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Experience the true spirit of Childers, with this years guide to all things Childers Festival 2022!


Long Table Dinner
Thursday 28th July | 6:30pm | Hill Of Promise Winery, 8 Mango Hill Drive, Childers

Bring out your inner wine connoisseur and discover how local winemakers Terrance and Mary pour pride, passion, and respect for tradition into every glass at the Hill of Promise, Long Table Dinner!

Tickets - SOLD OUT

Chilli Wings Competition
Sunday 31st July | 9:15am | Crescent Street, Childers

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get messy! Things are heating up for this years Childers Festival with a Chilli Wings Eating Competition!

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Whilst You’re Here:

Insane Caffeine
70 Churchill Street, Childers

Get a pep in your step at Insane Caffeine. Warm up with their elite dirty chai and fill your belly with their Roast Pumpkin Sandwich (it’s phenomenal, trust us!).

29399 Bruce Highway, Apple Tree Creek, Childers

If you’ve got a hankering for more of a transatlantic feed, then let us introduce you to one of our fav Childers eateries, Mollydookers Café & Bar. This fusion feast is what happens when a Canadian and an Aussie fall in love! Beef Dip Sliders, Poutine, and a Breakfast Menu to make your mouth water, be sure to wear your stretchy pants for this one!

Vintners Secret Vineyard
135 North Isis Road, North Isis

Sip and swirl your way through locally produced award-winning wines of this organic vineyard, cellar door and farm.


Friday Session
Friday 29th July | 4pm-6:30pm | Childers Arts Space, 72 Churchill Street, Childers

Enjoy live entertainment by well-known local musician Chris Dingley and a drink from the paid bar, all while watching the sunset over Childers. A Friday Session is not to be missed!

Free – No need to book!

Opera By the Lake
Saturday 30th July | 3pm | Lake Redbrook, 122 Farnsfield Road, Childers

If your ideal Saturday Afternoon is spent sipping on local wines, listening to live opera and broadway tunes, whilst taking in the stunning surrounds of Lake Redbrook, then be sure to check out this years Opera by the Lake!

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A Night at the Paragon with Kate Ceberano
Friday 29th July | 6pm | Paragon Theatre, 75 Churchill Street, Childers

An intimate, one night only event, where Kate Ceberano will take to the stage of the breath-taking, heritage listed Childers Icon, The Paragon Theatre! With support acts The Swingin’ Martinis and local songbird Ruby Mills, it's sure to be a night of entertainment like no other.

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Sugar Mill and Cane Fire Tour
Thursday 28th July & Friday 29th July | 3pm departing Bundaberg | 3.45pm departing Childers

Have you ever seen the spectacular sights of a cane fire? Well now is your chance! Experience the journey of sugar cane from crop to crystal on this entertaining and informative tour and delicious BBQ dinner.

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Paragon Theatre Tour
Saturday 30th July | 10:45am | Paragon Theatre, 75 Churchill Street, Childers

Explore this breathtaking heritage-listed treasure for yourself! This tour also includes an iconic postcard and your choice between a beverage from the espresso bar or an award-winning Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream (hand made locally by Merissa’s parents).

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Historical Bus Tour
Saturday 30th July | 12pm | QCWA Building, Cnr Lord & Crescent Street, Childers

Did you know Childers is classified as a National Trust Town?

Cruise along the picturesque main street of Childers and discover the history that lies behind this fascinating town, on a Historical Bus Tour with fourth-generation Childers resident, Warren Martin!

Tickets - SOLD OUT

Art Walk
Thursday 28th July | 10am-11am | CHARTS, 72 Churchill Street, Childers

An event for all wannabe Warhols and Da Vinci dreamers! The CHARTS’ Art Walk provides the opportunity to take a deeper look at the current exhibitions on display, as well as each of the artworks that make up the exhibition.

Free – No need to book!


Feather & Scales Tour
Thursday 28th July, Friday 29th July, Saturday 30th July | 8.30am

Experience the magic of 3 Childers Icons in one exciting tour! Get up close with feathered friends at Flying High Bird Park, drop your jaw at the incredible Saltwater Crocs at Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo and enjoy a sugar fix with a delicious Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream!

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Childers Festival Day
Sunday 31st July | 9am-3.30pm

The last hoorah! Childers Festival is a celebration of all things uniquely Childers! People from all walks of life, come together to celebrate community, heritage and spirit! The Bruce Highway closes, and is transformed into an action—packed hub of entertainment. From live music, to market stalls filled with arts and crafts, vintage treasures and local produce – guaranteed to please those young and young at heart.

Free – No need to book

Little Italy
Saturday 30th July | 4-9pm | Crescent Street

Ciao bella! Childers Festival throws it back to it's multicultural roots when Crescent Street transforms into Little Italy for one night only!

Free – No need to book!

Arts in the Park
Saturday 30th July | 9am-3pm | Millennium Park

Arts in the Park will feature Childers’ longest painting, with the young and the young at heart invited to add to this artwork alongside a number of other crafts and activities.

Free – No need to book!

Whilst You’re Here:

Woodgate Beach
Just 30 minutes east of Childers

Woodgate Beach is a 16km stretch of white sand, calm waters and friendly locals. Whether you’re happy pulling up a chair and watching the world go by or prefer a bit more action with a SUP or kayak along Theodolite Creek.

Russo Nature Park
114 Park Avenue, North Isis

Unleash your inner explorer and get back to nature. Wade through the fresh water Stockyard Creek, wander through the 3 walking tracks and pack a picnic for some well-deserved refuelling!

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