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When Is The Festival?

The 2024 festival will run from Friday 23 February to Sunday 3 March. 

1 - 3 March is what is known as the 'big weekend', with the Grand Parade and grape crushing fun.
Check-out lots on on the program across the whole 10-day event!

What is it?

The Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival is one of Queensland’s longest running and most successful Festivals!  

The biennial festival is a celebration of the Granite Belt region’s produce and booming wine industry.  An average of 60,000 people attend the festival and this is arguably Australia’s leading harvest festival having a successful track record spanning five decades.

Apple Day Paddock to Piazza
Apple Day Paddock to Piazza

A feast for all the senses!

The Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Festival is a true feast for all the senses.

We've got 10 days packed with family fun, from street parades to foodies markets, buskers and live entertainment.

Explore the festival program or check out what to see and do on the Granite Belt.

Where is it?

It’s in Stanthorpe, heart of the Granite Belt Wine Region, on the New England Highway just north of the NSW border.  Stanthorpe is less than three hours drive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Byron, Armidale, Dalby and Goondiwindi, a bit more from the Sunshine Coast,  two hours from Lismore and the Northern Rivers, and a comfortable two hours from Toowoomba.

winery vineyard

Who does it attract?

Age is no barrier with the Festival which has a strong reputation for offering ‘something for everyone’.  The Festival has become popular for all age groups with the major grouping in the 18-35 bracket. 

With the districts successful wine, tourism, produce and horticulture industries, the potential crowd attraction of this Festival is significant and growing.

Sponsors

Our Festival is only possible with the generous support of our amazing sponsors

Platinum & Gold Sponsors