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Gifted Portraits
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
Photographer and writer John Elliott has been taking portraits of people who make Australian music for over 30 years and this exhibition brings together a selection of his iconic images of stars such as Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers, Chad Morgan and Shane Howard.

This exhibition will be on display from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

This exhibition is free to view.
Charters Towers Motor Show and Swap Meet
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
The Annual Motor Show and Swap Meet is a must see event for all car buffs featuring a 'show n shine', super cruisers and go-to-whoa.

There is something for everyone including a large selection of swap sites, demonstrations, feature attractions, a vast array of vintage cars and stationary machinery on display and much more including live band, licensed bar and children's entertainment.

Morven's Winter Ball 2019
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
The Morven Winter Ball is a black tie event to be marveled by all. All profits from the night will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. On the night there will be a live band, canapés, free beer and wine, cake, raffle prizes, spirits available over the bar and so much more. Get your dancing shoes out, ladies and gentlemen, there's about to be a party. Limited amount of tickets available.
Gold City Campdraft
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Campdrafting is a fun, family friendly event.

Come and experience the art of campdrafting, in which a horse and its rider needs to control a beast around a set course.

It requires a 'cowy' horse, a talented rider, lots of skill and a fair bit of luck!

Hughenden Porcupine Gorge Challenge
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Held in the glorious Porcupine Gorge National Park, 74 kilometres north of Hughenden, this unique event has been growing in popularity every year.

The first challenge was held in 2001 and was not only to challenge serious competitors but to give the opportunity for locals and adjoining communities to enjoy such a wonderful natural attraction, whilst walking the gorge with friends.

Competitors travel from vast distances to compete, some who camp at the Gorge for the weekend enjoy more than just the challenge.

Categories include Open Men's, Ladies, Over 50s and Under 16, Under 12 and U8 section for boys and girls, with the overall winner taking pride of place on the perpetual trophy.

Special perpetual trophies are also awarded to the first local Flinders Shire resident and the first over 50 past the post.

Prize money is given to the first four place getters in the Open Men's and Ladies sections, Juniors are awarded individual trophies and prize money.

Outback Queensland Masters
Date Mon 17th Jun 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Taking place in six destinations across Outback Queensland, from June to July, explore local events and venues while enjoying rounds of golf. An Australian first, Outback Queensland Masters is a series of golf events, for non-golfers, golfers, adventure seekers, and tourism travellers.
Mount Isa Show; including Horse Events and Bronco Branding 2019
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
The 2019 Mount Isa Show is a heady mix of pavilion entries, showcasing local photography, horticulture, art, cooking, quilting and handicrafts displays.



Along with Horse Events, Bronco Branding, Mount Isa's Strongest Man and Woman Competition, Rooftop Express and let's not forget two nights of "The Toughest Sport on Dirt", the Mount Isa Show Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Tour Stop, coupled with Local Live Entertainment.

There will be local displays and stalls, topped off with all the fun of Side Show Alley.



Bring the kids to the baby animals, thoroughbred racing pigs, snakes, lizards and even a baby crocodile! Laser Tag is back and there will be plenty for the little ones to take part in.

There will be Sand Sculpting, Science Workshops, the Fabulous Lemon Drops, Mini Rodeo for the kids; and so much more.

Blacksmithing and Traditional Iron Art and the very popular Camp Oven cooking demonstrations and taste testing's are back!

Gates Open at 8am and close at Midnight each day.

Keep your wristband on - you can come and go all day!!

Ticket price includes PBR and After Party Fun with North West Queensland's favourite Party Band "Bareback".

Buffs Club Mount Isa Show Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Tour Stop 2019
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Don't Miss Out on Round 15 of the "Toughest Sport on Dirt" - the 2019 Mount Isa Show PBR Tour.

The 2019 Mount Isa Show PBR will feature circuit, state and national champions all vying for the 2019 Australian Champion Gold Buckle.

There will be Major League Match Ups between the nation’s best bull riders and the All Star Bucking Bulls from Brandenburg and Dittman Bucking Bulls- featuring the 2018 Bucking Bull of Australia “Take the Gamble”.

PBR Australia only visits Mount Isa once a year; delivering major league match ups between man and beast. Everyone will be on the edge of their seats from the first bull ride of the night until the last bull ride of the night.

Gates and Bar open at 5pm each day - with entertainment starting from 6pm and the first exhilarating "Buck-Out" from 7pm.

Stick around after the PBR each night for a great night of live music and dancing, with North West Queensland Favourite Party Band "Bareback" at the "After Party", with bar facilities available.
Mount Isa Show 2019 - Strongest Man and Woman Competition
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
It's back! The incredibly popular - Mount Isa Show Strongest Man and Woman Competition.

Two full days of extreme athlete's testing their muscular and mental strength, along with speed and endurance.

The Mount Isa Strongman and Strongwoman contestants will lift colossal (Atlas) stones, flip gigantic (they are talking massive) tyres, throw kegs, carry a car, deadlift extreme weights and more.

You really don't want to miss all this action - tickets to the Mount Isa Show Strongest Man and Woman competition, include entry to the 2019 Mount Isa Show, PBR (Professional Bull Ride) and After Party with North West Queensland's favourite party band "Bareback".

You really don't won't to miss any of the action!

Gates Open at 8am and close at midnight each day.

Keep your wristband on - you can come and go all day!

Salute to the Stars of Yesterday Today Friday Dinner and Show
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Outback Queensland's leading Dinner and Show venue Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla serves up amazing local produce and international artists to travellers and locals.

Salute to the Stars of Yesterday Today features artists Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Michael Buble, Elvis, The Pretenders, Adele, The Corrs, Pat Benatar and Fleetwood Mac.

