Things to do in South Burnett’s autumn

Experience the exciting festivities and changing colours, as the temperatures cool and the region comes alive in South Burnett’s autumn.

Join the festivities at a local show

Each year in March, the annual show season kicks off in the South Burnett. These local shows play host to a variety of agricultural activities. From rodeo, stockman’s challenge, horse jumping, rides, food stalls, trade stalls and the grand parade, there is something for everyone.

Alongside the traditional pastoral, agricultural and horticultural exhibitions, you’ll find plenty of arts, crafts, and homemade wares that show off the talent of the region.

Proston, Murgon, Nanango, Kingaroy and Blackbutt will all take part in this year’s autumn show season.

13 March 2021 – Proston Show

20 March 2021 – Murgon Show

10 April 2021 – Nanango Show

1 May 2021 – Kingaroy Show

15 May 2021 – Blackbutt Show

Take a road trip around the region

An autumn road trip through South Burnett is the perfect way to see the picturesque landscapes as the colours change before your eyes. One of the most unique experiences is the Mt Wooroolin lookout, only a short drive from the centre of Kingaroy. A delight for nature lovers and photographers, there is a short window when the sunrise captures the peanut silos in the background.  There are a range of walking tracks on offer, with some being very steep so wear a sturdy pair of shoes.

Take in the scene at a local Campdraft

Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian horse sport that puts the skills of both horse and rider to the test. Campdrafting involves two main stages; firstly “The Camp” or cutout yard where the rider selects his beast, separates it from a mob and works it, and “The Course” or arena, where the rider guides his beast in a pattern. Sounds intriguing!

If you have never seen a campdraft, you can catch all the ringside action on

19 March – 21 March 2021 Golden Spurs Campdraft (Proston Showgrounds)

2 April – 4 April 2021 Kumbia Charity Campdraft (Kumbia Showgrounds)

Boondooma Homestead celebrates 10 years of Scots in the Bush.

On the third weekend in August (14 to 18 August) the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums will be heard for many kilometres around the Boondooma and Durong areas.  It is expected that at least 400 caravans will converge on Boondooma Homestead for a great Celtic celebration.

Celebrations will actually begin on the Wednesday evening with a sausage sizzle, sound check and performances by walk up artists.  Proceeds from the Sausage sizzle will be donated to Life Flight.

The main program will begin at 1.30 pm on Thursday afternooon and the very popular Scottish Ceilidh will take place on Thursday Evening.  This is a great opportunity for people to join in the singing and dancing.  Four pipebands will entertain this year and they are, The Clan, Noosa and District Pipes and Drums, Dalby Thistle Pipe Band and Murrumba Pipes and Drums.  These bands will join together with individual pipers and drumers to participate in massed band entertainment.

Ceilidh bands, Celtic Psychosis, Celtic Crossover, Ishka, Tartan Time, Mouldy Haggis and Velcro will provide toe tapping entertainment throughout the weekend.  The Rum City Dancers will once again entertain with the old and the new highland dancers.   Amy Bromham from Burdekin Celtic Dancers will delight the crowd with some Irish dancing. The popular Moreton Fiddle Club together with Limerick and Scarlet Road will be highlights.

South Burnett’s own Scotsman, Jervase Fullerton will address the Haggis at lunch time on  Saturday.  Gervase will thrill the crowd with his dramatic address followed by his favourite Scottish songs.

Scottish food will be available throughout the weekend – come on Saturday and enjoy a meal of Haggis, tatties and neeps.  Dundee stew and rumbledethumps and potato damper will be available on Friday evening. Enjoy shortbread, Dundee cake and scotch pancakes for morning and or  afternoon tea.

Come in Highland dress for the Clan and Tartan Parade on Saturday.  This will be followed by the
highland sports.  During the sports, pipebands will entertain in the Boondooma Gardens.

It will be an exciting weekend.  Lots of tartans, entertainments and beautiful food on offer.

More information is available on the web site

Enquiries to The Caretaker 07 4168 0159.