Venue: McDowall Street, Roma
Time: 7.00am to 2:00pm
Cost: Free entry
Showcasing a fantastic array of arts, crafts, wares, food and drinks at the Country Markets in Arthur and Wyndham Streets. Customers are sure to find something to take home. Heaps of market stalls to wander through and of course there will be bargains to be found.
Live Music Saturday – Supported by Major Sponsor Origin Energy as Upstream Operator for Australia Pacific LNG
Venue: The Big Stage, CBD, McDowall Street, Roma
Time: 7:30am to 1.00pm
Cost: Free entry
7:30am to 9:00am – Keith Jamieson, Alisha Smith, Caitlyn Jamieson, Ray Brown singing Country Ballads as well as Bush Poet, Ray Essery.
10:00am – Bluey and Bingo welcome all children to Central Stage. Singalong with Bluey and Bingo who are visiting Roma’s Easter in the Country for the very first time. For all the kids and those young at heart this will be a show not to be missed!
11am – Country Music’s newest sensation Lilly Grace. Lilly Grace is heading to Tamworth in 2022 with 4 Tamworth Songwriter Award nominations. These include Country Rock Award, Local Heroes Award, new Songwriter of the Year Award and Youth Award. At the young age of 16, Roma is catching a glimpse of Lilly Grace on the road to Stardom. Learn more about her HERE
12noon – Gritty. Grounded. Heartfelt. From energetic tracks such as recent single ‘Countrified’ to emotive ballads ‘Dear Dad and ‘Simple Then’, it’s no surprise that Will Day is making a major impact on the country music scene. With new album ‘Countrified’ under his belt and a national tour engaging new audiences, Will has enjoyed getting back to the grass roots of touring. With a genuine gift of storytelling, combined with compelling vocals and the ability to connect with a crowd, Will Day is fast becoming one of Australia’s premier rising country artists and one that will undoubtedly be around for many years to come.
Catch your breath with a siesta in the afternoon and live music will be on again at each of the local country pubs in the evening.
Show and Shine Vintage Cars
Cost: $10 paid on arrival or by texting 0422 802440 beforehand.
Everyone knows that motor sports and activities are a big attraction at Roma’s Easter in the Country and 2022 is not exception. We have action plus and high stakes at the speedway, drag car racing, motor bikes at the Motocross and fun and frivolity at the Mud Buddies. For those who like a slower pace we also have a big display of vintage cars. Joining the vintage car in our Saturday morning activities will be a Show and Shine on the eastern end of McDowall Street. If you wish to take a leisurely drive to Roma for Easter in the Country and show off your pride and joy in your motor vehicle this is just for you. There will be heaps of trophies to be won! Motorbikes, 4×4’s and BNS utes all welcome! Open to all models and makes. Cruise through the town all weekend and display your vehicle as part of the Easter Saturday street festival (all entries access display area from the easter end of McDowall Street). This activity is organized and run by the West Side Car Meet.
Further details: Contact Arthur Kajewski on 0422802440.
Venue: CBD, McDowall St, Roma
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
This annual parade show-case Charities, Businesses, Sporting and Recreational Clubs, Schools in Roma and surrounding Districts. With Floats in different shapes and sizes. This parade is a must see in Roma’s Easter in the Country Festival. Commencing at Spencer Street and moving through Charles and Gregory Streets.
The 2021 theme is ‘Aussie Mates’
Nominate a float today HERE
Motocross Club Day
Venue: Roma & District Motocross Club, Kimblers Road, Roma
Time: 9:30am practice round. Racing starts at 10:00am
Cost: Gold coin donation
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: $20 Single Adult, $30 Double/family for a day pass, Under 18’s FREE.
Time: 9am – 5pm
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.
Open Thursday to Monday across the Easter weekend.
The Big Rig Roma
Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma
Time: 9am to 6pm daily
Cost: Pricing ranges from Adults $20 – $35 and Concession $15 – $27. Children under 5 yrs free.
Bookings essential. Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204.
Learn about the trials and tribulations that our pioneers endured whilst trying to strike it rich with Roma oil. Take a self-guided tour and immerse yourself in the pioneering stories, of hope, ingenuity and mateship that has shaped the Australian oil, gas and energy industry. At The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Experience you can ignite your interest in the sabotage and drama through the eyes of a Roma Rigger guide, with a glass of Outback port and an original short history film under the stars in the outdoor theatre.
