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Carnival Of Flower 2018 Calendar of Events

Posted in Local Area & Events @ Sep 13th 2018 3:39pm - By Laguna Apartment Toowoomba
Tcof
Friday 21 – Sunday 30 September 2018
TCOF CALENDAR of EVENTS
@ 12 September 2018
Compiled (to assist residents and visitors) by: Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre - Freecall 1800 33 11 55
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers encompasses many events in various locations across Toowoomba and surrounds
MAIN EVENTS
Dates
Event
Prices
Contact
Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sep
Fri 10am – 10pm
Sat 10am – 10pm
Sun 10am – 9pm
* Check www.tcof.com.au for performance/session times
Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine NEW name
Upper Queens Park, Cr Margaret & Lindsay Sts Toowomba
 Headline acts*
o Fri – Ali Barter; Cloud Control; The Living End
o Sat – The Dusty Springfield Show; Chocolate Starfish; The Church
o Sun – Kyle Lionhart; Augie March; Swing on This; Choirboys
 Cooking demonstrations* by Julie Busuttil Nishimura & Adam Liaw
 Garden design talks & demonstrations* by Jim Fogarty
 Beer & BBQ Tastings; Wine & Cheese Appreciation; Coffee & Chocolate Appreciation*
 Over 50 food & wine stalls
 The Cubby House (interactive children’s space & activities)*
 Free Festival Shuttle Sat 22 & Sun 23 – see Tours & Services below
Adult $35
Conc/Student $30
Child ≤13yrs $15
1 Adult + 1 Child $45
Special Pensioner Price -
(Fri only) $15
3-day passes
Adult $90
Conc/Student $70
Child ≤13yrs $35
1 Adult + 1 Child $95
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
or
admission at gate
(subject to availability)
3-day passes
Available online only
Info: 131 872
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Sep
Fri - 5pm to 10pm
Sat – 10am to 10pm
Sun – 10am to 9pm
Sideshow Alley & FIREWORKS
Lower Queen’s Park, Cr Margaret & Hume Sts Toowoomba
Headline acts: Fri – Rojda; Sun – Missy Lancasater
Fireworks: Fri & Sat 8.30pm; Sun 7.30pm
Entry FREE
Prices apply for rides & some activities
No bookings
131 872
www.tcof.com.au
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Sep
9am – 5pm
Queens Park Ferris Wheel NEW
Birds-eye view of Queens Park Botanic Gardens
Queens Park Botanic Gardens, 43 Lindsay St Toowoomba
Adult $8
Child $4
Purchase ticktets at Queens Park Info Hub
Sat 22 Sep, 3pm
(Duration: approx. 1hr)
Grand Central Floral Parade
Route: Herries St (from Hume St), Ruthven St, Margaret St, Hume St Godsall St to Queens Park Toowoomba
Coach Parking Pilots: UHF 16 or 0467 007 702
Parade – FREE
Ticketed seating available (coaches only) Ph: 07 4688 6661
No bookings
www.tcof.com.au
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Wed 26 – Sun 30 Sep
6.30 – 9.30pm
Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy NEW
Middle of Queens Park, Godsall St, Toowoomba
Amazing & interactive lighting displays that weave through secluded section of the parkland |Desert Bar
Adult $15
Conc/Student $10
Child ≤13yrs $5
1 Adult + 1 Child $16
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Info: 131 872
Sat 29 Sep, 6:30pm
Docos After Dark NEW
Laurel Bank Park, 50 Hill St, Toowoomba
Screenings from David Attenborough’s ‘Life in the Undergrowth’
