The Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (official organisation name: Stanthorpe Festival Association Inc.) is one of Queensland’s longest running and most successful Festivals! Voted Queensland in the top 10 favourite Iconic Event/Festival during the Queensland Q150 Celebrations, the Festival is a “must do” on the Queensland events calendar.
The biennial festival is a celebration of the Granite Belt region’s produce and booming wine industry. An average of over 70,000 people attend the festival and this is arguably Australia’s leading harvest festival having a successful track record spanning five decades.
It’s in Stanthorpe, heart of the Granite Belt Wine Region, on the New England Highway just north of the New South Wales border. Stanthorpe is less than three hours drive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Byron, Armidale, Dalby and Goondiwindi, a bit more from the Sunshine Coast, two hours from Lismore and the Northern Rivers, and a comfortable one and a half hours from Toowoomba.
‘Something for everyone’! With the districts successful wine, tourism, produce and horticulture industries, the potential crowd attraction of this Festival is significant and growing.