Our 2021 Friday program is here!

Roma is the 1 in 2021

Roma Bush Gardens ‘Walk on the Wildside’

Venue: Roma Bush Gardens, Railway Dam, Corner Duke and Mayne Street, Roma 

Time: Early Bird Walk @ 7am OR Late Risers Walk @ 9am. A pancake breakfast will be served at 8am.

Cost: Gold Coin donations welcome

Come on down to the popular Walk on the Wildside & Pancake Brekky this Good Friday!

Be guided by BOOBOOK expert ecological guides on one of the nature walks and tuck into some fresh cooked pancakes by Roma Bush Gardens Volunteers at 8am.

The picturesque Railway Dam is a must for the enthusiast of the Australian Bush.

For more information:  

Ecumenical Good Friday Service

Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Cnr Bungil & Arthur Streets, Roma.

Time: 8:00am

Cost: Free

For more information: See Church noticeboard

Moorelands Bush Nursery

Venue: Moorelands Bush Nursery, Dargal Road, Roma.

How to get there:
Drive west along Miscamble St to Orallo Rd and then onto Dargal Road, following the signage.

Time: Nursery open 8:00am to 2:00pm.  Cafe open from 8:00am to 12noon.

Cost: Free.  Refreshments and nursery items available for purchase.

Enjoy a drive in the country this Easter and visit beautiful Moorelands Bush Nursery.  There is a wonderful garden to browse and lots of plants, pots and ornaments for sale. The Café serves delicious homemade treats and is a great place for breakfast.

For more information: Phone: 0428 732 520 or find us on Facebook @juliemurraymoorelandsbushnursery

Big Rig Oil Patch Tours

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Attraction open between 8:30am to 3:30pm

Cost: Adults $15, Concession/Student $13, Children (12 yrs & under) $10, Family (2 x Adults & 3 x Children) $40.  Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE

Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australia’s oil and gas industry. The Big Rig’s Oil Patch attraction is an enjoyable, relaxed way to learn about Roma’s oil and gas history.  The Oil Patch is an outside display of oil and gas exploration and product equipment, explained by suitable signs and audio panels. These facilities allow the oil patch to be a self-guided experience.

For more information: Phone 07 4624 0204 or email [email protected]

John Richardson Camel Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Roma

Cost: $10 per ride

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

For more information

Up the Creek Garage Museum

Venue: 14 George Street, Roma (just behind Shady’s Lagoon / 15 minute walk along the Adungadoo Pathway from The Big Rig / 10 minutes from the Post Office.)

Cost: $15 Single, $25 Double/family for a day pass, Under 18’s FREE.

Time: Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Monday: Open from 9am – 5pm
Saturday: Open from 11am – 8pm with a show at night and a sausage sizzle by a campfire (bookings required).

After Easter, the museum will be open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday with a show on Saturday night with a sausage sizzle by a camp fire (bookings required).  Closed Sunday.

From Cars in the Garden (commemorating the Aussie Car Industry) to incorporating over 800 pictures of road trips of Australia, USA and New Zealand.  A fabulous collage of photos that tell a million stories and a visit not to be missed when you are in town for Roma’s Easter In The Country.  This is a museum full of memories.

Incorporating a Aussie Holden Museum (with a difference).  Art and murals, get your kicks on Route 66 in a 1969 Mustang or travel the Warrego Hi-Way (old Hi-Way 54) in the Maranoa Travel 1966 XP Falcon ute.

Join in activities such as cornhole tossing and horseshoe pitching. Exciting Activities and fun for all ages.

You can even get your photo taken with the longhorns – Jack or Tex.

For more information or to book: Phone 0417 744 839 

Open Country Garden

Venue: The home of Peter and Helen Wells, Roslyn Drive, Roma

How to get there:
Turn left from Warrego hwy opposite Roma Saleyards.  Continue straight onto Roslyn Drive and 4th driveway on Right (white arch over driveway).

