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. The Festival Lights will be switched on at 7pm. A street party of celebrations includes special guests…

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Golf, Apple and Grape Cup

Free Event

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. To find out more, nominate and book a golf cart Ph 0427 080 545 or 4681 1276 or email play@stanthorpegolfclub.com     

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Apple Orchard Tours: Gran Elly Orchard

Free Event

Orchardist Dennis Angelino is operating free tours of Gran Elly Orchard during the Festival. Meet Dennis and his crew of helpers at the packing shed where they will be ready to greet you. 9am-4pm Saturday 29th 9am-4pm Sunday 1st March 9am-5pm Saturday 7th Sunday 8th March  3276 Amiens Rd, Thulimbah (10mins north of Stanthorpe). Note: These tours…

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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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Special Opening: ‘Great War’ Amiens Legacy Centre

Free Event

During the Apple and Grape Festival there will be special openings of the Amiens Legacy Centre – a site dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who returned from the “Great War” to rebuild our country after enduring the horrors of the trenches in northern France and Belgium. The centre will be open 10am –…

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

Free Event

Kicking off the Finalists Concert will be guest performers, ‘The String Family’. This happens at the end of a full day of street buskers filling the Stanthorpe CBD with music and entertainment – when the busking finalists gather to perform in a free concert in the Civic Centre! From 9am to 3pm the buskers will…

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That Dam Ride

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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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Apple Orchard Tours: Gran Elly Orchard

Free Event

Orchardist Dennis Angelino is operating free tours of Gran Elly Orchard during the Festival. Meet Dennis and his crew of helpers at the packing shed where they will be ready to greet you. 9am-4pm Saturday 29th 9am-4pm Sunday 1st March 9am-5pm Saturday 7th Sunday 8th March  3276 Amiens Rd, Thulimbah (10mins north of Stanthorpe). Note: These tours…

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Special Opening: ‘Great War’ Amiens Legacy Centre

Free Event

During the Apple and Grape Festival there will be special openings of the Amiens Legacy Centre – a site dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who returned from the “Great War” to rebuild our country after enduring the horrors of the trenches in northern France and Belgium. The centre will be open 10am –…

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Banchetto Italiano: Italian Long Lunch

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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.  UPDATE: Sorry tickets for this popular event have now SOLD OUT. This event which was new to last festival, is returning by popular demand and…

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Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Free Event

The Stanthorpe Ministers Fellowship comprising of many of the Christian Churches in Stanthorpe invite the community to come together for a special time of thankfulness to God for the recent rains we have received. Stanthorpe’s tradition of agriculture and the production of food and beverages has enriched the lives of people in the district.  While…

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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 Thursday 5th  March 2020 during Stanthorpe Apple…

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Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Historic Arcadia Theatre

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Watch a movie in Stanthorpe’s historic Arcadia Theatre during Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival, with the Stanthorpe Film Society’s showing movies during the mid-week. Three famous movies will be shown. SHOWING DATES/TIMES 6.30pm Monday 2nd March 2020: Breakfast at Tiffany’s 6.30pm Wednesday 4th March 2020: High Noon 6.30pm Friday 6th March 2020: A Street Car…

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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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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 Thursday 5th  March 2020 during Stanthorpe Apple…

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Golf: Stanthorpe RSL Single Stableford

Free Event

Stanthorpe RSL Single Stableford from 7am-9am and 11am-1pm Wednesday 4th March 2020. All players welcome. Official handicap required. To find out more, nominate and book a golf cart Ph 0427 080 545 or 4681 1276 or email play@stanthorpegolfclub.com

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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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Special Openings: ‘Great War’ Amiens Legacy Centre

Free Event

During the Apple and Grape Festival there will be special openings of the Amiens Legacy Centre – a site dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who returned from the “Great War” to rebuild our country after enduring the horrors of the trenches in northern France and Belgium. The centre will be open 10am –…

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Movie: ‘High Noon’ in Historic Arcadia Theatre

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Watch a movie in Stanthorpe’s historic Arcadia Theatre during Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival, with the Stanthorpe Film Society’s showing movies during the mid-week. Three famous movies will be shown SHOWING DATES/TIMES 6.30pm Monday 2nd March 2020: Breakfast at Tiffany’s 6.30pm Wednesday 4th March 2020: High Noon 6.30pm Friday 6th March 2020: A Street Car…

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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 Thursday 5th  March 2020 during Stanthorpe Apple…

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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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Special Openings: ‘Great War’ Amiens Legacy Centre

Free Event

During the Apple and Grape Festival there will be special openings of the Amiens Legacy Centre – a site dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who returned from the “Great War” to rebuild our country after enduring the horrors of the trenches in northern France and Belgium. The centre will be open 10am –…

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Golf: Crisps Coaches 2-Ball Ambrose

Free Event

To find out more, nominate and book a golf cart Ph 0427 080 545 or 4681 1276 or email play@stanthorpegolfclub.com 2 ball ambrose sponsored by Crisps Coaches.

