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Regional Tourism Guide for Toowoomba
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Cully Fest
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Cully means friends.

The Cully Fest brings together friends, new and old, helps bridge the gap between city and country, improves knowledge and understanding and celebrates the heart and spirit of outback culture, tradition and history.

Their aim is to inspire, entertain and educate the local community and visitors on the many facets of outback life, by showcasing unique attractions (opal, dinosaurs), facilitating workshops, activities and staging performances which incorporate indigenous culture, outback characters, country and folk music.

Nanango Waterhole Rocks
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Nanango Waterhole Rocks is a Rock and Roll weekend festival this year celebrating Johnny O’keefe on the 40th anniversary of his passing. They have the biggest and best dance floor you ever kicked your heels up on.

Park your caravan or pitch the tent and walk up to the hall for a spit roast (AUD16.50) on Thursday and they’ll do the washing up. Listen or dance to Old 45's, Little Stevie and the Tail Fins, Retro Rockers Dance Band, Twang and lots more acts over the whole four days.

Classic Cars, memorabilia and the most fun you can have without laughing!

Sunday - free.
Toowoomba Expo
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
This event is a major shopping experience for Toowoomba and surrounding districts. The 2018 event will host an extensive range of quality home and lifestyle products including building, renovating, green living, home improvements, homewares, kitchenware, electrical, pools, spas, finance, gardening, solar energy and heating, and loads more.

The Caravan and Leisure Expo is a huge success and returns with a great range of products and services for getting outdoors and enjoying the warmer months ahead with family and friends, with the latest caravans, camper trailers, auto and four wheel drive accessories, camping equipment and more on show.
Menopause The Musical
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realise that Menopause is no longer "the silent passage", but a stage in every woman's life, which is perfectly normal! Men love it too! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!

Join the sisterhood and see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about!

It's the hilarious celebration of women and "the change".
Toowoomba Gemfest - Gems and Jewellery
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
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.

Carvings from precious and semi-precious stones are great for gifts, including Christmas presents. All items are for sale.

Gemstone testing/identification will again be available. This is a free service to the public, done by a member of the Gemmological Association.

The kids will love the Fossicking for Children area.



Missing a gemstone in your jewellery? Bring it along and see if you can find a matching gemstone. Create your own unique piece of jewellery: purchase a setting and select your favourite gemstone and have it set before you go home.

Tickets for three fabulous jewellery raffle prizes will be on sale; also hourly lucky door prizes.

Inside the hall, around 28 gem traders come from Central Queensland in the north, to Sydney in the south and put together this two-day spectacle. Around 30 traders also sell their merchandise outside the hall.

Catering provided by Toowoomba business.

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Stanthorpe Region
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Join their fully guided two-day leisure cycling tour of the Granite Belt to discover some of the area’s little gems. Pedal along quiet country roads enjoying the scenery, sampling local gourmet produce and wines while they take care of the directions.
ABBA-solutely Fabulous
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
After sell out shows across Australia in 2017, award winning entertainers Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy bring their smash hit live concert ABBA-solutely Fabulous to the Empire Theatre!

Get ready to experience an outrageously funny romp through ABBA’s smash hits. The original dynamos from the world-wide musical sensation MAMMA MIA! will delight with their irresistible humour and explosive renditions of songs. Burchmore and Mulcahy are two of the country’s most formidable entertainers.

With their platform boots, lycra cat suits and big hair this dynamic duo - who channel a fair splash of Patsy and Eddy of 'Absolutely Fabulous’ fame – will have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s smash hits. Think Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance, Ring Ring, Does Your Mother Know, Money Money Money, Fernando and many more! Designed to thrill super fans who and charm a whole new generation, it’s the ultimate party night out!

Catch Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulchay live in a hysterical romp through ABBA’s smash hits! It’s unlike any ABBA show you’ve ever seen before; it’s ABBA-solutely Fabulous!
Skate Titans Toowoomba
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Chalk drive Skateboarding!

Run format for Juniors but Opens is a AUD500 Cash grab contest.

Get on it!

