Our 2021 Sunday program is coming...

Below is what we planned in 2020

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 $239, Child $199 (8-14 yrs), Family $677 (2 Adults & 2 children), Senior $228

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: info@boobook.biz

Ironbark Raceway Drag Racing

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

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

Cost: Adults $10 (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:  

Family Fun and Market Sunday

Venue: Bassett Park – Showgrounds Northern Road Roma

Time:
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.

COUNTRY MARKETS – 8:00am to 1:00pm
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.

SENEX COLOURXPLOSION – 8:15am
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.

Cost:
Get your tickets at  http://bit.ly/SenexColourXplosion.

BILLY CART RACES – 9:30am

Everyone can nominate to have a race in the Billy Carts. Nominate on the day.

WIFE CARRYING RACES – 11:00am

The biggest competition in QLD and the best prize! The weight of the wife in beer!

Yep, you heard it – Wife Carrying!!!!!  Returning 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 it is: 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 weigh at least 49kg. 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 info@easterinthecountryroma.com.au or on the day.

GOAT RACES – 12 noon
Rocky goats are great runners and they will once again travel to Roma for this event.

Calls are going out for challengers for the winner take all $1500 prize money in Roma’s Easter in the Country Cup.

Nominate early through www.easterinthecountryroma.com.au under Online Applications.

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: Open 8:00am to 4:00pm

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

Take the trip to Moorelands Bush Nursery over the Easter long weekend and relax in the beautiful country setting! The Feed Shed will be operating ONLY on Friday and Monday with burgers all day and morning and afternoon tea available. Please feel welcome to bring a picnic and relax at Moorelands on Saturday or Sunday.

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 $10, Concession $8, Children (12 yrs & under) $7, Family (2 x Adults & 2 x Children) $20.  EFTPOS available.  

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 46 222 325 or email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au     

Easter in the Country Art Show

Venue: Walk of Art – Hawthorne Street,  Roma (adjacent to the Library)

Time: Open between 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation (Thursday to Monday)

Enjoy a browse around the gallery and the wonderful artwork of the 2020 Art Exhibition.

For more information: 

Explore Roma Town (half day tour) by Boobook Ecotours

Pick Up Point:
Roma Accommodations

Time: 9:00am

Min Number Pax: 2

Max Number Pax: 20

Cost: Prices: Adults $60, Child $30 (8-14 years), Family $150 (2 adults and 2 children), Seniors $55.  Bookings Required.

Share a few hours with a Roma local for an insight into the colourful history and present day activities in and around Roma. Hear about various local legends and their escapades. Learn about the industries the town supports while keeping an eye out for some of local characters. Discover hidden treasures like Heroes Avenue, spectacular stained glass windows, our Biggest Bottle Tree and the Roma Bush Gardens.

For more information and bookings: Phone +61 7 46222646 or email info@boobook.biz

Easter Sunday Service

Venue: St Paul’s Anglian Church, Cnr of Bungil and Arthur Streets, Roma

Time: 9:00am

St Paul’s Anglican Church Roma – Easter Sunday Service

For more information

Iron Jack 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

The IRON JACK 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 Iron Jack 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

In Stitches, Quilt and Craft Show

Venue: Hibernian Hall, Hawthorne Street, Roma

Time: Friday to Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $5 entry per adult

Roma Patchwork and Crafters Inc present the In Stitches Quilt and Craft Show.  Features include Single Colour Challenge, Quality Handcrafted Stall, the Queensland Quilters Travelling Exhibit, Crafters Destash Stall and Quilt Raffle.

Devonshire Tea available for purchase.  Supporting Maranoa School Chaplaincy.

For more information:

Phone 0417 198 991 or email romapatchwork.craft@gmail.com              

Miniature Train Rides

Venue: Big Rig Parklands, Riggers Road, Roma

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

Cost: 

For more information: Phone 07 46 222 325 or email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au     

Tour of Roma’s Historical Butter Factory

Venue: Station Street, Roma

Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am to 2:00pm. 
Monday: 7:00am to 10:00am for a Sausage Sizzle to say ‘until we meet again – safe travels.’

Cost: Gold Coin Donation will be welcomed

Roma’s Historical Precincts Inc is a local committee dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Roma Butter Factory.  Self-guided tours of the Butter Factory will be welcomed for a gold coin donation.

For more information:

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 ‘Local Weddings’ 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: 7:00pm

Cost: Adults $10, Concession $8, Children (12 yrs & under) $7, Family (2 x Adults & 2 x Children) $20.  EFTPOS available.

Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma. The Big Rig Night Show runs for 35 minutes.

Call into The Big Rig/Roma Visitor Information Centre to purchase your tickets. Visitors are to meet inside The Big Rig for the night show & tickets can be purchased on the night of the show. 

Please note: If raining, show will be cancelled.

For more information: Phone 07 46 222 325 or email tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au

Country Music Concert Extravaganza

Venue: Bassett Park, Northern Road, Roma

Time: 8.30pm till late

Cost: See below options

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

Rodeo & Concert:
Adult: $80.00
Child: $60.00 (12-17 years)
Child (Under 12 years) FREE
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Children (12-17 years) $280

See Lee Kernaghan & The Wolfe Brothers in Concert!

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