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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 Stanthorpe Seasonal Feast Market on Friday. By enjoying our wonderful, fresh, healthy produce, you’ll be doing your bit to support the Stanthorpe community which is greatly appreciated!  Spending locally buying local products keeps money circulating in the local economy supporting…

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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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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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Special Opening: ‘Great War’ Amiens Legacy Centre

Free Event

During the Apple and Grape Festival there will be special openings of the Amiens Legacy Centre – a site dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who returned from the “Great War” to rebuild our country after enduring the horrors of the trenches in northern France and Belgium. The centre will be open 10am –…

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Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta – Friday

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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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Movie: ‘A Street Car Named Desire’ in Historic Arcadia Theatre

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Watch a movie in Stanthorpe’s historic Arcadia Theatre during Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival, with the Stanthorpe Film Society’s showing movies during the mid-week. Three famous movies will be shown SHOWING DATES/TIMES 6.30pm Monday 2nd March 2020: Breakfast at Tiffany’s 6.30pm Wednesday 4th March 2020: High Noon 6.30pm Friday 6th March 2020: A Street Car…

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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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Stanthorpe Churches Floral Displays

Southern Downs Steam: Warwick to Stanthorpe Steam Train Journey

Tickets: Southern Downs Steam Railway Box Office

  • 8:00am-6:00pm

Train: Warwick – Stanthorpe – Warwick 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 we pass through two tunnels and Cherry…

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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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Artworks: Art, Cafe, $5 Parking & Bocce

Free Event

FESTIVAL PARKING Limited parking (entry across from the IGA store at Railway Street) from 8.00am on Saturday for a cost of $5. CAFE MENU: Sat 7 and Sun 8 March A limited menu café which will be open at the Railway Station from 9.00-2.00pm both Saturday and Sunday, serving breakfast, morning tea or a light lunch. ART ON…

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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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Apple Orchard Tours: Gran Elly Orchard

Free Event

Orchardist Dennis Angelino is operating free tours of Gran Elly Orchard during the Festival. Meet Dennis and his crew of helpers at the packing shed where they will be ready to greet you. 9am-5pm Saturday 7th Come any time to the farm from 9am to 5m, but the best time to be there is for tours commencing at…

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Kids Zone in the Park!

Kids Free. Adult Ticket Info.

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. Featuring activities for primary school aged children, including craft workshops and activities, sandcastle building,…

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Stanthorpe Rodeo, Main Events 2pm

$20 Adult / $50 Family

Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta – Saturday

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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 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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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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Rossow Bulk Haulage Fireworks

Free Event

Saturday night is time for the fireworks extravaganza over Stanthorpe! The fireworks will be preceded by an impressive concert at 6.30pm by the Band of the 1st Regiment Royal Australian Artillery 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…

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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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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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Mt Marlay Fun Run

Register Here $20/5km, $25/10km

The Mt Marlay Fun Run on 7am Sunday, 8 March 2020 is part of the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival celebrations.  Warm up is 6.50am and runners on both runs are to be completed by 8.30am. This run starts at a new location outside the courthouse this year and will work its way up…

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Sunday Market in the Mountains

Free Event

Come and meet the artist, crafter, maker, baker or grower.  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,…

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Artworks: Art, Cafe Open & Bocce!

Free Event

CAFE MENU: Sat 7 and Sun 8 March A limited menu café which will be open at the Railway Station from 9.00-2.00pm both Saturday and Sunday, serving breakfast, morning tea or a light lunch. ART ON SHOW A display of art by local artists in the gallery associated with the café 9-2pm Saturday and Sunday   BALL GAMES…

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Apple Orchard Tours: Gran Elly Orchard

Free Event

Orchardist Dennis Angelino is operating free tours of Gran Elly Orchard during the Festival. Meet Dennis and his crew of helpers at the packing shed where they will be ready to greet you. 9am-5pm Saturday 7th Come any time to the farm from 9am to 5m, but the best time to be there is for tours commencing at…

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Kids Zone in the Park!

Kids Free. Adult Ticket Info.

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. Featuring activities for primary school aged children, including craft workshops and activities, sandcastle building,…

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Special Opening: ‘Great War’ Amiens Legacy Centre

Free Event

During the Apple and Grape Festival there will be special openings of the Amiens Legacy Centre – a site dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who returned from the “Great War” to rebuild our country after enduring the horrors of the trenches in northern France and Belgium. The centre will be open 10am –…

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Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta – Sunday

Get 3-Day Festival Pass

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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