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Fantastic Country Music on Tap!
Don't miss the Country Music Extravaganza in Roma this Easter with our 2025 headline act to be named soon!
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XXXX Pro Rodeo
Cowboys and Cowgirls from Australia wide flock to Rodeo Day at Roma's Easter in the Country. Join us for world class entertainment and skill.
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Outback Tucker Under the Stars
This event is a sell out every year. The Roma Saleyards is the perfect venue to eat under the stars and magnificant open skies. Experience a signature Terra Firma dinning experience where guests will be treated to an open fire pit installation with delicious local produce slowly roasting over the hot coals. An event set to deliver an unforgettable night at Roma's Easter in the Country.
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Xtreme Bulls
Join all the action on Easter Friday. Great family event that always delivers the thrills,spills and courage that is professional bull riding. All roads lead to Roma in 2025.
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Roma's Easter in the Country Program

Click on the below to view our 2024 festival schedule. 2025 planning is already in motion!

Saturday 30 March 2024

Country Markets

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.

Venue: The Main Stage, CBD, McDowall Street, Roma

Time: 7:30am to 9.00am

Cost: Free entry

Special Guests include:

Jeff Brown – Bush Balladeer and Golden Guitar Winner

Dean Perrett – Tradition Country Singer and Songwriter and Golden Guitar Winner – Tamworth 2023

Alisha Smith – Multiple Award winner and Australia’s only lady playing Tradition Country Ballads

Caitlyn Jamieson – Winner of the Macca’s Golden Gig – Tamworth 2023

Ray Essery: Bush Poet

Brian Weir: Bush Poet

Street Parade

Venue: CBD, McDowall St, Roma

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

Cost: Free

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.

Nominate a float today HERE

Live Music Saturday – Supported by Major Sponsor Origin Energy as Upstream Operator for Australia Pacific LNG

Venue: The Main Stage, CBD, McDowall Street, Roma

Time: 10:00am to 1.00pm

Cost: Free entry

10:00am to 10:30am – Bluey and Bingo welcome all children to Central Stage for their Live Interactive Experience.  For all the kids and those young at heart this will be a show not to be missed!  BLUEY TM and BLUEY character logos TM & © Ludo Studio Pty Ltd 2018

10:45am to 11:45am – The Voll Sisters – an up-and-coming trio from Toowoomba area.  Straight from the Riverside Stage at Toyota Tamworth Country Music to Easter in Roma.

12 noon to 12:45am – Angela Easson – a vibrant singer/songwriter.  Blitzing the Australia modern country scene with her hard-earned reputation for mixing infection melodies and her intensley personal lyrics.  Angela is regarded as a rising star.

1:00pm to 1:45pm – Bo’ness Bros – Twin brothers who love to sing!  Ever so popular at last year’s Groundwater Festival we cannot wait to see Bo’ness on Easter Saturday.

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.

Roma Butter Factory

Venue: 18-20 Station Street, Roma

Time: 9am to 2:00pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

For the history buffs take a visit to the Roma Butter Factory and learn about the history of the factory and how it contributed to the development of the town and Roma as a farming community in the early days.

Roma Butter Factory Flyer for Easter in the Country

 

The Big Rig Tower & Tree Walk & Self-guided Tour of the Oil Patch

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 9am to 4:30pm daily

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $20
Concession $18
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $55
Child $15
Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204. Combination tickets available online.

Discover the challenges and hardships faced by our pioneers in their pursuit of wealth through Roma oil and understand how their experiences paved the way for today’s thriving multi-billion-dollar industry.

Engage with their narratives, ascend the impressive 40-meter tower, wander along the tree walk amid ancient river red gums, stand beneath the rigs, and grasp the essence of hope, ingenuity, and camaraderie that moulded the Australian oil, gas, and energy sector.

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, 17 and Under FREE.

Time: 9am – 3pm

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.

