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THURSDAY 22 JULY


Sugar Mill & Cane Fire Tour

Experience the journey of sugar cane from crop to crystal on this entertaining and informative tour.

Enjoy the spectacle of modern harvesting at a cane farm where the process of sugar cane production is explained.

This tour lets you experience the spectacular sight of a cane fire and finishes off with a delicious barbecue dinner in Childers.

Date: Thursday 22 July

Time: 3 - 9pm

Cost: $45 adult; $18 child (under 12)

Location: Departs 3pm from Riverside Parkland, Quay St Bundaberg or 4.15pm from Crescent St car park, Childers

Midnight Ghost Tour

Discover the barbaric and mysterious potions used in the apothecary shop in the 1890s before departing on a spine-tingling ghost tour.

Enjoy a two-course sit down meal at one of the most haunted pubs in Australia and hear about “Luke”, a resident ghost who wanders the halls, opening locks and doors.

Then head to the burial site of an innocent murder victim and hear other unfortunate tales from days gone by.

Date: Thursday 22 July

Time: 6 - 11pm

Cost: $85 per person

Location: Departs from River Cruz Café , Quay St Bundaberg

Childers Festival Long Table Dinner

Join local winemakers Terrance and Mary Byrne at Hill Of Promise Winery and discover how they pour pride, passion and respect for tradition into every glass.

The evening starts with a glass of 3 Marys bubbly and some tasty morsels as guests enjoy the ambience of the working winery.

A two-course meal featuring delicious, seasonal local produce will be matched with the vineyard’s award-winning preservative-free wines.

Date: Thursday 22 July

Time: 6.30pm arrival for 7pm sit down

Cost: $70 per person (bookings close Monday 19 July)

Location: Hill of Promise Winery, 8 Mango Hill Dr, Childers

Bookings: Phone 0408 875 305, 07 4126 1311 or email mangohillcottagebb@bigpond.com to book

FRIDAY 23 JULY


Childers Historic Walking Tour

Local historian Scott Stedman invites you on a captivating walking tour through Christ Church Childers and along the picturesque main street. This heritage-themed walk takes in the beautiful stained-glass windows of the Anglican Church, the Kanaka Memorial and many historic buildings along the way.

The tour will finish at the Old Pharmacy Museum, a visitor attraction overflowing with pharmaceutical displays and early medicines of the last century.

Date: Friday 23 July

Time: 9 - 10.30am

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Departs from Christ Church, Childers

Childers Historic Bus Tour

Fourth generation local resident Warren Martin invites you on an informative bus tour that goes beyond the picturesque main street of Childers.

Discover the history that lies behind the fascinating town delve into the beginnings of the town’s timber, agriculture and sugar industries.

This tour is an interesting insight for both visitors and locals alike.

Date: Friday 23 July

Time: 12.30 - 2pm

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Departs from QCWA Building, Corner of Lord St and Crescent St

Sugar Mill & Cane Fire Tour

Experience the journey of sugar cane from crop to crystal on this entertaining and informative tour.

Enjoy the spectacle of modern harvesting at a cane farm where the process of sugar cane production is explained.

This tour lets you experience the spectacular sight of a cane fire and finishes off with a delicious barbecue dinner in Childers.

Date: Friday 23 July

Time: 3 - 9pm

Cost: $45 adult; $18 child (under 12)

Location: Departs 3pm from Riverside Parkland, Quay St Bundaberg or 4.15pm from Crescent St car park, Childers

A night at the Paragon with Kate Ceberano

In an intimate one-night-only event, Kate Ceberano and her band will dazzle audiences of The Paragon Theatre with an unforgettable evening of music.

In a career spanning almost four decades the Australian pop icon is guaranteed to wow the crowd alongside support act The Swingin’ Martinis and their unique blend of music and comedy.

Sit back and enjoy the entertainment with a two-course dinner and complimentary drink.

This is a licensed venue. Drinks are available for purchase on the night for all guests.

Date: Friday 23 July

Dinner & Show: $95 | 6pm arrival | Two course dinner, complementary welcome drink & show

Dress Circle: $60 | 6.30pm arrival | Upstairs seating, includes light savoury food & show

General Admission: $30 | 7pm arrival | Main auditorium, show only

Location:  Paragon Theatre, 75 Churchill St, Childers 

SATURDAY 24 JULY


Arts in the Park

Release your inner creative and get hands-on with artists from the Childers region.

Be inspired by this free event with various art activities catering to all ages and abilities.

Take a stroll through Millennium Park to view what's on offer and perhaps take home something a little special.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 9am - 3pm

Cost: Free

Location: Millennium Park, Childers

Childers Historic Walking Tour

Local historian Scott Stedman invites you on a captivating walking tour through Christ Church Childers and along the picturesque main street.