Food available for purchase, bring your seats or a picnic rug
FREE
No bookings
www.tcof.com.au
131 872
Sun 23 Sep; 9am
The Chef’s Brunch - with celebrity chef Julia Busuttil Nishimura
Copies of Julia’s cookbook ‘Ostro’ available for small additional cost
Gip’s Restaurant, Clifford House, 120 Russell St Toowoomba
Adult $69
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Info: 131 872
PARKS | GARDENS
Dates
Event
Prices
Contact
All Year
See PERFORMANCES | ENTERTAINMENT for Parkland Entertainment at Queens Park, Laurel Bank Park & Picnic Point
See TOURS | SHUTTLES for Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park
Our Parks
 Queens Park Botanic Gardens* – 43 Linsday St (Cr Campbell St) Toowoomba
o Toowoomba Historical Society: 9.30am – 4.30pm daily (Fri 21 – Sun 30)
Light refreshments, hot & cold drinks, baked goods, sandwiches & rolls
 Laurel Bank Park* – 50 Hill St Toowoomba
o Croquet Club: 9am – 4pm daily (Sat 22 – Sun 30) - Devonshire Tea & cool drinks
 Picnic Point Park* – 164 Tourist Rd Toowoomba TIP: Try their iconic violet ice cream
o Picnic Point Café: 8.30am – 5pm Mon to Thu; 8am – 5pm Fri to Sun
 Japanese Garden Ju Raku En* - USQ Campus West St or 55 Regent St Toowoomba
o Lunch bag availiable from USQ café (groups) Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
 Boyce Garden & Rainforest – 6 Range St Toowoomba (Open 9am – 4pm)
 Spring Bluff Railway Station Gardens* – McCormack Rd Spring Bluff
o Spring Bluff Café: 9.30am – 4.30pm daily
 Peacehaven Botanic Park – 56 Kuhls Rd Highfields
Book group catering:
Queens Park Gardens
Toowoomba Historical Society 4638 7362
Laurel Bank Park
Deirdre Hardy 0428 666 861
Picnic Point Park
Picnic Point Restaurant
4631 5100
Japanese Garden
CCP Catering 4636 0043
Spring Bluff Railway Station Spring Bluff Cafe
07 4630 8177
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Sep
9am – 5pm
The Chronicle Garden Competition
Garden Map issued in The Chronicle newspaper on Fri 21 Sep ($1.80)
Contact The Chronicle for distribution outlets from Fri 21 - Sun 30 Sep
Free entry into Gardens
The Chronicle $1.80 - $2
The Chronicle
07 4690 9300
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
9am – 5pm
Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens NEW name
Four specially selected private gardens open for charity:
1. Phillip & Marjorie Martin, 17 Dallang Rd, Toowoomba (Anglicare)
2. Val Peachey, 5 Fern Dr, Toowoomba (Life Education)
3. Adrian & Gail Wockner, 5 Horizon Crt, Highfields (Life Flight)
4. Mark & Anne O’Brien, 79 North St, Toowoomba (AEIOU)
All gardens $12
3 gardens $10
1 garden $5
Buy tickets at gardens
0459 080 035
Fri 21 – Sun 30
9:00am – 4:00pm
Brindabella Rhododendron & Rose Festival
Brindabella Gardens, Cnr New England Hwy & Quinlan Rd, Highfields
Adults $5 each
Cold drinks available
07 4696 8440
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep &
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep
10am – 4pm
Historic Harrow Homestead and Gardens
Last openings this year!
700 Cambooya Felton Rd, Cambooya
$10 entry at the gate
$5 Devonshire tea
(cash only at door)
0438 753 008
0428 626 943
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this publication.
Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information presented.
