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Events in and around Southern Downs
As a popular region of Queensland, Southern Downs offers a range of fun and exciting events throughout the year that attract locals and tourists alike. From agricultural shows to vibrant arts festivals, there is always something happening in this beautiful region. Let's explore some of the best seasonal events in Southern Downs that are worth experiencing.
Summer in Southern Downs is synonymous with outdoor activities such as swimming, camping, and hiking. For adventure seekers, the region offers opportunities for river rafting, horse-riding and hot air balloon rides. One must-attend event for the whole family is the Stanthorpe Show that takes place in January. Visitors can enjoy thrilling rides, live music, food courts, and a range of competitions such as cattle shows, sheep shear competitions and equestrian displays.
Autumn is a time of year when Southern Downs comes alive with the colors of the changing leaves. The region has plenty to offer in terms of food and wine festivals during this time. The Granite Belt Wine Festival is a must-visit event that showcases the local wineries and the different varieties of wine produced in the region. In April, the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival takes place in Stanthorpe and signifies the start of the apple season. Visitors can enjoy fresh apples, ciders, and grape products, along with live music and carnival rides.
Winter in Southern Downs is a time for celebrations and festivities, with events for the whole family to enjoy. The Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft is a premier equestrian event in the region that takes place in July. The rodeo features events such as bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping, and barrel racing. For those who are interested in history and culture, the Jumpers and Jazz Festival is an amazing event that celebrates the art of jazz. Visitors can witness the beautiful jazz performances while looking at the beautiful artistic sweaters that adorn the local streets and trees.
Spring is the time of year for festivities and blooming flowers. In Southern Downs, there are plenty of events to celebrate the spring season. The Spring Flower Show in September is a great opportunity for visitors to enjoy the local flora and fauna. The festival showcases beautiful displays of flowers, fruits, and vegetables and offers a range of products such as honey, jams, and preserves. The Tenterfield Spring Festival is another event that celebrates the beauty of the season. The festival features street parades, musical performances, and art exhibitions.
As you can see, Southern Downs has a range of events throughout the year that offer something for everyone. These events provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience the culture, history, and beauty of the region. Keep an eye on the Southern Downs' events calendar and make time for a visit to this beautiful part of Queensland. For more information, contact the Southern Downs Regional Council at 1300 697 372.