12pm to 1pm
Young groms competing will have a designated coach on the day to take them through their first contest and during the contest as well.

Heaps of other festivities are going on so check the website to see what else is on.
A Russian Triple Bill
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Following sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, The Imperial Russian Ballet return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill, the first time the company has brought this stunning program to Australia.

Act 1 - Carmen
Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

Act 2- Les Sylphides
A short ballet in one act about a young man, who while walking at night encounters a groups of sylphs or magical women.

Act 3 - Sleeping Beauty (from Act III)
A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all!

In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company - The West Australian
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
“I’m late…I’m late for a very important date”

Come dressed in your favourite Alice attire and join Toowoomba’s biggest tea party – it’s going to be mad! Craft activities include making your own wacky hat, painting the roses red, flower masks and many other mad things!

Grab your picnic pack for AUD7.50 on the day.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Warwick Rodeo National APRA National Finals and Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft
Date Mon 22nd Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
In traditional country style, “Australia's Most Famous" rodeo and campdraft celebrates and epitomises the determination and skill of riders. It honours Warwick being home of the Australian Championships since 1928.

Watch bull, horse and rider fly out the gate as campdrafting and rodeo merge in a historic high-stakes week-long event.

You’ll be in awe of the high level of skill and connection between campdrafting riders and their steeds as women, men and juniors vie for various race honours.



The Rodeo is the final of the Australian APRA series, so you’ll feel the tension build as each member of an elite group make their final pitch to win the Warwick Gold Cup event and achieve the pinnacle of their sport.

You can also browse tradeshow alley for genuine country attire, tuck into great country cooking, wash away the dust with a refreshing drink, chat to the locals and soak up stories about Australian country icons, snag an autograph from rodeo celebrities roaming the grounds, stay on to party with live music ‘til the early hours and meet the riders and learn how they prepare for bull-rides and campdrafts.

Festival of Small Halls - Millmerran
Date Wed 24th Oct 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.

A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is coming back to the Empire Theatre after a sell-out performance in 2017. The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon which we know and loved as "Looking Through a Glass Onion" was re-produced and rebranded for its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre.

Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters, and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, part concert and part biography, reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds, All You Need is Love, Come Together, Help, Working Class Hero, Mother, Jealous Guy, and more.

For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.

“Lennon’s spirit shines through on “Glass Onion”” – NEW YORK POST
Brews and Barbie Bash
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
A must attend one day Food Drink and Music Festival featuring the best Breweries, Wineries and Foodies in South East Queensland. A celebration of their abundant agricultural lands, farmers, meat producers, providores and small businesses from the Darling Downs and Surrounds.
Traditional Spoon Carving Work
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason, who has over 2,500 hours experience in spoon carving.

Using local timbers, see how early settler as would have made eating and cooking spoons the way they have been made since the Middle Ages.
Festival of Small Halls - Moonie
Date Sat 27th Oct 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.

A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Queensland Pops Orchestra - Amigos Para Siempre
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo - The Three Tenors catapulted arias like Puccini's Nessun Dorma to hit single status. They redefined the musical performance landscape and their vocal combination became the stuff of legend. Not to be outdone, Patrick Pickett and the mighty Queensland Pops Orchestra revisit the artistry of this winning sound with Gregory Moore, Nathan Kneen and Adam Lopez. Having performed with The Pops over several decades, their soaring voices and entertaining stage banter is showcased in this performance.

Amigos Para Siempre is the first time these three friends have performed together in a concert of this scale and scope. They've worked alongside each other in operas and musicals over the years but, as Greg reflects, "It's taken us twenty years, so this is something worth celebrating! It's unique to have three friends, quite diverse in our respective careers, to come together and perform as a headline act for the first time."

Join them for the long-sought stage reunion of our very own Amigos Para Siempre...a concert that will linger in your heart forever!
Festival of Small Halls - Peranga
Date Sun 28th Oct 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.

A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Festival of Small Halls - Wallumbilla
Date Wed 31st Oct 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 kilometress away.

A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

The Johnny Cash Country Festival
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The outstanding success of Stanthorpe’s 2017 Johnny Cash Country Festival confirmed the organisers objective of it becoming an annual event generating to our local economy.

