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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.

Riversands Easter in the Vines
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
For a fun weekend of country music, family entertainment and laughter dance your way to Riversands Easter in the Vines 2019! Entry is free. Bookings are open now. Reserve a table by emailing or phoning them.

Easter in the Vines 2019 will feature country music duo 'The Long and Short of It' playing their songs and country ballads with great beats and terrific lyrics.

For the kids, they hold Easter egg hunts and a colouring-in competition each day. Or maybe a spot of cricket or face painting. They have a large grassy area where younger kids can play.

While listening to country music cook your own sizzling barbecue rib fillet with glass of wine or beer in hand! Or purchase cheese platters, delicious homemade scones, mud cake and coffee from their café.

Remember entry is free. A courtesy bus will be running in and out of town. Please book.
Dirranbandi Show
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
They have an action-packed weekend planned with the campdraft kicking off early Friday morning in the main arena supported by the Show Tuckerbox, Barbecue and Bar operating throughout the day. Saturday will once again showcase sheep, wool, cattle and poultry alongside a full day of competitive yard dog trials, ring events and the second day of campdrafting.

The pavilion showcasing the varied talents of the community’s vegetable gardens, cooking, art, photography and everything in between including the newly formed giant pumpkin growing competition has drawn a lot of interest.

The Crowd-pleasing luncheon which they're sure many will take the opportunity to enjoy. Entertainment throughout the day will include the ever-popular Crack-up Sisters, roving entertainers the Memphis Movers and The Samba Dancers, Dinkum Dinosaurs, Noah’s Racing Pigs and their own local fashion Parade. Dirranbandi will have a cracker of a firework display by Sparky’s Fireworks followed by their live four-piece band Special Guest.

They are honoured to have high profile radio and television personality, Alan Jones A.O open their show this year.

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 Show
Date Mon 6th May 2019 to Tue 7th May 2019
Come and experience the spectacular St George Show on the first Sunday May 5, 2019 for a weekend of fun and excitement.

Held at the St George Showgrounds there's plenty of entertainment and fun the whole family will enjoy.

Ring events kick off at 7am and you won't want to miss the cattle and sheep events, sideshow alley plus the pavilions including photography, cooking and preserves, flowers and floral work, fruit and vegetables.

As the sun sets a Rodeo and fireworks display are sure to be a highlight.

Plenty of food and drinks available.

Come and experience the St George Show and enjoy a day of country fun and hospitality.

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.