Our 2022 Sunday program is here!

Roma's Easter in the Country

Ironbark Raceway Drag Racing

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

Time: Gates Open: 7:00am – Racing commences from 9am

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

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]

Country Markets

Venue: Bassett Park, Northern Road, 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.

For more information

Family Fun Sunday

Venue: Bassett Park – Showgrounds Northern Road Roma

7.30am to 1.00pm

Cost: Free entry

BUSH POETS BREAKFAST – 7:30am to 9:30am
Staring the guests from the Maranoa Performance, Poetry and Song – Keith Jamieson, Alisha Smith, Caitlyn Jamieson, Garry Fogarty and Jeff Brown.  Don’t miss out on the best breakfast in Town cooked by the Roma Lions Club.

The Senex ColourXplosion coordinated by PCYC Maranoa is a 5km family fun event held Easter Sunday as part of Roma’s Easter in the Country celebrations. The 5km course can be a run, jog or walk and we encourage all family members to participate. Every person that registers will receive a FREE packet of paint to use along the course. The most important thing to remember – HAVE FUN 🙂

ColourXplosion is based on an Indian tradition where vibrant colours are thrown at people who are walking past colour stations dotted along the 5km course. After the event, the local fire brigade hose everyone off before we announce the winners of various competitions that are run throughout the morning.

 Adults (18 yrs & over): $25, Children (13-18 yrs): $15, Children under 12: FREE.

Get your tickets HERE.

View event poster HERE

View event map HERE


Everyone can nominate to have a race in the Billy Carts. Mum, Dad and the kids! Nominate on the day at the Easter in the Country tent.



Who would have thought that XXXX would sponsor Wife Carrying!!!!

The biggest competition in QLD and the best prize!

Return to Roma’s Easter in the Country, full of fun and laughter. 

Very popular IN Northern England and Northern Europe, wife carrying is also a growing sport in Australia and is now here in the Maranoa.

Wife carrying is what it says: the man carries a woman- preferably his wife – over an obstacle course.  The sport demands equal measures of humour and fortitude and (although not essential), the Wife Carrying World Championships organising body recommends carrying your own wife.

The concept has now grown and at many events, husband and wife teams are in the minority.  According to international competition rules, the “wife” must weight at least 49 kg.  If she weighs less, the wife will be burdened with a heavy rucksack to bring the weight up to the competition minimum.

World Championship organisers recommend a training routine that involves carrying your wife as part of “daily” routines: in the bath, in the supermarket, in the playground, at SNAP or PCYC. So, if you see this happening in the Maranoa you will know they are training for this event.  While strength might seem to be the clincher for winning this event, the style used to carry the “wife” is also very important.

Nominate prior to the event by emailing [email protected] or on the day at the Easter in the Country tent.

GOAT RACES – 10:30am

We are expecting a big turnout of goats with the two Rocky Boys, John Richardson and Maurie McQuillan going head to head. 

But don’t be surprised if a big buck from the Maranoa takes out the prize.  Easter in the Country have sourced a mystery goat racer right here on our own doorstep and these fellows will be putting it to the competition from the north.  Do not miss this competition!

Prize money is $1500 – winner takes all.  All entries welcome.

Interested riders of the goats in the Goat Races must also nominate at the EITC tent.  The riders are required to be over 10 years of age and will be required to sign Goat Race Liability Form (signed by a guardian).

Nominate by emailing [email protected] 

For more information: 

John Richardson Camel Rides

Venue: Bassett Bark, Roma

Cost: $10 per ride

Time: 8:00am to 2:00pm

For more information

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]

St Paul’s Anglican Church Easter Sunday Service

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

Time: 9:00am

For more information: See Church noticeboard

XXXX Pro-Rodeo

Venue: Bassett Park, entry via McPhie Street, Roma

Time: 9:00am to 8.30pm

Cost: Adults: $30 each
Children: $25 (12-17 years)
Children (Under 12 years) FREE
Family Ticket – 2 Adults and 2 Children (12-17 years) $110

Buy your tickets HERE

OR buy a combined pass for entry to the Rodeo and the Lee Kernaghan / The Wolfe Brothers Concert HERE

The XXXX Pro Rodeo will be top quality Rodeo action.  A professional rodeo with APRA rules and points allocated to some of the best cowboys and girls in the business.

Competitors will include Dave Worsfold – Australian Bareback Champion and Jamie Howlett currently ranked in the top 4 in the USA.  Jamie (Roma boy) is travelling home for the Sydney Easter Show and Roma’s XXXX Pro-rodeo and is accompanied by a couple of his mates who are also big contenders for trophies in Roma.

For more information

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

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

Time: Operating between 10:00am to 2:00pm


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

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]

Country Music Concert Extravaganza

Venue: Bassett Park, Northern Road, Roma

Time: 8.30pm till late

Cost: See below options

Adult: $60
Child: $40.00 (12-17 years)
Children (Under 12 years) FREE
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Children (12-17 years) $200

Buy your tickets HERE

Rodeo & Concert:
Adult: $90.00
Child: $65.00 (13-17 years)
Child (Under 12 years) FREE
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Children (13-17 years) $310

Buy your tickets HERE

See Casey Barnes supported by Christie Lamb in Concert!

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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!