John Richardson Camel Rides
Venue: CBD, Roma
Cost: $10 per ride
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Miniature Train Rides
Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma
Time: Operating between 12:00pm to 4:00pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church Windows
Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Cnr Bungil & Arthur Streets, Roma.
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church will open Easter Saturday and visitors are most welcome to view the wonderful stained-glass windows and the magnificent building.
The Roma Historic Car Club will display their cars in the carpark behind St Paul’s following the Easter Parade on Saturday. Tea, coffee, morning tea available for purchase plus a plant stall.
St Paul’s Anglican Church, Easter Sunday Service
9am Sunday 17 April.
Roma Historical Car Club
Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Church car park, Cnr Bungil & Arthur Streets, Roma.
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
St Pauls Anglican Church will be hosting the Historical Car Club in the car park behind St Pauls following the Easter Parade on Saturday. The Church will be open for visitors and tour guides available for window tours. Tea, Coffee and morning tea available for purchase plus a small plant stall.
Venue: Directly across from the Big Rig – see the sign for Omni.
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $95 PP Min 2 people includes 5-7min flight approx. 1 circuit around Roma
Seeking adventure this Easter? This flight will give you a bird’s eye view of the whole town. It will certainly thrill! There will be a minimum of 2 passengers per flight, maximum of 4.
Longer Charters can be arranged. Pricing $950 for 30 mins. Please contact Adam on 0408749394.
2022 Easter Art Show
Venue: Walk of Art, Hawthorne Street, Roma Qld 4455
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Art Show and Sale runs from Thursday 14 April 2022 until 30 April 2022. Includes local and visiting artists. All art for sale.
Venue: Recreational Grounds, Bungil Street, Roma
Cost: Gold coin donation
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Get down and get dirty for a load of good fun as you watch high powered vehicles take to the mud pits – be warned as things could get messy!!!
Canteen and bar on the grounds.
Ironbark Raceway Drag Racing
Venue: Ironbark Raceway – Kimblers Road (off Warrego Highway), Roma
Time: Gates Open: 2:00pm – Racing commences from 3pm
Cost: Adults $15 (15 years and over)
14 years and under FREE entry
Take your seats for the rubber hitting the road with engines roaring for action a plenty.
Bar and canteen operating. EFTPOS.
XXXX Easter Races
Venue: Showgrounds – Bassett Park, Northern Road Roma
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: Free Entry
Meet friends to enjoy an afternoon of racing with a five race program.
EFTPOS facilities with Bar and Canteen.
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 ‘100 years of QCWA – Roma Branch’ and is also open for anyone wanting to check out their family history in the area. Many books on local history also for sale.
Observation Car Rally – The Barn @ Mt Hope
Venue: Meet at the Roma Saleyards and take a leisurely drive in the bush to The Barn @ Mt Hope, Wallumbilla.
Time: 3:30pm departure time from Roma Saleyards
Cost: Package and individual options available. Pricing includes car entry and 2 course meal. Book online HERE.
Something for all the family. Just read the clues, answer the questions and make your way out to The Barn @ Mt Hope where a delivious 2 course dinner awaits with live music by “Repeat Offenders.”
The is not a race. Time penalties will apply to ensure speed limits are adhered to. Prizes to be won.
Licensed bar in operation for purchasing of drinks.
Roma International Motor Speedway
Venue: Roma International Speedway, 27 Two Mile Road, Roma.
(2klms east of Roma on the Warrego Highway – follow the signs).
Time: Gates open at 4:00pm. Racing starts 6:00pm
Cost: $25 – Adults
$10 – 13 to 17yrs
Free – Children Under 12
$10 – Aged Pensioners
Legend Cars – Short Track Classic
SSA Junior Sedans – Round 3 of South West Triple Threat Series
Super Stockers Memorial Race
View the promo video by clicking here HERE
Maranoa Performance Poetry & Song
Venue: RSL Hall Quintin Street, Roma
Cost: Admission $10
It’s finals time! A jam packed evening of song, yarn and a fabulous concert from our guest artists:
Jeff Brown – Bush Balladeer and Golden Guitar Winner, Ray Essery – Bush Poet, Alisha Smith – Winner of several awards and Australia’s only lady playing traditional country and ballads, Keith Jamieson – Golden Guitar Winner and Bush Balladeer, Caitlyn Jamieson – 2016 New Talent Winner Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards.
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!