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TOURS | SHUTTLES
Dates Event Prices Contact
SHUTTLE SERVICES
Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sep
Daily from 9:30am-
10:45pm (3 stops)
Free Festival Shuttle - to Heritage Bank Food & Wine Festival
Departs every 30 min from:
1. Kearneys Spring Historical Park (Spring St)(PARK HERE Free)
2. Picnic Point Park (Tourist Rd Bus Zone)(PARK HERE $Gold Coin)
3. Heritage Bank Food & Wine Festival & Queens Park (Lindsay Street)
FREE
TIP: There’s lots of
parking at Picnic Point
& Kearney’s Spring
131 872
No bookings
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
9am - 5pm daily
Fri-Sun runs every 30 min
Mon-Thu runs every hour
Last departure from
Picnic Point is 4pm Mon –
Thu & 4.30pm Fri - Sun
Park Shuttle - loop of pubic parks and Toowomba CBD
Pick-up
1. Picnic Point (Tourist Rd Bus Zone)
2. Queens Park (Lindsay St)
3. Toowoomba CBD (Neil St Bus Interchange)
4. Laurel Bank Park (Hill St Bus Zone)
Adult $10 per day
Child≤13 $5 per day
Buy tickets at
Carnival Info Hubs
(in Picnic Point, Queens
Park & Laurel Bank Park)
GARDEN TOURS
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
Various times
Garden Tours
 Morning Garden Tour: 9am - 12pm; Adult $35 / Conc $30
 Afternoon Garden Tour: 1pm - 4pm; Adult $35 / Conc $30
 Grand Parade & Garden Tour: 9am – 5pm; Adult $95 Child≤13yrs
$69 (Sat 22 only)
Pick-up Picnic Point Bus Zone, 164 Tourist Rd, Toowoomba
$30 -$95 Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Info: 131 872
Fri 21, Sun 23, Tue 25,
Thu 27 & Sat 29
8.30am – 4.30pm
Australian Getaway Tours – Highfields & Crows Nest
Visit competition gardens, Cabarlah Cuckoo Clock Centre (morning
tea), Crows Nest Hotel (lunch) and a local vineyard (wine & cheese)
Pick-ups from motels and caravan parks in Toowoomba
Adult $110 Enquiries / Bookings
1800 009 092
www.getawaytours.com.au
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
5.30pm – 7pm
A Garden Settles into Night Tour
David’s Garden; 1A Mabel St Toowoomba(Limit 20 persons)
Adult $20
Child/Conc $15
Booking essential
0417 636 747
Sat 22- Thu 27 Sep
9am – 5:30pm daily
Cultivate Country Gardens Day Tours – with Brian Sams
Full day tour of Grand Champion Country Garden and Reserve
Champion Garden Country Garden including morning tea & lunch
Pick-up Toowoomba VIC, 86 James St Towooomba (street parking only)
Adult $135 Enquiries / Bookings
0409 814 200
www.activateevents.net.au
FOOD & WINE TOURS
Sun 23 & Sun 30 Sep;
11am – 3.15pm
Fri 28 & Sat 29 Sep;
5.30pm – 9.45pm
Talking Pubs Tours
Progressive foodie tour to four historic pubs; includes all meals & a
drink at each pub (Fitzy’s; Muller Bros; Spotted Cow; Irish Club)
Pick-up Toowoomba Railway Station, Railway St Toowoomba
Adult $99 Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Info: 131 872
Fri 28 Sep
5.15pm – 8.45pm
Friday Progressive Foodie Tour
Gourmet progressive dinner tour; includes all meals & a drink at each
venue (Urban Grounds Café; Inbound Restaurant; Encores Restaurant).
Pick-up Empire Theatre, 56 Neil St Toowoomba
Adult $129
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Info: 131 872
Sat 29 Sep
5.15pm – 9pm
Saturday Progressive Foodie Tour
Progressive dinner tour; includes all meals & a drink at each venue
(Cobb+Co Museum, Gips Restaurant; Picnic Point Restaurant).