Time: Good Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Easter Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Easter Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Easter Monday 10:00am -2:00pm

Cost: Gold coin donation

A country garden with loads of charm – this little gem will keep you wandering and enjoying the intriguing old buildings inspired from Australian times of old and fresh flowers throughout. Follow all the paths till you find your own little secret garden, have a sit and enjoy all that this special place has to offer.

Canteen available with tea, coffee, cold drinks and a selection of home cooked cakes and slices.  There will also be a raffle running over the weekend. All funds raised from the weekend will be donated to the Cancer Council Queensland Roma Branch.

For more information

Helicopter Rides

Venue: Directly across from the Big Rig – see the sign for MI Helicopters

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm – Friday, Sunday and Monday

Cost: $155 per person

Seeking adventure this Easter? This flight will give you a bird’s eye view of the whole town and take an aerial view of the Santos Hub 2 Gas facility and return to town.   It will certainly thrill!  There will be a minimum of 2 passengers per flight, maximum of 4.

For more information

Deadly Way Cultural Show

Venue: Yarning Circle, Bungil Street, Roma

Time: Good Friday – 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm sessions
Easter Monday – 8:30am & 10:30am sessions

Approx 1 hour duration.  Bookings essential.  Tour capacity capped at 25 people.

Be welcomed to the traditional lands of the Mandandanji people with a smoking ceremony along with traditional dance and paint. Hear the history of the area while taking a short walk to discover the use of bush foods and plants, as well as an artefact/tools display and demonstration.

Afterwards, check out various products for sale including artwork, didgeridoos, clapsticks, boomerangs, books and more!

Cost: $25 for Adults, $5 for Youth (under 16yrs old).  

For more information and to book:  Visit www.deadlyway.com.au or email  [email protected]

Maranoa Performance Poetry & Song

Venue: RSL Hall Quintin Street, Roma

Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Cost: Admission $10

Fancy yourself as a Poet, Performer or Songwriter?  Walk up’s welcome to make the local competition lots of fun. The day’s program includes the competition and performances from a range of guest artists. If you love Australia then this is for you.

Food and beverages available.

For more information

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Operating between 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: 

For more information: Phone 07 46 222 325 or email [email protected]     

Roma History Lodge

Venue: 17 McDowall Street, Roma

Cost: Gold coin donation

Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm each day

Roma History Lodge – the written history of Roma and surrounds. 

Enjoy the display of ‘Weddings Through the Ages’ and is also open for anyone wanting to check out their family history in the area.  Many books on local history also for sale.

For more information: Phone 07 4622 7322

MPC Kinetic – Monster Easter Egg Hunt

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Rd, Roma

Cost: Free

Time: From 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon out with the kids with face painting and activities.

2:30pm – Join in the fun of the games – egg and spoon races, sack races and three legged races. These will be in ages groups and on the terrace adjacent to the Miniature Train at the Big Rig Parklands.

3:20pm – CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT – ‘The Pirates are coming to Easter…check them out’.

4:30 pm – The Easter Bunny arrives to greet the children and there will be loads of photo opportunities.

5:00pm – Easter Egg Hunt. This will run in age groups again and under the supervision of parent and officials. Children will only get one or two small Easter eggs and sharing is strongly encouraged to ensure everyone gets to participate.

Refreshments available and enjoy your time at Roma’s Big Rig Parklands.

If you want a seat you need to bring a chair or a blanket.

For more information

Roma International Motor Speedway

Venue: Roma International Speedway, Two Mile Road, Roma.  
(2klms east of Roma on the Warrego Highway – follow the signs).

Time: Gates open at 4:30pm.  Racing starts 5:30pm

Cost: $20 – Adults
$10 – 13 – 17yrs
Free – Children Under 12
$50 – Family Pass – 2 Adults and 2 Children

Roma International Speedway is extremely proud to announce the running of the 2021 Instaprint Signs National 4’s Country Cup. 

