Community & Business

27 May, 2022

Ravenshoe event to mark Queensland Day

RAVENSHOE is the place to be to celebrate everything Queensland when the State celebrates its culture and heritage on 6 June.

Ravenshoe event to mark Queensland Day - feature photo

The town’s chamber of commerce has planned three days of fun and activities to mark the time when Queensland became a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859. 

The Ravenshoe Queensland Day Tournament Weekend will start on Saturday 4 June and, in keeping with Queenslanders’ love of sport, events have been tailored to fit a sporting theme with a whole lot of fun and entertainment thrown in. The first day of the tournament weekend kicks off at the Ravenshoe Pony Club from 8am with their normal competition, as well as netball at the local courts, and a rifle and pistol competition at the local range. A Best on the Day trophy will go to the best performance. 

At 3pm, visitors and locals can enjoy home-made pumpkin scones and coffee and tea at the pony club, with 100 serves to be given free of charge. 

Then at 4pm, the Tumoulin and North Millstream fire brigades will show off their skills and hope some of the attendees might volunteer to join up. 

That evening, from 6pm-8pm, local performers will take to the stage for the Ravenshoe Community Bank Talent Quest. 

There are only 12 spots available so enter now by emailing to 

Entrants will receive a $50 fuel voucher on arrival and be in the running for the $300 first prize, $200 for second place and $100 for third. 

After the talent quest (from 8pm- 10-30pm), the audience can sit back and enjoy some tunes from Dallas Steele and Annie Berg. 

On Sunday, there’s a lot of fun planned but to kickstart the day, there will be 100 free bacon and egg rolls available at the pony club (beside the Memorial Rock) from 7.30am. 

This will be followed by a swag of hilarious games including the Highland Stump Chuck, the Longest Spud Peel, the Froggie Toss (using plastic frogs only), the Spud Dash and a few more ridiculous games. 

One of the teams competing in the games will be awarded the Golden Hoe Trophy. Teams of five can register now by emailing to but be quick as only 20 teams can enter. 

On Monday, to complete the weekend, there will be a gentle exercise program from 8am-9am at the pony club, followed by a nature walk from 9am. 

For more information, contact the Ravenshoe Chamber of Commerce’s Doreen Mortimore on 0488 765 563.


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