Southern Queensland Country

Somewhere in Southern Queensland Country, someone just like you is lost in the moment. You see, it is somewhere you and your family and friends can quickly forget about everything on the daily to-do list.

Somewhere, you can all press the pause button and focus on the more important things, like the spectacular natural wonders, the stories behind historic sandstone buildings, that cheeky shiraz from the winery up the road or just spending time with loved ones. It is somewhere with a diverse range of places to stay, from charming B&Bs and tranquil mountain cottages to modern country retreats and traditional farmstays for the family.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2017

November    December

2018

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

November Events 2017

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs
2-5 Motorcycle Sportsmen of Qld Meet – Warwick
18-19 Qld and Australian Sprint Championship – Warwick
Toowoomba - Darling Downs
4 Jacaranda Day Festival & Rodeo – Goombungee
7 Toowoomba Races
17 NRA Finals Rodeo (Rnd 2) – Toowoomba
17-19 Toowoomba Cully Fest
South Burnett
2-5 Murgon Music Muster
4-5 Proston Car Rally
7 Kumbia Cup Races
Goondiwindi
Western Downs
3-4 NRCA National Finals Rodeo – Dalby
4 Dalby Races
11 Chinchilla Races
11 Wandoan Rodeo
25 Dalby Races
Balonne Shire

December Events 2017

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs
2-3 CAMS State Championship Car Meet – Warwick
3 Glengallan Markets
26 Warwick Races
31 Warwick NYE Rodeo
Toowoomba - Darling Downs
1-10 Bush Christmas Exhibition – Toowoomba
2-24 Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland
31 New Years Eve Bush Dance – Jondaryan
31 Toowoomba Races (Twilight)
31 New Years Eve Fireworks – Toowoomba
South Burnett
3 Nanango Races
31 Heritage Nanango Mardi Gras
Goondiwindi
2 Goondiwindi Races
9 Texas Cup Races
Western Downs
12 Dalby Races
16 Chinchilla Cup Races
Balonne Shire

January Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
7, 14, 21, 28 Summer Tunes
Contact phone:
07 4688 6613
7 – 13 USQ McGregor Summer School
Contact phone:
07 4631 2755
26 Australia Day
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
26 Australia Day Celebrations – Toowoomba Region
Contact phone:
1800 33 11 55
26 Australia Day Celebrations
Contact phone:
07 4688 6883
26 Australia Day
Contact phone:
07 4696 6309
27 Crows Nest Day
Contact phone:
07 4697 9066
South Burnett
1 Yarraman New Year’s Day Festival
Contact phone:
0459 638 282
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

February Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
3 – 4 Toowoomba Swap
Contact phone:
0499 990 622
4, 11, 18, 25 Summer Tunes
Contact phone:
07 4688 6613
9 – 11 Craft Alive
15 – 18 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championships
Contact phone:
07 4636 9020
16 – 18 Clifton Show
Contact phone:
07 4697 3102
17 Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans NRL Trial Match
Contact phone:
07 4695 1009
24 Cooyar Show
Contact phone:
07 4692 6200
South Burnett
10 10th Annual Reef & Beef Extravaganza – Ironpot
Contact phone:
0428 648 142
10 – 11 Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition
Contact phone:
0400 860 122
16 – 18 Burrandowan Campdraft
Contact phone:
0427 582 474
23 – 24 Cooyar Campdraft
Contact phone:
0429 926 111
24 Nanango Think Pink Race Meeting
Contact phone:
4163 2346
24 69th Annual Cooyar Show, Cooyar
Contact phone:
4692 6200
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

March Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
3 – 4 Crows Nest Motorcycle & Music
Contact phone:
0400 580 103
3 – 4 Millmerran Show
Contact phone:
07 4695 4151
3 – 4 Lifeline Darling Downs Bookfest
Contact phone:
1300 991 443
4 Peak 2 Park Fun Run/Walk
Contact phone:
0412 716 979
9 – 10 Pittsworth Show
Contact phone:
0488 054 416
9 – 11 High Altitude Rod Run
Contact phone:
07 4630 7417
10 – 11 Mountain Man Motocross
Contact phone:
0428 384 105
11 Annual Clifton Fly In
Contact phone:
0429 378 370
17 Oakey Show
Contact phone:
0498 147 487
17 – 18 Oil Patch Reunion
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
24 – 25 Country Music Rush
Contact phone:
0417 728 182
24 – 25 Historic Harrow Homestead and Gardens
Contact phone:
0438 753 008
25 Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons Rnd 3
Contact phone:
07 4695 1009
25 Grand Homes Tour
Contact phone:
1300 655 299
25 Rotary Ride the Range
Contact phone:
0438 325 965
28 Gold Coast 2018 C’wealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay
Contact phone:
131 872
30 Mar – 2 Apr Easter
30 Mar – 2 Apr Easter
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
30 Mar – 16 Apr Qld School Holidays
31 Streets and Lanes Festival
Contact phone:
0403 181 256
31 Brymaroo Rodeo
Contact phone:
0427 754 852
31 Mar – 2 Apr Easter Vintage Festival
Contact phone:
07 4696 6309
South Burnett
3 – 4 Bell Show & Rodeo
Contact phone:
4663 1332
9 – 10 60th Annual Proston Show, Proston
Contact phone:
0431 007 020
9 – 11 18th Annual Maidenwell Folk Gathering
Contact phone:
4164 6133
10 Wine & Food In The Park Festival, Kingaroy
Contact phone:
4189 9172
16 – 17 95th Annual Murgon Show, Murgon
Contact phone:
4168 1427
23 -24 78th Annual Goomeri Show, Goomeri
Contact phone:
0488 444 835
31 Nanango Easter Races
Contact phone:
4163 1513
31 Mar – 01 Apr Maidenwell Marathon
Contact:
www.runmaidenwell.com
31 Mar – 01 Apr Kumbia & District Charity Campdraft, Kumbia
Contact phone:
0427 009 399
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire
31 March – 2 April Easter in the Vines (Riversands Vineyards) St George
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870

April Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
30 Mar – 2 Apr Easter
30 Mar – 2 Apr Easter Family Weekend
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
30 Mar – 16 Apr Qld School Holidays
31 Mar – 2 Apr Millmerran Easter Hot Rod Run
Contact phone:
0422 513 686
31 Mar – 2 Apr Easter Vintage Festival
Contact phone:
07 4696 6309
7 Weetwood Day (including Toowoomba Cup)
Contact phone:
07 4634 6066
12 – 14 Heritage Toowoomba Royal Show
Contact phone:
07 4634 7400
14 – 17 Horizons Easter Tennis Gold Cup
Contact phone:
0417 725 293
25 ANZAC Day Services – Toowoomba Region
Contact phone:
131 872
28 Goombungee-Haden Show
Contact phone:
0418 830 513
South Burnett
6 – 8 33rd Annual Kilkivan Great Horse Ride
Contact phone:
0407 699 620
25 – 29 Spirit Of The Bush Heritage Weekend & Muster, Boondooma
Contact phone:
4168 0168
14 – 15 Wondai Sprints
Contact phone:
0428 622 749
20 – 22 Manumbar Campdraft, Manumbar
Contact phone:
4168 8193
21 – 22 Wondai Autumn Garden Expo, Wondai
Contact phone:
4168 9297
24 – 26 Kingaroy Baconfest
Contact email:
kingaroybaconfest@gmail.com
25 Wondai Anzac Day Race Meeting
Contact phone:
0418 916 646
27 – 28 109th Annual Nanango Show, Nanango
Contact phone:
4163 1273
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire
7 Dirranbandi Show
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870

May Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
5 – 6 Darling Downs Rose Society Autumn Show
Contact phone:
07 4633 1957
7 Labour Day Public Holiday
10 – 27 Brindabella Autumn Rose Show
Contact phone:
07 4696 8440
12 Autumn Orchid Show
Contact phone:
0424 644 068
12 Crows Nest Show
Contact phone:
0409 874 147
19 Relay for Life
Contact phone:
0457 384 961
19 – 20 Newhope Oakey Sprints Titles
Contact phone:
0423 867 796
20 David Hack Classic Meet
Contact phone:
0407 372 908
20 Hampton Festival
Contact phone:
07 4697 9066
26 – 27 Big Gun Show & Militaria Fair
Contact phone:
07 4637 0536
27 Toowoomba Open House (Mini)
Contact phone:
0407 112 218
South Burnett
5 – 6 111th Annual South Burnett Show, Kingaroy
Contact phone:
4162 5800
6 R&R Rail Trail Experience – Blackbutt
Contact website:
http://gonyaadventures.com.au/railtrail
12 96th Annual Burrandowan Picnic Races, Burrandowan
Contact phone:
4164 8147
19 84th Annual Blackbutt Show, Blackbutt
Contact phone:
0447 970 999
20 5th Annual Reconciliation Fun Run – Murgon & Cherbourg
Contact phone:
4169 5753
26 Nanango Autumn Race Meeting
Contact phone:
4163 1513
26 – 27 Kingaroy Lions Trail Ride
Contact phone:
0450530581
27 22nd Annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Goomeri
Contact phone:
0484 629 424
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire
4 – 6(date to be confirmed) St George 399 Off Road Racing Event
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870
6 St George Show
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870

June Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
2 – 3 Toowoomba Model Train Exhibition
Contact phone:
07 4638 1408
2 – 3 Queensland Fiery Food Festival
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
3 Toowoomba Wine Show & Tasting
Contact phone:
07 4634 7400
5 – 7 CRT FarmFest
Contact phone:
02 6768 5800
30 Jun – 15 Jul Qld School Holidays
30 Jun – 1 Jul Antique and Collectors Fair & Exhibition
Contact phone:
0412 663 757
30 Jun – 14 Jul National Indoor Cricket Championships
Contact phone:
07 4635 9999
South Burnett
24 Wondai Country Festival
Contact phone:
4168 5926
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire

 

July Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
30 Jun – 15 Jul Qld School Holidays
30 Jun – 1 Jul Antique and Collectors Fair & Exhibition
Contact phone:
0412 663 757
30 Jun – 14 Jul National Indoor Cricket Championships
Contact phone:
07 4635 9999
2 – 6 USQ McGregor Winter School
Contact phone:
07 4631 1111
21 – 22 Winter Orchid Show
Contact phone:
0424 644 068
21 – 22 Toowoomba Camellia & Winter Flower Show
Contact phone:
07 4659 8500
South Burnett
1 Reserve Forces Day – Wondai
Contact phone:
TBC
7 Wondai Winter Race Day
Contact phone:
0418 916 646
6 – 8 Raising Hell In Maidenwell Car Show ‘N’ Shine
Contact phone:
0409 496 167
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire
2 – 8 Yellowbelly Country Music Festival (St George Showgrounds)
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870

August Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
3 – 5 QLD Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo
Contact phone:
07 4634 7400
10 – 19 (Holiday 15th) Ekka (Royal Queensland Show)
Contact phone:
07 3852 1831
12 Toowoomba Languages & Cultural Festival
Contact phone:
07 4688 6300
16 Aug – 16 Sep Brindabella Magnolia Magic (Open Thu to Sun)
Contact phone:
07 4696 8440
18 – 19 InStudio Art Trail
Contact phone:
0411 358 660
18 – 19 Historic Leyburn Sprints
Contact phone:
07 4695 0001
22 U3A Seniors Information Expo
Contact phone:
07 4613 6559
28 Aug – 30 Sep Toowoomba Art Society – Members Exhibition
Contact phone:
07 4632 5725
31st Aug – 2 Sep Pittsworth Sprints
Contact phone:
07 4693 1816
South Burnett
11 Nanango Cup Race Meeting, Nanango
Contact phone:
TBC
16 – 19 Scots In The Bush Festival, Boondooma Homestead
Contact phone:
4168 0168
31 Aug – 01 Sep 101st Annual Wondai Show, Wondai
Contact phone:
0427 685 394
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire

 

September Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
8 – 9 Arms, Militaria & Collectables Fair
Contact phone:
07 4637 0536
8 – 9 Broxburn Country Music Festival
Contact phone:
0439 724 999
15 – 16 Toowoomba Antique Retro Collectable Fair
Contact phone:
0427 465 407
15 – 30 Australian Getaway Tours
Contact phone:
07 4696 1857
17 – 20 & 24 – 29 One-Act Play Festival
Contact phone:
07 4632 8058
21 – 30 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Contact phone:
131 872
20 – 26 St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Festival
Contact phone:
07 4637 1507
20 – 30 Brindabella Rhododendron & Rose Festival
Contact phone:
07 4696 8440
21 – 23 Food & Wine Festival
Contact phone:
131 872
21 – 23 Side Show Alley & Fireworks
Contact phone:
1300 529 333
21 – 23 Bonsai Show
Contact phone:
07 4635 5445
21 – 24 Native Orchid Show
Contact phone:
07 4630 1825
21 – 25 Spring Orchid Show
Contact phone:
0424 644 068
21 – 26 Clivia Show
Contact phone:
0413 136 861
21 – 28 Australian Native Plants Show
Contact phone:
07 4635 0059
21 – 28 St Lukes Flower & Music Festival
Contact phone:
07 4639 1910
21 – 28 Spinners, Weavers & Dyers Show
Contact phone:
07 4635 4344
21 – 30 Parkland Entertainment
Contact phone:
131 872
21 – 30 The Chronicle Garden Competition
Contact phone:
07 4690 9481
21 – 30 The Chronicle Exhibition Gardens
Contact phone:
07 4690 9481
21 – 30 Prize-Winning Gardens Bus Tours
Contact phone:
07 4687 5555
22 Grand Central Floral Parade
Contact phone:
131 872
22 – 23 & 29 – 30 Historic Harrow Homestead and Gardens
Contact phone:
0438 753 008
22 – 23 Geham Craft & Garden Show
Contact phone:
07 4612 6333
22 – 23 Geranium Show
Contact phone:
0428 158 698
22 – 23(TBC) Carnival of Flowers Steam Train Tours
Contact phone:
07 3252 1759
22 – 23 The Woolshed at Jondaryan Open Day
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
22 – 23 USQ McGregor Spring Schoolv
Contact phone:
07 4631 2755
22 – 24 Bromeliad Show
Contact phone:
0412 263 332
22 – 28 Quilt Show – Toowoomba Quilters Club
Contact phone:
0447 247 081
22 – 28 Cultivate Country Gardens Day Tour
Contact phone:
0409 814 200
22 – 29(TBC) Teapot Extravaganza
Contact phone:
07 4634 6236
22 – 30 Carnival of Trains (Model Trains)
Contact phone:
07 4638 1408
23 Big Band at the Bluff – Jim Miller Band
Contact phone:
07 4688 6883
23 Show & Shine
Contact phone:
0488 793 803
23 – 26 Quilt Journeys Exhibition
Contact phone:
0400 719 640
23 – 30 Spring Bluff Rail Excursions (Diesel-hauled)
Contact phone:
07 4688 6883
24 – 27 Twilight Tours – Laurel Bank Park
Contact phone:
131 872
26 Silver Bullet Luncheon Express
Contact phone:
07 3252 1759
28 & 29 Pictures in the Park
Contact phone:
131 872
28 – 29 Western Rivers Cup
Contact phone:
07 4637 9865
29 St David’s on Display
Contact phone:
07 4638 0317
29 Steam Train Tours – Carnival of Flowers
Contact phone:
07 4661 9788
29 – 30 Swap Meet & All Holden Day
Contact phone:
0417 622 926
South Burnett
6 – 9 16th Annual Heritage Nanango Country Music Muster
Contact phone:
4163 1273
8 Italian Festival – Moffatdale Ridge Winery
Contact phone:
4168 4797
8 Blackbutt Avocado Festival
Contact phone:
0448 946 702
15 – 16 Kingaroy & District Vintage Machinery Club Rally – Kingaroy
Contact phone:
0428 625 408
22 – 23 13th Annual Wondai Spring Garden Expo
Contact phone:
4168 9297
28 – 30 Maidenwell Folk Festival
Contact phone:
TBC
30 South Burnett Rail Trail Festival
Contact phone:
4189 9387
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire
8 – 9 Nindigully Campdraft
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870

October Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
1 Queens Birthday Holiday
6 – 7 Lost Trades Fair
Contact phone:
07 4659 4900
6 – 7 Australian Camp Oven Festival (Biennial)
Contact phone:
0429 727 503
12 – 14 Pittsworth Craft & Fine Food Spectacular
Contact phone:
0437 672 472
13 – 14 Darling Downs Rose Society Spring Show
Contact phone:
07 4633 1957
13 – 14 Brymaroo Campdraft
Contact phone:
0427 754 852
13 Maclagan Old Time Squeeze-box Festival
Contact phone:
07 4692 1225
13 – 21 Crows Nest Festival (Crows Nest Day 20th Oct)
Contact phone:
07 4697 9066
18 – 21 Brindabella Spring Rose Spectacular
Contact phone:
07 4696 8440
19 – 21 Toowoomba Expo (Home, Camping & Leisure)
Contact phone:
07 4634 7288
19 – 27 Clifton Country Week
Contact phone:
07 4612 3087
20 Summer Orchid Show
Contact phone:
0424 644 068
20 – 21 Clifton Iris & Rose Show
Contact phone:
07 4612 3087
20 – 21 Toowoomba Gemfest
Contact phone:
0458 728 649
21 Poet’s Breakfast
Contact phone:
07 4696 6309
27 Clifton Races
Contact phone:
07 4612 3087
27 – 28 Old Machinery Expo
Contact phone:
0428 547 168
TBA Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba International
Contact phone:
0417 725 293
South Burnett
13 8th Annual Dusty Day Out, Dusty Hill Winery
Contact phone:
4168 4700
13 Colours Of Yarraman Festival
Contact phone:
TBC
18 – 21 7th Annual Waterhole Rocks Festival – Nanango
Contact phone:
0409 496 167
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire

 

November Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
3 Jacaranda Day Festival
Contact phone:
0409 665 303
3 – 4 Historic Harrow Homestead and Gardens
Contact phone:
0438 753 008
12 – 18 Gidgee Coal Bush Ballads (Awards 17 – 18 Nov)
Contact phone:
0427 578 264
16 – 18 Cully Fest
Contact phone:
07 4634 7400
25 Toowoomba Hospice Carols
Contact phone:
07 4659 8500
30 Christmas Carnival in the CBD
Contact phone:
131 872
TBA Bush Christmas Exhibition
Contact phone:
07 4696 4529
South Burnett
1 – 4 8th Annual Murgon Music Muster
Contact phone:
0418 786 007
6 Melbourne Cup Day & Kumbia Melbourne Cup Day Races
Contact phone:
TBC
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire
4 St Patricks Primary Fete
Contact phone:
07 4620 8870

December Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Southern Downs

 

Toowoomba - Darling Downs
1 – 24 Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland
Contact phone:
0427 208 950
2 Triple M Mayoral Christmas Carols by Candlelight
Contact phone:
07 4638 3911
8 Peacehaven Christmas Carols
Contact phone:
0429 477 845
15 Dec – 28 Jan Qld School Holidays
21 Westside Community Carols
Contact phone:
0455 537 090
25 Christmas Day Holiday
26 Boxing Day Holiday
31 New Years Eve Fire Works
Contact phone:
131 872
31 Dec – 1 Jan New Years Eve Bush Dance
Contact phone:
07 4692 2229
31 New Years Eve Party
Contact phone:
07 4634 6066
TBA Handmade Under the Stars Twilight Market
Contact phone:
07 4659 4900
South Burnett
1 Nanango Christmas Festival
Contact phone:
4189 9446
2 Nanango Christmas Race Meeting
Contact phone:
TBC
8 Murgon Christmas Fair
Contact phone:
4189 9387
8 – 9 Blackbutt-Benarkin Community Christmas Festival
Contact phone:
4163 0633
14 Kingaroy Christmas Carnival
Contact phone:
4189 9172
24 Wondai Christmas Carnival
Contact phone:
4189 9251
31 Goomeri New Years Eve Family Rodeo
Contact phone:
0419 795 533
31 Heritage Nanango New Year’s Eve Mardi Gras
Contact phone:
0432 077 067
Goondiwindi

 

Western Downs

 

Balonne Shire