The Festival celebrates the fact that Johnny Cash and wife June Carter visited Stanthorpe regularly during the 1980s and 1990s. They came to visit an American friend of Johnny's, who had moved to Australia for family reasons related to his Australian wife. They came to love this small country town, its people and the district, hence their regular visits.

This year’s main event will again feature one of Australia’s top Johnny Cash Tribute bands, supported by three well respected Country and Rockabilly groups celebrating music of the era. There will also be a market, an American themed menu and full bar service.

Pre-concert activities: Once again, they will have their movie night on the Friday night, featuring Johnny Cash themed films (charges apply).

Then on Saturday morning in the town centre, they will hold their Man in Black song contest along with other musical entertainment (free). This was so much fun last year!
Viva Vivaldi: Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018
Revel in the passion and energy of Vivaldi’s complete set of instrumental concertos, L’Estro Armonico – a musical monument considered one of the most innovative and influential of its time.

While the title translates literally as The Harmonic Fancy, the meaning conjures up so much more – heat, drive and frenzy. Italian Baroque violin virtuoso Davide Monti joins Camerata as soloist and director to share his dynamic stage presence and passion for improvising. Davide’s own journey reflects a lifetime of making music in diverse settings, including jazz and folk music around campfires on his travels as a boy with his father, to leading orchestras throughout the world including The European Baroque Orchestra and Il Tempio Armonico.

Join them as they dive head first into an epic season finale!

Program:

Antonio Vivaldi - L’Estro Armonico, Op.3 (complete 12 concertos)

Featuring: Davide Monti (Italy) – solo violin and guest director
Livvy & Pete
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018
Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths and acclaimed cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen.

From their humble small-town beginnings to world domination in sequins and jumpsuits, revisit all of their sing-a-long classics from Rio to Tenterfield, all the way to Xanadu and beyond.

As camp as maracas and tender as Pete's gift to Livvy I Honestly Love You, there promises to be rollerskates, T-birds, Pink Ladies, 80s jazzercise and an Oscar winning song to boot!

A complimentary morning tea is served from 10am.
Dinner Under the Stars
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
A food and wine experience not to be missed. Indulge in their hand crafted single vineyard wines, all sourced from their sustainably managed dry grown vineyard, matched with a range of exciting dishes created by acclaimed local chef Jason Costanzo. Celebrate with them the joy of Spring in the Granite Belt, with a sumptuous dinner featuring ingredients from a variety of local small scale producers.

A truly unique dining experience with guests seated at long tables in the grounds of their stylish 1920s Queenslander cellar door building, all framed by the spectacular Granite Belt night sky!

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
An Evening with Johnathan Thurston
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
An Evening with Johnathan Thurston provides a rare insight into the mind of a champion. From humble beginnings to rising through the ranks collecting every individual rugby league accolade and team honour, Johnathan Thurston is a once in a generation footballer. With a nomination in 2018 for Australian of the year Johnathan has a passion for education and leadership, in particular representing the Australian indigenous community. Johnathan Thurston is embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand commencing in October 2018, and will be live on stage at a variety of fantastic venues talking in depth about his life, career and culture.
The Royal on 99 Roma Cup
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Roma Cup is western Queensland's largest and most glamorous race meeting.

Attracting around 8,000 punters from around the state, accommodating them on site at Swag Central or in motels around town, the race meeting and the weekend festivities make it the best weekend that can be had in the bush. All within a half day drive or a one hour flight from the south-east corner.

This is bush racing at it's finest and most colourful, with a guarantee of country hospitality and a convening of everyone who is anyone from western Queensland looking for action.

The weekend kicks off Friday evening with the Calcutta in town. Saturday race day starts around 11am and is an action-packed day of racing, fashion and socialising. In fact, their race meeting works more effectively than Tinder for introductions and relationship kickstarts.

After the races, live music at an after-party that finishes in the wee hours of Sunday morning and a recovery breakfast at Bassett Park sends travellers on their way with a full stomach and some spectacular memories.

