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Scenic Rim 2023 events not to miss

06 Feb 2023
4 mins read

From food festivals to events that make the heart soar in spectacular surrounds, it’s no secret that the Scenic Rim is home to one of the best events calendars in regional Australia. An event in the Scenic Rim is the perfect way to experience the region, sample the local produce and beverages and enjoy some of our exceptional country hospitality all in one.

Between these signature events, we have a full calendar jam-packed with events for the whole family, including markets, food and wine tours, country shows, nature-based events and so much more.

If you’re chasing the best events in food and wine, nature and adventure, arts and culture, and more, paired with spectacular settings, we’ll see you in the Scenic Rim soon!

Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail | 26 August

The Scenic Rim is a food-lover’s paradise. Renowned for its abundance of local produce, the region is one of Australia’s premier food bowls and is celebrated for its award-winning food and drinks.

Held only a few times a year, Destination Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail is your chance to hit the road in the Scenic Rim with your appetite and empty esky. Venture beyond the farm-gate and stock up of farm-fresh produce from over twenty local producers who make our region so special.

Here you’ll find a wealth of fresh veges, artisan meat and dairy goods, local wines, boutique spirits and beers, honey straight from the hive, plants and flowers, and so much MORE.

In 2023, don’t miss the next Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail on Saturday 26 August, 9am to 3pm.

To find out more about the next Farm Gate Trails, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Long Sunset | Saturday 29 April

As summer mellows into autumn, the Scenic Rim will burst into life again on 29 April with the return of The Long Sunset, Australia’s newest and most picturesque music festival.

Set once again at Canungra’s Elysian Fields, this year’s event will be headlined with the signature sunny styles of Lime Cordiale. Supported by Winston Surfshirt, they will also be joined by Brisbane’s own dream-pop powerhouse Hatchie, psychedelic banger factory Sycco, along with the energetic, pop-prodigy Tia Gostelow, and a host of, still to be announced, talented local musos.

Come for the day, or stay a while, with camping available all weekend long.

“I have been to countless festivals over the last 16 years and that was the best one I have ever attended.” 2022 attendee

Tickets on sale now at Moshtix

Kalbar Sunflower Festival | 10 to 12 March

Once again, the Scenic Rim’s beloved sunflower farm is opening its gates to welcome visitors back for their epic annual festival, showcasing their million (yes, A MILLION) beautiful, blooming sunflowers.

The Kalbar Sunflower Festival returns in March for three days only of insta-worthy  fields of golden flowers. During this ticketed event, you’ll have permission to wander the fields and take all the selfies, work your way through the maze set among four acres of sunflowers and pick your own bunch of flowers while you’re at it.

General admission tickets for the 2023 festival are sold out, however, tickets are still available here with admission for some special events.

Lucky enough to have your tickets and looking to stay and play longer in the region? Check out the accommodation options in the Kalbar area.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Month | 1 June to 2 July

What do you do when a week in the Scenic Rim is not enough? You make it a month!

That’s right, Australia’s most authentic food and farming event will extend to a month-long celebration of paddock to plate experiences in June 2023.

The full program for Scenic Rim Eat Local Month will be announced in late April, however foodies and farm fans can expect an incredible line-up of on-farm celebrations, long lunches showcasing local produce, flavour-filled dinners, farm gate experiences, food walks, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, workshops for all ages and more, with the finale and signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival, on 1 July.

Mark these dates in your calendar – 1 June to 2 July 2023 – and visit to sign up and be the first to receive the program.

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular | 17 & 18 June

They’re the gentle giants of the horse world and are recognised in Australia as the breed that built the nation. Over the weekend of June 17 and 18, come out to the colourful country town of Boonah and celebrate the best Clydesdale show in the Southern Hemisphere at the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular! See the champions of the breed judged, soak up some Scottish heritage, witness the skilled trades of harness making, whip plaiting and more, watch the Queensland Whip Cracking Champions, and check out working dog displays, bush poetry, wood chopping and so much more. This is definitely not one to miss, find out more here.