Wether your destination is Cunnamulla or you're travelling the fresh flavours from our Australian menu coupled with dynamic entertainers Scott Dann and Renae Joy will delight all your senses.

Take advantage of this great value night and with the savings from pre booking you'll have spare cash to enjoy other experiences.

Meeting the locals and other travellers offers a unique opportunity to experience local culture and engage with others. This is particularly beneficial when in a vehicle together for long periods or if you're alone.

To receive their free value offer that includes drink on arrival and entrée share plates for the table be sure to pre-book by the cut off date advertised.

You won't need to worry about drinking and driving as a free door to door shuttle is available so you can relax and enjoy the show. Accommodation packages are also available.
Glencore Great Western Games 2019
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
The Great Western Games is a multi sport event held biennially in north-west Queensland along the Overlander's Way between Charters Towers and Mount Isa.

The Great Western Games will take you through architecturally rich historic towns to dinosaur centres following in the footsteps of Australia's droving heroes without even leaving the bitumen!

Athletes, officials and supporters have the opportunity to participate in this unique event whilst discovering the unspoilt beauty of North West Outback Queensland.

Local sporting clubs/associations in Charters Towers, Hughenden, Richmond, Cloncurry, Julia Creek and Mount Isa, have the opportunity to 'host' their sport and provide the opportunity to 'compete in the outback'.

Held in various locations: Charters Towers, Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek, Cloncurry, Mount Isa.
Bedourie Rugby League Nines
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
The game of brute and fitness will return to The Diamantina after 30 years in Bedourie.

Fans, tourists and locals alike are invited along to the local park, turned ruby league field, to cheer on the 2017 winners of the Bedourie Cup - Brothers Mt Isa.

Want to get amongst the action? Teams of both men and women are encouraged to nominate with prize money of AUD10,000 up for grabs.

Thanks to the QRL, NRL and Queensland Health for their continued support in bringing Healthier Lifestyle Choices to Queensland’s Outback.
Rugby Race Day
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Where too much sport is never enough on a crisp winter's afternoon in the country, rugby, then racing, then more rugby.

Old boys, young boys and some just right fellas take to the field inside the racetrack and between the races (no horses are harmed in staging this event) to showcase western rugby prowess and have a punt in the bookies ring during half time.

Live music, live heating and lively patrons make for a cracker day in Roma at Bassett Park, home of the Roma Cup (where it's very warm come November).
Outback Writers' Festival
Date Tue 25th Jun 2019 to Thu 27th Jun 2019
This event, located in the iconic town of Winton and the home of Waltzing Matilda, brings writers and readers together to exchange the telling of outback Australian stories. You will hear from award-winning and best-selling authors - their trials and tribulations of writing and successful publishing.

In addition there will be writing master classes for those interested in fiction and non fiction writing and publishing. This is an event for all ages who have a love for books.
Saxby Round-Up
Date Thu 27th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
An iconic weekend of rodeo, campdraft and gymkhana action approximately 200 kilometres north of Julia Creek. Free camping and entertainment. Bar and catering facilities will be available. Typically the last weekend in June every year for the last 50 plus years. Don't miss this authentic outback event!
Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 6th Jul 2019
Winton is fast becoming known as the “Hollywood in the Outback” thanks to the events of Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival and having several major film productions including Nick Cave’s Proposition and Ivan Sen’s "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.
All About Country Scott Dann and Renae Joy Friday Dinner and Show
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Outback Queensland's leading Dinner and Show venue Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla serves up amazing local produce and international artists to travellers and locals.

All About Country features artists Allan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, George Strait, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Connie Francis and Patsy Cline delivering Country at its best.

Whether your destination is Cunnamulla or you're travelling the fresh flavours from their Australian menu coupled with dynamic entertainers Scott Dann and Renae Joy will delight all your senses.

Take advantage of this great value night and with the savings from pre booking you'll have spare cash to enjoy other experiences.

Meeting the locals and other travellers offers a unique opportunity to experience local culture and engage with others. This is particularly beneficial when in a vehicle together for long periods or if you're alone.

To receive their free value offer that includes drink on arrival and entrée share plates for the table be sure to pre book by the cut off date advertised.

You won't need to worry about drinking and driving as a free door to door shuttle is available so you can relax and enjoy the show. Accommodation packages are also available.
Alpha Races
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.
Birdsville Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Bring the whole family to the Bronco Branding Yards in Birdsville to watch skilled bushmen and women demonstrate their craft.

Get involved in the horsemanship skills on Saturday with barrel, flag and herding races, or simply kick back ringside and enjoy the dusty action. Horsepower is than replaced by dirt bikes and quads on the Sunday, and the same events re-enacted on wheels.

You won’t starve with all the onsite catering you’d expect, plus loads of live music and evening entertainment.

Then, pitch a tent with free camping on offer and repeat it all over the next weekend at the Bedourie Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana just up the road.
Quiplie Polocrosse Carnival
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Looking for an action packed weekend?! Well look no further than the Quilpie Polocrosse Carnival.

Games kick off Saturday morning and run through to Sunday afternoon where the best of the best will play in the finals.

Bar and canteen will be operating all weekend with entertainment Saturday night.

Fore more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre.
Salute to the Stars of Yesterday Today Saturday Dinner and Show
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
Outback Queensland's leading Dinner and Show venue Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla serves up amazing local produce and international artists to travellers and locals.

Salute to the Stars of Yesterday Today features artists Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Michael Buble, Elvis, The Pretenders, Adele, The Corrs, Pat Benatar and Fleetwood Mac.

Wether your destination is Cunnamulla or you're travelling the fresh flavours from our Australian menu coupled with dynamic entertainers Scott Dann and Renae Joy will delight all your senses.

