Street Party & Turning On of the Ergon Energy Festival Lights

Free Event

Kicking off the 10 days of festival fun is the ‘Turning On of the Festival Lights’ by Ergon Energy, where the main street of Stanthorpe comes alive with the festival lights illuminating festival flags throughout the carnival area. Lights will be switched on at 7pm. A street party of celebrations includes a live band, special…

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Opening Gala Event

Celebrate the official opening of the festival at this gala event on Friday 28 February 2020 in the Civic Centre. There’ll be finger food served and dress code is ‘smart cocktail’. The evening will be full of live music, dancing and a bar will be operating. $50 per ticket. Tickets will be available in the festival…

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Australian National Busking Championships (SE Qld Finals)

Free Event

The first Saturday of the festival is filled with entertainment, as the streets come alive during the 2020 Australian Busking Championship South-East Queensland Regional Finals. Many different categories of busking will bring music to Maryland and High Streets in the Stanthorpe CBD, located across a string of Busking Stations.  Make and sure you get your “Busker…

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Golf, Apple and Grape Cup

Play the 9-hole course at the Stanthorpe Golf Club – open to the public and all players are welcome. An official handicap is required to play the Apple and Grape Cup.    

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CONCERT OF FINALISTS: Australian National Busking Championships (SE QLD Final)

Free Event

At the end of a full day of street buskers filling the Stanthorpe CBD with music and entertainment, see the busking finalists perform in a free concert in the Civic Centre! From 9am to 3pm the buskers will be seen and definitely heard at the many busking stations located around the CBD, all gathered to…

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Mountain Bike Ride

Free Event

Mt Marlay in Stanthorpe offers fabulous mountain biking tracks. Details about this mountain bike ride coming soon!   Photo courtesy of Emma Rhymer

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That Dam Ride

That Dam Ride is a charity bicycle ride designed to show off Stanthorpe and The Granite Belt whilst raising much needed funds for local causes. A round trip from Storm King Dam on Sunday, 1st March 2020, come and be part of the annual charity ride. We have catered for all levels of cyclists with…

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Banchetto Italiano: Italian Long Lunch

Join the fun as we celebrate the Granite Belt’s Italian Heritage at this Italian long lunch – Banchetto Italiano!   It’s a traditional Italian five-course lunch with music by Fortunato. This event which was new to last festival, is returning by popular demand and doubling in size in a bigger venue – the Civic Centre.…

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Apple & Grape Lawn Bowls Triples Carnival

The first Sunday of the festival features the Apple & Grape Lawn Bowls Triples Carnival. Club contact ph: (07) 4683 2366  

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Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Free Event

  • 6:30pm-8:30pm

Rounding out the first weekend of the festival is the Combines Churches Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Stanthorpe’s tradition of agriculture and the production of food and beverages has enriched the lives of people in the district.  While those industries have changed over the years, many of the people involved like to be able to give thanks…

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Paddock to Piazza Cooking Demonstrations

Free Event

The Granite Belt grows so much produce, from apples and stone fruit, to of course grapes, berries and lots vegetables too. Join us in Farley Piazza, in Stanthorpe’s main street for cooking demonstrations, using fresh picked Granite Belt produce, from 11am – 2pm every day from Monday 2nd to Friday 2nd March 2020 during Stanthorpe Apple…

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Variety Concert for Seniors with Morning Tea

Free Event

Seniors are invited to attend a morning of old time music at this Variety Concert that showcases some of the festival entertainment in a comfortable indoors venue, the Stanthorpe Civic Centre. The morning includes a morning tea. Invitation for attendance at this event are made to local seniors groups and any visiting seniors may contact…

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Busking Performances in the Piazza

Free Event

The Piazza in Stanthorpe’s main street is the spot to gather on Tuesday to enjoy not only cooking demonstrations of local produce, but also busking performers. See the blackboard in the Piazza for performance times.

