Roma's annual Easter festival

Roma Queensland Australia

13th - 18th April 2017

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Roma's Easter in the Country was born in 1976 by Wattles Football Club of Roma.  Mr Noel Miller, who was president of the Wattles Rugby League Club, presented the idea of a Country and Western Festival for raising funds to build a clubhouse for the association. 

After a Sunday afternoon footy match, and a session at the Royal Hotel in Roma, Mr Miller stood on a stool and announced to the bar that the festival would be started the following Easter (1977). 

The festival took the form of Country & Western music and rodeo for many years, with the Wattles Club bowing out of the management when artists became too expensive. Some years later the Cities Football Club took over the reins, and the management of the festival moved to a community organisation.

Mr Miller is currently a renowned artist in Queensland. 

Roma's Easter in the Country Festival is organised by Easter in the Country Associated Inc., and assisted by consultants specialising in particular areas.  The working committee is made up of individuals from all walks of life who volunteer their time, experience and expertise to ensure the success of the festival.

The Easter in the Country Association is subject to Government Regulations with annual audits.  All monies raised are utilised to run the festival and ensure the viability of future festivals.