Top 10 Things For Adults

Heritage Bank Live Concert Series

Music. Food. Wine. Beer & BBQ. Flowers. Ghosts.

Take some time out this spring, and head to the Toowoomba for the Carnival of Flowers. The program packs a punch with food and wine tours, beer and BBQ tasting, tales of ghosts and brothels, and some of the best music makers in the country; perfect for grown-ups!


Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September at Upper Queens Park

This mouth-watering, world-class festival includes incredible food and wine, made with produce grown fresh in Southern Queensland Country. Sample local fare and wonderful local wines at tastings and food stalls, hang out in Latte Lane and check out a range of cooking demonstrations starring acclaimed Australian chef Anna Gare.

Beer and BBQ Tastings

Friday, 15 September – Sunday, 17 September at Upper Queens Park

Beer and BBQs go together like salt and pepper, or gin and tonic. Become an expert in what beer goes with what foods at the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival’s Beer & BBQ Tastings, with all the latest on the world-wide phenomenon “low n slow”.


Qantaslink Gala Dinner

Thursday, 14 September at Laurel Bank Park

For a five-star food experience, look no further than the opening night Qantaslink Gala Dinner. Join Australian Chef Anna Gare for a sumptuous four-course degustation meal made with local produce and matched with wines from neighbouring vineyards. The best part? It will be held under the stars in the stunning and flower-filled Laurel Bank Park!


Heritage Bank Live Concert Series

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September at Upper Queens Park

Party into the night with some of the country’s best and brightest music acts. Let loose and enjoy the fabulous line-up including The Temper Trap, Daryl Braithwaite, The Paper Kites, The Angels, The Voices, The Diamonds, Boys in the Band, Hot Potato Band and Alex Lahey.


Get your gardening on at the Sophie Thomson gardening workshops!

Friday, 15 September – Sunday, 17 September at Upper Queens Park

Aspiring green thumbs are in for a treat with a series of presentations and talks from Sophie Thomson, one of Australia’s most experienced garden presenters. Discover Sophie’s hottest tips in home gardening and design.


Talking Pubs Tour

Various dates and times

A four-hour progressive flavour tour to four of Toowoomba’s most historic pubs! It’s a foodie’s paradise, filled with brilliant stories, secrets and special pours! The four pubs include Fitzy’s Toowoomba, the rooftop bar at Muller Bros, the Spotted Cow Hotel and the Irish Club Hotel. Flowers? What Flowers!!


Foodie Tours

Various dates and times

Shining the culinary light on some of Toowoomba’s leading flavour-makers, there are three different Progressive Food & Wine Tours to choose from. Venues include Picnic Point Restaurant, Inbound Restaurant, Artisan Pizza, Cobb & Co’s Museum Carriage Room, Gip’s Restaurant, Kajoku, Toowoomba’s only AGFG hatted restaurant Zev’s Bistro and Muller Bros.


Toowoomba’s Darker Side Tour

Saturday, 23 September

Learn more about Toowoomba’s history as a city of brothels, prisons and unsavoury characters, as well as home to colourful and eccentric characters galore. Local Paul Herbert hosts a tour you cannot miss!


Spring Polo

Saturday, 23 September at Godsall Street Oval, Queens Park

Sip champagne, watch the ponies, enjoy some good food and wine and behave like ladies and gentlemen at the Spring Polo. Perfect.


A Bloomin’ Scary Night at the Inn

Friday, 22 September and Saturday, 23 September

Have fun in the spooky atmosphere of the 155-year-old Drayton’s Royal Bull’s Head Inn, a beautiful historic building from the 1800s.

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