Pick-up Picnic Point Bus Stop, Tourist Rd Toowoomba
Adult $129
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Info: 131 872
SIGHTSEEING TOURS | GROUP TRAVEL & CHARTER
Fri 21, Sat 22 &
Mon 23 – Sat 29 Sep
(Daily except Sundays)
Toowoomba Sightseeing Tours
Showcasing Toowoomba’s attractions with full commentary
Morning Tour: 9.30am (Showgrounds) or 10am (TVIC)
Afternoon Tour: 12.30pm (Showgrounds) or 1pm (TVIC)
Pick-ups
 Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Rd Toowoomba
 Toowoomba VIC, 86 James St Toowoomba (street parking only)
Adult $20
Student U18 $10
Child U12 $5
Enquiries / Bookings
0447 070 635
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
Various dates per tour
Groups Travel & Charter
Depart Brisbane, Regional Qld & Interstate - see list www.tcof.com.au
Various www.tcof.com.au
131 872
RAILWAY TOURS
Sat 22 Sep 2.15pm
Sun 23 Sep 3pm
(Approx. 2.5hrs return)
Steam Train Rides - Toowoomba to Helidon STEAM
Express steam train ride to Helidon; return by coach
Departs Toowoomba Railway Station, Railway St Toowoomba
Adult $40
Child $20
Buy tickets
Tue-Thu 10am-3pm
07 3252 1759
Sat 22 Sep 6.55am
Sun 23 Sep 7.15am
(12 – 12½ hrs return)
Full Day Steam Train Tour - Brisbane to Toowoomba STEAM
Full day tour; includes coach tour of prize-winning Carnival gardens
Optional Lunch $30
Departs Roma St Station, Roma St, Brisbane
Adult $145
Conc $135
Child (5-14) $70
2 Adult + 2 Chn $375
Bookings
10am-3pm Tue-Fri
07 3252 1759
Sun 23 – Sat 29 Sep
Departs:
Toowoomba 9am & 1pm
Spring Bluff 11am & 3pm
(35–40 min each way)
Diesel-hauled Train Rides to Spring Bluff DIESEL
Departs Toowoomba Railway Station, Railway St Toowoomba
Buy Tickets (from 1st August):
 Online: www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
 By phone: 1300 732 087 (7am – 7pm daily)
 In person: Toowoomba Railway Station
Adult $20
Child(4-15) $10
Ch U4 FREE*
*not occupying seat
(i.e. on accompanying
adult’s lap)
Toowoomba
Railway Station Open
Mon–Fri 9am–4pm
From Sun 23 Sep:
Sun 23; 7.30am-1pm
Mon 24–Fri 28; 7.30am-4pm
Sat 29; 7.30am-1pm
Wed 26 Sep
Departs: Brisbane 7.15am
Returns: 6.50pm
(Approx. 12 hrs return)
Silver Bullet Express Tour MOTOR-RAIL
Full day – includes bus tour of prize-winning Carnival gardens
Departs Roma St Railway Station, Roma St Brisbane
Adult $155
Optional Lunch $25
Bookings
10am-3pm Tue-Fri
07 3252 1759
Sat Sep 29
(3 – 3.5 hrs each way)
Warwick to Toowoomba Heritage Steam Train Trip STEAM
Departs: Warwick 8am | Arrives: Toowoomba 11am
Departs: Toowoomba 2.30pm | Arrives Warwick 6.00pm
www.southerndownssteamrailway.com.au
Single $70
Return $100
Bookings:
0476 307 988
Via website
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this publication.
Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information presented.
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TOURS|SHUTTLES continued
Dates Event Prices Contact
GUIDED WALKING TOURS
Fri 21, Sat 22, Fri 28, Sat
29 Sep
6.30 – 7.30pm &
8 – 9pm
Heritage Guided Night Tours – National Trust Royal Bull’s Head Inn
Explore Toowoomba’s iconic National Trust Qld property & gardens
Meet Royal Bull’s Head Inn, 59 Brisbane St Drayton NEW name
Adult $12
Teen (13 – 18) $10
Conc/Child (5 – 13) $8
2 Adult + 2 Chn $30
Bookings
0490 363 719
Mon 24, Tue 24 & Thu 27
Sep
Toowoomba Walking Tours
Legal Precinct, Churches & Commercial Hub, The Art (Phone for details)
Adults & Ch $25 Bookings
0490 151 468
Mon 24 – Fri 28 Sep
6.30pm – 7.30pm
Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park
Meet Laurel Bank Park Info Hub, 50 Hill St Toowoomba - Bring a torch!
