Stanthorpe will again be hosting a regional competition for the Australian National Busking Championships™ in 2019. This event will be Stanthorpe’s third annual event and it will be all happening on Saturday 23rd March.
AGM 1 November.
We had an amazing range of floats in the Grand Parade on Saturday.
Saturday was a fantastic day! Well, that is until the storm cut the evening short and cancelled the fireworks. We’ll be doing updates mainly over on our Facebook page today as we all relax in the park.
ROADWORKS between Warwick & Stanthorpe. Please allow an extra 30 minutes due to a combination of roadworks & traffic build up between Warwick and Stanthorpe this weekend.
**Taxi ranks Saturday and Saturday night for Apple & Grape**
The Young Ambassadors have been crowned!
A great day all abut apples was held in the Piazza today. We saw some amazingly tasty apple pies & jellies, judged by Ros Sutton from Sutton’s Juice Factory.
Stanthorpe resident Kerry Stratford has retained bragging rights as the best apple peeler in the Granite Belt, winning the prize for longest continuous apple peel for the seventh time.
If you look around the windows of the shopfronts up and down the street you’ll find some wonderful creativity & fun. Shops compete for best window display in the Ergon Network Decorated Windows competition. Judging will be held on Wednesday 28 February.
Can you make the best apple pie on the Granite Belt? Entries are due on Thursday 1st March. Submit your entries by 9:45am at the Farley Street Piazza.
Several streets will be closed to traffic on the weekend of the 3 & 4 March 2018. Please check our Map page for information on these closures.
Our open gardens have been delighting visitors to the Granite Belt over the weekend. We’ve compiled a few galleries below to give you a taste of the gardens.
Iconic Australian performer Wendy Matthews will headline a two-day program of entertainment at the Heritage Bank Multicultural Carnival and Wine Fiesta at the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival this weekend.
International team challenges celebrities for Queensland Grape Crushing Title.
All your favourites from Brass, Pipe and Swing music will be played and brought back especially for the Stanthorpe fans, “The String Family” will perform their beautiful music.
Chalk Artist Amelia Batchelor is back by popular demand. Last year she created an amazing three dimensional artwork on the footpath outside the Stanthorpe Post Office. What will she be creating this year?
Join us 10:30am – noon Monday – Thursday this week in the Farley St Piazza with Local Chefs, growers & winemaker/brewers talking about their products & methods.
Congratulations to everyone who performed at Busking @ Stanthorpe 2018. Check the winners list & gallery over on the Busking website.
Due to the wet weather the busking finals will be relocated to The Alley Arcade, enter from Railway Street or Farley Street (next to Feast n Farmin’ cafe).
The Stanthorpe ?Apple & Grape? Harvest Festival starts this weekend & goes for 10 days (23 February – 4 March 2018).
Be on the lookout for our mascots Bella (Isabella Grape) & Jono (Jonathan Apple). Take a photo with them if you see them on the streets of Stanthorpe.
We have updated our accessibility information page on our website: https://appleandgrape.org/accessibility/. This page lists disabled parking locations, drop off spots, toilets and open garden accessibility.
You can now pre-purchase wristbands for entrance to the Heritage Bank Multicultural Carnival & Wine Fiesta at our shopfront 18 Maryland Street, Stanthorpe (next to Stanthorpe Newsagency & near the Brass Monkey statue), open weekdays.
Recognising Seniors is a long tradition of the festival and in 2018 there is a program of quality entertainment at this free concert.
It’s Back Again!! The Brass Pipe Swing String & Sing Variety Concert.