What’s on

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is just the beginning! Whether you’re looking for unique festivals, authentic rural experiences or a sporting challenge – there’s something for you! Here’s a taste of what’s on for each season in Toowoomba Region…
Read the full list of Toowoomba Region events here

Featured spring events

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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

When: Annual event each September
As the longest running event of its kind in Australia, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a celebration of flowers, food, wine and all things spring! Held every year in the September Queensland school holidays, it’s the perfect time to experience the Toowoomba region. Highlights include the spectacularly landscaped feature parks with stunning floral displays, a huge street parade, the ever-popular Food and Wine Festival featuring live concerts from nationally celebrated acts, residential and commercial garden competitions, sideshow alley and much more.
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Australian Camp Oven Festival

Australian Camp Oven Festival

When: First weekend in October

Every 2 years the town of Millmerran (1 hour south of Toowoomba) becomes a hub for celebrating Australian bush heritage and traditions. Enjoy authentic camp oven cooking, country music, bush poetry, sheep shearing, damper throwing competitions and more! Held over 2 days in early October.

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Featured summer events

Christmas Wonderland

When: December

Enjoy the magic of Christmas when Queens Park Botanic Gardens transforms into a magical light display! This annual tradition raises money for local charities and for a gold coin donation you can enjoy the amazing Christmas lights and entertainment from local bands and dancers. On almost every evening in December.

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Highfields Australia Day

Highfields Australia Day

When: January

Each year Highfields Pioneer Village puts on an impressive array of activities for Australia Day. Come along and check out the demonstrations of sheep shearing, working draft horses, milking cows, bee keeping, Aboriginal dance, blacksmithing and more. Enjoy live music and traditional foods like billy tea and damper.

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Millmerran Sheep Races

Country shows

When: February, March, April, May

Experience rural QLD at its finest at one of the region’s country shows. These events combine traditional agricultural show competitions of cattle judging, horse riding, woodchopping and more with a carnival atmosphere and amusement rides. Shows in this region include Clifton, Cooyar, Millmerran, Pittsworth, Oakey, Goombungee-Haden, Toowoomba and Crows Nest.

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Featured autumn events

Horse jumping at Toowoomba Royal Show

Toowoomba Royal Show

When: Late March

The Toowoomba Royal Show is an unrivalled production of the very best in entertainment and agriculture displays on the Darling Downs since 1860. Every year discover new entertainment, world class acts, competitions and exhilarating rides in sideshow alley for the whole family to enjoy.

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Hampton Festival

When: 3rd Sunday in May

Enjoy this idyllic high-country village’s vibrant celebration of local food production, regional artisans and live music. Relax under the majestic blue gums and enjoy music while tasting superb local produce along with food and wine from some of the many featured regional restaurants and wineries.

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Languages and Cultures Festival performance

Languages and Cultures Festival

When: May

Each year the Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival (TLC) celebrates the region’s diversity and showcases talents and colour from across the world. A fun day for all the family. Highlights include international food stalls, performances from around the globe, rides, displays and much more.

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Featured winter events

CRT FarmFest

When: June

CRT FarmFest is Queensland’s premier primary industry field event, showcasing over 2,000 farming and agricultural businesses and attracting over 60,000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. Held over three days in Kingsthorpe, 20km west of Toowoomba, come along to see the latest products on offer from big farm machinery, tractors and tillage, to irrigation equipment, pumps, tools and produce.

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QLD Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo

When: July/August

The three day Queensland Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure expo. Featuring dozens of exhibiting companies, you will find a massive display of caravans and camper trailers, tourism providers, tools, gadgets and so much more. There’s plenty to see and do at the event, with great entertainment for the whole family and prizes to win.

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lady holding paintbrushes

InStudio Art Trail

When: August

The InStudio art trail celebrates its 10th year in 2021, with four weekends of open studios, exhibitions and workshops. This is a fabulous opportunity to visit over 30 artists in their studio or exhibition spaces, to participate in a workshop or just to meet these creative people, view their work, learn their stories and understand their techniques.

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