Festival of Small Halls - Felton
Date Sun 18th 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.

A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Hand Made Under the Stars
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The ultimate twilight shopping experience on Thursday 22 November 2018, 4pm to 8pm.

Quality Artisan Market , Food and Wine , Music , Free Entry

Cobb+Co Museum is transformed into a twilight artisan market offering the best locally hand made products direct from the maker.

There will be live music and the opportunity to browse with a glass of wine in hand and chat directly with the people who made the quality products.

Hand Made Under the Stars is the ultimate twilight shopping experience with unique gifts from more than 50 selected local artisans.
Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
On the day make a traditional hatchet or pattern-welded knife in a range of styles such as a dagger, skinning or kitchen knife. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Basics and Advanced Workshops.

After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in other Blacksmithing Project Workshops.

Meet your tutor:
Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.
50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The 50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration dinner is an opportunity to remember the events of Friday 22 November 1968 when a severe storm event decimated Killarney. Many people lost everything and many people helped with the recovery.
Triple M Mayoral Carols by Candlelight
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
For more than a decade thousands have been pouring into Toowoomba's iconic Queen's Park for the annual Carols by Candlelight events as up to 15000 people are led in traditional Christmas celebrations by a lineup of talented local musicians and singers.

This free event kicks off with pre-show entertainment from 5.30pm, Carols from 6.30pm and concludes with fireworks at 8.15pm.

Christmas markets, food and rides kick off at 4pm.

New Year's Eve Bush Dance
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Kick you boots off for a night you won't forget. With a buffet, open bar, late night burger bar and live music all night there is no better way to kick start the new year. Best of all, you can stay onsite in your tent or caravan so there is no need to worry about getting a cab or driving home! Bookings are required so please book online or phone their friendly team to reserve your place.
Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA National Championships
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba is excited to announce a spectacular double header Australian Championship weekend as a major season highlight for the 2018/2019 season.



The Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA Nationals Championship will share the bill in what will be an historic and significant weekend for the iconic Toowoomba venue.

The Australian Titles will run for both categories over both nights as well as other classes, Street Stocks on Friday and Compact Speedcars, Production Sedans, F500 and Microsprints on the Saturday night.

The Hi-Tec Oils Speedway is an iconic venue operating since 1977 with improved and upgraded facilities completed over the past two years.

Bring a picnic rug and sit on the hill, in the grandstand or even hire a Catered Corporate Box for family, friends and work functions.

Buy a Pit Pass and view the Race Teams in action prepping their cars and drivers before and after the events, this is a real spectacle to watch.

Hi-Tec Oils Speedway prides itself as being a family-friendly, value for money, excitement plus entertainment option not only for rusted-on speedway fans but to a significantly wider audience.

Australia Day at the Woolshed
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.  

What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.  

Accommodation available on site, stay in Heritage Listed Cottages, Rustic cabins or even the authentic Shearers Quarters or camp under the stars on powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites.

Entry is by a gold coin donation (Australia Day only).
Hotter than Hell
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Last year, Hotter Than Hell embarked on its devilish maiden voyage bringing sold-out festivals to punters across the country and reuniting the biggest Aussie rock acts of the 90s and naughties for the first time since the classic era of Livid, Homebake and Big Day Out. Hotter Than Hell 2019 returns in the traditional December/January festival sweet-spot, bringing together Spiderbait, Shihad, Jebediah, Killing Heidi, Bodyjar, 28 Days and more, in a hellish lineup of legends.

Hotter Than Hell will again feature a rotating line-up of alternative rock royalty, hitting Townsville, Gladstone, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Ipswich in massive outdoor events at some of the country’s most unsuspecting venues with more to be announced.

With all shows in this year’s run selling out, tickets for 2018/2019 are expected to go in record time. Don’t miss out!!

Summer 2019 will be Hotter Than Hell.
E&E Waste Hell of the West Triathlon and GTH+ Super Saturday
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Hell of the West Triathlon is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim in the mighty Macintyre River, an 80 kilometre "dead flat" cycle along the Barwon Highway heading west towards, St George and a 20 kilometre 'hot as hell' run along the picturesque Macintyre River (which consists of three loops).