Up The Creek Garage Advert

Up The Creek Garage Advert 

 

John Richardson Camel Rides

Venue: CBD, Roma

Cost: $10 per ride

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Gin tasting with Western Queensland Spirits

Venue: Western Queensland Spirit Distillery, Roma

Cost: Bookings essential.  $25pp + fees.  Under 18 free (U18 free tickets still required to be booked). Purchase online HERE

Time: 10:00am to 700pm

Join us for Easter in the Country at Western Queensland Spirit, Queensland first draft distillery.

Immerse yourself in the Outback spirit with live music by Lloyd Saunders and Maddy Thomas. Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family and indulge in tasting paddles showcasing our handcrafted local spirits, savour our Easter cocktail special, and enjoy some Outback inspired food creations. 

To create the best experience for everyone visiting the Cellar Door, we have once again ticketed this event. Every adult ticket ($25pp+fees) includes entry as well as your choice of an Easter cocktail, an Eastern Mocktail, or one of our Tasting Paddles featuring four of our handcrafted spirits. Under-18s are free, but please make sure you grab a ticket for them as well! We will have four sessions on Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday, so act quickly to secure your preferred time slot.

With delicious food and snacks available throughout the weekend – you can preorder a selection of food  when booking your tickets! Our friends at Bessie’s Ice-Cream Bus will also be serving up soft serves on Sunday & Monday as the icing on the (ice-cream) cake!

We have three different bars where you can enjoy a nice refreshing WQS spirit. Whether it’s cocktails, mocktails, our awesome pre-mixed drinks, or opt for a craft mixer. We also offer some great beers from our friends at Aether Brewing. In addition, we have a range of non-alcoholic drinks available for those who prefer them.

Get your tickets now!

Western Queensland Spirit Gin products

St Paul’s Anglican Church Activities (Windows, Stalls & Morning Tea)

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

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost: Windows – Donation, Stalls & Morning Tea for purchase

St Paul’s Anglican Church welcomes visitors to view the stained glass windows in this magnificent building.  Plants, Vintage Art and Collectables, Books and White Elephant Stalls

Barista coffee and morning tea available.

Roma Historical Motor club display of historic vehicles.

Roma Historical Car Club

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

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Free

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 (donation appreciated).

Tea, Coffee and morning tea available for purchase plus a small plant stall.

In Stitches Quilt & Craft Show

Venue: Hibernian Hall, Hawthorne Street, Roma Qld 4455

Cost: $5 per adult

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

2024 Quilt and Craft Show poster for Roma's Easter in the Country

Easter Art Show

Venue: Walk of Art, Hawthorne Street, Roma Qld 4455

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Dance like an Animal

Venue: ANZ/Post Office intersection, CBD Roma

Cost: Free

Time: 11am

We welcome everyone young and old to come dance with the Animals and Keely Johnson.  The animal mascots from the Street Parade are here to perform and invite you to sing and dance with them.

See them in action HERE.

Dance like an Animal event posterDance like an Animal Character dancing with children

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Operating between 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Ride the “The Roma Express” – a miniature train that travels a picturesque 1.4 km circuit. For all ages.

Cost: $5 per person (3 years and under free and must be accompanied with an adult)

Ironbark Raceway Drag Racing

Venue: Ironbark Raceway – Kimblers Road (off Warrego Highway), Roma

Time: Gates Open: 1:00pm – Racing commences from 2pm

Cost: Adults $20 (15 years and over)
14 years and under FREE entry

Get your backsides, trackside for some great drag racing action.

Saturday PM – 
Canteen & Bar operating with Eftpos available.

Get your thrills on the Hill at Ironbark Raceway.

Community Bus Operating.

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 themed display ‘The History of Bassett’s Romavilla Wineyars’ and the lodge is also open for anyone wanting to check out their family history in the area.  Many books on local history also for sale.

Roma History Lodge flyer - The History of Bassett's Romavilla Vineyards

Qld Country Meat Masters BBQ Competition

Venue: Club Hotel Roma, 42 McDowall Street, Roma

Time:  4:00pm to 8:00pm

Who will be crowned the 2024 Meat Master?

