Events bring destination to life in October

Get ready for a massive October across the Capricorn and Southern Great Barrier Reef destination as a huge line up of events embracing culture, cuisine, creativity and more kick off.

From fishing to arts, entertainment to sweet pines, if you are looking to get out an about this month, we have found your reason.

Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest – 1st October – 10th October

Tropical Pinefest is underway after kicking off on 1st October with the Pinefest Launch Party. Spread across two weeks, there is something for everyone at this family friendly community celebration. A Progressive Dinner sponsored by Livingstone Shire Council will be held this Friday 8th October, with the Beachfront Markets and Entertainment sponsored by The Capricornian taking place on Saturday 9th October from 10am – 8pm. The Real Group Grand Street Parade will roll out from 3pm – 4pm along James Street in Yeppoon, with the Keppel Bay Sailing Club Fireworks Extravaganza lighting up the night sky from 7.30pm off Yeppoon Main Beach.

Plan your weekend here – Yeppoon Lions Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest

St Peters Caulfield Cup Race Day – Saturday 16th October

Rockhampton Jockey Club invites you to join them for the BIGGEST race day of the year! St Peter’s School Caulfield Cup Race Day – Rockhampton racing’s biggest judged by race crowd, gallops into action this coming Saturday, October 16.  The mammoth day orchestrated just over three decades ago as a major fundraiser for Rockhampton’s St Peter’s Catholic School, has gone on to exceed all expectations. General admission tickets are still available together with exclusive tickets to the Veuve Clicquot Garden Party.

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Rockhampton River Festival – Friday 22nd October – Sunday 24th October

Rockhampton’s riverside precinct will come to life this October with the return of the Rockhampton River Festival, 22-24 October 2021, proudly sponsored by Bravus Mining and Resources. This signature Rockhampton event in its 6th year, moves from July to October to take advantage of our spring weather and round out an exciting year of events for the region. Set along the stunning riverfront precinct, the Festival will once again celebrate the river and our city through arts, culture, entertainment and dining experiences.

View the program and line-up here – Home Rockhampton River Festival

Fitzroy Barra Bash – Wednesday 27th October – Sunday 31st October

The 2021 Fitzroy River Barra Bash Tournament will kick off on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 and will conclude on Sunday 31 October 2021. This year there will be 105 teams in the closed competition, along with an additional 10 teams as part of the Charity Celebrity Fishing Competition. The 2021 Fitzroy River Barra Bash offers all Fisherman the opportunity to compete in one of the richest salt water Barramundi Comps in Australia. This years event will be live streamed for the first time, allowing supporters to join in on the action!

Check out the itinerary and more details here – 2021 Fitzroy River Barra Bash – Barra Bash

Cap Food and Wine Festival Oktoberfest Rockhampton – Saturday 30th October

You better BEER-LIEVE it!
It’s time to dust off your lederhosen and dirndl  and get ready to raise your glass to good times, good mates and good beer – CFWF Oktoberfest Rockhampton will be here on Saturday 30th November. With German and international beers, spirits and cocktails available as well as a fresh exciting line up of live music including performances from traditional German Oom-pah act – The Hunns, it’s time to transport your taste buds to Germany with all there is to eat, drink and enjoy.

Tickets available here – OKTOBERFEST Rockhampton – Capricorn Food & Wine Events (

Emu Park Lions Club Oktoberfest – Saturday 23rd October

After missing celebrations in 2020 due to COVID, it was terrific news when the Lions Club of Emu Park bit the bullet and decided to go for it with its 36th celebration of this popular and traditional Bavarian folk festival. It is the season for Oktoberfest so dress to impress as a “best dressed” prince and princess will be selected. Be ready for a great day of dancing and entertainment with a fantastic lineup of talent. Entertainment will feature a powerhouse group of four – Mike Barber, Nathan Parker, Pete Neville and Scott Browne, each highly accomplished musicians, as the German party band “Sneaky Schnitzel”. Their program will include all the traditional Bavarian folk songs along with some great party hits. Also showcased will be the local dynamic and entertaining duo “Dawn and the Sax” who play a diverse range of music including soul, R&B, jazz, pop and rock. And, what’s a Bavarian celebration without traditional German sausages, kartoffelpuffers, apfelstrudel and imported biers. Prost! Raise your glasses to good health and good times. Come and enjoy the Oktoberfest experience. It’s a fantastic day not to be missed!

Book your ticket here – Lions Club of Emu Park Inc, OKTOBERFEST 2021 Tickets, BELL PARK, Emu Park | TryBooking Australia

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