2019 sees the continuance of the GTH+ Super Saturday which involves the Hell Kids Triathlon, the Firestarter Triathlon (enticer length) and a five kilometre and 10 kilometre Gundy Inferno Charity Runs.

The iconic Queensland long course triathlon event is described as the "toughest triathlon in Queensland" and one of the longest running triathlons in Australia.

Temperatures of up to 38 degrees can be expected at this time of year and this heat is what the athletes love. Many athletes use the triathlon as part of their ironman training sessions, some athletes use it as their first long course triathlon and many athletes compete as part of a team, just to add to the spirit of sportsmanship.

It is a 'bucket list' triathlon for all triathletes world-wide.

Roma Picnic Races
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Roma Picnic Races is the most elegant meeting in the Roma Races calendar.

An old fashioned black tie country ball open the racing weekend on Friday night.

A five race program sees most of the region's finest horseflesh turn up to have a gallop before the busy Autumn carnivals begin in April.

Delightfully local, this is the Roma Races meeting where graziers come in for a blow and the social activity is almost as important as the athletic action.

Weetwood Handicap
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Experience the Toowoomba Weetwood which is synonymous with racing in Toowoomba, a historical event of 128 years in the making. Saturday April 6, 2019 will further see the Toowoomba Weetwood make another momentous step, transforming from a great local race day to a national event. The event will also showcase some of the best racehorses, from their rising two and three-year-old track stars to seasoned gallopers vying for Weetwood and Toowoomba Cup honours.

Clifford Park is the home of the Toowoomba Turf Club (TTC) and Toowoomba’s premier racing, events and function venue, offering the perfect setting to witness metropolitan racing, in an electrifying atmosphere, where all racegoers can ‘be part of the action’. As the introduction to Queensland's Winter Racing Carnival, be captivated by the highly competitive racing program with over AUD600,000 of prize money on offer.
Wondai Street Sprints
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Following the inaugural Wondai Street Sprint held in 2016, and the follow-up in 2017, the next event in 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held on a brand new asphalt track provided by the South Burnett Regional Council and run from a safety perspective under the banner of C.A.M.S. the committee is looking to build on the accolades received from competitors in previous years as one of the best events of its type they have attended.

For 2018, a change of date to mid April is expected to encourage more Historic cars to the event and following the acquisition of more concrete barriers, spectator viewing areas will be extended and augmented by grandstand seating at a number of interesting locations. Over time, the Wondai Street Sprint is expected to become a major event on the sporting calendar for race cars in South East Queensland.
Roma's Easter in the Country Festival
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
Roma's Easter in the Country festival is a five-day celebration of all things country. Now entering its fortieth year, it is widely recognised as one of southwest Queensland's premier Easter events, and brilliantly showcases the history and lifestyle of regional Queensland.



The festival offers a range of activities for the thrill-seeker, the cultural buff, and for those that like to take things a little more leisurely.

The event gives an opportunity for the residents of Roma to invite their relatives and friends to spend a long weekend in the country to enjoy the atmosphere and friendliness that Roma and the Maranoa has to offer.

Australian Rocketry's Thunda Down Under 2019
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Welcome to the fastest event in the Southern Hemisphere, Australian Rocketry's Thunda Down Under (TDU).



After the huge success of Australian Rocketry’s Thunda Down Under 2015, the Aussies are doing it again, bigger and better in 2019!

The inaugural four-day event in 2015 saw over 1,500 onlookers descend onto a farming property in Western Darling Downs where over 1,000,000 feet in altitude was flown by rocketeers from all over the world.

Three world records were obtained including the world’s largest flying amateur rocket (full scale V2). International participants from New Zealand, USA, India, Germany, Netherlands, England, Namibia and Japan attended this true world stage of rocketry and now the invitation is being extended to the far reaches of the globe.

Easter Family Fun Weekend
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Easter at the Woolshed is a fun filled weekend with activities for all ages! In 2018 they have bundled all these fun activities together with your camping to make it even easier to enjoy your weekend with them!

