Outback Queensland | Events

Outback Queensland is wide open spaces and big skies, where you can follow in the tracks of dinosaurs, meet larger-than-life outback characters, cheer on a field of racing camels and sleep under a blanket of stars.

But it's also music festivals that transform tiny towns, golf competitions on red-dirt fairways, iconic races and open-air film festivals under the Milky Way.

Here's your guide to unmissable Outback Queensland events as we celebrate the Year of Outback Tourism in 2020. 

What's on in the Outback 


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Millchester Festival of Dirt

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
4 – 5 July 2020
Come check out the annual Millchester Festival Of Dirt. This a state round for Queensland Off Road Championship played out in their own backyard!! More details to come!

Campdraft 4 A Cause

Hughenden, Flinders Area
Free Entry
10 – 12 April 2020
Campdraft 4 A Cause aims to run a campdraft each year and donate proceeds to a different charity each time to help make a difference to some people's lives.

May 4X4 Come and Try Day

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
10 May 2020
Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Come and Try Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery.

Biloela Markets in the Park

Biloela, Banana Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 15 February 2020
Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, the Biloela Markets line the park lands near the Biloela Information Centre on Callide Street. This is where you’ll find those unexpected gems, the funky hand tooled or crafted specialties, homemade treats, jams and sauces, candles and scents, organic fruit and veg.

Callide Valley Agricultural Show

Biloela, Banana Area
15 – 16 May 2020
The 85th Annual Callide Valley Show is a ‘must do’ event for locals and tourists alike! Home of the time honoured tradition, every town has a showground and at its heart, an Annual Show. Two full days of entertainment and activities for the whole family includes horse events, amusement rides, displays (including cookery, photography, precious gems, craft, arts, flowers and produce), market stalls, rodeo, fireworks, crash-a-rama, motorcycle fun night and much more!

Quilpie Motorbike Gymkhana and Enduro 2020

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
26 – 27 September 2020
Save the date for the 2020 Quilpie Motorbike Gymkhana and Enduro, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September. More details of events and prize money to be made available as they are confirmed. For more information please contact Kerri Vagg.

Boulia Camel Races

Boulia, Boulia Area
17 – 18 July 2020
It's the 'Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing', held every July in the spectacular remote town of Boulia in Outback Queensland. It's truly an epic moment as the camels come lumbering down to the finish line - an Outback icon experience to put on your bucket list!

Blackall Show 2020

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
1 – 2 May 2020
Roll up, roll up! For the 2020 Blackall Show. The Blackall Show is an annual event presented by the Barcoo Pastoral Society, to bring together and celebrate the talents and spirit of the local community.

Taroom Agricultural Show

Taroom, Banana Area
4 – 5 May 2020
A favourite for families, farmers, growers, food and animal lovers of all persuasion, on the surface, it may all look like fairy floss and fun but with country life on full display, there are bigger stakes at play.

Jericho Tourism Market Day

Jericho, Barcaldine Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 14 March 2020
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Jericho Tourism Market Day! Monthly markets are held on the second Saturday from March to September. There are pancakes, sausages, coffee, cold drinks and craft stalls.
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