Granite Belt events you can’t miss

The Granite Belt is mecca of activity all year long and is home to numerous events including specialised degustation dinners, Winemaker showcases and harvest festivals. Check out what is happening when you are in town below.


Australian Small Winemakers Show

The Australian Small Winemakers Show is an annual event that attracts wines from across Australia. People from all over the country and around the world come to taste the quality wines and enjoy the fun.


Stanthorpe Berry Festival

If you love tastings and sampling the local produce, then the Stanthorpe Berry Festival is just for you. It’s the perfect opportunity to taste delicious strawberries and blackberries from Stanthorpe and the surrounding areas.

Indulge in a sweet treat made with fresh strawberries. Enjoy seasonal treats.

Try the best berry delicious recipes in a fun cooking demonstration marquee, and enjoy browsing the boutique market.

We will have a food stalls with great local vendors and live music. The Strawberry Field will be open from 11am-7pm, so you can kick back with live music.


In true Shank Brothers style, we’re bringing you an exclusive challenge and festival exclusive jam-packed programming filled with some of the most challenging eating challenges that will have you and your friends shouting for joy.

We’re crushing on Berry Vibes, and we want to make sure everyone’s as excited about the Festival as we are!

We’re getting the festival started with a fun and fruity dress up!

Berry season is here, so get out and enjoy yourself. We’re giving away some great prizes too!


Grazing the Granite Belt

Relax in Grazing the Granite Belt with, 2 days of lazy grazing with award winning wines and dozens of gourmet food dishes.

Have a fantastic Saturday as you enjoy the hop-on hop-off tour of our city and indulge in our special culinary experiences. We’ve also got special tastings planned for you!

On Sunday, attend Breakfast with the Winemakers in Stanthorpe. Then head off on your own to use up your remaining vouchers at the participating venues.


Apple and Grape Harvest festival

The most loved foot stomping, grape crushing festival is the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. The festival will happen on 23 February – 3 March 2024.

Stanthorpe is literally “crushing-it” in the cool high altitude of Queensland’s Granite Belt. It welcomes 60,000 plus visitors from across Australia to celebrate the apple harvest, the grape crushing, the wine regions’ hospitality, and its fun culture.

A unique and wonderful experience for locals and visitors alike. Come along to enjoy the fun of grape stomping; have your photo taken at the apple peeling competitions and then try your hand at making an apple pie. There will be live entertainment and a range of food and drink vendors.

Entertainment will continue to flow at the festival and the crowd-filled streets will once again spill out onto the streets on the big finale weekend. There will be the must-see Grand Parade that runs through the very centre of Stanthorpe, as well as other free entertainment for crowds gathered at the festival. There will also be the highlight grape crushing championships and the Rebel Breeze FM Street Carnival.


You’ll want to visit Stanthorpe for its famous apple and grape harvest festivals, which are held during the cooler months of August.

There truly is so much to do when you visit Stanthorpe and the surrounding region, so make sure you check the upcomign events and get the most out of your visit!