This heritage-themed walk takes in the beautiful stained-glass windows of the Anglican Church, the Kanaka Memorial and many historic buildings along the way. The tour will finish at the Old Pharmacy Museum, a visitor attraction overflowing with pharmaceutical displays and early medicines of the last century.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 9 - 10.30am

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Departs from Christ Church, Childers

Paragon Theatre Tour

The breathtaking state heritage-listed Paragon Theatre is a rare treasure steeped in Australian history. Join owner Merissa for a behind the scenes tour of this prized piece of local architecture which opened in 1927.

The tour includes an iconic postcard and your choice between a beverage from the espresso bar or an award-winning Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 10:45am – 12pm

Cost: $20 per person

Location: Paragon Theatre, 75 Churchill St, Childers 

Childers Historic Bus Tour

Fourth generation local resident Warren Martin invites you on an informative bus tour that goes beyond the picturesque main street of Childers.

Discover the history that lies behind the fascinating town delve into the beginnings of the town’s timber, agriculture and sugar industries.

This tour is an interesting insight for both visitors and locals alike.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 12.30 - 2pm

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Departs from QCWA Building, Corner of Lord St and Crescent St

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Crescent Street Family Festival

Gather your family, friends and neighbours to enjoy a free evening of entertainment as we celebrate the Childers community in Crescent Street.

Featuring live entertainment, including international touring tribute band Killer Queen and festival favourite Walisuma, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 2 - 9pm

Cost: Free

Location: Crescent Street, Childers

Multicultural Church Service

Join Father Onyema Eloagu at the beautifully Romanesque Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a multicultural mass; a long-standing tradition of the Childers Festival. Celebrate with an entrance procession of national flags, prayers in various languages, parishioners wearing national dress and the Liturgy led by the Australian Nigerian-born Parish Priest Fr. Onyema Eloagu.

The church is a COVID safe area and QLD check-in rules apply.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 6pm

Cost: Free

Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Churchill St, Childers

Opera by the Lake

Enjoy the afternoon on the shores of Lake Redbrook with world-class entertainment including Popera and Happiness Is.

Relax with a glass of local wine and antipasto in this beautiful and unique setting.

Bring your own picnic rug or utilise the relaxed seating available for a truly ambient day out on the lake.

Date: Saturday 24 July

Time: 3 - 5.15pm

Cost: $35 per person, includes an antipasto plate

Location: Lake Redbrook. Visit lakeredbrook.com.au for directions.

A free shuttle bus is available for this event. Bookings are essential.

SUNDAY 25 JULY


Childers Festival Day

The Childers Festival is a celebration of the people and heritage of Childers.

When the highway closes, Childers is transformed into an action-packed entertainment hub, hosting celebrity artists and headline acts, tribute performances and live music from every genre and decade. 

The kids or young at heart will be mesmerised by acrobatic shows, circus stunts, magicians, street performers, bubble pirates, interactive characters and free carnival rides.

The incredible markets will feature more than 300 stallholders where you can pick up a vintage treasure, sample local produce, admire hand-made gems and local arts and craft.

Date: Sunday 25 July

Time: 9am - 3pm

Cost: Free

Location: Childers

Danny Faifai

Danny Faifai

Mr & Mrs Von White

Mr & Mrs Von White

Blues Brothers Show

Blues Brothers Show

Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner

Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner

Apollo Jackson

Apollo Jackson

The Swingin' Martinis

The Swingin' Martinis

Madison Kat

Madison Kat

Killer Queen Experience

Killer Queen Experience

Colombian Dance Group

Colombian Dance Group

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Danny Faifai

Danny Faifai

Mr & Mrs Von White

Mr & Mrs Von White

Blues Brothers Show

Blues Brothers Show

Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner

Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner

Apollo Jackson

Apollo Jackson

The Swingin' Martinis

The Swingin' Martinis

Madison Kat

Madison Kat

Killer Queen Experience

Killer Queen Experience

Colombian Dance Group

Colombian Dance Group

COVID Safe event

The safety of all who attend Childers Festival is our absolute priority. The festival will occur in a COVID safe environment and follow all advice provided by Queensland Health.

Please do not attend if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, are in close physical contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, have visited a known hotspot in the last 14 days, are awaiting test results or have any COVID symptoms.

Whilst enjoying the event please remember to socially distance and practice good hand hygiene. Please comply with any COVID related signage throughout the event and follow any directions given by event staff, security, police or COVID-19 marshals at all times. If you become unwell during the event, please notify event staff as soon as possible.

Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible, however this is not mandatory at this time.

To facilitate contact tracing requirements all visitors will be required to register through the event QR code. The QR code will be available on event days and can be accessed when entering. To help avoid queues, please download the Check In QLD App in advance.