$5 Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Wed 26 Sep 4.30 – 6pm
Sat 29 Sep 12 – 1.30pm
Toowoomba City Architecture Walking Tour – with Stephanie Keays
Meet Empire Theature Lawn, 56 Neil St Toowoomba
Adult $33
Conc $29
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Fri 28 4.30 – 6.30pm
Sun 30 Sep 2 – 4pm
Hidden Laneways Discovery Walking Tour
Meet Bell Street Mall Entrance, 400 Ruthven St Toowoomba
Adult $35
Conc $30
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Sat 29 Sep 3pm – 5pm
Sun 30 Sep 10am – 12pm
The Dark Side Walking Tour – with Paul Herbert
Meet Upper Queens Park, Cr Margaret & Lindsay Sts Toowoomba
Adult $35
Conc $30
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
Sat 29 Sep
10am – 11.30pm
150 Years of Rail Walking Tour – with Paul Herbert
Meet Toowoomba Railway Station Platform 1, Railway St Toowoomba
Adult $33
Conc $29
Buy tickets
www.tcof.com.au
FLOWER |CRAFT SHOWS
Dates Event Prices Contact
Thu 20 – Wed 26 Sep
9am – 5pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Festival
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Cnr James & Neil Sts Toowoomba
$Gold coin 07 4637 1500
Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sep
9:00am – 4:30pm
Bonsai Show – Toowoomba Bonsai Group
Rose Cottage, State Rose Garden in Newtown Park, Cr Holberton &
Pottiger Sts Toowoomba
$3 0410 944 685
Fri 21 – Mon 24 Sep
9am – 5pm (Mon 3pm)
Native Orchid Spring Show - NOSTi
St John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 431 Bridge St Wilsonton
Adult $3
Child U15 FREE
0418 153 003
07 4630 1825
Fri 21 – Tue 25 Sep
8.30am – 4pm (Tue 3pm)
Orchid Spring Show - Toowoomba Orchid Society
St Paul’s Church Hall, Cnr Philip & James Sts Toowoomba
Entry $4
Entry & M/A Tea $6
Entry & lunch $10
0424 644 068
Fri 21 – Wed 26 Sep
9am – 4pm
Music concerts 12.30pm
St Luke's Flower & Music Festival
St Luke's Church, 152 Herries St (Cr Ruthven St) Toowoomba
Floral displays (by Toowoomba Floral Art Group) & daily music concerts
$Gold Coin 07 4639 1910
Fri 21 – Wed 26 Sep
9am - 4pm (5pm Sat)
Toowoomba Spinners, Weavers & Dyers: ‘ Flower Power & Textiles’
(Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail)
St Luke’s Church Hall, Cnr Ruthven & Herries Sts Toowoomba
FREE 07 4635 4344
Fri 21 – Wed 26 Sep
Fri 12pm – 5pm
Sat to Wed 9am – 5pm
Clivia Show – Toowoomba Clivia Society
TAFE Horticulture, Cnr Campbell & Bridge St Toowoomba
$Gold coin 0407 336 940
Fri 21 – Wed 26 Sep
9am – 4:30pm
Australian Native Plants Show – TAFE
TAFE (behind Cobb+Co Museum), Lindsay St Toowoomba +Plants 4 sale
FREE 07 4635 0059
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
9.30am – 4pm
Hanging Basket Display |Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep|
Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay St Toowoomba
Included in entry
See ATTRACTIONS
07 4659 4900
Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sep
8.30am – 3pm
Geranium Show - Toowoomba Geranium Society
Masonic Hall, 58 Neil St (next to Empire Theatre) Toowoomba
Adult $2
Child U15 FREE
0428 158 698
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep
9am – 5pm (3pm Sun)
Geham Craft & Garden Show
Geham State School, New England Hwy Geham
Adult $5
Child U12 FREE
0429 941 250
Sat 22 – Mon 24 Sep
8am – 4pm
Bromeliad Show – Toowoomba & District Bromeliad Society
Sacred Heart School Hall, Cnr Tor & North Sts, Toowoomba
Adult $3
Child FREE
0412 263 332
Sat 22 – Fri 28 Sep
9am–4.30pm (2.30pm Fri)
Toowoomba Quilters Club: ‘All Quilts Bright & Beautiful’
(Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail)
Salo Centre, St Ursula’s College, Rome St Toowoomba
$5 0447 247 081
Sat 22– Sun 29 Sep
9.30am – 4.30pm
Teapot Extravaganza
