Southern Queensland Country | Events

All across Southern Queensland Country you’ll find a delightful (and delicious) spread of events year-round. From quirky events celebrating melons and one of the state’s toughest triathlons, to 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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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;

Silversmithing Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$380 - 380
16 – 17 November 2019
Discover a variety of chain making and linking methods and create your own unique chain under the instruction of seasoned silversmith Dan Cox. This workshop is conducted by renowned silversmith, Dan Cox.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 16 November 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.

Wondai Country Markets

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 23 November 2019
The Wondai Country Markets are getting bigger and better every month. Managed by the Wondai Regional Art Gallery, the markets operate in Coronation Park, MacKenzie Street, in the Wondai Central Business District every fourth Saturday of the month, from 7am til 12pm.

Back to the 80's Disco

Goodger, South Burnett Area
From AU$30.00 - 30.00
23 November 2019
Frankie says "Relax" because you are invited to..... Kingsley Grove's "Back to the 80's Disco". Prepare to get totally amped! This is will be most Bodacious! Girls just wanna have fun. Love is a battlefield.

The Ultimate Pink Night at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway

Charlton, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5 - 65
23 November 2019
The Ultimate Pink Night is an annual event they hold at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway to raise funds and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. On this night, all ladies get in free with a gold coin donation that goes towards research to assist the NBCF aspirations of zero deaths from Breast Cancer by 2030.

The Handmade Expo Market Toowoomba

Harristown, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Quarterly from 24 November 2019
Held quarterly in Toowoomba at Harristown State High School and with stalls both within the auditorium and outside in the gardens around the hall, the market is a perfect Sunday morning outing! There's a huge selection of stalls featuring the handmade works of talented artisans, makers, bakers and creators.

Hand Made Under the Stars

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
28 November 2019
The ultimate twilight shopping experience. Quality Artisan Market with Food, Wine and Music. Cobb+Co Museum is transformed into a twilight artisan market offering the best locally hand made products direct from the maker.


Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$30.00 - 30.00
30 November 2019
Accadacca have toured both internationally and through Australia since Attard formed the band in 2000. Rather than taking advantage of a path already forged by AC/DC, Accadacca were aiming to fill a growing void within the Australian music industry by recreating a period of music that will forever define rock and roll in this country.

Nindigully Pig Races

Nindigully, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$30 - 30
30 November – 1 December 2019
The Annual Nindigully Pub Pig Races will be on again this year. It is always held on the Last Saturday in November which will make it on the Saturday 30 November 2019. This will be their 15th year of running the Pig Races which has raised much needed money for the Royal Flying Doctor's Service.
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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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