Take advantage of this great value night and with the savings from pre booking you'll have spare cash to enjoy other experiences.

Meeting the locals and other travellers offers a unique opportunity to experience local culture and engage with others. This is particularly beneficial when in a vehicle together for long periods or if you're alone.

To receive their free value offer that includes drink on arrival and entrée share plates for the table be sure to pre book by the cut off date advertised.

You won't need to worry about drinking and driving as a free door to door shuttle is available so you can relax and enjoy the show. Accommodation packages are also available.
Hughenden Golf Club Championships
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Hughenden Golf Club will be hosting a Championship Competition. Everyone is welcome to attend.

If you intend on competing, please use the contact provided to register.
Rockhana Gem and Mineral Festival
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Cloncurry Shire is rich in gold, copper, garnets, amethyst, crystals, Maltese crosses as well as collection of other minor minerals that can be sourced in the region; and at the Rockhana Gem and Mineral Festival you will see them all on display.

It is unique and the only event of its kind held in the North West, with live entertainment, children's activities, market stalls and gem and mineral specimens available for purchase.

The event is held annually on the first weekend on 5th 6th & 7th July 2019, during the cooler months many tourists passing by find themselves enjoying a chat with the locals and getting a snap shot on 'life in the bush'.
Bedourie Campdraft, Rodeo, Gymkhana and Bronco Branding
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek, soak up all the action and speed of the country’s best horse, bike and bull riders in Bedourie.

A township home to 120 locals and is appropriately named to reference a ‘dust storm’, stand ringside with hundreds, who flock to appreciate precision, agility and tight teamwork at it’s very best.
Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge and Campdraft
Date Wed 10th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
The Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge and Campdraft is an annual campdrafting and challenge event celebrating the talent and passion of horsemen and is regarded as one of the greatest horse events in Australia. The Challenge is an elite and prestigious event, drawing competitors from all states in to a fierce and thrilling competition. The Challenge originated in Cloncurry in 1983 and involves 'wet' and 'dry' work that includes competitors and horses completing patterns including manoeuvres such as flying changes, roll backs, spins and stops. The competitor and horse are also required to complete cattle work to demonstrate a variety of skills. There are nine campdraft and six challenge events for all ages, evening entertainment including a rodeo, live entertainment and trade stalls.
Half Way There - Charleville Shindig
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
On your way to the Big Red Bash and need somewhere to overnight? Call in at Charleville and enjoy a street party with food stalls and a whole lot more. Be entertained by local artists and musicians.

Where are you half way to?
Half Way to Birdsville?
Half Way to Christmas holidays?
Half Way to your next stop?
Let them know where you are half way to?

Looking forward to a street party with everyone on their Half Way to party!

This year you can also be involved in a World Record attempt at the Longest Damper. The day will take place on Saturday 13 July at the Charleville Fishing Club with food, music entertainment and more.
Bedourie Camel and Pig Races and Camp oven Cook-off
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
Forget horses as it’s the camels that reign supreme on in Bedourie. Be amongst the hundreds of race goers who converge on the town to watch dozens of camels race in six events, worth a total of more than AUD11,000.

Also amongst the action is pig racing, wood chopping and novelty events like the ‘old farts’ and ‘old boilers’. Plus, enjoying the traditional camp oven cook-off, where you’re invited (free of charge) to bake your very own bread using provided ingredients.

If it happens to be a success (and not a brick) and you wanna take it home… Easy, purchase your own world-famous cast iron camp oven invented in the droving camps of a bygone era just in town.
Windorah Gymkhana
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Windorah Gymkhana has both motorbike and horse events for all age groups, and is held on the Saturday prior to Windorah Bronco Branding and Stockman's Challenge.

Also, the Windorah Gymkhana has a range of novelty events, such as Bang and Go Back, Walk, Trot and Lead, and Motorbike Chariot Race. Lots of fun for both spectators and competitors.

As part of the Gymkhana and Bronco Branding circuit each year, it is just one of the great events to attend in the channel country.
Windorah Stockman's Challenge
Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
The Windorah Stockman's Challenge is a judged event, comprising of Junior and Juvenile, Beginner and Open flat work. It is a great opportunity for new and seasoned riders of varying riding disciplines and skills, to show off their abilities and horses.

The Windorah Stockman's Challenge is also held with the Windorah Gymkhana and Windorah Bronco Branding, so a busy, fun filled community weekend!

For the spectator, the Windorah Stockman's Challenge is a fun way to view the horsemanship skills of our budding riders and local stockmen and women.

Nomination forms and patterns are available from the Windorah Information Centre prior to competition.
July 4X4 Fun Day
Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
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 Fun 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.

Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer. CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts.
Windorah Bronco Branding
Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
Windorah Bronco Branding is an annual event, and is part of Queensland's Bronco Branding circuit. Bronco Branding is an Australian only sport, derived from the necessity of branding and marking calves, within the vast tracts of land in remote Australia. "Bronco" horses and a team of people compete in a timed event against other teams, some of whom have travelled a very long way.

This iconic Australian event, showcases pioneering adaptation, and the natural competiveness of we Aussies, along with our country sense of humour, ribbing opposing teams, and animal and land care.

If you're a bushy, or just would like to see how this sport is done, come along and enjoy country community spirit, along with a beer, great food and entertainment.
Birdsville Big Red Bash
Date Tue 16th Jul 2019 to Thu 18th Jul 2019
Have the experience of a lifetime at the world’s most remote music festival, the Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of Australia’s outback! The three-day festival returns at the Big Red desert dune near Birdsville, Queensland.
Boulia Camel Races
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
It's the 'Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing', held every July in the spectacular remote town of Boulia in Outback Queensland.

