Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

Apple picking, wine fiestas, berry farm tours, grape-stomping sessions, leafy gardens — you'll find them all southwest of Brisbane.
Sarah Ward
January 17, 2024


If you watched Parks and Recreation, then wished you could be Leslie Knope, agreed that waffles are the best way to begin the day, started celebrating Galentine's Day and wanted to attend a harvest festival. Congrats — that's the perfect reaction. Most of those are easy to achieve, too, other than being the show's protagonist. And, by heading to Stanthorpe between Friday, February 23–Sunday, March 3, you can easily tick one of them off of your list.

Every two years, the town throws a huge party, celebrating all the food and drink that the Granite Belt region has to offer. The Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival is the end result, and it's promising everything from apple and strawberry picking, wine fiestas and berry farm tours to grape-stomping sessions and leafy gardens again in 2024.

Other highlights include markets, a big free street party to kick things off, truffle tours, a gala ball, a fun run, busking championships, fireworks, an apple pie competition and movie screenings. You'll also be able to peer at a wall of fruit, because why not?

Head along by taking an almost  three-hour drive southwest from Brisbane for a weekend or two.

Images: Leeroy Todd Photography.


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