St Albans Church Hall, Cnr Anzac Ave & Hill St Toowoomba
$4 0400 867 335
Sat 22 – Sun 30 Sep
10am – 4pm (Sun 1–4pm)
Ikebana Display (Japanese Flower Arrangement)
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4688 6652
Sun 23 Sep
8am – 4pm
A Potters Picnic
Darling Downs Potters Club, 145 West St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4632 7021
Sun 23 Sep
9am – 2pm
Succulent Fest NEW
Bunkers hill State School, 315 Bunkers Hill Rd Westbrook
$2 0439 924 699
0409 346 435
Tue 25 – Wed 26 Sep
9.30am – 5pm
Robyn Ginn’s Quilts: ‘A Quilt Garden’
(Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail)
4 Kelsall Court, Toowoomba
$Gold Coin
to Toowoomba Hospice
07 4635 1356
Mon 24 – Wed 26 Sep
9am – 4pm
St Stephen’s Craft Display
St Stephen’s Uniting Church, 51 Neil St Toowoomba
$Gold coin 07 4635 4673
Mon 24 – Wed 26 Sep
10am – 4pm
National Trust of Australia (Qld): ‘Quilts with History’
(Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail)
The Royal Bulls Head Inn, 59 Brisbane St, Drayton (includes tour of Inn)
Adult $7
Conc/Child $5
4637 2278
0424 816 896
Mon 24 – Fri 28 Sep
10am – 4pm
Darling Downs Textile Art Group: ‘downSIZE’
(Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail)
The Glennie Room, Glennie School, 263 – 269 Herries St Toowoomba
FREE 0424 816 896
Fri 28 – Sun 30 Sep
Fri & Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 9am – 3pm
Faires, Flowers & Finer Things
Fairy garden, twilight parade, workshops (fairy garden, puppet making)
Glennie School Hall, 246a Herries St Toowoomba
FREE 0488 404 637
Book in for workshops
Sat 29 Sep
8am – 2pm
St David’s on Display
St David’s Presbyterian Church, 46 Mary St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4573 4942
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this publication.
Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information presented.
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ART EXHIBITIONS | CLASSES
Dates Event Prices Contact
Tue 18 Sep – 24 Oct
9am – 5pm Mon - Fri
Heritage Bank Photographic Awards
USQ Arts Gallery, West St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4631 1111
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
10am–4pm
(Sun 1pm-4 pm)
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Program (Sampler)
 Ikebana Display (Japanese Flower Arrangement) (22 - 30 Sep)
Visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/events for further exhibition details
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4688 6652
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep First Coat
Outdoor exhibition of over 100 contemporary art murals
Toowoomba streets and laneways – download First Coat APP
FREE www.firstcoat.com.au
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep Thrive on Arts Creative Space
Empire Theatre. 56 Neil St Toowoomba
$Various 1300 655 299
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
10am – 4pm Daily
Toowoomba Art Society - Members Spring Exhibition (28/8 – 30/9)
Culliford House, 1 Godsall St, Toowoomba
FREE 07 4632 5725
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
10am – 4pm Daily
Toowoomba Art in Bark Exhibition
Culliford House, 1 Godsall St, Toowoomba
FREE 0400 020 955
Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sep
Various class times
USQ McGregor Spring Arts Retreat
University of Southern Qld, West St Toowoomba
$Various Bookings required
07 4631 1111
Sat 22 – Sat 29 Sep
9am – 4pm
Downlands Art Exhibition
Downlands College, 72 Ruthven St Toowoomba
Adult $7.50
Pensioner $5
School Age Child FREE
07 4690 9500
Sat 22 – Sat 29 Sep
10am – 4 pm
Spring Exhibition by Diana Battle
Toowoomba Reparatory Theatre, 94 Margaret St Toowoomba
FREE Rep 07 4632 8058
Diana 0400 020 955
