Sunday 1st April
Gates open: 7:30am
Qualifying: 9am onwards
Racing: 12pm onwards
Adults: $10 (15 and over)
14 and under free entry
Location: Ironbark Raceway - Kimblers Road (off Warrego Hwy)
The Sunday morning markets will commence at 8.00am until 1.00pm at Bassett Park, Roma
Staring guest poets from Maranoa Performance Poetry and Song
Location: Bassett Park - Showgrounds Northern Road Roma
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or call on the following phone numbers 0428 222 069
How to get there: Drive 16km along Dargal Rd until you see the sign and a grid.
Relax in the atmosphere of a Country Garden and Nursery. The Feed Shed will serve burgers for breakfast and lunch. Devonshire Tea as our specialty and drinks are available!
Location: Basett Park Roma
The 4th Annual Senex ColourXplosion coordinated by PCYC Maranoa is a 5klm family fun event held Easter Sunday as part of Roma's Easter in the Country celebrations. The 5klm course can be a run, jog or walk and we encourage all family members to participate. Every person that registers will recieve 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 5klm 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.
Click the link below to find out more
BUY TICKET HERE
Meadowbank Museum of old machinery memorabilia and horse drawn vehicles.
Location: 60 Bindango road 12 km west of Roma on the Warrego highway
Entrance fee: $5
Location: Roma on Bungil Gallery, 38-44 Hawthorne St. Roma
Walk of Art
“Mooga” - Home of Mark and Annette Huntley, Roma-Taroom Road, Roma.
Opening times - 9am - 4.30pm
Directions - Travel north towards Injune for approx 18kms. Turn right onto the Taroom Road and Mooga is the first property on the right (only 300m)
Mooga is a spacious country garden. It has a combination of beautiful lawns, trees and interesting gardens (including a Greek garden and secret garden).
Entry - Gold coin donation to Roma Branch, Cancer Council Qld.
A canteen will operate offering morning and afternoon tea and sandwiches.
Whyworry – Established Country Garden – a number of large established trees and rock features established from the property. Enter the garden via a bridge over a water feature but truly a peaceful haven. Whyworry is the home of Billy and Kaye Burton
Entry Cost: $5 per person
Opening times 9am-5pm Good Friday – Easter Monday
All funds raised will be donated to charity.
Directions: Drive north along the Roma-Injune Road to Burton’s Lane, turn right into Burton’s Lane and drive to the end where you will find “Whyworry”.
The Easter In The Country
Committee would like to sincerely thank Mark and Annette Huntley and Billy and
Kaye Burton for their generosity and work in being part of the festival
Location: Basett Park - Showgrounds, Northern Road, Roma
Everyone can nominate to have a race in the Billy Carts. Nominate on the day.
Location: Big Rig Parklands - Riggers Road Roma
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
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
While strength might seem to be
the clincher for winning this event,
the style used to carry the “wife” is also very important.
Location: Basett Park - Showground, Northern Rd., Roma
After the overwhelming success of the goat races in 2017 Roma’s Easter In The Country will once again be present Queensland’s richest Goat Race – Roma’s Easter In The Country Cup
$1500 prize money – winner take all.
While this is April Fools Day – this goat and owner will be no fool if they take home the prize!
Get in early and nominate your goat Nominate Early though downloading your FORM HERE
Location: Basett Park, Roma