Activities for all include:
Horse and Cart rides, Bee Keeping demos, Blacksmithing demos, Whip cracking demos, Arts and crafts, Old time games, History Tours, Sheep Shearing demos, Machinery Displays, Family discos, Kids movies, Twilight tours plus many more displays throughout the museum! And of course the most loved and favourite Giant Easter Egg Muster!
Adina Polocrosse World Cup
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
See the world’s best battle it out at the Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick, Queensland.

Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-made sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate.

Celebrating 80 years in 2019, the Polocrosse World Cup will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe - to southern Queensland to see which team reigns supreme. As current world champions, South Africa will be fighting to hold onto the title, while former champions, Australia, will use their home turf and supporters to their advantage to try and take it back!

The event takes place over seven days in Warwick, with spectator numbers are expected to be in the tens of thousands for this world-class event.

While the horses and riders show off their talents on the field, spectators will get an up close and personal experience from the sidelines where they can literally smell the sweat on the horses!

Polocrosse is king of the one-horse sports. Be there in 2019 to live the action!
Anzac Day at the Woolshed
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
Commemorate Anzac Day at the Woolshed on the 25 April.

Enjoy a wonderful day of activities to remember the soldiers and enjoy the true Aussie spirit with friends and family.



Come for the day or stay at their comfortable camp ground.

Big Skies
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Set on the stunning Jimbour Plain, the annual Big Skies event celebrates the sights, tastes and unique experiences of the Western Downs.

Big Skies features seven days of events, kicking off with the Dalby Picnic Races, and culminating beneath the grandeur of Jimbour House’s Amphitheatre with a concert featuring some of Australia’s greatest rock legends.
Arcadia
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
Arcadia is a new music event designed to further connect and enhance South-East Queensland's thriving electronic music scene.

Arcadia belongs to the modern breed of ‘boutique festivals’. They aim to foster a following of like minded individuals who return to the event year on year to connect with new, deserving and often unheralded musical acts presented in a setting that is designed to entrance, delight and stimulate through a variety of experiences.

Arcadia, true to its namesake, aspires to immerse participants in the natural beauty of its rural location. They seek to be an event underscored by a mood of fellowship and sense of community spirit. They encourage participation at every level and aim to work with their audience to deliver their ideal escape.
Mother's Day Lunch at The Woolshed
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Why not escape to the country with your mother this Mother's Day?

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Woolshed Cafe Restaurant. The Woolshed Cafe will be open for Breakfast and Lunch, please be sure to book a table to secure your spot! Jump on the Horse & Cart for a relaxing trip around the Woolshed grounds.
Hampton Festival
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Set in the unique atmosphere of their high country village, the Hampton Festival is a vibrant celebration of local food production, regional artisans, art and music.

The Festival is a three day food and cultural extravaganza with an extensive events program giving you a unique, authentic High Country experience and highlights the autumn season and natural beauty of the Hampton region.

Bring your family for a few days and enjoy hands-on art and food experiences and gain an understanding about the region’s history and heritage through experiences such as the Historic Homestead progressive dinner.

Experience hands-on food and artistic workshops, regional farm tours and enjoy the ‘Tastes of the Region’ local produce events at local venues on Friday and Saturday.



On Festival Sunday your family will enjoy a wide range of activities from the celebrity chef demonstrations, to live music, the Hampton Art exhibition and interactive art sessions as well as great children’s food and artistic activities. The festival’s Chapman Park is an idyllic setting to relax under the majestic blue gums and enjoy the Festival’s live music and taste superb, local produce and locally made food and wine from one of the many featured regional restaurants and wineries.

The Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run
Date Sun 19th May 2019
The Cherbourg Aboriginal community welcomes people of the South Burnett region and beyond to a Fun Run and Finish-Line Fun Festival - in the name of friendship, good health and reconciliation.
CRT Farmfest
Date Tue 4th Jun 2019 to Thu 6th Jun 2019
CRT FarmFest is Queensland’s premier primary industry field days.

Showcasing over 2,000 companies and attracting over 60,000 visitors from across the nation and overseas.

This is one of the fastest growing and successful field days in Australia.

