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
  • 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
  • Dayboro Tea House
  • Holistic Mammas

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.


  • 9.30 am Guide Dogs for the Blind – Learn about the journey of a guide dog from puppy to trained guide dog assisting vision impaired people of all ages.  Hear about their training and how they become confident Guide Dogs and family pets when out of harness.

  • 10.30 am Qld Parks and WildlifeSee and learn about some wonderful Australian species with rangers from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.  They will bring along pythons, lizards and other reptiles some of which you can handle.

  • 11 am  Dayboro  Ambulance – CPR Demonstration by our local ambulance service.

  • 11.30 am Qld Uni Vets – UQ Vets have been serving the local community and surrounds for over 25 years. Dr Meghan Scrivens will speak about pet cows and cows on acreage.

  • 12 noon Jason Stankoski – North Pine Poultry Club members will speak about backyard chickens and have live chickens on the day.

  • 12.30 pm Qld Parks and Wildlife – as above

  • 1 pm  Kumbartcho Nursery –  Donna Farrell will talk about weeds which are a problem in all gardens.  She holds a  Cert III in horticulture and is known as the ‘Woodford Weed Woman’ because of her weed clearing at the Festival site.  Donna is a consultant at the Kumbartcho Nursery.

'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
  • Screaming Steven & the Heathens
  • Black Heather
  • KATO the Clown
  • Bumbles the Balloonatic  

Roderick Cruice Park Stage

  •   8.30am   Moreton Youth Music Ensembles Concert Band
  •   9.00am   Dayboro State School Band & The Dayboro Voices
  •   9.20am   Songbird Music Education Centre – student performers
  • 10.00am   (Grand Street Parade)
  • 10.30am   Sharryn Bell
  • 11.00am   Official Opening and Awards  
  • 11.30am   Soul Dance School  
  • 11.45am   Duelling Jugglers
  • 12.00pm   Bonnie’s Canine Allsorts Team
  • 12.15pm   Bai Rui Tae Kwon-Do Dayboro
  • 12.30pm   Katie Ahnna
  • 12.50pm   Zumba with the Cooky’s
  • 1.30pm   (Waterless Raft Race)
  • 2.00pm   Pineapple Pie Eating Contest
  • 2.15pm   Draw winners of Kids Passport to Fun

Dayboro Combined Churches Gospel Service 9:00 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 2015 sponsors!

HUGE THANKS..........must go to all the support, both financial and in kind, given by the following, whose spirit and contribution to the 2015 Dayboro Day Festival is acknowledged in the success of the day.  Thank you all so very much.

Dayboro Bakery – ongoing sponsor of the Kid’s Passport to Fun providing QBD 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 – continued support from Patsy Cains of George Hartnett Funerals, together with Dayboro Glass & Glazing, Cruice Bros Air-Con & Refrigeration, Poolwerx, and Dayboro Valley IGA.

Free entertainment – Moreton Youth Music Ensembles Concert Band, Dayboro State School Band & The Dayboro Voices, Songbird Music Education Centre, Sharryn Bell, Soul Dance School, Duelling Jugglers, Bonnie’s Canine Allsorts Team, Bai Rui Tae Kwon-Do Dayboro, Katie Ahnna, Zumba with the Cooky’s.

Paid Entertainment – ME Property Sales, Dayboro Dental Centre, ECU Australia, Comptech Express, Mainstreme Automotive, Dayboro Bowls Club, Dayboro Water Carriers, IGA Community Chest, Haddon Kitchens & Cabinets, J&J Midgley, Sergio Gonzales Podiatrist, TJ Custom Aluminium, Dirty Hairy’s Barber, Robert Garvey Solicitor.

Kid’s Passport to Fun – providing ‘treasure’ - Dayboro Bakery, Dayboro Community Kindy, Dayboro Art Works, Craig Doyle Real Estate, Songbird Music, Old Mill Animal Hospital, Kumbartcho, Koala Care, Cut Cat Hair Studio, Nadine Andersen Photography, Dayboro Mens Shed, Australia Post Dayboro.

Antiques & Collectables Fair – George Hartnett Funerals, Bush Honey, Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks, Cabins @ the View, Birches Restaurant, Oceanview Estates Winery & Restaurant,  A Little Bit Vintage, Rendezvous @ Dayboro

Financial & ‘in kind’ support –Moreton Bay Regional Council, North Pine Printing, The Grapevine, The Westerner, Brisbane Bus Lines, Dirty Boots Design, Darrtam Printing Solutions.

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


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