It's truly an epic moment as the camels come lumbering down to the finish line - an Outback icon experience to put on your bucket list!

Boulia's Camel Cup is the longest camel race in Australia, run over 1500 metres and is a prized win amongst competitors on Australia's professional camel races circuit.

On the trackside not to be missed is the hilarious camel tagging competition.

Watch the fearless competitors attempt to put a piece of duct tape on a very lively camel, run back to a marker and then return to get the tape, aiming to doing it in the fastest time.



In the evening kick back and enjoy live entertainment, starring Outback favourite Mick Lindsay in 2018! During the three days of events there's also tabby races, fireworks, children's amusements and a host of novelty races, including the Great Australian Ride-on Lawnmower Competition.

It’s an adventure into the land of the mysterious Min Min Light and there's plenty of nights to camp out and hope to see the light, since onsite camping is available for 15 days!

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.



So, come along, explore, discover and celebrate the past!

Kids Rock Junior Rodeo, Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo and King of the Goldfields Steer Wrestling
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Charters Towers is indisputably the centre of Rodeo in the North and has a long history with Rodeo with the Charters Towers Rodeo Association hosting events since 1948.

The event features bulls, broncs, barrels, roping, bulldogging and bucking bareback ponies.

A live band will keep the mood going once the arena action is completed.

The rodeos is a great family friendly outing, with all of the extreme rodeo action taking place under the covered arena at the Charters Towers Dalrymple Equestrian Complex.

Nockatunga/Toompine Polocrosse Carnival
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
Make your way to Toompine for the annual Nockatunga/Toompine Polocrosse Carnival at Toompine!

Free camping is available with access to toilets and showers. Bar and canteen will be in operation all weekend as well as the Toompine Hotel.

More information will be provided as details are confirmed.

For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery.
Hughenden Cup Races
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
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 - 30
Lady of the Meet 31+
Millinery
Gent of the Meet
Couple of the Meet
Teen Boy & Girl (12 - 17)
Junior Boy & Girl (6 - 11)
Tiny Tot Boy & Girl (0-5)
Taroom APRA Professional Rodeo
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
The Taroom Rodeo is held in July, every year.

For a region that prizes its horses for work and recreation, rodeos are just a normal part of country life.

The Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) stages more than 100 competitions across the nation, looking for the grittiest and best. Taroom Rodeo is part of the action and each year the best bronco riders come to town, keen to win their way to the top.
The Mount Isa Blast
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
“Twice a day this place explodes! And there’s no telling what secrets will come out of the ground…”

Queensland Music Festival returns to Mount Isa for an explosive outdoor theatrical spectacular! Created for, by and with the Mount Isa community, The Mount Isa Blast celebrates the people, the place and the pulse of a resilient, diverse and proud regional city.

Expect stellar performances from our cast of hundreds of locals – including the supremely talented William Barton and Megan Sarmardin – that draw upon QMF’s rich history of musical endeavours in Mount Isa, including the unforgettable Bob Cat Dancing (2003), Swingin’ Utes (2011) and Symphony of the Inland Sea (2015). The magical blast also unearths new talent and songs, as Mount Isa looks to the future.

Featuring utes, bob cats, motocross, livestock, mass choirs and a full symphony orchestra, The Mount Isa Blast will be an immense celebration of the region, its colourful history, diverse strengths and legendary resilience.
Hughenden Country Music Festival
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The Hughenden Country Music Festival is 27 consecutive years of very entertaining music in a modern air conditioned building in the town of Hughenden only a few minutes from a hotel, bank, chemist, doctor and post office.

A concert as of the festival on Friday night July 27 commencing at 7pm.

Costs apply for the concert.

There are two free workshops. A songwriters presented by the great Alan Caswell on Thursday July 26 which has free admission. There is also a music workshop presented by Karen Thomsen and John Quinn. All aspects of performance which is also free admission.

There will be a poets' breakfast on Sunday morning July 29 at 7.30am.
This poets' breakfast will be presented by Brenda Joy.

Hughenden Rugby 7's Carnival
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The Hughenden Rugby 7's Carnival is an annual 1 day carnival bringing at least 18 rugby teams, coaches, referees and spectators together in a well respected carnival.

The Hughenden Rugby 7's Carnival is becoming well known as a fun and supportive carnival, with teams as far as Mt Isa, Longreach and beyond competing.



The Hughenden Rugby 7's Committee is dedicated to supporting the local community.

Charters Towers Show
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019 to Tue 30th Jul 2019
Charters Towers will be alive with live performances, agriculture, produce, exhibitors and the famous side show alley for three exciting days.

There is always something happening in the ring with showjumping and ring events to sit and watch throughout the day. Entertainment aplenty with local performers, whip cracking, wood chopping, racing mowers, agricultural alley and of course, fireworks! The kids will be kept busy with sideshow alley full of rides for all ages and lots of fun to be had, don't forget to pick your self up a showbag!

The Pavilions are a must see with competitions featuring art, craft, wood-turning, photography, baking, confectionery, fruit, vegetables, plants, home brew, school student displays and many more.
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
Join them for their 60th year, as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations in 2019 from August 9 to 11.

The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast.

It's non-stop rodeo action - bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback bronc, rope and tie, steer wresting, team roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping. With competitors from all over Australia and internationally vying for Australia's richest rodeo prize pool and the coveted all around cowboy and all around cowgirl prize buckles.

Immerse yourself with unearthed and behind the scenes chute tours.

Throw in Rodeo Rock Concerts, "The Isa Street Party", Mardi Gras, Queen Quest, Bush Poets Breakfast, Markets and our 60th Rodeo into the mix and you've got one big party!

The legend continues. Since 1959.

