About us

Roma's Easter in the Country was born in 1976 by Wattles Football Club of Roma. Mr Noel Miller, who was president of the Wattles Rugby League Club, presented the idea of a Country and Western Festival for raising funds to build a clubhouse for the association.

After a Sunday afternoon footy match, and a session at the Royal Hotel in Roma, Mr Miller stood on a stool and announced to the bar that the festival would be started the following Easter (1977).

The festival took the form of Country & Western music and rodeo for many years, with the Wattles Club bowing out of the management when artists became too expensive.

Some years later the Cities Football Club took over the reins, and the management of the festival moved to a community organisation.Mr Miller is currently a renowned artist in Queensland.Roma's Easter in the Country Festival is organised by Easter in the Country Associated Inc., and assisted by consultants specialising in particular areas.

The working committee is made up of individuals from all walks of life who volunteer their time, experience and expertise to ensure the success of the festival.

Commitee

The Easter in the Country is subject to Government Regulations with annual audits. All monies raised are utilized to run the festival and ensure the viability of future festivals.

Roma’s Easter In The Country Festival is organised by the Easter in the Country Association Inc. and assisted by consultants specializing in particular areas. The working committee is made up of individuals from all walks of life who volunteer their time, experience and expertise to ensure the success of the festival.The Easter in the Country is subject to Government Regulations with annual audits. All monies raised are utilized to run the festival and ensure the viability of future festivals.

Objectives

The Primary Objectives of the Easter In The Country Committee are:

Providing attendees with a range of top quality entertainment options during the festival

Increasing domestic and international visitors to Roma (and the Maranoa Region)Promoting Country Hospitality throughout the festival

Showcasing Country Life and its Natural Beauty

Building Community Capacity through increased economic activity and stakeholder engagement in the festival

Ensure financial viability, growth and sustainability of the festival into the future