Dayboro Day Festival, together with Dayboro Antique & Collectable's Fair

Dayboro - 'The Town of Yesteryear'

The main street in Dayboro comes alive every year on the last Sunday in May.  That's when the Dayboro Day Festival is held, incorporating our Antique & Collectables Fair at the Dayboro Show grounds. 

Dayboro Day Festival Picture
Dayboro Day Festival Picture
Dayboro Day Festival Picture
Dayboro Day Festival Picture

Dayboro Day Festival

Since 1991 this festival has grown to attract over 20,000 visitors to our beautiful country town. Dayboro is located at the foot of the D'Aguilar Ranges, 21 km's N/W of Petrie. Come and experience a touch of rural hospitality from our historical town.

Our festival just gets bigger and better each year.  This year will be no exception.  

Our line up of events & attractions includes:

  • Antique & Collectables Fair
  • Combined Church Service
  • Kids 'Passport to Fun'
  • Street parade
  • Official opening & Awards ceremonies
  • Waterless raft race
  • Pineapple pie eating competition
  • Helicopter rides


  • Homemade Jams, Lollies and Cakes many made be local groups
  • Heaps of craft stalls
  • White elephant stall
  • A massive book stall operated by our Dayboro Scouts
  • Grocery Wheel run by Dayboro State School
  • Dayboro Historical Society Display in Council Building
  • Animal Farm
  • Police and Ambulance Displays
  • Fire Engines
  • Local Blacksmiths in action
  • Rides for the children and many more attractions

There are heaps of food stalls, and these backed up by our local shops such as:

  • The Famous Dayboro Sausage Man (Dayboro Butchery)
  • The Dayboro Bakery
  • Rendezvous at Dayboro - Coffee shop & Book shop
  • The Dayboro Café
  • Terahs Restaurant
  • Dayboro Deli & Country Kitchen
  • Swish

Official Opening & Awards Ceremonies

On this day we also present our Dayboro Community Awards:   'Resident of the Year', ‘Young Achiever’ and 'Business Recognition’ Awards. This is a great honour for the recipients as they are chosen from a great bunch of hard working people. We invite our Mayor,  our local Councillor, our State Member, and our Federal Member to present the Dayboro Community Awards, which remain a secret right up to their presentation on the day.

The Official Opening and these presentations take part on the stage (near the pool) at 11am.  

Dayboro Antique & Collectables Fair

Since commencing in 2007 the fair has proven to be a great success offering leading dealers. It promises to be an exciting time full of surprises for the avid Collector or the first timer.  There will be a multitude of fine English, European, Continental and, of course, our own Australian Wares.  There will be something to suit every taste.

Experienced Valuers will be in attendance to give "a verbal appraisal".  There will be a small charge for this:  $2.00 per item. (Limit 3 items per person)  Bring along that favourite piece you have acquired or maybe something that has been handed down as a family heirloom.

 A silent auction and a lucky door prize will be run.

Cost for entry to Antique & Collectables Fair:

  • Adults $5.00
  • Children under 16 free.

All monies raised will go to a local community cause.

'Kids Passport to Fun'  

Kids collect their passport from the Dayboro District Progress Association headquarters, find the 8 venues, have their Passport stamped and collect their 'treasure'. When complete, place their Passport entry in the marked box back at Progress headquarters. At 2.15pm on the stage in Roderick Cruice Park (near the pool), 20 lucky entrants will be drawn and will each receive a $25 book voucher to choose their own prize from the book store.

Pineapple Pie Eating Competition

This event is heaps of fun for competitors and onlookers alike! Nominate at the Roderick Cruice Park stage before 2pm. Ten lucky (or maybe unlucky) contestants will be drawn from the entry box - and then the fun begins! Who can devour a Pineapple Pie the fastest - without hands?  You need to nominate for this at the stage (near the pool), before 2pm.

All day entertainment!

Some of the days amazing etertainment includes The Twine, Black Heather, Screamin Steven & the Heathens (Blues Band), Redcliffe Scottish Pipe Band, Kids Passport to Fun and Kato the clown. Local talents Sharryn Bell, Anthony Polson, Sinead Healy, Samantha Fox-Hegarty and Jacob Fox will perform on the Roderick Cruice Park stage throughout the day. Check out the program for the great line-up on offer.

