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Regional Tourism Guide for Westerndowns
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Moonie Yabbie Races
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Moonie Yabbie Races is a must-do on your social calendar! Join hundreds of people to watch locally-trained yabbies compete for the hotly contested Moonie Cup!

Since 2006, the small rural community of Moonie on the Western Downs in Queensland presents a jam-packed entertainment program for everyone! Bring the whole family for a great day and night of non-stop entertainment! Enjoy free kids rides and activities, outdoor displays, browse the gift stalls and enjoy scrumptious food and a licensed bar. There will also be a celebrity chef guest appearance!

Their claw-clenching race program will attract plenty of supporters! Buy your own yabbie or form a syndicate and bid at auction for your yabbie racer! Don’t forget to create a name for your syndicate! The winner from each preliminary race will automatically enter the final race of the day, the Moonie Cup!

There will also be raffles, an auction of donated items, Fashions on the Field competition, a helicopter lolly drop and much more! The fun will continue late into the night with live music, fireworks and the bucking yabbie (mechanical bull)!

Free camping available. No Eftpos facilities.

For more information, follow them on Facebook, Instagram or visit their website.
St George Off-Road Championships 399
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
The St George 399, held in the small rural town of St George in south-west Queensland, will open the BF Goodrich CAMS AORC on April 5 to 6, 2019.

Following on from the success of last year's event, St George will again play host to another year of action packed excitement! Come be apart of this weekend full of racing and visit St George and the beautiful Balonne Shire.

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.

Dirranbandi Show
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Come and experience the very best of country hospitality at the 95th Annual Dirranbandi Show on Saturday April 27, 2019.

As usual the weekend is action packed with campdrafting kicking off early Friday morning in the main arena supported by the Show Tuckerbox, barbecue and bar operating throughout the day and night.



Saturday will once again showcase many areas including sheep, wool, cattle and poultry alongside a full day of competitive yard dog trials, ring events and the the second day of campdrafting.



Entertainment throughout the day will include the Crack-Up sisters, Reptile Show and Ranger Nick, followed by the return of the Gill Bros Rodeo in the evening.

At the conclusion of the rodeo Queensland country artist Seleen McAlister will be performing live until late.



A fun filled action packed weekend the whole family will enjoy in the wonderful town of Dirranbandi.

Discover Farming Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Fri 31st May 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.
St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival
Date Mon 1st Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
It's the best week in country music, bush poetry, food, drink, camping, fishing, friends and country hospitality.

Come along to St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival and be part of this annual week long event.

Held from July 1 to 7, 2019, there's always a great line up of country music performers and bush poets and lots of fun walk-ups held throughout the week.



The St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival is held at the St George Showgrounds where camping is available. For those wanting to secure a powered site then it's 'first in, best dressed' so make sure you get in early. Show and camping tickets are available at the gate. The main concert is Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7 from 10am.

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.