About us

Roma's Easter in the Country was established 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 commence the following Easter in 1977.

The Festival took the form of Country & Western music and rodeo for many years, with the Wattles Club relinquished the management when the music component became too expensive.

Some years later the Cities Football Club took up the reins, and the management of the Festival moved to a community organisation.

Mr Miller has since established a reputation as a renowned Queensland artist.

Commitee

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

Roma’s Easter in the Country Festival is organised by the Easter in the Country Association Inc. and assisted by professionals in event management and marketing.

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. Being outback locals they understand the importance of family and community and strive every year to stage a bigger and better experience for the region's visitors.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the Easter in the Country Committee are to:

Provide attendees with a range of top quality entertainment options throughout the Festival

Increase domestic and international visitors to Roma (and the Maranoa Region)

Promote country hospitality throughout the Festival

Showcase country life and its natural beauty

Build community capacity through increased economic activity and stakeholder engagement in the Festival

Ensure financial viability, growth and sustainability of the Festival into the future.


Latest News

Aug 5, 2019, 10:08 PM
Sep 7, 2018, 10:00 AM
WHEN: Sunday 16 September 2018, 10.00am WHERE: The Royal on 99
Jan 27, 2018, 4:45 PM
Discover the hidden wonders of the Carnarvon Ranges from the heights of a bird’s eye view from Roma during Roma’s Easter in the Country.
Dec 16, 2017, 9:46 PM
29 March – 2 April 2018 SAVE THE DATE AND INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO JOIN US FOR ROMA’S EASTER IN THE COUNTRY FESTIVAL IN 2018
Oct 7, 2017, 5:56 PM
The Easter in the Country's AGM was held on Sunday, 24th September 2017 at the Royal 99 in Roma.