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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 23rd February all of the participating shopfronts will have their displays ready for judging, stroll the main street of Stanthorpe and take a look. Don’t forget to vote…

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 7:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Gleeson Park, Talc Street, Stanthorpe, Queensland 4380. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in?…

Bush Poets Breakfast A new addition to the festival, the Poets Breakfast promises to be an unforgettable morning of artistic expression and culinary delight. Featuring renowned poets Ray Essery, Jack Drake, and Gary Fogerty, the Poets Breakfast will captivate audiences with their eloquent verses, drawing inspiration from the bountiful orchards and vineyards of the region.…

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…

Eastern Colour is opening its doors to the public for a special “Pick Your Own” event! They will have new season Royal Gala Apples available to pick by the kilogram as well as delicious hydroponic strawberries. The event will be from 9am to 1pm on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd March. Bookings are essential…

All day Saturday from 9am til late there’ll be roving performers, food and market stalls and entertainment on pop-up stages in the CBD of Stanthorpe. All the action is happening along Maryland, High and Victoria Streets and it’s all free entry. And nearby on Saturday… It’s just a short walk to the Food & Wine Fiesta…

The Food & Wine Fiesta is on 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. Saturday open 10am – 10pm (last drinks 9.30pm) Adult Entry $15 Friday $25 Saturday $20 Sunday…

APPLE ORCHARD EXPERIENCE : NICOLETTI ORCHARDS Experience the freshest flavours of new season! Purchase tickets via their website to pick ‘your own apples’. Walk through the scenic apple orchard for photographs and purchase apples, juice & cider straight from inside the farm shop in the packing shed at Nicoletti Orchards near Stanthorpe on Friday, Saturday…

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Stanthorpe has been enjoying beautiful years of rain and to celebrate our Open Gardens return to the festival in 2024! 9 Gardens will be opening their gates for visitors on Saturday 2 March. COST: $30 to visit ALL the gardens (available in festival online box office). Or $5 per garden (cash at the gate.) An…

Running alongside the Queensland Country Bank Food & Wine Fiesta, is a free Woolworths Kids Zone in the park, with kids amusements and family entertainment.   The Woolworths Kids Zone will be open on Saturday and Sunday in an adjoining precinct within Weeroona Park, Stanthorpe. Featuring activities for primary school aged children – program of fun…

See the colourful and creative installation of fruit grown on the Granite Belt. Free entry, inside the Civic Centre. Be there Sunday afternoon for an auction of the fruit.

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 Saturday on High and Maryland Streets in Stanthorpe’s CBD. Times to…

A festival highlight is the Channel 7 Grand Parade which sweeps through Stanthorpe’s main street. It’s a colourful celebration of community and the Granite Belt harvest, running 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, from approximately…

After the Channel 7 Grand Parade the bands will gather encase for a finale. There’ll be Brass, Pipe and the thunderous Marching Drum Bands all parading in one big spectacular show talent! Times to view the bands in the CBD on Saturday 5 March: 10.30am – noon for Stanthorpe RSL Bands Parade (Grand gathering of…

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. St Paul’s Anglican Church is on the corner of Corundum & High Streets.  There are two performance times to choose from: “For the Beauty of the Earth“.  Beautiful choral music…

Just after the Grand Parade, the iconic Celebrity Grape Crush – the epitome of harvest celebration is staged in the main street of Stanthorpe.  Find all the fun of this event in the area outside the Stanthorpe Post Office at 4pm on the corner of High and Maryland streets. A big shout out to Balancing…

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Saturday night is time for the fireworks extravaganza over Stanthorpe! The fireworks will be preceded by an impressive concert at 6.30pm – the Naval Ceremonial Sunset Beat. The fireworks are set off on Carnarvon Bridge, which is the bridge at the southern end of Maryland Street in Stanthorpe’s CBD. If you’re already in the CBD…

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