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Paddock to Piazza Cooking Demonstrations

Free Event

7The Granite Belt grows so much produce, from apples and stone fruit, to of course grapes, berries and lots vegetables too. Join us in Farley Piazza, in Stanthorpe’s main street for cooking demonstrations, using fresh picked Granite Belt produce, from 11am – 2pm every day from Monday 2nd to Friday 2nd March 2020 during Stanthorpe Apple…

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Brass Pipe String, Swing & Sing Variety Concert

Free Event

It’s Back Again!! The Brass Pipe Swing String & Sing Variety Concert. Stanthorpe’s brass, pipe, swing and concert bands combine with local choirs and special return guests ‘The String Family’ for an evening of entertainment. Entry is by donation box at the door and a gold coin for school-aged children and suggested $5 donation for…

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Paddock to Piazza Cooking Demonstrations

Free Event

The Granite Belt grows so much produce, from apples and stone fruit, to of course grapes, berries and lots vegetables too. Join us in Farley Piazza, in Stanthorpe’s main street for cooking demonstrations, using fresh picked Granite Belt produce, from 11am – 2pm every day from Monday 2nd to Friday 2nd March 2020 during Stanthorpe Apple…

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Golf: Stanthorpe RSL Single Stableford

Busking Performances in the Piazza

Free Event

The Piazza in Stanthorpe’s main street is the spot to gather on Wednesday to enjoy not only cooking demonstrations of local produce, but also busking performers. See the blackboard in the Piazza for performance times.

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Join us for a fun night of trivia in the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.

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Apple Day!

Free Event

Stanthorpe is where ALL of Queensland’s apple crop is grown – so it’s only fitting that it’s here we would dedicate a day to all things apples! The Granite Belt is renowned for the freshest, crispiest, crunchiest, tastiest and juiciest Apples in Australia. From Jonathan, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Sundowner, Kalei, Jazz…

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Golf: Crisps Coaches 2-Ball Ambrose

Grape Day including Public Grape Crush!

Free Event

Community grape crush, cooking demonstrations, piazza entertainment: 9am-12pm in Farley Piazza in Stanthorpe’s main street. The Granite Belt grows so much produce, from apples and stone fruit, to of course grapes, berries and lots vegetables too. Join us for cooking demonstrations, using fresh picked Granite Belt produce, plus live entertainment and gather round as those who…

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Stanthorpe Seasonal Feast Markets

Free Event

Bring a basket and stock up on some of the freshest local produce, at the weekly Friday Stanthorpe Seasonal Feast Market. 8:00am – 2:00pm at Farley Street Piazza in Stanthorpe’s CBD.  The markets are on right next to where the Public Grape Crushing event is held at 10am on the same day.   10

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Ergon Energy Decorated Windows

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Stroll the CBD of Stanthorpe and while supporting our local stores, check-out the fun they have had turning their shopfront windows festive for the week! By Friday 6 March all of the participating shopfronts will have their displays ready for Friday judging day, so Friday to Sunday (6 – 8 March) are the days to…

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Grape Crushing – Come join in!

Free Event

Friday morning is the general public’s turn to jump in the grape crushing barrel! The Italian music will play and the crowd will cheers and claps along as our visitors squish and stomp in the grapes. Also in the Piazza area at the same time Friday will be food and wine matching demonstrations (times to…

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Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta – Friday

The Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta is on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March – the main festival weekend.  Bring a picnic blanket, or find a festival picnic table under the trees in Weeroona Park and relax and enjoy the onstage entertainment and food & wine delights. Savour the flavours of regional…

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Fruit Display

Ergon Energy Decorated Windows

Free Event

Stroll the CBD of Stanthorpe and while supporting our local stores, check-out the fun they have had turning their shopfront windows festive for the week! By Friday 6 March all of the participating shopfronts will have their displays ready for Friday judging day, so Friday to Sunday (6 – 8 March) are the days to…

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Southern Downs Steam: Warwick to Wallangarra Steam Train Journey

  • 8:00am-6:00pm

Train: Warwick – Stanthorpe – Warwick Optional Stanthorpe Winery Tours and Lunch Depart Warwick Station at 08:00am for a leisurely heritage train trip to Stanthorpe, arriving at 10:15am.   Ticketing options: Stanthorpe Return only, one way travel, Winery Tour and Lunch. See ticketing options for pricing. We climb the beautiful Silverwood range to Dalveen, before…

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Saturday Market in the Mountains

Free Event

Stanthorpe hosts fabulous markets, featuring exclusively home and locally made products. The local artisans of the Stanthorpe region will gather on both Saturday and Sunday of the main festival weekend to showcase their wares. It’s a market where you’ll meet the people behind the products, from artists to farmers, crafters and hobbyists all together all…

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Rebel FM Street Carnival

Free Event

All day Saturday there’ll be live music, food, stalls and roving entertainers in the CBD of Stanthorpe.  All the action is happening along Maryland, High and Victoria Streets and it’s all free entry. The fun of the street carnival is supported by Rebel FM and The Breeze.   And nearby on Saturday… It’s just a short…

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Stanthorpe Churches Floral Displays

Kids Zone in the Park!

