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;

Heritage Waterhole Rocks

Nanango, South Burnett Area
From AU$20 - 45
16 – 20 October 2019
The Nanango A. P. and M. Society Incorporated, (The Nanango Show Society) is presenting the 8th Annual Waterhole Rocks Rock n Roll Campout weekend. The program for this event is actually a combination of three events all combined into one.

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$572 - 645
Monthly from 18 – 20 October 2019
Let them show you some Granite Belt 'stars' when you join them on their fully guided two-day leisure cycling adventure. Pedal along quiet country roads, enjoy the magnificent scenery, sample local produce and award-winning wines while they take care of the directions.

Crows Nest Antique Bottles and Collectables Fair

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$4 - 4
19 October 2019
The event is run by the Darling Downs Antique Bottle and Collectable Club Inc. in conjunction with Crows Nest Day. Buying and Selling Area will have Antique Displays, Old tins, Coins, Stamps, Toys, Antique Bottles, Tools, Glassware, Garagenalia, Insulators, Jugs, Jewellery, Kitchenalia, Medals, Money Boxes, Postcards and much more.

Toowoomba Gemfest - Gems and Jewellery

Centenary Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5.00 - 5.00
19 – 20 October 2019
This is a great two-day event for the whole family! Selling a wide range of cut and uncut gemstones, jewellery, semi-precious gemstones, beads, pearls, fossils, opals, crystal and mineral specimens from all over the world.

Crows Nest Day 2019

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
19 October 2019
A fun day in the High Country north of Toowoomba, the theme is Crows Nest goes down Memory Lane. There will be an antique fair, carnival rides, games and competitions, including gumboot throwing, whip cracking and crow calling, entertainment, procession and fireworks.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 19 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.

Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
19 – 20 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 Advanced Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$420 - 420
Quarterly from 19 – 20 October 2019
Further your blacksmithing skills and create your own fireside and barbecue tool set. On the day: Move to the next level and learn scroll work and make a decorative fire poke and rake. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop.
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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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