The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival dates back to 1954 when it was known as the “Back to Stanthorpe Week”, now it has grown into one of Queensland’s Iconic events and attracts up to 52000 visitors over it’s current 3 days of fun.
The festival starts with the Apple Day events on the Friday, progresses to the gala ball on the Friday night, the street parade and celebrity grape crush on the Saturday. The day ends with a fantastic fireworks display over the creek. Finally after you have been partying all night, try the Mt Marley 10K challenge and the Quart Pot Creek 5k walk on the Sunday. The park hosts a taste of Stanthorpe on both the Saturday and Sunday where you can enjoy a local wine, cheese, etc and dance to the various entertainment throughout the town. The festival is not just for those who have come to sample the Wine Country, it is for families too, so there will be plenty in stall for the kids as well as mums and dads.
While in Stanthorpe, Queensland’s coldest town with the warmest people, stop, have a look around and see the wonderful attractions the Granite Belt is famous for. Girraween National Park, tackle the Pyramid walk, maybe have a swim in the creek or have a barbie at one of the free barbeques. Check out our about pages to see what we have on offer in this unique region of Queensland.
Visit the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival website for dates and schedules.