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Spring in the South Burnett

The weather is warming up and the sun is shining. The flowers are starting to bloom! It is time to make plans for how you are going to enjoy this change of season in the South Burnett. Here are three Spring Bucket List items to get you started –

  1. Spring Racing

Spring is when the country and country racing comes to life. Young foals, food, fine wine, and fashion.  Experience racing in the country where you’ll get up close and personal with the horses, mingle with the crowd. Relax, and settle back with a great vantage point from every angle.

16th October – Wondai Race Meet

2nd November – Melbourne Cup Race day at Kumbia

2.Kingaroy & District Vintage Machinery Club Rally

TWENTY years of the Kingaroy and District Vintage Machinery Club will be on display 18-19 September as the club throws its doors open far an annual rally.

Gates open at 8.30am and the machinery parade will start at 9am.

It will feature a full range of the club’s old-fashioned tractors pulling a variety of vintage farm equipment, dating back to the 1920s. Corn threshing and a slow tractor race are just a few events lined up for the weekend. The day will also include old-time machinery displays including crawlers, trucks, cars, and bikes.

There’ll be a selection of petrol, diesel, and steam-powered machines and plenty of food and stalls. For more information https://vintagemachinery.weebly.com/

3. Garden Expo

ONE of Queensland’s most diverse garden expos returns to Wondai on the 26 & 27 September.

Visitors to the annual Wondai Autumn Garden Expo can expect everything from stunning garden concepts, small business stalls, flowers, vegies, and heaps more.

For all your gardening information contact https://wondaigardenexpo.com.

Please call into any of our Visitor Information Centres for more details or contact Council by phoning 4189 9100 or email info@sbrc.qld.gov.au.

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)