Our 2022 Saturday program is here!

Roma's Easter in the Country

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.

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Discover Carnarvon Ranges – Tour by Boobook Ecotours

Pick Up Points: Roma Accommodation/Motels where nominated when booking.

Time: 7.00am departure – Bookings Required

Cost: Prices: Adult $295, Child $255 (8-14 yrs), Family $845 (2 Adults & 2 children), Senior $280

With local ecologically qualified and highly experienced tour guides, discover secluded gorges, amazing rock formations, unique Aboriginal rock art, Australian wildlife, rare plants and fabulous views. Learn about our pioneering history and see first-hand how nature and farming coexist in this rugged, yet beautiful landscape. With exclusive access to a large privately-owned cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges this day tour is a great introduction to the Queensland’s Outback and natural environments.

Min Number Pax: 2

Max Number Pax: 10

For more information: Bookings: +61 7 46222646 or email: [email protected]

Brekkie with Matt Golinski & Glen Barrate

Venue: In front of the stage in Roma CBD, McDowall Street, Roma

Time:
8:00am

Cost: Free

Bring your own chair to enjoy a demonstration of cooking skills on the barbie with Matt Golinski and Glen Barratt. Fresh from the Outback Tucker Under the Stars and armed with local produce Matt and Glen will give us all the inside information on healthy cooking, made easy.

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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.  As the cafe is closed today, please feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens (Saturday only).

Cost: Free entry.

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. 

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]

Watpac 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.

The 2021 theme is ‘Bring on the Colour in 21’

Nominate a float today HERE

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John Richardson Camel Rides

Venue: CBD, Roma

Cost: $10 per ride

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

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St Paul’s Anglican Church Windows

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

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost: Donation

St Paul’s Anglican Church will be open Easter Saturday and visitors are most welcome to view the wonderful stained-glass windows and magnificent building.

St Paul’s Anglican Church Roma – Easter Sunday Service is at 9am Sunday 4 April 2021.

For more information: See Church noticeboard

Live Music Saturday

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

Time: 10:00am to 2.00pm

Cost: Free entry

10am – Vinnie Howell and John Reid – Blues Brothers

11am – Be entertained by Country Legends – Keith Jamieson, Alisha Smith, Caitlyn Jamieson, Jeff Brown and Garry Fogarty. Catch your breath and listen to live music in our country pubs.

12:15 – Amanda Faulkner – Singer/Songwriter who travels Queensland performing at festivals and bars.

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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 

Mud Buggies

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.

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Roma & District Motocross – Easter Saturday RPA Day

Venue: Roma & District Motocross Club, Kimblers Road, Roma

Cost: Gold coin donation

Time: 12:00pm to late

Coming to Roma for Easter in the Country?  Why not bring your bikes and make a fun weekend out of it!!!

Camping available for riders only (open Friday afternoon til Sunday).  No powered sites.  book your spot through our Facebook page HERE.

Canteen will be opened with yummy food and cold drinks.  Eftpos available.

Motocross at Roma's Easter in the Country

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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.

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Ironbark Raceway Drag Racing

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

Time: Gates Open: 12 noon – 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 operating.   EFTPOS and refreshments available.

For more information:   Contact Dennis on 0447 526 500        

XXXX Gold Easter Races

Venue: Showgrounds – Bassett Park, Northern Road Roma

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: 

Meet friends to enjoy an afternoon of racing with a five race program with full TAB facilities, on course bookmakers and children’s entertainment available.

While enjoying a drink after the races have some fun picking the winner of the Yabby Races around the bar – good old country fun.  Heaps of fun in a jam packed afternoon of activities at Bassett Park.

EFTPOS facilities with Bar and Canteen.

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Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

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

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

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.

FORMAT – April 3nd (continuing from Friday 2nd)

Night 2 – 3 April

2 rounds 10 lap heats + 30 lap feature

Starting position for the 30 lap final determined by total points of night 1 heats and mini feature plus night 2 heats. 

$100 Tow Money – 4th onwards

Event Shirts will be available.

Food and Bar 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]

Maranoa Performance Poetry & Song

Venue: RSL Hall Quintin Street, Roma

Time: 6:00pm

Cost: Admission $10

It’s finals time! A jam packed evening of song, yarn and a fabulous concert from our guest artists

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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!