Hughenden Campdraft 2019
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
The Hughenden Campdraft is a three day Outback event with horses, food, bar and entertainment.

Hughenden Campdraft is a family friendly event that has a welcoming social atmosphere.

Everyone is welcome to attend....spectators free entry.

Theodore Trail Ride
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
More than 600 competitors and 1200 spectators gather on a pile of dirt each year for the thrash it or crash it but keep it coming competition – the Theodore Trail Bike Ride.

A fundraiser for Theodore State School, the event is now in its eighth year and it just keeps on getting bigger. With a family focus, riders as young as four years old come to try their skills on the hills.

A post-challenge obstacle course adds hilarity as riders try their luck flying over logs, rolling barrels and a water course, the antics considered a good laugh at the riders’ expense.

Then it’s movie time, the best part of the day, when everyone can sit back and re-live the action all over again with home movies of their heroic acts.

The Student Council and teachers run a food stall with real barista coffee and the onsite catering is run by community groups.

Held at Gyranda, 11 kilometres north of Cracow and 43 kilometres south of Theodore.
August 4x4 Fun Day
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
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 Fun 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.



Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer.

CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts..

Better in Blackall Festival
Date Wed 14th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
Combining the best that Blackall has to offer, the outback explodes into a five-day festival packed with local grazing plates, sunset wine tastings, street parties, art and cultural displays, billycart races, barbecue cook-offs, live music and a swag load of familiar faces, including country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley and Play Schools Jay Laga’aia.
Life is #betterinblackall
Cobb & Co Festival
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Travel in a horse drawn carriage, see a bullock wagon in action, celebrate a piece of Australia’s unique outback history - just don’t tangle with the bushrangers!

Come to the Maranoa to celebrate the last run of the Cobb & Co Coach service in Australia along the Cobb & Co Way. Book a seat on the horse-drawn coach for a section of the historic route, bring a horse and team up with the trail ride, or join the celebration in event transport – this family friendly event retraces the 76 kilometre route of Cobb & Co Mail Service No. 177.

Celebrations include coach rides around Yuleba and Surat, a bush dance, markets, an open air concert, live theatre, an exhibition by national award winning artist Kathy Ellem, classic Australian movies showing in Surat’s heritage listed Shire Hall, and the list goes on…

Come along in period dress and join in the celebration of Australia’s history.

Tickets are required for most events. Keep an eye on their Cobb & Co Festival Facebook page for when bookings open.

And beware the bushrangers!
North Queensland Elite Rodeo
Date Fri 16th Aug 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
North Queensland Elite Rodeo is an invitational only event putting the very best rodeo athletes against the best animals in the country. Their goal is to not only put on one of the greatest competitions for spectators but to also show junior and emerging rodeo stars that there is a pathway for this great sport.
Prairie Races
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Drag your swag and crawl a mile to their annual Prairie Races! Dress up, maybe win a prize in their Fashions on the Field - open to all ages. Lots of entertainment for young and old. Five race program, on field betting on local and southern fields. Family friendly environment. Late night entertainment. Beers are cold and plenty of food so stay the night! Heaps of room for camping and there are hot showers and toilets available. Breakfast available in the morning!
Annual Prairie Jockey Club Races
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Their Annual Prairie Races are held once year in their little community town. There will be five races on day, bookies in attendance, bar license till late, Fashions on the field for all ages, food and drink till late, kids entertainment through out the day and music till late.

Free camping, showers and toilets. Wheelchair friendly.
Flinders Challenge Netball Carnival
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
The Flinders Challenge is a one day event that encourages everyone to play.

With various games of Junior and Senior throughout the day, everyone is welcome to attend.

All Players are to register with Netball Queensland in order to compete in the carnival.

Legends and the Locals 2019
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
Imagine watching your idol perform... The bright lights, the songs you've loved for years being recreated right there in front of you, in your town... and then onto the stage steps a friend of yours, or maybe you? You walk right up to where your idol is standing and you pick up the microphone, or the guitar, and you start playing along! You look out into the crowd and the whole town is watching this magical moment, and they couldn't be more proud to see one of their own performing side by side with an absolute legend!

Legends and the Locals is a Hey There Happiness concept (featuring a different Australian music Legend each year) of Regional Queensland communities. The much loved music ‘Legend' is accompanied by an up and coming support act, and invites locals to join the show for unique collaborations.

In 2019 they are delighted to be able to present Country music Legend Troy Cassar-Daley who has released 10 studio albums over 30 years.

It's Troy's generous nature that makes him perfect for connecting with the communities and sharing skills.​

Drover's Camp Festival
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
The Drovers Camp Festival is a unique outback flavoured festival.

Come to yarn with the old drovers and hear their amazing stories.



A fun-filled weekend. Friday opens with a lively street parade including humorous floats, musicians, horses and coaches culminating in a fun-filled, lively night full of entertainment. The street parade will be followed by the Ozzie Outdoors Mail Race where the winner and runner up prize money is shared between team members and your chosen charity. To top this weekend off, enjoy yarning with an old drover, Bronco Branding, music, poetry and Saturday night concert with a special artist. During the weekend wander through the Droving Heritage Centre and enjoy the top class photographic competition and displays.

Mass service Sunday morning in the Heritage Centre.

Be entertained at the Drover's Campsite.

The Drover's Camp is one kilometre east of the township of Camooweal, turn left at the cemetery road, then left again.

Please book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Betoota Races
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
Witness the ghost town of Betoota come to life with holiday goers and Outback folk to celebrate the region’s signature event – The Betoota Races – and kicking off the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival.

Firstly, don your dancing shoes on Friday night for an outback bush dance followed by backing a winner in one of the six horse race meets the next day. Don’t forget there’s also Fashions on the Field, a mystery auction and lucky gate prizes. You’ve gotta be in it to win it, right?

