Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

Food, wine and flowers will take over Toowoomba this September.

With a long history dating all the way back to 1949, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has blossomed over the years to become one of Queensland’s much-loved annual events. (Check out this footage from the 1953 festival, courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.)

This year, the carnival will feature over 190,000 spectacular blooms, carefully tended to in the lead-up to the event by the dedicated Toowoomba Regional Council gardeners. Alongside the carnival, the Festival of Food and Wine will take place between September 9-11, showcasing regional produce and music at Queens Park.

The carnival’s biggest highlight every year is the Grand Central Floral Parade, which sees street performers and floral floats journey through the city to Queens Park. This year, the parade will take place on Saturday September 17 at 10am, so make sure you grab a good spot in the morning. Other highlights include the always-popular ferris wheel in Queens Park, which offers an above view of the floral-filled Botanic Gardens and the Night Garden light and colour installations.

There are plenty of food-themed events running across the month as well. The Tipsy High Tea is a twist on a classic high tea with spring inspired cocktails at the Spring Bluff Railway Station gardens and Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Picnic Point features food stalls, fairy bread-making, interactive shows, face-painting and a teddy bear parade. There will also be two foodie dinner tours, taking place across different venues with a local tour guide playing host.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland.


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