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The popular Dayboro Day Festival and Antique and Collectables Fair will return to the streets of Dayboro, north west of Brisbane, for 2023! After a break due to the pandemic and extreme flooding the iconic, long-running festival will make a comeback on May 28 - and the festival is still free!

Gates open from 8.30am – 3pm, and crowd numbers are expected to reach about 10 000.

“The support we have received from local businesses and the community has been nothing short of amazing,” Festival Coordinator, Ian Coman said.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this event back to life, to give our township a much-needed morale boost after the extreme flooding our residents experienced 12 months ago. It will be a wonderful, uplifting day all round.”

The Dayboro Day Festival and Antique & Collectables Fair boasts more than 115 market and food stalls, 20+ antique vendors, free shuttle bus service between the Festival and the Antique Fair, children’s rides and activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, jumping castle, live entertainment on stage, awards ceremony, a grand street parade and of course, the signature events of the pineapple pie eating competition and waterless raft race.

Entertainment Schedule

8.30am – Gates Open

10am – Grand Street Parade

10.50am – Welcome To Country by Aunty Christine Stuart

11am – Official Opening by Hon Peter Dutton MP and local awards ceremony

1.30pm – Waterless Raft Race

2pm – Pineapple Pie Eating Competition

3pm – Gates Close

Plus live musicians and dancers in between!

Please register your attendance at

The Dayboro Day Festival is a FREE event. The Antique and Collectables Fair held at the Dayboro Showgrounds is $8 per person payable at the entry gate, with children under 16 free (accompanied by a paying guardian). To keep up to date with information for the event follow their Facebook page Dayboro Day Festival and Antique & Collectables Fair or for Antique & Collectables updates.



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