FIVE Things You Have to Do at Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers

September 15th - 24th

FIVE Things You Have to Do at Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers

It’s that time of year when Toowoomba blooms.   With so much on offer you’re going to find something to colour your world at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

WHEN:  Friday 15th September – Sunday 24th September

WHERE:  Various Locations

 

Here’s FIVE things you have to see during the festival:

ONE:  GRAND CENTRAL FLORAL PARADE:

WHEN:  Saturday September 16th

WHERE:  Departs Corner Herries and Hume Streets

TIME:  Starts 3:00PM

 

Be sure to get there early and mark your territory!  With an expected 100,000 people set the line the streets you will want a good spot.

This year’s theme is “Carnival Comes to Town – Laugh, Play Hooray!”

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TWO:  TOUR of PARKS AND GARDENS:

Whether you are visiting the private gardens or spending time in our magnificent public parks and gardens you will walk away stunned at all the floral beauty that takes over the Garden City.

MUST SEE:

  • Queen’s Park
  • Laurel Bank Park
  • Japanese Garden
  • Picnic Point
  • The Chronicle Garden Competition Gardens

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THREE:  SPRING BLUFF TRAIN – All Aboard!:

This is an absolute must!  Diesel-hauled train rides to Spring Bluff.

WHEN:  Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd September

JOURNEY TIME:  25-40 Minutes between Toowoomba and Spring Bluff

COST:  $20 PER ADULT / $10 CHILD (4-15 YRS) / CHILD (3 YEARS & UNDER NOT OCCUPYING A SEAT) FREE *Limit of one free child per paying adult

BOOKINGS:  1300 131 722 – Tickets on sale now

Trains leave Toowoomba twice daily for the stunning scenic journey down to the glorious prize-winning gardens of Spring Bluff.

You will be welcomed warmly by the “Acting Station Master” who will greet you with a real song and dance!

Pack your picnic, grab a coffee and enjoy this fantastic day at South East Queensland’s prettiest station.

DEPARTS: Toowoomba Railway Station at 9AM & 1PM

DEPARTS: Spring Bluff Railway Station at 11AM & 3PM

 

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FOUR:  ERGON ENERGY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL:

WHEN:  Friday 15th September – Sunday 17th September

WHERE:  Upper Queen’s Park, East Toowoomba

FRIDAY 15TH:      10AM – 10PM

SATURDAY 16TH:  10AM – 10PM

SUNDAY 17TH- 10AM – 9PM

The Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival is marked on everyone's calendars. It's what you do.

Three days full of tantalizing, mouth watering food that your taste buds will love you for.  Top that off with the best wine from vineyards across the region and LIVE music all in the one spot - seriously, what more could you ask for.

 

ONE DAY PASS

Adult

$35

Student/Concession

$30

Child (13 years & under)

$15

1 Adult + 1 Child

$45

3 DAY PASS (ONLINE ONLY)

Adult

$90

Student/Concession

$70

Child (13 years & under)

$35

1 Adult + 1 Child

$95

** SPECIAL PENSIONER price for FRIDAY ONLY – $15 at the gate.

To see what is included and for more information visit our Ticketing Information.

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FIVE:  SIDE SHOW ALLEY:

WHEN:  Friday 15th September – Sunday 17th September

WHERE:  Lower Queen’s Park, East Toowoomba

 

A carnival isn't a carnival without a side show -  it just wouldn’t be the same without all the action of the rides, side show games, show bags, dagwood dogs and fairy floss.

Be sure to check out Sideshow Alley in Lower Queens Park for kids and the big kids alike and make sure you hang around to end your night with a bang taking in the nightly fireworks shows – the skies light up for the 3 nights of Flower, Food and Wine Festival – so don’t miss it!

 

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