National 4s will battle it out over two fantastic nights of Speedway action on April 2nd and 3rd for the $1000 to win the Country Cup.

With $1000 on the line to win thanks to Instaprint Signs, there is also a fantastic prize list is on offer:
1st – $1000 + Trophy Sponsored by Instaprint Signs
2nd – $650 + Trophy
3rd – $350 Sponsord by Link Signs and Shirt Craft + Trophy
4th – $100 Sponsored by Mulvena Fibreglass + Tow Money
5th – $100 Pro1 Race Parts Voucher + Tow Money
6th – $50 IBRP Gift Card Sponsored by Brumpton Haulage + Tow Money
7th – $50 Cush Cloth Voucher + Tow Money
8th – $50 IBRP Gift Card Sponsored by Brumpton Haulage + Tow Money
9th – $50 Cush Clothing Voucher + Tow Money
10th – Free Livery Design Sponsored by Ash Media + Tow Money
11th – Onwards $100 Tow Money

$100 – Last Across the Line Sponsored by Clarkos Performance
$50 – Mental Racewear Voucher Hard Luck Award (First car out for the weekend)

Classes of cars are:
RSA open sedans
National 4 cylinder sedans
Ssa junior sedans
SKAA karts 

FORMAT – April 2nd (continuing Saturday 3rd)

Night 1 – 2 April

3 Rounds 10 Lap heats + 15 lap Mini Feature 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive winner boards for the Mini Feature

Points Carry Over to Night 2

Event Shirts will be available.

Food canteen operating.

The Speedway will be a drop-off point for the Community Bus.  Schedule available soon.

This event has been made possible by the support of:

Tim Weir from Instaprint Signs, Nigel Mulvena from Mulvena Fibreglass, Link Signs, Darren Brumpton from Brumpton Haulage, Pro1 Race Parts, Ash Media, Clarkos Performance, Speedway Performance Parts, Cush Clothing Co., Mental Racewear & Graphics, Roma Speedway, Revhead Productions

For more information:
Roma Speedway on Facebook

Big Rig Night Show

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: Adults $25, Concession/Student $20, Children (12 yrs & under) $20, Family (2 x Adults & 3 x Children) $70.  Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE

Ignite your interest in sabotage, drama and intrigue through the eyes of a “Roma Rigger” guide, with a glass of Outback Port and an original sound and light show sharing all the gritty details of the beginnings of Australia’s Oil and Gas history.

Please note: If raining, show will be cancelled.

For more information: Phone 07 4624 0204 or email [email protected]

Xtreme Bulls Australia

Venue: Bassett Park – Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma.

Time: 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Cost: Adults (12 years and over) $20 each
Children (11 years and Under) Free – no tickets required.  Buy your tickers HERE

The Original Xtreme Sport is back this year with Cement Australia presenting Xtreme Bulls Roma!!

Xtreme Bulls are pleased to be heading back to Roma’s Easter in the Country weekend for another stop of the Xtreme Bulls Australia Tour.

This will be Roma’s fourth Xtreme Bulls event and one not to miss out on. Featuring Australia’s elite Bull Riders taking on the Gill Bros Rodeo Company’s Xtreme Bulls.  Be sure to catch the action at this event and the big screen replays.

The event is a classic, so sit back and relax at the alcohol free family night.

Food vans on site.

For more information:           

Lions Fish & Chip Van

Venue: Cnr Arthur and McDowall Street, Roma

Time: 6.00pm

Cost: Free to attend.  Food available to purchase.

A selection of food, drinks and a place to sit and meet the locals and visitors to the Festival.

For more information:           

Please note: The Easter in the Country Festival has a 100% refund policy to all pre-paid tickets if you are not able to attend due to the current COVID restrictions and requirements.


Interested in holding an event across the festival celebrations?  Register your event via the below link or contact us to find out more!