The When, Where & How

The festival is held on the last Sunday in May every year.  The day begins with a Combined Church Service at 8.00am in the grounds of the Uniting Church in Williams Street. The Grand Street Parade commences around 10.00 am.

Dayboro Day Festival: Williams and Heathwood Streets, Dayboro

Dayboro Antique & Collectable's Fair: Dayboro Show grounds - off Mt Mee Rd Dayboro

FREE PARKING is available at the Dayboro Showgrounds and a FREE SHUTTLE BUS service operates throughout the day, ferrying passengers between the Showgrounds and the township – Although, if you prefer, it is but a leisurely stroll through parklands right into the bustling activity at the Festival.

The main street, Williams Street, and also Heathwood Street, are closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Please note all Dayboro Day Festival events are subject to change without notice, photos courtesy of Nadine Andersen.

Festival facebook page

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!

HUGE THANKS…………must go to all the support, both financial and in kind, given by the following, whose spirit and contribution to the 2014 Dayboro Day Festival are acknowledged in the success of the day. Thank you all so very much.

Dayboro Bakery - sponsor of the Kid's Passport to Fun providing QBD Book vouchers to 20 lucky children. Also, for the scrumptious pineapple pies that are devoured in great haste in the Pineapple Pie Eating Competition.

Waterless Raft Race - sponsors of the Waterless Raft Race providing funds to local groups who chose to compete in this fun annual event. Patsy Cains of George Hartnett Funerals, Dayboro Dental Care and Dayboro Valley IGA.

Free entertainment - Moreton Youth Music Ensembles Concert Band, Dayboro State School Band & the Dayboro Voices, Sinead Healy, Anthony Polson, Dayboro Performing Arts, A Little Bit Vintage, Samantha Fox-Hegarty and Jacob Fox, Bai Rui Tai Kwon Do Dayboro & Sharryn Bell.

Kids Passport to Fun - providing 'treasure'
Dayboro Community Kindy
Dayboro Art Gallery
Craig Doyle Real Estate
Dayboro Pharmacy
Dayboro RSL
Dayboro Bakery
Koala Care

Antiques & Collectables Fair
The Dayboro Shed
George Hartnett Funerals
Bush Honey
Oceanview Estate Winery
Burson Autos
Dayboro Party Hire
Donations - financial & 'in kind'
Craig Doyle - Chopper 3425 5000
Dayboro Valley IGA
Mainstreme Automotive
Haddon Kitchens & Cabinets
Robert Garvey, Solicitor
Cruice Bros Air-Con & Refrigeration
JG & JM Midgley; Bush Honey
Poolwerx Petrie
Poolwerx Petrie 3205 5188
Merryl Reville, Psychologist
Dayboro Dental Centre
ECO by Design
Dayboro Bakery
Rainbow ATMA
Patsy, George Hartnett Funerals
Dayboro Bowls Club
Sergio Gonzalez, Podiatrist
Dayboro Plumbing and Drainage Service
Heathwood Concreting
ECU Australia
MCB Rural Gates
Dayboro Water Carriers
Comptech Express
Barr-Tapper Pty Ltd
LTG Metalcraft
Alpine Electrical Services
Dell Waldrum, House of Diecast
A Little Bit Vintage
Mt Samson State School
TerahÕs Restaurant
Above All Pest Control
Oceanview Estate Winery
Cabins @ the View
Birches Restaurant
Rendezvous @ Dayboro
North Pine Printing
Dirty Boots Design
Darrtam Printing Solutions
The Dayboro Shed
Moreton Bay Regional Council
The Grapevine
The Westerner
Brisbane Bus Lines
Dale and Adam Tokely
Dayboro Tennis Club

Thanks everyone for your continued support of this great family fun day.

Lexie Bell
Sponsorship, Entertainment and Kids Passport to Fun Coordinator

We are always seeking new and exciting stall holders for the Dayboro Day Festival and the Dayboro Antique & Collectables Fair.  No second hand goods in the main street festival please;  and only Antiques and Collectables at the fair.  If you are interested in having a stall phone Maria 0438 897 279 or drop us a line by email at

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