Why do people love Carnival?
Come for the flowers, stay for the food.
It’s not just for the garden enthusiasts either. Everyone can play in the petals and expect a city brimming with floral displays, a line-up of live entertainment and seasonal dishes topped with edible flowers.
For travellers who can’t leave home without their furry four-legged friend, you’ll be pleased to know that dogs have long played a historic part in the festival with “Puppy” the Pomeranian involved in the first Carnival Parade in 1950.
The carnival has plenty for dogs to enjoy too. Cultured canines, pampered pups and adventure dogs are all welcome to join the Petals and Pups itineraries and dig into delicious long lunches, Toowoomba tours or parkside playtime in the off-leash zones.
Keep your eyes peeled for the statue commemorating Puppy at Picnic Point and check out this list of more pet-friendly activities to explore in Southern Queensland Country.