Than mingle with the down to earth country characters living in isolated Betoota, which sits on a vast gibber plain surrounded by cattle stations east of Birdsville and west of Windorah. Once famous as a Cobb and Co change station, now a secluded lonely ghost town.

Year round folk are also welcome to camp by the riverbank of Brown’s Creek near the deserted Betoota Hotel and stop at Deon’s Lookout - a memorial with peaceful views.
Cunnamulla Fella Festival
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
The Cunnamulla Fella Festival is an annual three day event located at Cunnamulla in south west Queensland and showcases the the best of the outback lifestyle. It features activities and entertainment including a shearing display, bronc and bull riding, markets, live music, motorbike and horse sports and much much more. A variety of food and drinks are available over the course of the event and tickets can be purchased from the Cunnamulla Fella Visitor Centre or at the gates.
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.
Simpson Desert Racing Carnival
Date Sat 31st Aug 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
The Simpson Desert Racing Carnival incorporates the Betoota Races, Birdsville Races and Bedourie Races for the ultimate outback racing experience. Held over three consecutive weekends, bar, food, camping and entertainment available!
Flinders Invitational Triples
Date Sat 31st Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
Hughenden Bowls Club will be hosting the annual Flinders Invitational Triples. This is a family friendly event, full of fun and laughter. With food, bar and entertainment the Hughenden Bowls Club invites everyone to come along to support the competitors as they compete for the best result!
Kangaranga Do Street Party
Date Tue 3rd Sep 2019
On your way to the Birdsville Races? Then join in the fun at the annual Quilpie Kangaranga Do Street Party! From 6pm until midnight, this is a fun filled family night out!

This years event will feature the ever popular "get your rocks off competition", bath tub derby, wool bale rolling, great prizes, stalls, food and bar until late, kids activities and live entertainment!

Make Quilpie a destination stop over on your trip and join the locals for some country fun and entertainment.
Windorah International Yabby Races
Date Wed 4th Sep 2019
The Windorah International Yabby Races began 1998, and is always on the Wednesday night prior to the iconic Birdsville Races, which is on the first weekend of each September.

It is held in the street outside of the Western Star Hotel, and draws a crowd of punters, ready to whet their appetite with speedy blue claw crustaceans.

As well an opportunity for a good knees up, with live music, it is an event which helps raise much needed funds for Royal Flying Doctors Association, local community groups, as well as auctioning for charitable organisations, such as Breast Cancer Research and Tie Up The Black Dog.
Birdsville Races
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019
Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment. The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival, the 13 race program features horses from all over Australia competing for the coveted Birdsville Cup. Other entertainment includes the Fashions on the Field, Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe, entertainment at the Birdsville Hotel, Fun Run, Cocktail Party, a variety of food vendors, a giant auction and much more.



Attracting visitors from all over the world, the Birdsville Races is an event you will be talking about for years to come.

Curious about what could draw so many people to a tiny, outback town on the edge of the desert? Join them at the Birdsville Races to experience an Australian racing tradition.

Charleville Bilby Festival
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
The second Sunday in September is National Bilby Day, the only day an Australian animal has its own gazetted special day. Head to the Bilby Experience at the Charleville Railway Station and enjoy breakfast and spend some time learning about these unique animals.
The weekend is full of entertainment, tours and not to forget the famous 'Fur Ball' on Saturday night.
Baralaba Saratoga Classic Fishing Competition
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Now in its nineteenth year and touted as one of Queensland’s top inland fishing competitions, the Saratoga Classic falls on the second weekend in September. Attracting 300-plus participants, aged from four years and up, and with rich prizes up for grabs, there’s no shortage of willing challengers. It’s all friendly rivalry though, and a great excuse for family fun with live entertainment until midnight, markets (free to stall vendors), and festival fare provided by the local P and C.

Weigh-in is strictly by 12pm each day and this year, organisers are offering a new mobile weigh-in service so contestants who don’t want to leave their post, can weigh-in without having to move.

The Baralaba Recreation and Fish Stocking group tops up fish supplies with about 60000 fingerlings each year.

Camping at the Neville Hewitt Weir is available but works on a first in, best dressed basis.

Sites are limited.

Bedourie Races and Rodeo
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
Dress to impress in pink for Bedourie’s much anticipated Races and Rodeo. Yes, that’s right the colour pink (not the singer, silly).

All in the name of Breast Cancer Research, join hundreds as they flock trackside by day in their finest pink silks to back a winner crossing the pink finishing posts.

By night the entertainment switches gears into Rodeo mode with cowboys and their beasts on display, live music and a fun-flowing bar.



Don’t forget to also carve time to enjoy the town sights including the restored historic Mud Hut, the dust storm sculpture on Herbert Street and the 22 person therapeutic spa with warm crystal-clear water immersing you from an artesian bore.

Cloncurry Beat The Heat Festival
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
Celebrate the true Cloncurry way with a Street Party on Scarr Street with live entertainment, tickle your tastebuds with the curry cooking competition and cheer on your favourite team in the Mine Cart Race.

Catch up with old and new friends and have a great time.

Join them at the Spring Races on Hensley Drive for races and Fashion on the Field

Held on September 13 and 14, 2019 Beat the Heat is a great way to celebrate the start of the warmer weather in Cloncurry.

St Francis School Sacred Heart Parish Fete
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019
Come along and join them at the Sacred Heart Parish Fete! A fantastic family friendly event. With a food, bar, entertainment, stalls, rides and much more!
Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Looking for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than the Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo.

With fashion parades, stalls of all kinds, a sideshow alley, entertainment for the kids, an all day bar and canteen and show pavilion.



