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

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.

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
  • KATO the Clown
  • 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 2016 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
Magic 882
Brisbane Bus Lines
North Pine Printing
Dayboro Bakery - once again supporting the Kids Passport to Fun and providing those beautiful Pineapple Pies to be devoured.
Ray White Dayboro
Patsy Cains, George Hartnett Funerals
ME Property Sales
Dayboro Dental Centre
ECU Dayboro
Heathwood Concreting
Mainstreme Automotive
Holland Price Accountants
Cruice Bros Air Con and Refrigeration
ECO By Design
Glengariff Historical Estate
Dayboro Bowls Club
Sergio Gonzales Podiatrist
Haddon Kitchens & Cabinets
Dayboro Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
Above All Pest Control
Mobile Diesel Services
Barr-Tapper Pty Ltd
Robert Garvey, Solicitor
Alpine Electrical Services
Dayboro Plumbing & Drainage Service
Butterfly Lane
Dayboro Café
Wally’s Carpentry Pty Ltd
Dayboro Medical Centre
Comptech Express
Birches Restaurant
Margaret Weston
Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks
Rendezvous @ Dayboro
Terah’s Restaurant
Merryl Reville, Psychologist
Bush Honey
Australia Post Dayboro
Dayboro Ambulance
Nadine Andersen Photography
Cathy Prior
Equine Action Qld
IGA Dayboro
Power Up Lawn Care, Narangba
Crimestoppers Qld
Dayboro Rural Fire Brigade
Lazerzone Lawnton
Dayboro Tennis
Craig Doyle Real Estate
The Dayboro Shed
The Dayboro Grapevine
The Westerner
Dayboro Art Works
Old Mill Animal Hospital
Koala Care
Songbird Music Education Centre
Moreton Youth Music Ensembles Concert Band
Dayboro State School Band & the Dayboro Voices
Sharryn Bell
Soul Dance School
Celtic Fiddle Club
Bonnie’s Canine Allsorts Team
Bai Rui Tae Kwon-Do Dayboro
J.M. Junior
Zumba with the Cooky’s

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


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