Keen for a country escape and a break from the big city lights? We may have the perfect destination. How does this sound? Damper, mulled wine, fondue, bonfires, hot chocolate, winter stews, quirky textile art exhibitions and jazz. Pretty good, right? Well, Urban Listers, get ready for a whole week of this wintery wonder-land, when Warwick holds its 10th annual Jumpers and Jazz festival in July.
This is one of Queensland's most iconic winter festivals which extends over ten days from 18th to 28th July, including two blockbuster weekends. Whether you are after the ideal romantic couples retreat or family country adventure, this festival is fun for all ages. Just two hours from Brisbane, pop into town and witness the charming little community of Warwick come together for this laid-back, super friendly festival.
Just 20 mins south east of Warwick, the Killarney Bonfire Night (on Saturday the 20th) will feature a giant bonfire, decorated fire drums, live band and fireworks, perfect for keeping you cosy on the polocrosse fields. And, because what you really need when you're cold is hot chocolate, the community are putting on a fab' spread of mulled wine, damper, stew, fondue, and best of all, hot chocolates. BYO marshmallows.
On Sunday morning on 21 July, the Grand Vintage Car Display will see around 100 vintage MGs, Chevs, Pontiacs, Model T Fords, and other yesteryear vehicles crank their engines and carburettors in Warwick's main street.
The Saturday Stroll n' Swing on the 27th of July is the perfect chance to appreciate some jazz, enjoy country style shopping or Suitcase Rummage markets rove the abundance of textile art or damper tasting and shearing at The Sheep Shack. With art dotted around the township on street corners, best wear your walking shoes, grab a hot drink and get strolling.
The Sunday Picnic in the Park, on July the 28th is sure to attract locals and visitors all heading to Warwick's Leslie Park for a fabulous day of wine sampling, jazz, craft markets, lounging on picnic blankets and chairs in the winter sun.
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