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The Carnival of Flowers: The Heart of Toowoomba!

Monday, 20 September 2021

Springtime in the City of Flowers can only mean one thing: its carnival time! Every true Toowoombarite knows that the minute the calendar flips to September, the town is going to be busy readying itself for the annual carnival it is so famous for.

The gorgeous flowers start speckling the gardens of Queens Park, people are frantically buying up tickets for the infamous food and wine festival. It is a community event if we have ever seen one. Taylor’s is a massive supporter of the community and our region, and it is no surprise that the carnival of flowers is one of our all-time favourites!

The pandemic put a slight damper on last year’s celebrations but this year, the carnival is back in full swing, and it is going to be one for the ages! The Queensland Government and other supporters have worked wholeheartedly with the council and the organisers to ensure the event will be COVID safe and jam packed full of local Toowoomba goodness. These events are exactly what we need to get our economy pumping in the midst of this pandemic.

Not to mention, these events are the perfect opportunity for us to connect as a community. The pandemic was isolating for everyone, and it is amazing that we now have the opportunity to connect with friends and visitors from all around Queensland through this gorgeous festival of colour.

This year will be the 72nd Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers and it is Australia’s longest running Horticultural event to last the whole of September! Try saying that ten times fast. It is a celebration of all our local marvels: divine florals, beautiful wine, decadent food and even better company.

There is plenty of fun activities for the entire family! Free floral displays will light up the botanical gardens, the food and wine festival on the 10-12th never disappoints, chalk art in the park, parkland entertainment, Ferris wheels and so much more.

Please be sure to come and have a look at the gorgeous flowers when you have the chance this September. They do not disappoint! Head to the Carnival of Flowers website for more information!

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