Come dusk make your way to the arena for the night time Rodeo featuring the annual Wayne Allen memorial bull ride where the bulls are feisty and the country folk know how to entertain! Be amazed as these cowboys go head to head with some of the best bulls in the west for their chance at an eight second ride.

Dance long into the night with great music and a bar til late.

For an outback experience with true country hospitality, make the Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo your big day out!

Get Gardening Expo
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Join the Jericho community for a fun filled day at the Get Gardening Expo.

Enjoy market stalls, food stalls, entertainment, special guest gardening speaker and the announcement of the winner of the annual Get Gardening Competition.

The Outback Food and Wine Festival 2019
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Head to Stockman’s Hall of Fame on September 14, 2019 and savour great food, wine and craft beers at the Outback Food and Wine Festival.

It’s a must-attend outback event where you can wet your appetite and indulge your senses with a fun filled night. It kicks off with a little bit of jazz and little bit of country at 6pm.

Early bird tickets online at Stockman’s Hall of Fame, book yours today!
Outback Food Wine and Music Festival
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Enjoy the Grazing marquee with a twist of Outback Flavours, Craft Beers and Wine. Grab your tickets and don't miss what will be a great event!
Outback Paddle Regatta
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
The Outback Paddle Regatta (OPR) was born from this immense pride for the outback and aims to promote and celebrate water sporting at Longreach by engaging with and encouraging more people to visit the outback and revel in its famous hospitality.

Set on the mighty Thomson River located five kilometres north of Longreach in Outback Queensland, the Outback Paddle Regatta offers something for everyone. Whether it’s a stand up paddle boards, kayak, canoes or dragon boats, this competitive regatta will be one to remember.
Thargomindah Motorbike Sports and Enduro
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Arguably Far South West Queensland’s most popular motorbike event of the year!

This weekend is fast paced and action packed, filled with exciting thrills and spills which showcases the amazing motocross skills of their youngest thrill seekers right through to their visiting motocross champions.

Saturday kicks off the weekend with motorbike sporting events which include challenges that cater for all levels of riding experience, from children to the more advanced motorbike enthusiasts – hey, even Mum could get in on the action!

Sunday challenges the more adventurous rider with a three hour enduro ride that snakes through the Bulloo River channels, the rider with the most completed laps will be the winner.

There are three different classes to compete in – 250cc, 450cc and the Masters Pony Express which is open for the over 35’s.

There will be a canteen and bar operating all weekend with amenities onsite.

Entry to this event is free and participation is encouraged.

Visitors, locals and tourist will all be welcomed to come and join the action at the Thargomindah Rodeo Grounds.

Free camping (with hot showers) will be available for attendees over the weekend.

Ewan Races
Date Thu 26th Sep 2019 to Sat 28th Sep 2019
The Ewan Races honour the true spirit of country racing, by conducting its annual two-day race meeting, on the banks of Stockyard Creek, Charters Towers in North Queensland.

With its on track facilities, EATC is proud to offer two days of first class, professional country racing with a prize pool of over AUD100,000, making it one of the richest country meetings on the racing calendar.

And what is racing without fashion? Ewan’s Fashions on the Field is a fiercely contested event: Friday dedicated entirely to Microfashion (ages 0 to 17), and Saturday for the adult categories.

Other activities include: Live music each night, children’s fancy dress, jumping castle, fun run and children’s sports.

Pride of the West Races
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019
On Saturday 28 September make your way to Quilpie’s Bulloo Park Complex for the Quilpie Diggers Race Club annual Station Challenge...‘Pride of the West’ Races.

On Saturday at 11.30am the gates open with a Canteen and Bar available all day. Ladies and gents wear your best attire and try your hand at “Fashions on the Field” with great prizes available.

Have a flutter on Sky Channel as the station horses thunder down the straight.



Dinner available in the evening and great music to dance the night away to. This is a unique event in the racing world so ensure you mark this on your calendar.

For further information contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre.

Woop Woop Festival
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Mon 7th Oct 2019
Woop Woop Festival is not your average music festival!

The town of Woop Woop will rise from the dust on a rural cattle station just outside of Roma Queensland this October over the Queens Birthday long weekend.
It's here where "music meets myth" in an Australian first, multi-day immersive entertainment event!

Enjoy everything from country music to rock'n'roll with a large line-up of quality musicians from across Australia!
Be transported through time in the street of Woop Woop where the immersive entertainment never stops.

Woop Woop is Australian slang for "the middle of nowhere" but did you know it also refers to a mythical outback town, a town which is literally being built in the heart of the Queensland outback!

In the town square you'll find actors or 'townfolk' who immerse you in the legend of Woop Woop. A town trapped across time.
You'll be transported through every decade with music and a theatrical spectacular.

In the town you'll find spaces for kids, comedy, health and wellness, movies, food, markets and so much more!
There is simply something for everyone and you're guaranteed not to be bored!

Come out west and witness the story unfold!
See you out Woop Woop!
Quiplie Bowls Carnival
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Nominate your bowls team for Quilpie's two day bowls carnival to be held on 5 and 6 of October.

Play against teams from Quilpie and far and wide!

For more information please call the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery.
Millchester Festival of Dirt
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Come and check out a round of the NQ Super Series Offroad Championships to be held in Charters Towers!

Offroad racing is from 9am to 4pm Saturday. Sunday has more Offroad racing from 8am till 12pm followed by presentations and CT 4x4 Club Come and Try where you can take your vehicle on the 4x4 tracks!
October 4X4 Fun Day
Date Sun 13th Oct 2019
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 Fun 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.



Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer.

CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts..

