Festival celebrates the best of the west
Set in the stunning Jimbour Plains of Queensland’s Western Downs, just three hours west of Brisbane, Big Skies is a nine-day festival celebrating the sights, sounds, tastes and unique experiences of the region from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 5 May 2019.
Kicking off with the iconic Dalby Picnic Races — a Western Downs tradition since 1902 — the Big Skies festival boasts a fantastic calendar of events.
Tour the majestic Jimbour House, experience the sale day action at the Dalby Saleyards Tour, feast with friends and food lovers alike at a Long Lunch in Dalby or Miles, and experience what makes the Western Downs so special on a self-drive regional tour.
When the sun sets over the Jimbour Plains, the excitement continues. Gather around the crackling Camp Bonfire and experience the famous country hospitality and secret recipes at the Camp Oven Experience.
Witness the amazing starscapes as you enjoy the Outdoor Cinema, where you’ll experience stars on the big screen and even bigger stars in the Jimbour night sky.
For the best of Aussie rock west of the Great Divide, look no further than Day on the Plain – the Big Skies festival’s show stopping rock concert on Saturday 4 May. Join Jon Stevens, John Paul Young, Ross Wilson, Pseudo Echo, Deni Hines and thousands of other music lovers in the shadow of Jimbour House, one of Australia’s grandest colonial mansions.
The party continues back at the campsite with the Day on the Plain Late Show, headlined by our own talented local musicians.
Complete your ultimate Big Skies adventure by camping out at the grounds of Jimbour House and take the time to explore where we call home.
Tickets for all Big Skies events, including Day on the Plain, are available now at bigskiesevents.com.au.