The 23-year-old Goomeri Pumpkin Festival began as a way to improve this small town’s morale during a prolonged drought (some things haven’t changed). Though pumpkins are no longer grown commercially in the region, the tradition of the pumpkin festival continues. State, national and international recognition has been given to the festival, including Hall of Fame status at the Queensland Tourism Award for winning so many times.

The main feature of the festival is the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll where everyone and anyone can roll a pumpkin down a hill for a $1,000 prize. Then there’s pumpkin competitions and games like pumpkin lawn bowls, pumpkin power shot put, decorated pumpkins, and giant pumpkins. Don’t forget the food – from cooking demos to pumpkin scones and soup, many visitors just come for the pumpkin delicacies!

Add to this market stalls, a street parade, fun for kids and live music, and you have a family-friendly free event for everyone to enjoy.

Please click the link to read 2019 GPF_Sponsorship_Prospectus


  • Joseph Posted January 31, 2019 7:38 am

    Hi, It sounds great!
    By the way, which council do you belong to? Cheers,

  • Shena Barrett Posted April 1, 2019 7:12 am

    Could you please tell me how I can enter the great pumkin roll so want to be a part of it.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *