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. 

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Outback Queensland Masters

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$50 - 380
20 – 21 June 2020
Taking place in six destinations across Outback Queensland, from June to July, explore local events and venues while enjoying rounds of golf. An Australian 1st, the Outback Queensland Masters is a series of golf events, for non-golfers, golfers, adventure seekers and tourism travellers.

Hughenden Cup Races

Hughenden, Flinders Area
From AU$5.00 - 5.00
18 July 2020
The Hughenden Cup Races is a five horse race meeting, family fun day, entertainment, bar, and corporate marquee. Fashions on the Field: Trendsetter Lady 18 to 30. Lady of the Meet 31 and above. Millinery.

“Our Qantas, Our People” – Exhibition

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
5 August – 31 December 2020
Curated by the Museum’s Curator Tom Hardwood, this exhibition will tell the stories of some of the many people whose lives contributed to the creation and ongoing development of our national airline. Whether as pilots, engineers, cabin crew or ground staff, their stories will remind us of the dedication to high standards of service and safety which are the essence of national icon we call Qantas.

Anzac Day Charters Towers

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
25 April 2020
Anzac Day is the day to remember every Australian who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. A National Day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated annually by both countries on 25 April to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.

Quilpie Polocrosse Carnival 2020

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
20 – 21 June 2020
Looking for an action packed weekend?! Well look no further than the Quilpie Polocrosse Carnival, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020. Games kick off Saturday morning and run through to Sunday afternoon where the best of the best will play in the finals.

Cobb & Co Festival

Maranoa Area
14 – 15 August 2021
The Cobb and Co Festival is a unique family-friendly weekend that celebrates the history of the last Cobb and Co coach run in Australia. Running from 14 to 22 August 2019, the festival includes live entertainment, markets, camp oven dinner, bush dance and a reenactment of a horse-drawn coach and trail riders travelling the 76 kilometre Cobb and Co Way from Surat to Yuleba in South West Queensland.

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.

Baralaba Show and Campdraft

Baralaba, Banana Area
9 May 2020
Home of the time honoured tradition, every town has a showground and at its heart an Annual Show. With agriculture topping the region’s industries, there are five shows on the calendar, drawing crowds from everywhere as they rollout.

Thargo Polocrosse Carnival

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
Free Entry
27 – 28 June 2020
A weekend out of the house. Enjoy the fast pace action of both horses and riders. Followed by a Saturday night entertainment for all to enjoy. Bar and Canteen available. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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.
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