|Barcaldine Race Day|
|Date||Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sat 8th Jun 2019|
|Experience Outback Racing at its best and check out the Barcaldine Races. These races offer something for everyone - Winter Fashions on the Fields, bookmakers and TAB on course, jumping castle and playground for the kids. Kiosk and bar available.|
|Qantas Birthday Celebration Free Morning Tea|
|Date||Fri 16th Nov 2018|
|On Friday 16 November 2018, Qantas will mark its 98th birthday. On this day the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited, QANTAS, was registered as a company in Brisbane. Qantas went on to set up operations and mail routes through Western Queensland and the Northern Territory. From these small beginnings, Qantas has grown into the major airline it is today.
Qantas Founders Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Qantas and they would like to invite you to join them to celebrate the birthday of Qantas with a morning tea in McGinnessâ Restaurant at 10.30am on Friday 16 November 2018. This event is free to attend.
|Festival of Small Halls - Goovigen|
|Date||Fri 16th Nov 2018|
|Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls tour this Spring, playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales throughout October and November.
The tour kicks off in Rocky Creek, and will dip into inland New South Wales before it works its way through the Queensland outback, finally finishing in Felton, where just under 300 people call home.
Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana.
The Juno-nominated duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kilometres away.
|Catholic Christmas Fair|
|Date||Sat 17th Nov 2018|
|Join the Barcaldine community for the Catholic Fair at the Barcaldine Town Hall Park (Beech Street) from 6pm for barbecue, food stalls, ham wheels, raffles, jumping castle, merry-go-round and entertainment.
Outside stalls welcome (no food) at AUD10 per table.
A bar will also be available.
|MADBAG Mini Triathlon|
|Date||Mon 25th Mar 2019|
|The MADBAG Mini Triathlon offers visitors four events to compete in so get your togs, your bike and your running shoes ready and tackle the MADBAG Mini!|
|Moura Muddy Water Classic - Fishing Competition|
|Date||Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019|
|Upwards of 400 contenders turn up for the Moura Muddy Water Classic each year. Held at Apex Park on the beautiful Dawson River, hopeful contenders begin to pour in on Friday to get their nominations in. Itâs an early night though with battle lines drawn at 6am the next morning and first weigh-in starting at 7am.
The focus is all on family fun with juniors making up more than half of the number of seniors in the game. Saturday night entertainment includes special guest Dave Hodge, âHodgieâ the Bare Foot Fisherman, whoâs on the spot and willing to share his tips and tricks to help out budding fishoâs.
Excellent camping facilities are available at Apex Park with powered and unpowered sites.
Established back in 2003, the competition has released more than 400,000 Bara and Yellow Belly fingerlings (in the main) to restock river supplies.
|Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival|
|Date||Fri 3rd May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019|
|The Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival is Barcaldineâs largest event, both in terms of visitation and community participation. This year the event will showcase the community spirit and history of Barcaldine and Outback Queensland.
The Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge is a historical attraction that is known as the birthplace of the Australian Labour Party (ALP) and influence to the longest running May Day Parade.
Staged over the labour day long weekend, the four-day celebration showcases live entertainment, an art gallery, markets, horse and goat racing, RevFest, May Day parade and other special themed events.
|Guinness World Records (c) Record attempts longest line of RVs|
|Date||Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019|
|Guinness World Records (c) record attempts for the longest connected image made of LED rope lights and the largest parade of self contained camping vehicles (RVs). Motorhomes, caravans, campervans, and fifth wheelers who are selfcontained are illegible to participate.
The events are being organised by the Australian Motorhoming Lions Club. These events will be staged in Barcaldine on the evening of May 25 and morning May 26, 2019.
|Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival|
|Date||Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 6th Jul 2019|
|Winton is fast becoming known as the âHollywood in the Outbackâ thanks to the events of Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival and having several major film productions including Nick Caveâs Proposition and Ivan Senâs "Mystery Road" and "Goldstone" being filmed there. This iconic Australian Outback Town which is the home of Waltzing Matilda, Australia's home of the Dinosaur and the Birthplace of Qantas, and now the driving for the creation of a Regional Film Industry in Queensland.
The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is inspired by the Sundance Film Festival. It is an incorporated, non-profit organisation developed by the passion and drive of the Winton community and brought to you thanks to their visionary partners.
|Date||Sat 29th Jun 2019|
|Alpha Jockey Club Inc. presents the Alpha Community Cup. The day will include a six race programme, Fashions on the Field, full catering facilities on the day/night, On Site Bookies, Children's Entertainment, Live Entertainment, Over Night Camping and Sunday Morning Recovery Breakfast.|
|Eighteenth Annual Old Wheels In Motion Rally|
|Date||Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019|
|Biloela, the "Land of the White Cockatoo", will be abuzz with the sound of engines whirring, the clatter of horses hooves, the puffs of steam and smoke, as people from all over come to congregate and celebrate the nation's glorious past and the pioneering spirit of Australian's as the Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc. hosts the 18th Annual Old Wheels In Motion Rally.
The event will see exhibitors from Queensland, and across this great land, come together to host a working rally showcasing the uniqueness of the many vintage machines and collectables on display.
Demonstrations and events, like the vintage tractor pull, the tractor balancing competition and the traditional grand parade, amalgamate with displays of traditional crafts and trades to educate and entertain.
|Barcaldine Art Competition and Exhibition|
|Date||Sat 31st Aug 2019|
|One of Western Queensland's best selling Art Exhibitions. With a broad range of art media and styles. . Fabulous opening night with food, drink and entertainment.|