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Top 5 festival must-do’s: Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival

By Festival Updates / January 13, 2022

Check out these iconic five must-do’s and see why the Granite Belt’s harvest celebrations have been ‘crushing it’ since 1966.

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Small Hall Movie Showings & Italian Dinner

By Festival Updates / January 10, 2022

A Little Bit of Country Hall and Movie Nostalgia… There’s something quite nostalgic about country small halls and we’re pleased to invite you to one of our local small halls during the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival to enjoy a little bit of movie nostalgia and Italian food. The little village of Dalveen near…

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Everything to Know about Stanthorpe’s Food & Wine Fiesta!

By Festival Updates / January 6, 2022

If doing the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is on your wish-list, here’s everything to know about how to do the festival’s must-do event, the Queensland Country Bank Food & Wine Fiesta. How would we sum it up? It’s the central meeting point of the festival, laid back, chilling out under the trees, affordable,…

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Why People are Choosing to do the FIRST Weekend of Apple and Grape Festival

By Festival Updates / December 22, 2021

Spanning across two weekends, the first weekend of the 10-day Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is attracting more visitors every year. Read on to learn why it’s an awesome weekend to be in Stanthorpe… First weekend: Friday 25 – Sunday 27 February 2022 (OPENING WEEKEND) Second weekend: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 March 2022…

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You’re Invited to ‘Sunday Lunch with Nonna’

By Festival Updates / December 22, 2021

UPDATE: Lunch tickets for this 2022 event are now SOLD OUT An invitation to ‘Sunday lunch with Nonna’, a long held tradition in the Italian communities of Stanthorpe, has been extended to guests Australia-wide as part of Stanthorpe’s famed Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival. Inspired by the traditional Italian Sunday lunches, a Banquetto Italiano…

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7 Reasons Kids will Love Apple & Grape Festival!

By Festival Updates / December 20, 2021

Kids (and parents) are going to LOVE the fun of the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival 2022! It’s only on every two years, so don’t miss the action of the big weekend, 5 – 6 March 2022. Read on for 7 things kids will LOVE at the 2022 festival… 1. Kids Zone The festival…

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Food and Wine Fiesta | Everything you need to know Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival

Everything you need to know: Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

By Festival Updates / November 22, 2021

Prepare your palate and raise your glass to see the region go into full #HarvestMode and celebrate 150 years of Stanthorpe in 2022.

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Busking Championships Staged During 2022 Festival

By Festival Updates / October 18, 2021

Stanthorpe will again be hosting a regional competition for the Australian National Busking Championships™ in 2022, being staged on the first Saturday of the 10-day Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. This event will be Stanthorpe’s fourth annual Australian Busking Championship South-East Queensland Regional Finals and it will be all happening on Saturday 26th February 2022.…

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Meet Stanthorpe’s Apple Peeling Record Holder

By Festival Updates / June 29, 2021

Stanthorpe resident Kerrie Stratford is the woman to beat and the ‘Best ever apple peeler on the Granite Belt’, with a string of successful years and records in the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival’s ‘Longest continuous apple peel’ and ‘Fastest apple peel’ competitions. Kerrie’s 6.1 metre Granny Smith peel holds the current record (2018)…

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Historical photos from Bob Swaine

By Festival Updates / February 27, 2016

Many thanks to Bob Swaine for supplying these historical photos of previous festivals

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