Sunday 1st April

Gates open: 7:30am

Qualifying: 9am onwards

Racing: 12pm onwards

Entry costs: 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

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Contact : 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.

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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

From Cars in the Garden (commemorating the Aussie Car Industry) to viewing the Car and Truck Restoration Program incorporating over 500 pictures of Road Trips in the USA with an Aussie Overtone.

A fabulous collage of photos which tell a million stories and a visit not to be missed when you are in town for Roma’s Easter In The Country.

You can even get your photo taken with the long horns - Jack or Tex.See you at UP THE CREEK GARAGE


$15 single
$25 double/family for a day pass
Complimentary Morning and/or Afternoon Tea.

Open from 9am – 5pm Thursday – Easter Monday.

Located at 14 George St, Roma

(just behind Shady's Lagoon.15 minute walk along the Adungadoo pathway from the Big Rig, 10 minutes from the Post Office.)

Garden One:

“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.

Garden Two:

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 minimum.

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 event. 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

The Pro Rodeo will be top Quality rodeo action . A professional rodeo with APRA rules and points allocated to some of the best cowboys in the business.


Adults: $30 each

Children (12-17 years) $ 25

Children (Under 12 years) FREE

Family Ticket – 2 Adults and 2 Children (12-17 years) $110

Make sure you visit the Roma History Lodge to view a great collection of books written by locals, about the history of Roma & District. These books cover subjects such as: local history, families, cemeteries, schools, shearing, towns & Roma Mayors. Our members can also assist you with your research on local families. We have a vast collection of resources.

Our hours will be Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 -5pm each day. Gold coin donation.


Maree Worland - President 0422 574 897

Roma & District Family History Soc Inc

Roma History Lodge

17 McDowall St PO Box 877

Roma Qld 4455 Roma Qld 4455


Ph: (07) 4622 7322 during opening hours - Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 12 noon, Saturday 2:00 - 5:00, Sunday 10:30 - 12noon - other hours by appointment only.

Some members spend a lot more time at the Roma History Lodge so if you see the front door open, please call in.

Location: 2 Riggers Rd Roma

Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.

The Big Rig Night Show runs for 35 minutes.

Call into The Big Rig/Roma Visitor Information Centre to purchase your tickets.


*EFTPOS available

Adults $10.00
Concession $8.00
Child (12years and under) $7.00

Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $20.00

Phone: 07 46 222 325