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
  • All day live entertainment
  • Dayboro Conversations


  • 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
  • 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
  • Post & Rail Restaurant
  • Mill Creek Cafe

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 $6.00
  • Children under 16 free.

All monies raised will go to a local community cause.

Dayboro Conversations


'Kids Passport to Fun'  

Kids collect their passport from the Dayboro District Progress Association headquarters at the Conversations marquee, find the 8 venues, have their Passport stamped and collect their 'treasure'. When complete, place their Passport entry in the marked box back at the stage in Roderick Cruice Park by 2pm. At 2.15pm 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. Twelve 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!

  • Juzzie Smith
  • Bumbles the Balloonatic  


Dayboro Combined Churches Gospel Service 8:00 am
Stall ready for business from 9am

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 and program are subject to change without notice, photos courtesy of Nadine Andersen.

Festival facebook page

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

DDPAI would like to sincerely thank the following for their support both financial and in-kind, in no particular order, but with our greatest appreciation for all concerned. Without this support the Dayboro Day Festival would not be the huge success that it has become. HUGE THANKS!!!

Moreton Bay Regional Council
Brisbane Bus Lines
Dayboro Bakery - once again supporting the Kids Passport to Fun and providing those beautiful Pineapple Pies to be devoured.
Lazerzone Lawnton
Dayboro Grapevine
Ray White Dayboro
Patsy Cains, George Hartnett Funerals
ME Property Sales
Dayboro Dental Centre
Mainstreme Automotive
Holland Price Accountants
Cruice Bros Air Con and Refrigeration
Glengariff Historical Estate
Haddon Kitchens & Cabinets
Mobile Diesel Services
Robert Garvey, Solicitor
Dayboro Café
Wally’s Carpentry Pty Ltd
TJ Custom Aluminium
KO Rural Pty Ltd
North Pine Printing
Comptech Express
Dayboro Bowls Club
Monumental Kitchens & Bathrooms
Dayboro Water Carriers
Your Physio
Dirty Boots Design
ECU Dayboro
Ipswich Antique Centre
Carters Price Guide
Cabins @ the View
Brockhurst Farm
Rendezvous @ Dayboro
Terah’s Restaurant
Birches Restaurant
Bush Honey
Dayboro Shed
Australia Post Dayboro
Dayboro Ambulance
Dayboro Pool & Gym
Kathie Prior
Positive Reflection Meditation & Counselling
IGA Dayboro
Patty Adcock
Shaneta Fashion Boutique
Dayboro Art Works
Craig Doyle Real Estate
Koala Care
Songbird Music Education Centre
UQ Vets Dayboro
Taylor’s Slashing
Stefan Hansson Electrical
AND.........all the wonderful volunteers that help over the whole weekend.  You know who you are and we are grateful for what you all do. THANKS!

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


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