The event is organised and promoted by Fairfax Rural Events, the organisers of many major events in Australia and New Zealand including the giant AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah NSW.

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).
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe is a winter based festival in the coldest town in Queensland.

This festival will give a visitors a snow based experience and include a snowfield, ice skating rink, snow globes, snowmen and snowflakes. It will be a fun day with markets, food and entertainment.

Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Jumpers and Jazz is an annual festival that occurs in Warwick, on Queensland’s Southern Downs. It is traditionally held over 10 days at the end of July. The festival was born out of a desire to create a positive community response to a major streetscape project in 2004.



As Queensland's quirkiest winter festival, it is a platform for the arts and a celebration of all that is wonderful about winter. Visitors embrace the chill and are inspired by vibrant music and art, while enjoying over 120 trees "wrapped in art" by textile artists from all over Australia.

Add to the mix an eclectic program of workshops, exhibitions, street festivals, a giant bonfire night, dining events, swing dance, live jazz entertainment and you create a festival abundant with colour, creativity and excitement.



Visitors can expect delightful country experiences through to sophisticated jazz performances of Swing, Dixieland and Mainstream Jazz in diverse venues across the region. A festival where there is something for everyone.

Opera at Jimbour
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019
Join them in the Western Downs to witness the majesty that is Opera at Jimbour. In partnership with Western Downs Regional Council, the Queensland Music Festival will once again delight audiences with food, wine, and opera.

Be sure to bring your chairs, blankets, and cushions!
Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races is a three day event in which visitors can experience a unique blend of multi-cultural entertainment and an authentic camel race meet in a country location.

Staged every two years on the first weekend in August in the tiny town of Tara, just 3.5 hours west of Brisbane and 2 hours west of Toowoomba, the population of the town swells during festival time.

In addition to the iconic camel races there is an eclectic mix of live entertainment, bands, roving performers, cuisine, arts and culture, providing an opportunity for education and interaction for everybody, with free workshops also on offer.



You can camp onsite at the festival, encouraging some 2,000 camping, caravans and motorhomes.

Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
"One World Many Faces" is the theme of the Iconic Toowoomba Languages and Cultures (TLC) Festival - an annual celebration of the diversity in the community and a showcase of talents and colour from across the world! The vision of the Toowoomba Languages and Cultures (TLC) Festival is a celebration of the diversity of languages and cultures that exist within the Toowoomba region.

Over 22,000 people attend the event.

The Festival Features:

- Performances ( three stages with 65 plus performances).
- International Food Stalls.
- Mindful Wellbeing Expo.
- Exhibition Hall and Exhibition Lane.
- Languages Activities and Performances for all ages.
- Schools Language Activities and Performances.
- Market Stalls.
- Information displays.
- Multi-faith Displays.
- Kids Entertainment.
- Camel Rides, Animal Farm, Reptile Display.
- Workshops/demos.

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!
Historic Leyburn Sprints
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the 24th running! Watch around 200 cars will race around the idyllic country town of Leyburn, vying for trophies over 20 classes, as well as outright placings. Get amongst the drivers and their cars, ranging from the 1920's through to modern classics.



The Historic Leyburn Sprints commemorates the running of the Australian Grand Prix, held at Leyburn on a disused wartime airstrip in 1949. Come for the racing, stay for the sightseeing amongst this historic town and surroundings. Camping is available in the recreational reserve, a short walk from the track.

Celebrity drivers, country markets, live music, Show n Shine, and the Vintage Caravan Comp all add to the entertainment provided by this unique event in a fantastic setting - this event just keeps getting better and better!

InStudio Art Trail
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The InStudio Art Trail is an annual weekend event during which a variety of local artists open their home studios to the public, take up residence or exhibit in a central community space.

It is a self drive trail offering a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the picturesque countryside around Crows Nest and Hampton area whilst visiting artists in their creative space and gaining a glimpse into their working life and artistic journey.