See the teams battle it out with low and slow cooking,  testing their skills with chicken, lamb or brisket. Judging commences at 4pm, with the Meat Master crowned at 7.30pm.

Live music, food vans, bar,  family entertainment and Easter Egg hunt for the kids from 4pm.    

All competitors welcome.  Please download the conditions and entry form below.

2024 Meat Masters BBQ Entry form (PDF) 

Thank you to our sponsor Outback Smoke and Slice

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.  Cars on track from 5:00pm.

Cost: $25 – Adults
$10 – 13 to 17yrs
Free – Children Under 12 accompanied by adult
$10 – Aged Pensioners with ID

Classes running:
Legend Car Classic
Surfers Paradise Sedans
SSA Juniors
Super Stockers Memorial Race
SSA Production Sedans
Nostalgia Sedans
Wingless Sprints (sprint cars without wings)
Mirco Sprints

Get your backside track side for an epic weekend of racing with wingless sprints (sprint cars without wings) making their first trek to Roma! Don’t miss all the action from 5pm.

Full bar and canteen operating.  Eftpos available.

Roma Speedway at Easter in the Country

Sunset Tower & Tree Walk

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm daily

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $10
Concession $8
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30
Child $7.50
Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204.  Combination tickets available online.

Join us at The Big Rig for a new experience to take in the breathtaking beauty of the outback at The Big Rig in Roma, Queensland, with the Sunset Tower & Tree Walk. As the sun begins its descent, casting warm hues across the vast outback landscape, embark on an unforgettable journey that combines panoramic views from The Big Rig Tower with a tranquil stroll through the river red gums along the Tree Walk.

Roma Sings Bush Ballads and Bush Poetry – Live music and yarns

Venue: RSL Hall Quintin Street, Roma

Time: 6:00pm til late

Cost: Admission $15.  Tickets at the door.

Dinner will be available to purchase and a bar will operate.

Special Guests include:

Jeff Brown – Bush Balladeer and Golden Guitar Winner

Dean Perrett – Tradition Country Singer and Songwriter and Golden Guitar Winner – Tamworth 2023

Alisha Smith – Multiple Award winner and Australia’s only lady playing Tradition Country Ballads

Caitlyn Jamieson – Winner of the Macca’s Golden Gig – Tamworth 2023

Ray Essery and Brian Weir : Bush Poets

The Big Rig Express Night Show

Venue: The Big Rig, 2 Riggers Rd, Roma

Time: 6:30pm daily

Cost: Pricing ranges from:
Adults $10
Concession $8
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30
Child $7.50
Children under 5 yrs free.

Bookings essential.  Book online HERE or phone (07) 4624 0204.  Combination tickets available online.

Immerse yourself in an exclusive 35-minute light and sound show beneath the stars at our open-air theatre.  Explore the dramatic events that unfolded in Roma, presenting a formidable challenge to the emerging Australian oil and gas industry.

Join us as we reveal the raw details and honour the resilience of Australia’s riggers, both from the past and the present.  Enjoy a complimentary Easter Egg while you watch the show!

Eva’s Place Roma Easter Soiree

Venue: The Butter Factory, Station Street, Roma

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: $50 per person.  Bookings essential.  Purchase your ticket HERE.
 

It’s back… and it’s going to be AMAZING

The Qscan Group Eva’s Place Soiree Easter  Saturday 30 March 2024.

Fancy a night of Extravagance and pure Elegance? Then look no further!  Champagne on arrival and entertainment to dance the night away and why not indulge yourself with a cocktail or 2 available from the White Bull Bar.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this exclusive event. With limited tickets available, secure your spot today!

This event is a fundraiser for Eva’s Place Roma, supporting Mums and their families throughout their pregnancy journey. From Mentoring and Counselling to beautiful Baby Goods, Eva’s Place Roma loves to support mums wherever they can empowering them to be the best mums and parents they can be.

Come and support this wonderful support service to our Roma and Maranoa community.  Proudly presented and supported by Qscan/Roma Diagnostic Imaging, The White Bull Tavern & DJ Johnny Mac!!!

Eva's Place Soiree Poster