The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a 10 day festival consisting of 15 events, plus over 80 community-run events. Events are located at different venues across Toowoomba city and the surrounding regions. Check out each event for more details.
2. Can I bring my dog?
Dog owners are permitted to bring their dog to public parks and gardens provided they are on a leash. For safety reasons, dogs aren’t permitted into the Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival or any other events.
3. What is the refund policy on tickets?
The terms and conditions for tours and events vary. Please read the terms and conditions carefully prior to purchasing a ticket.
4. Can I transfer my tour ticket to another day?
You might be able to transfer your tour ticket, subject to availability and provided more than 24 hours notice is given. Please contact the TCOF team at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Is there disabled access to Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers?
All of the public parks and gardens have disabled access facilities. Most of the main events have disabled access and disabled access parking. For more information, please contact the TCOF team at email@example.com
6. Where can I park?
Limited parking is available at each of the event venues and public parks and gardens. For a stress-free alternative, take the Park Shuttle Bus. Park at the designated parking location at Picnic Point (Heller Street Park) and let the shuttle driver do all the work. The circuit includes Picnic Point, Queens Park Botanic Gardens, CBD Bus Interchange and Laurel Bank Park.
7. Where can I find more information about booking accommodation?
The Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre, located at 86 James St, offers a wealth of knowledge on local hotels, motels, apartments and camping grounds. They also receive regular updates on accommodation vacancies. For advice on accommodation, please call the information officers on 1800 33 11 55. We highly recommend you book accommodation as early as possible, as it tends to book out over the 10 days of the festival.
8. Where do I meet for the Morning and Afternoon Garden Tours?
Both Morning and Afternoon Garden Tours depart from Picnic Point Park. Please meet the Stonestreets coach at the Bus Stop on Tourist Road.
9. What are the addresses of the private gardens?
The Chronicle Garden Competition offers visitors the opportunity to tour the beautiful gardens that have been entered. Winners are announced on Friday 15th September in the Chronicle newspaper. Please purchase a Chronicle newspaper from the 15th September for the list of winners and other entrant addresses.
10. Are the gardens free to visit?
The public parks and gardens, such as Queens Park Botanic Garden, Laurel Bank Park, Picnic Point Park, USQ Japanese Garden and Boyce Gardens are all free to visit. The private gardens that are part of the Chronicle Garden Competition are also free to visit and are open from 9am and 5pm during the 10 days of the festival. The Chronicle Exhibition Gardens, usually past competition winners, ask for a small entry fee.
Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival FAQs
1. Can I buy my Ergon Energy Food & Wine ticket at the gate?
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to pre-purchase your ticket online. Tickets have sold out at the gate for the past 3 years so to ensure you have a ticket for the day of your choice, please pre-purchase online.
2. What is the refund policy on Ergon Energy Food & Wine tickets?
As per the terms and conditions of the ticket, Ergon Energy Food & Wine tickets are non-refundable. The event goes ahead rain, hail or shine.
3. Can I transfer my ticket to another day?
As per the terms and conditions of the ticket, Ergon Energy Food & Wine tickets are non-transferable. Please ensure you select the correct day you wish to attend when purchasing.
4. Can I attend the Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival if I am under the age of 18?
Attendees under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
5. Do you accept companion cards? I am a carer
Companion cards are accepted and a carer can enter the Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival free of charge. Please show your valid card at the entrance.
6. Can I bring chairs into the Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival?
Attendees are more than welcome to bring chairs, picnic rugs and other seating with them into the festival.
7. Can I bring food and drink in to the Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival?
Outside food and drink are not permitted in the festival due to Food and Liquor Licensing laws. All food and drink will be confiscated at the entrance by security.
Grand Central Floral Parade FAQs
1. When is the Grand Central Floral Parade?
The 2017 parade is on Saturday 16th September and begins at 3pm.
2. How much is it to see the Grand Central Floral Parade?
It is free to attend the parade. Get there early to secure a good viewing spot!
3. Can I reserve seating for the Grand Central Floral Parade?
Seating is reserved for coach groups only. Individuals are more than welcome to bring their own chairs or picnic rugs to view the parade.
QantasLink Gala Dinner FAQs
1. What is the dress code for QantasLink Gala Dinner?
The dress code is cocktail attire so party-ready dresses or festive separates (skirts & blouse) for ladies and suits for men.
2. Can I choose who I sit with at QantasLink Gala Dinner?
If you and your party have booked under the same order confirmation number, you will automatically be seated together. If you have booked separately and have individual order confirmation numbers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your seating arrangement requests. We will try our very best to seat you together, however we recommend booking together so you are guaranteed to sit together.