Borderline - Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$110.00 - 110.00
26 October 2019
Nestled at the junction of five major highways, Goondiwindi is set to host a massive Australian music line-up – the largest to converge on the Border Town. In its inaugural year, Sounds from the Borderline presents a massive line-up of Australia’s most iconic artists to the Goondiwindi Showgrounds on Saturday October 26 2019.

Learn to carve a wonderful wooden spoon

Kearneys Spring, Toowoomba Area
From AU$120 - 120
26 October 2019
Wood is good, it’s beautiful, it’s just wonderful! It is nature that gives us such a material that awakens our senses, pleases the eye an invokes thought and imagination. Nothing artificial, a natural raw material from which many things have been made.

The South Burnett Grape Escape

Moffatdale, South Burnett Area
26 – 27 October 2019
A weekend of fantastic South Burnett wine and food. Showcasing the best of the region. Free shuttle bus Saturday between participating Moffatdale venues. Sunday each winery will be open to showcase their specialities along with diverse events and entertainment.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 26 October 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.
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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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