We have your weekend plans sorted with our jam-packed weekly calendar of events. There’s something there for the whole family – from the region’s premier events, to all things cool, quirky and entertaining. Get your plans sorted now!
Miles Christmas Carnival | Saturday 2 December | Centenary Oval, Miles
Get organised for Christmas, celebrate with loved ones, and meet with the man in red. There will be activities the whole family can enjoy, from Christmas stalls to face painting, live music, and more. Bring your picnic blanket and holiday spirit! From 4:00pm.
Dalby Stockhorse Sale | 30 November – 3 December | Dalby Showgrounds
This premier event truly showcases the authentic country experience. Perfect for stock horse enthusiasts or first-timers, there will be plenty of action-packed entertainment. So, bring the family and come along for a look into these hardworking horses.
Christmas Light Horse Rides | 1 – 23 December | Dalby
Experience the magic and joys of Christmas by taking a leisurely horse ride through Dalby to witness the Christmas lights. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, sit back in the carriage as you trot around visiting the many bright and festive displays. Book your tour now.
Guided Museum Tour | Monday to Friday | Miles Historical Village Museum
Go back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of 19th- and 20th-century Australia. Explore all this wonderful museum has to offer with a 90-minute guided tour. Be sure to book 48 hours in advance for the best experience.
Smoked Wagyu Beef Meal | Every Friday | Charley’s Creek, Chinchilla
Join Steve and Ursula Keating as they show you around their properties, learn about how they sustainably manage their lands, and more! This is the perfect opportunity to try some of the best Wagyu beef in Australia, smoked to perfection. $35 per person. Call to book: 0437 149 610 or book online.
Dalby Pioneer Park Museum | Open daily, 8:00am – 4:00pm
The Western Downs is full of history, so why not experience some of it firsthand! This museum features a blacksmithing shop, colonial buildings, and a huge collection of vintage machinery. Get ready to be truly immersed in the rich culture and history of Dalby. Tours can be arranged: (07) 4662 4760.
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery | Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm | Dogwood Crossing, Miles
This local gallery features high-quality exhibitions, curated artwork collections, and more! Gather your family for a trip to Miles and explore the variety of artworks, sculptures, and displays that will inspire your imagination.
Are you ready to pump up the jam with awesome live music and cheers to the weekend? We’ve gathered some of the best local venues, delivering a packed calendar of live music in the Western Downs for you to check out this week.
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
Criterion Hotel Dalby | Andrew Kucks | from 8:00pm
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
Criterion Hotel Dalby | Mudslide Duo | from 8:00pm
If there was ever a time to shop local, it’s now, and our region has plenty of markets that feature local creators, producers, makers and bakers. These stall holders have everything to fill your home, fridge, pantry and belly with the freshest local produce you can buy.
Markets at the Museum, Tara Museum. 9:00am – 2:00pm