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Regional Tourism Guide for Westerndowns
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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.

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.

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.

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.