Tickets are flying out the door to this year’s Easter in the Country Festival.
The Festival is only getting bigger and better every year according to organisers, who believe this may be it’s most lucrative year yet.
It is being herald as the much needed cash injection for the Maranoa region with revenue expected to tip more than $5 million ($2million from visitors to the town).
Jenny Flynn, one of the organisers for the festival, says that early interest in ticket sales for key Easter in the Country events is at an all-time high.
“We are advising people to get tickets early because even though some of the events are free, there are some ticketed events,” she says.
“For those people who want to see the best rodeo in the bush you need to get in early.”
Roma Historical Car Rally – Thursday to Sunday at the Colts Crickets Ground
Art Exhibition – Friday to Sunday at Hibernian Hall
Easter Egg Hunt – Friday 2:30pm to 5:30pm at Big Rig Parklands
Street Markets – Saturday and Sunday 7:00am to 2:30pm Arthur St and Wyndham St
Ergon Energy Street Parade – Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm
Easter Race Meeting – Saturday 12:00pm to 5:30pm at Bassett Park
Billy Cart Races – Sunday 9:00am to 10:00am at Bassett Park
Roma’s Pie Eating Contest – Sunday 10:30am to 11:00am at Bassett Park
Wife Carrying – Sunday after the Billy Cart Races approximately 10:00am at Bassett Park
The Big Ticket Items:
Roma’s Easter in the Country Professional Bull Ride – Friday 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Adults (12 years and over) $10
Drag Racing – Saturday 3:00pm to 7:00pm and Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm at Ironbark Raceway. Adults (10 years and over) $15
Roma Speedway Races – Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Roma International Motor Speedway. Adults $20, Students (13 and over) and Pensioners $15, Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) $45.
XXXX Night Rodeo – Sunday 2:00pm to 11:00pm at Bassett Park. Adults $25, Concession $20, Children (12-17 years) $20, Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) $60
Tickets are available now from this link http://www.easterinthecountryroma.com.au/tickets with the opening night festivities and the rodeo/bull riding expected to fill up quickly.