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Roma's Easter in the Country Program

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Thursday 28 March 2024

Roma Saleyards Tour

Venue: Bull Ring area, Roma Saleyards, Warrego Highway

Cost: Free – No bookings required

Time: No bookings are required, simply meet the tour guides at the Val Harms Roma Saleyards Interactive Centre at 8.15am for an 8.30am tour start.

Roma Saleyards are the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere, seeing over 400,000 cattle a year. Selling occurs every Tuesday morning, and are an incredible sight to see! Tours are available on sale days free of charge.  Please note that there is no cattle sale on Easter Thursday however tour will still be held.

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 – 4pm

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.

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Dance Like an Animal – Keely Johnson and Friends

Venue: Local Schools

Dance like an Animal is heading to our local schools, so more of our children can see the show!  These shows are not open to the public but you can still catch Keely and her team Saturday morning :

Time – 11am on Saturday morning after the street parade

Where – In front of the ANZ Bank, McDowall Street.

Warm up for Easter in the Country and enjoy a morning of fun.  Dance with the Animals and meet some of your favourite country animals and listen to some wonderful story telling.

The program is based around several iconic Aussie animals, with big personalities, and a collection of songs that share their stories. That collection of songs became an album, and that album became an ARIA #1 hit. With tracks featuring some of Australia’s biggest talents including 2008 Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan, there was little doubt that people would embrace the record. Keely has built an interactive concert around the album, and the whole gang is on the road to Roma for Easter.

See them in action HERE

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

This activity has been made possible jointly by the Maranoa Regional Council Community Grant and Easter in the Country Inc.

Easter Art Show

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

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Outback Tucker Under the Stars – Sponsored by Cement Australia

Venue: Roma Saleyards, Warrego Highway, Roma

Time: 5:00pm for pre-dinner drinks and commencement at 6:00pm

Cost: Adults $80 (13 years and above), Children $20 (12 yrs and under)

Bookings: Tickets on sale now.  Book HERE

Everyone is invited to the Opening Dinner, for Roma’s Easter in the Country at the Roma Saleyards.  The Roma Saleyards is the leading venue for cattle sales in the Southern Hemisphere and a great place to view the open skies.

Be quick to book – do not miss out!

Licensed bar, live entertainment and EFTPOS available.

Welcome Dan and Steph to Roma’s Easter in the Country!

✅ My Kitchen Rules Winners 2013
✅ MKR Rivals 2020 runners up
✅ Owner of EAT at Dan & Steph’s Hervey Bay
✅ TV presenters
✅ Brand Ambassadors 
✅ Cookbook Authors
✅ Sausage King & Queen

Dan & Steph has gone on to earn their place in the serious foodie world after the MKR win in 2013
Opened successful restaurant EAT at Dan & Steph’s a year after the win & continue to work on and in the business daily 

They love family, food & fun!!

The hard working duo joined forces with Australian producers to create their own gourmet sausage range sold nationally in Coles under the Three Aussie Farmers brand

Dan & Steph hold ambassador roles with major Australian producers SunPork and Sweet Potatoes Australia, as well as Optus.
And extremely proud to be Fraser Coast Tourism ambassadors 

2021 the dynamic duo launched their own TV show on channel 7 “Travel and EAT with Dan & Steph” and season 2 in 2022.

The series, taking the national audience on an international travel & food journey with a twist – only their tastebuds go overseas 
The ratings winner is a clever concept personally developed by Dan & Steph 

In 2022 more dreams came alive with the launch of their new exciting ‘strEAT’ food van which will offer catering for weddings, corporate events , special occasions such as Food Festivals and is the sister company to EAT at Dan & Steph’s.

Now in 2023, they have successfully sold their beloved baby EAT at Dan & Steph’s restaurant, continue with StrEAT food van & have moved into Realty in Hervey Bay, choosing a much flexible lifestyle for their family yet staying in the food scene with multiple projects.

Dan and Steph with the Easter in the Country Committee has put together a wonderful menu – of course with beef as the hero of the night.  

The evening will commence with Dan and Steph personally sharing canapes in the meet and greet area.  All courses will then be served to the tables.  The above menu is gluten free and suitable for a celiac.  Other dietary requirements will be gather prior to the night via email.

Live entertainment will be provided and the fun will begin.

Dan and Steph will be at Roma's Easter in the Country 2024

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.

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!

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!
Tickets on sale soon
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.
Tickets on sale soon
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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