Tree of Knowledge Festival
05 May 2013
07 4651 5636
0438 227 865
Barcaldine celebrates its history, culture and lifestyle on the first weekend of May with the Tree of Knowledge Festival.
Beginning Friday night with a local rugby league contest, it continues Saturday morning with markets in Oak Street followed by a country race meeting. The Tree of Knowledge Cup and the Fashion on the Field competitions are always hotly contested.
Saturday night's Town Party at the Showgrounds features a Show and Shine competition, and a street cruise for Barcy Revfest participants, entertainment from a live band, feature goat races and various novelty events.
The Barcy Revfest is held on Sunday with Barcaldine Airport turned into a eighth mile drag racing strip. An ecumenical service is held in the park on Sunday morning.
The weekend is a whirlwind of fun, frivolity and festival activities which offers something for everyone.
The weekend program offers a number of children program items.
There is access and facilities for disabled patrons are available throughout the town area with easy access from the main street.
Yes. Pets are only permitted in the areas away from any animal sports being held. All pets must be restrained.
Barcaldine offers a number of accommodation options for visitors, from camping, caravan sites, motel, hotel, dormitory style and a guest house.
How To Get There:
All of the highways leading to Barcaldine are fully sealed, double lane bitumen. Barcaldine is approximately 1,215 kilometres north of Brisbane, 580 kilometres west of Rockhampton and 755 kilometres east of Mount Isa. Queensland Rail operates twice weekly trips from Brisbane to Barcaldine aboard the Spirit of the Outback passenger train. Greyhound coach service operates daily to and from Brisbane. Paradise Coaches operate a twice weekly service from Rockhampton, Emerald and Mackay. Qantas Link flies regularly into Barcaldine from Brisbane. Travel time is approximately two hours. A Budget Car Hire agent operates in Barcaldine.
Most events are free of charge with the exception of the Sports Dinner, Rugby League and Revfest. Admission Prices to these events are calculated and governed by an independent body and revised annually.
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