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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is a fantastic family event held each year on the last Sunday in May.

Free for all to attend, several fun events are scheduled throughout the festival, including competitions, a parade, live music, and heaps of tasty food!

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival 2024 Dates, Tickets, Competitions & Schedule

The first Pumpkin Festival was held in 1997 to bring people into Goomeri and inject much-needed funds into the economy. Today, the festival still draws thousands of visitors into town, where they are greeted with warm country hospitality and a vast amount of fun!

During the festival, you can join in on the famous Pumpkin Roll, where you can send a pumpkin flying down Policeman’s Hill to see how far it can go! Also, take some time to wander through the many market stalls or enjoy a picnic lunch with the delicious food on offer.

There are heaps of competitions, including the largest pumpkin, pumpkin shot put, best-decorated pumpkin, pumpkin pull, whip cracking competition, pumpkin pageant, pumpkin bowls, and so many more. With heaps of roving entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a street parade, and live music on the main stage, this is a fantastic event for the whole family.

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is back and bigger than ever! This year, they’re introducing a range of new and exciting experiences across the festival weekend, including wine & cheese nights, craft sessions, a gala dinner, and polo!

The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll

Make the pilgrimage to the top of Policeman’s Hill for the Festival’s signature event: The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll! Compete for the highly coveted position of “Highest Roller” and have your name listed on the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Honour Roll.

Pumpkin Street Parade

Don’t miss the hugely entertaining pumpkin-filled street parade! Featuring bagpipes, Morris dancers, circus performers, and plenty of fancy dress, this is the biggest celebration of all things pumpkin under the southern sun!

Pumpkin Festival Sunday

It’s a day packed with excitement! Spend the day exploring endless unique stalls with artisan goods, handmade clothes and jewellery, delicious food, and so many souvenirs. There’s a little something for everyone!

Pumpkin Olympics

The Pumpkin Olympics will see the finest competitors battle it out for Goomeri glory. There are lots of prizes to be won!

Goomeri Rodeo

Goomeri Rodeo will be in full swing on Saturday night. Catch the fun at Goomeri Showgrounds the night before the Festival.

Wine & Cheese Under The Stars

Indulge your senses in an enchanting evening of exquisite cheeses, soul-stirring live music from Australian singer-songwriter Ryan Giles, and access to the finest wines that the Gympie Region has to offer!

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or an adventurous novice, the wine & cheese event promises an unforgettable night of sophisticated flavours and captivating rhythms. Tickets include one complimentary drink. Reserve your seat now and treat yourself to an evening of refined indulgence!

Pumpkin Polo: A Country Polo Experience

Saddle up for an exhilarating day of equestrian elegance and thrilling horsemanship at our country polo event, where tradition meets excitement on the field! Escape to the picturesque countryside for a day filled with entertainment, glamour, excitement, and plenty of Champagne. Set against stunning vistas and rolling hills, our flagship country polo event promises to be an experience to remember.

Gather with friends and family to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and country hospitality. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a curious newcomer, immerse yourself in the timeless tradition and exhilarating excitement of the Pumpkin Polo.

Clovery Estate Gala Dinner

Join an unforgettable evening amidst the vineyards at our exclusive gala dinner hosted by Clovely Estate Winery. Savour the finest wines paired with gourmet cuisine crafted by renowned chefs while surrounded by the enchanting ambience of the picturesque Barambah Homestead. Elevate your senses and toast to a night of unparalleled elegance and refined luxury.

Great Ocean Helicopters Scenic Joy Flights

Want to enjoy the excitement and adventure of flying? Great Ocean Helicopters will be conducting scenic joy flights throughout the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. These sensational scenes provide a safe and unique way to absorb all of the excitement from above!

​The flight takes you alongside to the main street where you can capture the action from above. Then, travel over the stunning vistas of Goomeri before tracking back to the festival grounds, or fly over your property!

This unique and unforgettable adventure is the perfect way to top off your weekend.

Twilight Markets

As the sun sets over the charming township of Goomeri, immerse yourself in the enchantment of the twilight markets. Wander through rows of artisanal stalls showcasing local crafts and decadent street foods, or take a break from browsing to enjoy some live music under twinkling lights.

With a little something for everyone, the Twilight Markets is a magical evening not to be missed.

Family Market Day

The day you’ve all been waiting for! Dive headfirst into the celebration of all things pumpkin. Explore unique handmade crafts, indulge in the wide range of street food, and take part in – or sit back and enjoy – competitions like the Pumpkin Bowls, Decorated Pumpkins, Pumpkin Pull, Pumpkin Pageant, Pumpkin Quilt Challenge, the Pumpkin Power Shot Put and, of course, The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll.​

Join the tens of thousands of festival goers this year at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.

Goomeri Showgrounds will have ample camping facilities available. There are toilet & shower facilities along with a prime view of the Pumpkin Festival activities.

At the Goomeri Bush Camp, their campsites are well grassed, with individual fireplaces, and the creek-side campsites in the main camping area all have water points. We also have a communal firepit, amenities with showers, toilets, laundry, and a rustic camp kitchen.

For those coming for the day, festival parking is available on the school oval for $2 per day or for free at the railway yards (near the motel) all day. A designated disability parking area is located on the school grounds.


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    • Hi Tina,

      The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival appears to have been running since 1997 and with record attendance in 2018, I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be running next year in 2020.

      The dates won’t be released until this year’s event has been run, but I’ll be checking regularly to see if there is any new details released, and subsequently, update my website as a result.


What date is the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival?
What time is the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival?
The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll: Sunday 26th May
Pumpkin Street Parade: Sunday 26th May, 10am
Pumpkin Festival Sunday: Sunday 26th May
Pumpkin Olympics: Sunday 26th May
Goomeri Rodeo: Saturday 25th May
Wine & Cheese Under The Stars: Friday 24th May, 5:30pm - 10pm at Perrett Street, Goomeri
Pumpkin Polo: A Country Polo Experience: Saturday 25th May, 2pm - 8pm at Goomeri
Clovely Estate Gala Dinner: Saturday 25th May, 5:30pm - 10pm at Barambah Homestead
Great Ocean Helicopters Scenic Joy Flights: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May at Goomeri
Twilight Markets: Saturday 25th May, 5pm - 10pm at Goomeri
Family Market Day: Sunday 26th May, 8am - 5pm at Goomeri

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Where is the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival located?
What is the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival address?
What are the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival entry prices?
Wine & Cheese Under The Stars: $50 +$1.25 service fee

Great Ocean Helicopters Scenic Joy Flights
5 minutes: $70pp
10 minutes: $115pp
15 minutes: $165pp
20 minutes: $215pp
25 minutes: $255pp
30 minutes: $299pp
45 minutes: $425pp
60 minutes: $560pp
2 person minumum per flight
Children under 10yrs: Half Price
Children under 3yrs: $10

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