PERFORMANCES |ENTERTAINMENT
Dates Event Prices Contact
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep
Parkland Entertainment
Queens Park (43 Linsday St), Laurel Bank Park (50 Hill St) & Picnic Point
(164 Tourist Rd) Toowoomba | See www.tcof.com.au for program
FREE No bookings required
www.tcof.com.au
131 872
Various Empire Theatre Program – 56 Neil St Toowoomba
 Thrive on Arts Creative Space (Fri 21 – Sun 30) Various sessions & prices (including carboard maze)
 Death by Soprano (Sun 23) 7pm|Adult $34; Student $20|Cheese box $10 |(28 Sep) 7.30pm $25
 Acting for Camera with Oz Plays (Tue 25 – Thu 27) 10am – 4pm|$235 (for 10 – 15 year olds)
 Flipside Circus Workshops (Tue 25; Wed 26) Various sessions 2–16 yrs |$25|$50|$90 SOLD OUT
 Hotel Sorento (Wed 26) 7.30 – 10pm |Adult $52; YouthU25 $25; YouthU18 $49, Group(6+) $49
 39 Forever (Thu 27) 7.30pm|Table of 6 $252|Single seat at table $45|Single bank seating $40
 Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Films & Flowers (Fri 28) 7.30pm|Adult $50, Youth U25 $25,
Conc $47, Groups (6+) $45
 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase (29 Sep) 8 – 10.30pm|Adult$38, Conc/Ch $38
 Brief Encounters (Fri 28 & Sat 29) 7.30pm|$25
 The Guffalo (29 Sep) 12.30pm – 1.30pm|$25, Group of 4 $88
Box Office
1300 655 299
Various USQ Artsworx – West St Toowoomba
 Guitar Sessions with Doug de Vries (Fri 21) 7.30 – 8.30pm $25
 Guitar Workshop : Jazz, Bossa Nova with Doug de Vries (Fri 21) 3.30 – 5.30pm $55
 Workshop: Archival clamshell box making with Brodie Taylor (Sat 22) 10am – 4pm $160
Box Office
07 4631 1111
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Sep
6.15 - 9pm
Rowes Animatronics Light Show (proudly part of Lit Festival)
Colourful floral amimated light show projected onto Rowes facade
Rowes Furniture (opposite National Hotel), Russell St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4631 8888
Sun 22 Sep
11.30am – 3.00pm
Big Band at the Bluff – Jim Miller Big Band
Spring Bluff Railway Station & Gardens, McCormack Rd Spring Bluff
FREE 07 4688 6883
Sat 22 & Sat 29 Sep
8pm
MS Dance
MS Theatre & Dance Hall at USQ, Baker St Tooowomba- Light supper
and Lucky Door prize, raffle.
Supper included $10 07 4634 3119
Sun 23 Sep, 11am Mad Hatter Spring Carnival Cup
Expect the unexpexcteded including camels, pigs & yabbies
Toowoomba Turf Club, Hursley Rd toowoomba
Adult $14 07 4634 6066
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Sep
Curtains up 7.30pm
Carnival Hour Plays
Toowoomba Repertory Theatre, 94 Margaret St Toowoomba
Bookings www.toowoombarep.com.au from 1/9|Box Office from 21/9
Adult $22
Conc $16
Includes supper
Box Office
07 4632 8058
Fri – Sun 11am-3pm
Fri 28 & Sat 29 Sep
6.30pm – 10pm
Lit Festival – Stories in Light NEW
New arts event that will light up Toowoomba CBD - bold & colourful
light projections, lanterns and sculptures
Toowoomba CBD (Cnr Margaret & Hume Sts)
MARKETS
Dates Event Prices Contact
Sun 23 & Sun 30 Sep
7am – 12.30pm
PCYC Markets
219a James St Toowoomba
FREE 07 4632 8316
Sat 22 Sep 7am – 12noon
Blooming Feast 8am, 10am,
12pm
My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets
 Blooming Feast Chefs show use of seasonal produce & flowers
Under the windmills, Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay St Toowoomba
FREE 0475 703 643
Sun 30 Sep
8am – 1pm
Queens Park Markets
Queens Park, Lindsay St Toowoomba
FREE 0427 265 046
Sun 30 Sep
8am – 12.30pm
Cabarlah Country Markets
Cabarlah Sports Ground, England Hwy, Cabarlah
FREE 07 4696 8152
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ATTRACTIONS
Open
Event
Prices
Contact
Open 9:30am - 4pm Daily
Cobb + Co Museum
