Program

Day on the Plain

Join us on the Jimbour Ampitheatre to hear some of Australia's best Rock 'n' Roll artists - The Eurogliders, Wendy Matthews, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, Glenn Shorrock, Richard Clapton, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde. Due to the weather, we are accepting sealed bottles of water into the venue. This is an event not to be missed!

Dalby Saleyards Tour

Big Skies attendees shouldn’t miss this opportunity to join an exclusive tour of the Dalby Saleyards and to experience Sale Day! The Dalby saleyards are the largest same-day prime and store cattle sale, and second largest selling centre in Australia. Have the chance to meet farmers, auctioneers and other saleyard characters. On this experience you will be given a guided tour of this state of the art facility. First tour starts at 9am, with each tour leaving every half hour until 10.30am. Attendees will need to do a basic safety induction once on site and all attendees must wear closed in shoes in order to take part in the tour.

Cinema under the Stars

Snuggle up and settle in for an evening of cinematic grandeur — and we've heard the movie is pretty good too. Sit back, relax, and see the Western Downs on the big screen with entries from the Big Skies Short Film Festival.

So, bring your blankets, chairs or rugs (and don't forget the snacks) and enjoy a night at the movies under some of the best night skies in the world.

Join us from 7pm at Jimbour Station.

Camp Oven Experience

The camp kitchen will come alive for the ultimate camp oven experience. Enjoy a two course meal consisting of a succulent roast meal with all the trimmings as well as a true-blue Aussie dessert. This is the perfect opportunity to experience good old fashioned country hospitality whilst watching the sun set.

Cinema under the Stars

Snuggle up and settle in for an evening of cinematic grandeur — and we've heard the movie is pretty good too. Sit back, relax, and see the Western Downs on the big screen with entries from the Big Skies Short Film Festival.

So, bring your blankets, chairs or rugs (and don't forget the snacks) and enjoy a night at the movies under some of the best night skies in the world.

Join us from 7pm at Jimbour Station.

Big Night Sky – Guided Tour of the Galaxy

Join us here where earth meets sky and where you will have the opportunity to view some of the best night skies in the world from within the Jimbour Amphitheatre. The highly enthusiastic guides will tour you through the southern night skies sharing from their vast wealth of knowledge on subjects from the basics of astronomy to some of the more mind boggling science of outer space all set to a "galactic score" of a space-themed soundtrack. Get ready to enjoy the commentary and spectacular views while reclining comfortably in outdoor chairs gazing skyward - BYO chairs, blankets and rugs.

Camp Oven Experience

The camp kitchen will come alive for the ultimate camp oven experience. Enjoy a two course meal consisting of a succulent roast meal with all the trimmings as well as a true-blue Aussie dessert. This is the perfect opportunity to experience good old fashioned country hospitality whilst watching the sun set.

Hot Air Balloon Breakfast

Watch Balloon pilots as they inflate their balloons on the Jimbour Airstrip from early morning before ascending into the sky and creating an exhilarating back drop to our natural landscape. The Balloon Spectacular will also include some special shape balloons from across the globe adding a sense of novelty to the stunning setting. Be treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. The atmosphere of the balloons is complemented by a delicious hot breakfast along with champagne and orange juice.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Get ready to view the Western Downs like you have never seen it before as you ascend into the sky to enjoy a spectacular balloon ride over the majestic Jimbour Plain. Be prepared to be blown away by this truly unique experience

Food and Fibre

The Western Downs region is ready to showcase everything locally grown and sewn. Talk with growers as they share their passion for turning humble soil and grass into quality food and fibre, shining a spotlight on the skilled, passionate and diverse growers around us. Watch models strut their stuff in the fashion parade, enter the signature dish competition (judged by a well-known celebrity chef), enjoy artisan workshops and sample the array of market stalls and exhibitors. This event will also feature entertainers from our local region and beyond. Food and Fibre will be a great day out for all ages with plenty to eat, see and do.