The Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival has been ‘crushing it’ since 1966! The biennial festival is a celebration of the Granite Belt region’s produce and booming wine industry.
Highlights include the grape crushing, grand parade, food & wine fiesta and the Banquetto Italiano (lunch). There’s also busking, a steam train, live music, an apple pie competition, apple peeling competition, markets, fireworks and much more.
An average of over 70,000 people attend the festival… it’s one of Queensland’s most successful festivals! Voted Queensland in the top 10 favourite Iconic Event/Festival during the Queensland Q150 Celebrations, the Festival is a “must-do” on the Queensland events calendar.
It’s in Stanthorpe, the heart of the Granite Belt Wine Region, on the New England Highway just north of the New South Wales border. Stanthorpe is less than three hours drive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Byron, Armidale, Dalby and Goondiwindi, a bit more from the Sunshine Coast, two hours from Lismore and the Northern Rivers, and a comfortable one and a half hours from Toowoomba.
‘Something for everyone’! With the districts successful wine, tourism, produce, and horticulture industries, the potential crowd attraction of this Festival is significant and growing.
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