Come See Do - AFC Mount Isa (Outback)
Date Wed 16th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
Mount Isa lies in the heart of Queensland’s vast North West Outback region – it’s arid, remote and romantic. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback‘, Mount Isa is a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions. Nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is the perfect place to fish, camp and enjoy an outback sunset.

•The ultimate fishing, camping and outdoor Australian experience
•Build on your learning and experience with Australia’s best anglers
•Catch a Barramundi on Lake Moondarra
•Experience four-wheel-driving and learn about vehicle recovery
•Go walkabout with an Indigenous guide
•Come, see and do it all over three days of adventure in Outback Queensland

Further your learning with the AFC anglers and join them for a truly authentic and unforgettable Australian experience.
Theodore Bulls 'n' Barrels Bonanza
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
Theodore’s 2019 Bulls ‘n’ Barrels Bonanza is back bigger and better than ever!

For a district that prizes its horses for work and recreation, rodeos are just a normal part of the life. Around for more than 150 years, the origins of the rodeo date back to the drovers’ runs – on stations where wild horses and cattle would be found in the scrub or on the trail, as the teams moved herds over hundreds of miles.

Horses had to be broken and cattle reigned in. The all-important skills of the drover were his strength, agility and staying power and accuracy with a rope.

The same set of skills are as relevant today as back then. A rider’s reputation is on the line when he takes to the ring. Fighting the thrashings of the steer or horse, precious seconds on the clock tick down; with the longest of the stayers receiving the adoration of the crowd.

There will be a bar operating, food available for purchase and activities for the kids!

Proceeds go to the Theodore Early Childcare Centre. This is a CRCA affiliated event.
Rotary Arts and Crafts Market Day
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Beautifully handcrafted goodies for the home are the feature of Rotary’s ever-popular Arts and Crafts Market Day. This is a chance to find that little something that no one else has and to hear the story behind it, directly from the artist.

The quality is astonishing. Imitations are strictly forbidden, which is why the crowds keep growing, year after year.

Held annually, the Arts and Crafts Market Day is one of Biloela Rotary Club’s biggest fundraisers, attracting up to 70 exhibitors from the local area and further afield.

Market goers will be treated to a quilting display on the day.

Onsite catering means you’re always assured of a great lunchtime snack or morning or afternoon tea.

The event date and venue doesn’t change too much, always scheduled for the end of October at the Biloela Civic Centre in time for early Christmas shoppers.

This year’s market day is set to be the biggest yet with lots of new stall holders joining in!
Towers Rush
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
Participate in an Amazing Race style treasure hunt in Charters Towers where you will race to checkpoints and complete challenges to gain points. Be the team with the most points at the end of the race to take out the title at Towers Rush.

Be part of the event which has captivated the community and led competitors to abseil heritage buildings, construct food masterpieces, paddle the river, completing puzzles and challenges and much more!
Paluma Dam Good Trail Run 2019
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
Join them for the last trail run of the year in the village of the clouds, Paluma. The event offers a six kilometre, 10 kilometre and 20 kilometre course, taking you through the stunning rainforest scenery of Paluma, up and down hills and across creeks. The cooler temperatures make it perfect for running at this time of the year.
November 4x4 Fun Day
Date Sun 10th Nov 2019
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 Fun 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.



Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer.

CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts.

Remembrance Day Quilpie
Date Mon 11th Nov 2019
Join the Quilpie Community as we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our country.

To be held at Bob Young Memorial Park from 10.45am on Sunday 11 November 2019.

More information provided as event details are finalised.

For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre.
Remembrance Day Service
Date Mon 11th Nov 2019
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Join the Hughenden community for the 2019 Remembrance Day service.
Qantas Birthday Celebration Free Morning Tea and Super Constellation Interior Launch
Date Sat 16th Nov 2019
On Saturday 16 November 2019 Qantas will mark its 99th birthday. To celebrate the Qantas birthday, Qantas Founders Museum will launch the completed interior work of the Super Constellation Project followed by a barbeque and a birthday cake.

The celebrations will begin at 9.30am. This event is free to attend. To share in the celebrations of the day, Qantas Founders Museum will also provide FREE ENTRY TO OUR MUSEUM.

This Super Constellation project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

Australia Day Awards Quilpie
Date Sun 26th Jan 2020
Come and celebrate Australia Day and the presentation of the Australia Day Awards at Bulloo Park!

Starting at 6pm with a free community barbecue. Bar will be in operation until late.

For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery.
Campdraft 4 A Cause
Date Fri 10th Apr 2020 to Sun 12th Apr 2020
Campdraft 4 A Cause aims to run a campdraft each year and donate proceeds to a different charity each time to help make a difference to some people's lives.
Toompine Easter Gunshoot
Date Sat 11th Apr 2020 to Sun 12th Apr 2020
Why not spend your Easter Saturday and Sunday in good company and a great atmosphere at the Toompine Day/Night Clay Target Shoot.

Participate in the competition or sit back and watch the self proclaimed outback professionals of the Clay Target Shooting world. With food and drinks available all day, including a bar and a barbecue dinner at night, you’ll be well looked after.

Bring your swag and stay the night as there are free showers and plenty of camping spots. All this is sure to make for a great Easter weekend.

For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre.
ANZAC Day Parade
Date Sat 25th Apr 2020
'ANZAC' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.

The Hughenden community comes together every year to commemorate their heroic actions during the war.
ANZAC Day Memorial Service and Diggers Games
Date Sat 25th Apr 2020
Join them for the Annual ANZAC Day Memorial Services in front of the Cenotaph at the Hughenden Aquatic Centre.

Dawn Service will be held at 6am.
Day Service will be held at 10am.

A family friendly event "Diggers Games" will be held at the Hughenden Railway Social Club beginning at 12pm. Everyone is invited.