Location: Bassett Park - Showgrounds Northern Road Roma
Don't miss out on the best breakfast in town cooked by the Roma Lions Club
Sharon Heaslip -
Singer, Songwriter and Compere, Sharon Heaslip has been written often as one of Australia's leading female vocalists of Traditional and Australian Country Music songs
RAY ESSERY, is the face of every rural farmer. His capacity to project the stoicism earthy and fatalistic humour of the bush is spellbinding. It's sometimes difficult to ascertain where Ray stops and the character begins. Also a finalist in the single recorded performance of this year's Bush Laureate Awards, Ray's gentle bewilderment in the face of the modern world and his mythical life long romance with Shirley Friend are an integral part of the nature of bush comed. Ray has a book out written by Anna Rose all about his life..
Alisha Smith - Winner of several awards Australia’s only lady playing Tradational Country and ballads.
Keith Jamieson - Golden Guitar Winner and Bush Balladeer.
Caitlyn Jamieson -
Winner of the 2014 New Talent at Bungendore Stan Coster Bush Ballad Memorial Awards and the Winner of The Barry Thornton Awards for 2014. Caitlyn Plays Fiddle, Guitar, Uke, sings and harmonies. She has Toured around and criss crossed Australia sice she was born with Her Mum Alisha Smith and Dad Keith Jamieson , she has just turned 13 year old and loves her singing and music.
The Sunday Country morning markets will commence at 7.00am until 2.00pm at Bassett Park, Roma (entry via Northern Road)
Location: Basett Park Roma
The 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.
How to get there: Drive west along Miscamble St to Orallo Rd and then onto Dargal Road Following the signage.
Take the trip to Moorelands Bush Nursery, open all four days over the Easter long weekend!
The Feed Shed will be operating ONLY on Friday and Monday with burgers all day and morning and afternoon tea available.
Please feel welcome to bring a picnic and relax at Moorelands on Saturday and Sunday.
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Round 1, Summit racing Equipment Qld Championships
Take your seats for the rubber hitting the road with engines roaring for action a plenty.
Gates open: 7am Racing commences at 9am onwards
Bar operating and Refreshments available
Community bus running between activities and see Bus Timetable for reference.
Entry costs: Adults $10 (15 years and over) – 14 years and under FREE entry
Where: Iron bark Raceway – Kimblers Road (Off Warrego Highway and follow the signage)
Location: 2 Riggers Rd Roma
Discover the rigs, machinery and the true grit pioneers that shaped the remarkable history of Australias's oil and gas industry.
The Big Rig's Oil Patch attraction is an enjoyable relaxed way to learn about Roma's oil and gas history.
The Oil Patch is an outside display of oil and gas exploration and product equipment, explained by suitable signs and audio panels. these facilities allow the oil patch to be a self-guided experience.
Child (12years and under) $7.00
Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $25.00
Phone: 07 46 222 325
Easter Sunday Service
at St Paul’s Anglican Church Roma
Location: Roma on Bungil Gallery
This year, the Maranoa Artists Inc are hosting the Easter in the Country Art Show in the with the most welcome assistance of the Roma on Bungil Gallery Committee who are providing the venue for this prestigious event.
Most past visitors to Roma for Easter in the Country would recall that the Art Show was one of the iconic, must attend events of the weekend. After a brief hiatus, the Art Show recommenced on a small scale about four years ago and interest and participation has been increasing ever since. 2019 will see the richest Art Show in the history of Roma and the Maranoa across a range of art media. Don’t miss your opportunity to view and purchase diverse works from artists across Australia.
Times: Opening Night – Wednesday 17 April – 6.30 pm
Thursday 18 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Friday 19 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 20 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday 21 April – 9 am to 4 pm
Monday 22 April – 9 am to 12 noon
Cost of Entry: Opening Night $15 per head – Wine and Cheese
Thursday to Monday – Gold coin donation
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
$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.)
Welcome to the Easter in the Country Gardens for 2019:
“Wataview” – Garden 1
1847 Carnavon Dev. Hwy. Roma
Directions: Travel north from Roma towards Injune for approx 18.5 KM.
Opening times: 9am – 4.30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to Roma Branch, Cancer Council Queensland
“Wataview” is located at the bottom of the hill, on the left hand side of the road, about 400m north of the Taroom turn off.
“Wataview” is set on top of a sandstone ridge with nearly 360 degree views of the surrounding area. The garden is only about 14 years old and is on approx 1hectare. It has spacious lawns with several different feature gardens such as a running creek and pond, a succulent garden, The Secret Garden and a large free flight bird aviary. The aviary houses small parrots, finches, doves, pigeons and quail.
A canteen will operate offering morning tea, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. The canteen will also support Cancer Council Queensland.
St Kilda – Garden 2
Just a further 10.8 kilometres further north on the right side of Carnarvon Dev Hwy
Opening Times: 9am – 4.30pm
Entry: Gold coin donation to Epilepsy Qld – ‘Kicking Epilepsy out of the Bush’ programme.
“St Kilda” in a garden with a vast history. The property has been in the Brumpton family for 100 years. The garden of the original family home (built from timber off the property) had fallen into disrepair for over 35 years but in the last twelve months has been restored to the original plan with the original rose planting. The garden in the current family home is set in black soil and although the original garden has been established for many years further extensions have recently occurred. The garden is a rambling country garden (with a few resident fairies) with large lawn areas, and dotted with rustic artworks made by the owner.
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
LOVATION: Bassett Park – entry Northern Road
Challenge your family and friends to the limbo, connect 4, Ladder Ball, and Tug of War. Getyour friends and make a team!
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
Location: Basett Park, Roma
Rocky goats are great runners and they will once again travel to Roma for this event. Calls are going out for challengers for the winner take all $1500 prize money in Roma’s Easter in the Country Cup.
download and fill up the nomination form and send it to email@example.com
LOCATION: BASETT PARK, entry via MCPHIE STREET
The IRON JACK 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
Roma History Lodge
Location: 17 McDowall St. Roma Qld 4455
‘Sporting Events and Sports People through the Years’
Make sure you visit the Roma History Lodge to view a great display of Sporting Events and Sports People throughout the Maranoa district during the past 150 years. Some will surprise you! We are also open for anyone wanting to check out their family history in the district. Many books on local history also for sale.
OPEN: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5pm each day.
Gold coin donation.
Ph: 07 4622 7322
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.
* IF RAINING NIGHT SHOW CANCELLED*
Child (12years and under) $7.00
Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $20.00
Phone: 07 46 222 325
LOCATION: Bassett Park- Rodeo Grounds (Entry via McPhie Street or walking from the Camping Ground)
Check out the history of boxing with the world greatest showman – Fred Brophy.
It is a show not to be missed and a true Outback Legend.
As the drums boom and the bells ring amateur boxers will prepare to take on Fred’s troupe.
One not to be missed.
Cost $35 per person – PAY AT THE DOOR