Discover Farming Festival
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019 to Mon 30th Sep 2019
The Discover Farming Festival is an annual agri- tourism celebration during the month of May that offers agricultural and entertainment experiences in the highly productive Goondiwindi region. It provides an opportunity for domestic and international visitors to gain a clearer understanding of the complexity and scale of agriculture in the region, recently branded as "Regional Australia At It's Best".

The Festival highlights quality niche producers of beef, pork, lamb, chickens, dairy products, olives and olive oil, vegetables, grains, cotton, healthy snack foods and lavender and jojoba products. It also features the comprehensive range of ag tech innovations that have originated in the region, from precision farming to remote sensing to state-of-the-art drone technology.

A typical program of events during May follows. All of these are advertised and, where applicable, tickets are available at www.discoverfarming.com.au and on the Discover Farming Facebook page.

Weekend 1: Display and product tastings at the Goondiwindi Show

Weekend 2: Farm tours and Supper Under the Stars at Inglewood

Weekend 3: Farm tours and Black Tie dinner at Goondiwindi

Week 3: School farm tours and ag immersion day

Week 4: Ag Tech Expo with displays and demonstrations

For more information, contact Bruce McCollum on the number provided.
River Dragon Festival - St George
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
The River Dragon Festival being held in St George annually displaying the greatest natural asset the Balonne River and all water activities associated. This is a celebration of river activities, dragon boat racing, food and fine dining, and diverse culinary with a focus on St George's connection to the Dragon.
Blackbutt Avocado Festival
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
The small rural Queensland town of Blackbutt comes alive in September for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival.

The Festival celebrates all things Blackbutt, in particular, their bloomin’ beautiful Blackbutt avocados -the sweetest and finest avocados you will ever find.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to visit "Avo Central" where they will learn how to cook, eat and grow avocados. Everything avocado featuring Blackbutt avos will amaze and entertain all.

Join in the avo juggling and other avo games and tests of skill. Make sure you have a roll or two in the famous Blackbutt Avo Roll and be in the roll for a AUD1,000 first prize for closest to the pin.

But the Festival is much more than that. Live music, street entertainment, free kids activities, historical guided tours, a grand street parade and much, much more.

Don’t miss it. Visit the website or the Facebook page for more information.

Bony Mountain Folk Festival
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Bony Mountain Festival is a celebration of everything Australian-the History-the Heritage-their very own music.

2019 will feature real bush bands with some old traditional songs and music. It will celebrate their Celtic roots and their pioneers and you're invited to come along.



Saturday is their big family day with Pirate Cave, Treasure Hunt, Captain Jack and free activities, also a special Fairy Cave catering for little ones. Friday and Saturday nights also feature their amazing flaming lizard. Dragons who breathe fire are a fabulous spectacle!

Morning and afternoon teas are supplied by CWA Ladies who cook up a storm every year! Boutique coffee will be available along with top fillet steaks and chips at The Shack. Spring Dell fruit wines, creamy fruit ice cream and mull wine will be available on Friday and Saturday nights- which they dedicate to the Blush Foundation every year which goes toward hiring breast care nurses in the local area.



Walk Up program kicks off Tuesday or join their Ukulele School. Learn the Ukulele with Mick. This is growing every year and the big performance on Sunday is a total highlight.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2019
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a cultural party featuring a floral parade, local food and produce, regional wine, entertainment and all things spring! So come along and entice your senses at the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade, Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine, Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy, Docos After Dark, Progressive Foodie Tours, Historic Walking Tours and many more.
Spring Polo 2019
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019
Spring Polo gives the Darling Downs, South East and South West Queensland communities a unique event to coincide with the official Carnival of Flowers Week.

Polo seemed to be the perfect fit. It offered something for all demographics and proved to be an event that attracted people from all over the South West and South East Queensland communities.

This year Spring Polo will feature two spectator friendly polo matches, all easily visible from the Canopy Lounge , the VIP Pavilion, and the reserved marquees, all with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating.

Field side champagne, live music and scrumptious food mixed with polo is the perfect reason to be a part of Toowoomba's Spring Polo in Queens Park.

It is the only polo match in Australia that is located in the heart of the Central Business District of Toowoomba. Close proximity for those staying in town to easily walk from accommodation or to public transport.