 Get your hands on history – National Carriage Collection, Energy for Life Discovery Centre, The Coach Stop play area, school holiday fun
 Cobbs Coffee Shop
 Local Artisan products
 Hanging Basket Display |Fri 21 – Sun 30 Sep|
 Blacksmithing on Display |Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep|
 Permaculture Posies |Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep|
 Toowoomba Lace Maker’s |Fri 21 - Sun 23 Sep|
 Toowoomba & District Woodcrafters |Fri 21 - Sun 23 Sep|
 School Holiday Trail - Down the Rabbit Hole Adventure | Fri 21 Sep - Sun 7 Oct|
Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay St Toowoomba
Adult $12.50
Conc $10
Child U3 $6.50
1 Adult + 3 Chn $25
2 Adults + 4 Chn $32
07 4659 4900
Open 10am - 4pm Daily
Carnival Cuppa Sun 23 10.30am
Highfields Pioneer Village
 Enjoy transport, fire brigade & ambulance museums, silversmith, toy shop, billy tea & damper, miniature steam train rides & more
 Carnival Cuppa|Sun 23 10.30am|Bring favourite cup & saucer for billy tea & damper listening to saxaphone player, Jake Muggleton
Highfields Pioneer Village, 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields
Adult $10
Seniors $8
Child $3
07 4696 6309
Open First Sunday/month 10am – 4pm
&
Mon 24 – Fri 28 Sep
10am – 4pm
Royal Bull’s Head Inn
 Explore Toowoomba’s iconic National Trust Qld property & gardens
 ‘Quilts with History’ Exhbition (Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail)
o Mon 24 – Wed 26 10am – 4pm; included in entry
 Heritage Guided Night Tours NEW name
o Fri 21, Sat 22. Fri 28 & Sat 29 Sep 6:30pm - 7:30pm & 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Royal Bulls’ Head Inn, 59 Brisbane St, Drayton
Adult $7
Conc/Child $5
2 Adult+2 Chn $20
Tours
Adult $12
Conc/Child $8
Family $30
07 4637 2278
Book for tours
0490 363 719
Sat 22 – Sat 29 Sep
10am – 3pm
DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum
 Guided tours|Dreamtime Journey Carriage indigenous artist ‘Domi’
 Refreshments available
DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, 16 Cambooya St Drayton
$Gold Coin
07 4630 2358
0427 578 264
Sun 23 Sep
8.30am – 4pm
The Woolshed at Jondaryan – Woolshed Experience Day NEW
 Experience Damper Hut & Damper Making, Beekeeping & Train Rides; Whipmakers Hut; Blacksmith Hut; Animal Nursery; Machinery Demo; Sheep Sheering; Swagman’s Rest (BBQ only); Horse & Cart Rides; Historical Tour
The Woolshed at Jondaryan, Evanlea Rd, Jondaryan
Adult $10
Conc $8.50
Ch (5 – 14) $5
Family (2A+2C) $30
Locals (100km radius) $Gold Coin
07 4692 2229
SPECIAL INTEREST | SPORTS
Dates
Event
Prices
Contact
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep
Toowoomba Antique Retro Collectable Fair
Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Rd Toowoomba
Adult $8
Child U14 FREE
0427 465 407
Sat 22 – Sun 30 Sep
10am – 4pm
Carnival of Trains - Toowoomba Model Railway Club
Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Rd Toowoomba
$Gold Coin
07 4638 0397
Sun 23 Sep
From 11am
The Mad Hattre Spring Carnival Race Day - featuring Pat O’Shea Plate
Clifford Park Racecourse, Hursley Rd Toowoomba
Adult $14
Child $14
07 4634 6066
Sun 23 Sep
10am – 2.30pm
Car Show & Shine – Highfields Lions Club
Cabarlah Show Grounds, New England Hwy, Cabarlah
Adult $5
Child U12 FREE
0438 086 777
Sat 29 Sep
11:30am – 5.30pm
Spring Polo Godsall St Oval, Queens Park, Cr Godsall & Hume Sts, Toowoomba | Book online www.eventgrouptoowoomba.com.au
Adult $75|$95
Book online
Sun 23 Sep
6am – 10am
ABC Australia All Over Live Broadcast – with Macca NEW
Laurel Bank Park, 50 Hill St Toowoomba
FREE
139 994
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Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre - Freecall 1800 33 11 55

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