Noosa Festival of Surfing
It’s all pure stoke with longboard, stand-up paddle, tandem and finless competitions with amateur, pro, underage and 70+ years divisions.
Feast of the Senses
Spend six days indulging the sense with exotic tropical fruits, produce, seafood and gourmet treats of the Innisfail region on offer.
Innisfail region, www.feastofthesenses.com.au
NEW SOUTH WALES/ACT
Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival
This annual event hosts bush poetry competitions, street theatre, puppetry, market stalls and comedy entertainment, with early Australian music adding to the country atmosphere.
There’s plenty of country pride at stake, with fine wool merinos and stud cattle on show, speed shearing displays, horse events, craft stalls, dog show judging and more.
Boorowa, (02) 6385 5217, www.boorowashow.org.au
Junee Rhythm to Rail Festival
Enjoy live music, a bush poets’ breakfast, a family barbecue day or ride the beautifully-restored Tin Hare train shuttles or the 300 seater Steam Train with vintage car and motor bikes on displays.
Kilmore Country Music Festival
Kilmore rocks country-style with live local trackside performances, beverages at bar prices and a ute competition awarded to best artwork, people’s choice, best show ’n shine and more.
Kilmore Racetrack, kilmorecountrymusicfestival.com.au
Alexandra Lifestyle and Leisue Expo
Support a local community while browsing the latest in caravanning, camping, 4WDing, boating, fishing, and watersports on show at this inaugural Rotary Alexander event.
A Taste of the Huon
Sample fine food and wine and immerse yourself in arts, crafts and entertainment from the Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions.
Various cafes, wineries and berry farms, Ranelagh, www.tasteofthehuon.com
Bream Creek Show
Locals vie for the state’s wood chopping title amid country show festivities with yard dog trials, horse events, rides and vintage machinery displays. Browse and purchase, produce, crafts and arts.
Bream Creek, www.breamcreekshow.com.au
Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival
Local artisans reflect on this cultural festival’s 10 year history with photography, needlework, papier mache, 3D printing, markets and historical displays celebrating the theme “Our Decade”.
Whyalla Snapper Championship and Family Festival
Catch all the action of the snapper competition broadcast live, as fishos vie for the championship title, with plenty of fun, crafts and great local food to keep the whole family entertained.
Saddle up as the rural SA community of Angaston celebrates 120 years of country fair traditions, plus a three-day program of equine action with harness, show hack and show-jumping events.
Coober Pedy Opal Festival
Celebrate summer’s end and the beginning of the opal mining season in Australia’s opal capital with a street parade, fireworks, a live band and novelty events and plenty of market stalls
Coober Pedy, www.opalfestival.com.au
Araluen's Fremantle Chilli and Avocado Festival
Calling all chilli and avo lovers: enjoy fresh foods, “Super-Fruits”, plants, pickles, sauces, beers, wines and with roving entertainment, celebrity chefs and great music to lift your spirits.
Araluen Village and Roleystone, (08) 9496 1171, www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au
The RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show
Win fabulous prizes while browsing the Claremont Showground
Circle F Easter Fishing Competition
Pack the rods and the kids and join the locals at Timber Creek for a great weekend of fishing on the Victoria River.
Timber Creek, Katherine, www.timbercreekhotel.com.au
Check out the full events listing in issue #110 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.