Kevin and Lola Steinmuller are entrants in The Toowoomba Chronicle Garden Competition.
Kevin and Lola Steinmuller are entrants in The Toowoomba Chronicle Garden Competition.

Visitors travel from all around to be part of festival

THE locals love it and visitors travel from all over the country to be part of it.

This year's theme for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (September 18-27) is Eat, Laugh, Play, Stay and the organisers promise the most spectacular, delicious, funnest, fashionable, flower-iest Carnival ever.

In its 66th year the festival is the longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia and is rightly no longer just famous as the premiere celebration of flowers, but a cultural event for food, fashion, wine, culture, entertainment and all things spring.

The program features more than 50 unique events and experiences of international headline names, spectacular gardens, colours of the rainbow, tastes of the region, food and wine events, high fashion, intriguing adventures and a marquee musical line-up. ( http://www.coft.com.au)

Things to do

Toowoomba's public parks are nothing short of stunning during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

  • PICNIC POINT is famous for its panoramic views.During Carnival, there will be host of talented artists performing at Picnic Point, including jazz, blues, folk, , country, rock and roll, and big brass acts.
  • QUEENS PARK - As the location of the Ergon Energy Flower, Food & Wine Festival, you will enjoy the Live Concert Series, Sideshow Alley and the finishing point for the Grand Central Floral Parade.
  • LAUREL BANK PARK -Children will love the giant "caterpillar" and "train" shapes which have been topiary clippedalong with the the scented garden.

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