Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Returns in 2024 with Exciting Lineup of Events

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is making a grand return in 2024, promising a weekend of festivities, food, and fun for all ages. Scheduled for the last weekend of May, this iconic event in the Gympie region is set to delight visitors with a blend of traditional highlights and exciting new additions.

The festival’s organisers have curated a diverse program that caters to varied interests, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Among the anticipated attractions are the return of the renowned Great Australian Pumpkin™ roll, which is sure to draw cheers from the crowd.

Attendees can also look forward to the Sunday Street Parade, showcasing the very best of what the festival has to offer. This colourful procession promises to be a highlight, featuring vibrant floats and performances.

The festivities kick off in style on Friday night with ‘Wine & Cheese Under the Stars,’ a sophisticated soiree hosted by South Burnett Wine. Guests can indulge in a selection of fine wines paired with artisanal cheeses, setting the tone for a weekend of indulgence.

Saturday sees the introduction of the inaugural ‘Pumpkin Polo,’ a collaboration with Queensland Polo that promises to combine sporting excitement with the festival’s signature charm. Additionally, the picturesque Barambah Estate will play host to Clovely Estate’s Gala Dinner, offering attendees an evening of culinary delights and carefully curated wines.

For those with a creative flair, the festival offers craft & sip sessions with Bloom Into You by Felicity J Aitken, providing a fun and relaxing outlet for artistic expression.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy free attractions across Goomeri, including performances by Hula Hoop Brisbane, Guy McLean, Gilmore Family Entertainment, and celebrity chef Matt Golinski.

Of course, no Goomeri Pumpkin Festival would be complete without the beloved Pumpkin Olympics, Pageants, Parades, and a tantalising array of pumpkin-themed treats. With over 150 market stalls and a beer garden operating during the Saturday evening Twilight Markets and Sunday Festival Day, attendees can shop for unique treasures while enjoying live music and street performers across two stages.

In addition to the festival’s staple offerings, boutique experiences from coastal vendors Camelot Camels and Great Ocean Helicopters will add an extra touch of excitement to the event.

For more information and to plan your visit, head to the official Goomeri Pumpkin Festival website here. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of all things pumpkin!


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