Flexible travel plans? Why not add a South Burnett seasonal event to your itinerary? Here are our top events and activities to check out in our region this winter!
June – July – Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery’s Queensland Winter Craft Festival
Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery will be buzzing during the months of June and July at the Queensland Winter Craft Festival. The annual festival brings a series of rotating workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and activities to the 1938 art deco style building. Painting, jewellery-making, paper crafts, pottery or textiles; we guarantee you will find new ways with traditional craft. Visit the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery (in the Visitor Information Precinct on Haly Street) for details and a schedule. For further information visit https://www.kingaroyart.com.au/event/queensland-winter-craft-festival-2021/
Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 June – Wondai Country Running Festival
Queensland’s tidiest town makes the most of its position on the South Burnett Rail Trail, with an annual running festival offering five races across two days in June. The beauty of the festival is that it has an event for everyone, from an easy two km run through to the main event, a 42km marathon. Its proximity to McEuen State Forest allows for a 10km cross country run as well as a mountain bike event through the network of forest tracks. Pack your runners and sign up for your favourite distance and pace it out on the rail trail’s easy surface, in a bush setting. For further information visit https://wondaicountryfestival.com.au/
Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 August – Scots in the Bush
On the third weekend in August the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums will be heard for kilometres around the Boondooma and Durong areas.
Scots in the Bush was introduced 10 years ago at Boondooma Homestead, to celebrate the settlement of the property by the three Scots. The Celtic festival includes pipe bands, highland games, highland dancing, clan tents and attracts around 1000 people. It will be an exciting weekend, with plenty of room for bush camping. Lots of tartans, entertainments, and beautiful food on offer. For further information visit https://www.boondoomahomestead.org.au/events/scotsinthebush/
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 August – Baconfest
Bacon us crazy this August is none other than Baconfest! Sunpork smoke off, Wine and Swine Cocktail Dinner and the Long Table breakfast are just some of the events at this year’s three day sizzling food extravaganza.
Visitors will be eating high off the hog at the popular Eat Street Market, which will be bigger and better with over 40 vendors providing bacon-themed treats. Visitors will find their 2019 festival favourites making a return, including the chocolate coated bacon, bacon jam, deep fried camembert cheese wrapped in bacon, Kingaroy Peanut Van maple bacon and BBQ pork rib flavoured nuts, and the crowd favourite pork ribs.
Special guest appearance by chef Miguel Mastre, Pin-up Pageant, Beard of Baconfest, Ration Rush, Kevin Bacon Film Festival and so much more! For further information visit https://www.kingaroybaconfest.com.au/