Dayboro day

DAYBORO DAY (FESTIVAL) is a celebration of the town of Dayboro and everything that makes it one of the best places in Queensland to live and visit!!!  The DDPAI is known to organise this event for the last 29yrs plus, and doing a fantastic job at that. 

Entertainment, demonstrations and market stalls in Williams St (the main street of Dayboro). Antiques & Collectables Fair is also running at the Dayboro Showgrounds.


The main street in Dayboro – ‘The Town of Yesteryear’ – comes alive every year on the last Sunday in May for the Dayboro Day Festival, incorporating the Antique & Collectables Fair at the Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds.

The Dayboro District Progress Association Inc has been planning, organising and sponsoring this day for 29 years now.

The festival just gets bigger and better each year. Being first held in 1991, this festival now attracts over 20,000 visitors to our beautiful country town each year.

Attractions and activities include:

  • Antique & Collectables Fair
  • Combined Church Service
  • Kids ‘Passport to Fun’
  • Street parade
  • Official opening & awards ceremonies
  • Waterless raft race
    Pineapple pie eating competition
  • All day live entertainment
  • Homemade jams, lollies and cakes many made by local groups
  • Heaps of craft stalls
  • White elephant stall
  • A massive book stall operated by our Dayboro Scouts
  • Grocery Wheel run by Dayboro State School
  • Dayboro Historical Society display
  • Animal Nursery
  • Emergency Services displays
  • Local blacksmiths in action
  • Rides for the children and
  • many more attractions

There are heaps of food stalls, and these are backed up by our local shops such as:

  • Dayboro Village Meats
  • The Dayboro Bakery
  • Rendezvous at Dayboro
  • The Dayboro Café
  • Terahs Restaurant
  • The Old Storehouse
  • Mill Creek Cafe


How to get there

Travelling to Dayboro is a pleasure on its own. The moment you leave Petrie, you are surrounded by a “little bit of outback” before the outback. Dayboro Road leads into the village, and it gently rolls into town. Being a market day, do expect traffic in the town centre. Parking can be tricky in the centre of town, yet there are enough spaces behind the bakery and railway street.

You can also come from Samford, and if you drive down from there, you will be greeted with a change of scenery. You will see the water storage for the district on the right-hand side and pass the spot of the Dayboro Railway Disaster, which led to the closure of the railway line between Ferny Grove and Dayboro.

Lots of Motorbike riders and cyclists use Dayboro as a resting place to grab a coffee or as the place to turn back. The halfway point.

It is best to check the event page on this site, get the travel directions and use your GPS to find the place. You will not be disappointed.

See you there.

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Frequent asked questions

It involves the whole town centre, the main street is closed, and detours are in place. 

Because the township is closed, bus services are available to fare visitors to and from designated parking places. 

Parking is generally provided by the local sports clubs for a small donation. 

Follow the signs on the day, for best parking options. 

On this day we also present our Dayboro Community Awards for:

  • ‘Resident of the Year’,
  • ‘Young Achiever’ and
  • ‘Business Recognition’

This is a great honour for the recipients as they are chosen from a great bunch of hard-working people. We invite our Mayor, our local Councillor, our State Member, and our Federal Member to present the Dayboro Community Awards, which remain a secret right up to their presentation on the day.

For Dayboro Day Festival and Antique and Collectables Fair stall information, please send an email to: st****@da*************.au with your enquiry. 

For general festival enquiries, please send an email to fe******@da*************.au