Running alongside the Heritage Bank Food, Wine & Cultural Fiesta, is a free Kids Zone in the park, with kids amusements and family entertainment.   The Kids Zone will be open on Saturday and Sunday in an adjoining precinct within Weeroona Park, Stanthorpe. Kids under 18 years are free.  Adult entry is $10 Adult per day, or…

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Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta – Saturday

The Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta is on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March – the main festival weekend.  Bring a picnic blanket, or find a festival picnic table under the trees in Weeroona Park and relax and enjoy the onstage entertainment and food & wine delights. Savour the flavours of regional…

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Stanthorpe RSL Bands Parade

Free Event

The parade of bands is one big, amazing gathering of local and visiting bands – an amazing sight in the main street of Stanthorpe. There’ll be Brass, Pipe and the thunderous Marching Drum Bands all parading in one big spectacular show talent!  View them from 11am – noon Saturday on High and Maryland Streets in Stanthorpe’s…

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Channel 7 Grand Parade

Free Event

A festival highlight is the Channel 7 Grand Parade which sweeps through Stanthorpe’s main street in a colourful celebration of community and the Granite Belt harvest.  The parade runs along High and Maryland Streets from 2pm. Straight after the parade the marching and brass bands will all gather in the main street for a bands finale,…

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The Stanthorpe Border Post Qld Grape Crush Championship

Free Event

Just after the Grand Parade, the iconic Grape Crush – the epitome of harvest celebration is staged in the main street of Stanthorpe, in the area outside the Stanthorpe Post Office at 4pm on the corner of High and Maryland streets. Watch the contenders battle it out to see who has the fastest feet and…

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The Musical Quiet Hour – The Granite Belt Choir

Free Event

Enter an oasis of calm amid the hype of the festival with The Granite Belt Choir’s performance of ‘The Musical Quiet Hour’ in St Paul’s Anglican Church.  The 2020 performance is entitled “The Beauty of ‘B’-ing” – our tribute to composers whose names begin with “B”. St Paul’s Anglican Church is on the corner of Corundum…

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Fireworks

Free Event

Saturday night is time for the fireworks extravaganza over Stanthorpe! The fireworks are set off on Carnarvon Bridge, which is the bridge nearby to the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre.  One great location for viewing from is at the riverside parklands on the Visitor Information Centre side of the bridge.  Alternately view from Maryland Street, in the…

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Fruit Display

Ergon Energy Decorated Windows

Free Event

Stroll the CBD of Stanthorpe and while supporting our local stores, check-out the fun they have had turning their shopfront windows festive for the week! By Friday 6 March all of the participating shopfronts will have their displays ready for Friday judging day, so Friday to Sunday (6 – 8 March) are the days to…

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Mt Marlay Fun Run

Free Event

The Mt Marlay Fun Run on Sunday, 8 March 2020 is part of the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival celebrations. This 5km run starts at a new location near the RSL this year and will work its way up the terrain of Mt Marlay and back down again. More details to be announced soon.

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Sunday Market in the Mountains

Free Event

Stanthorpe hosts fabulous markets, featuring exclusively home and locally made products. The local artisans of the Stanthorpe region will gather on both Saturday and Sunday of the main festival weekend to showcase their wares. It’s a market where you’ll meet the people behind the products, from artists to farmers, crafters and hobbyists all together all…

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Victoria Street Food Stalls and Roving Entertainers

Free Event

Victoria street sits between the main street of Stanthorpe and Weeroona Park – the venue for the Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta.  This street will be a hive of activity on Sunday, with street stalls and roving entertainment.

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Kids Zone in the Park!

Running alongside the Heritage Bank Food, Wine & Cultural Fiesta, is a free Kids Zone in the park, with kids amusements and family entertainment.   The Kids Zone will be open on Saturday and Sunday in an adjoining precinct within Weeroona Park, Stanthorpe. Kids under 18 years are free.  Adult entry is $10 Adult per day, or…

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Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta – Sunday

The Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta is on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March – the main festival weekend.  Bring a picnic blanket, or find a festival picnic table under the trees in Weeroona Park and relax and enjoy the onstage entertainment and food & wine delights. Savour the flavours of regional…

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The Musical Quiet Hour – The Granite Belt Choir

Free Event

Enter an oasis of calm amid the hype of the festival with The Granite Belt Choir’s performance of ‘The Musical Quiet Hour’ in St Paul’s Anglican Church.  The 2020 performance is entitled “The Beauty of ‘B’-ing” – our tribute to composers whose names begin with “B”. St Paul’s Anglican Church is on the corner of Corundum…

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