Events and Festivals held in Ingham – North QLD

Grape Stomping at the Australian Italian Festival

The Australian Italian Festival

Date: 5 & 6 August 2017

Location:
The Australian Italian Festival is held at the TYTO. The TYTO Precinct is 500 metres south from the township of Ingham – North Queensland Australia and just off the Bruce Highway.
Click here for map

Ingham is 110 kms north of Townsville and 240 kms south of Cairns along the Bruce Highway and is the commercial centre of the Hinchinbrook Shire.

About The Austalian Italian Festival:
The Australian Italian Festival is celebrated annually, and is a fantastic event that promotes, showcases and celebrates the cultural attributes of Italian migrants and descendant’s in the Hinchinbrook Shire and Australia. It also celebrates the significant contribution they have made and are making to the Australian way of life.

It has been estimated that over half of Ingham’s population has one or more Italian ancestors making it the ideal place to hold this event.

It is a celebration of all things Italian – Food, Wine, Cooking Demonstrations, Entertainment, Market Stalls, Historical display, Spaghetti Eating Challenge, Greasy Pole Challenge and much more.

The Historical Display tells the stories of many of our early pioneers, especially the Italians, and how they struggled to fit into the Australian way of life and endure, through hardships and insults. The majority of the migrants worked in the canefields under very difficult circumstances. It demonstrates the resilience of the migrants and how they succeeded to own their own piece of land – some of which is now in the hands of 4th generation cane farmers.

The first Australian Italian Festival was held in 1995 in the Main Street of Ingham. In 2011 the venue was changed to the award winning TYTO .

Events

Hair and Fashion Show – Thursday 3 August 2017. Held – Shire Hall Ingham. Pre Purchased Ticketed Event. Go to link below
https://townsvilletickets.com.au/whats-on?term=Australian+Italian+Festival&date=

Gala Masquerade Ball – Friday 4 August 2017. Held at Shire Hall Ingham. Pre Purchased Ticketed Event. Go to link below
https://townsvilletickets.com.au/whats-on?term=Australian+Italian+Festival&date=

Carnivale – Saturday 5 August & Sunday 6 August 2017. Held at TYTO. Tickets available at the gate but cheaper if you pre purchase. Go to link below
https://townsvilletickets.com.au/whats-on?term=Australian+Italian+Festival&date=

For more information please contact: Donna

Email: admin@australianitalianfestival.com.au
Ph: 07) 4776 5288 or 0429 060 356

www.australianitalianfestival.com.au

Click on the link below to view their YouTube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF1Z_NNKIEc

Experience Hinchinbrook Coach

Take a closer look at the Hinchinbrook!  Attend the Australian Italian Festival and sample a selection of unique experiences that make up the Hinchinbrook Way.  Departing Willows Carpark, Townsville at 7:30am and returning by 7pm, the Experience Hinchinbrook Coach will take you from Ingham’s vibrant CBD into the Lower Herbert to behold Lucinda Jetty, overlook Hinchinbrook Island and visit the Herbert River Museum, before bringing you to the sugar mill in Victoria Estate, Guests can attend the festival (ENTRY NOT INCLUDED IN COACH TICKET) and Mercer Lane Markets, enjoying the best entertainment, cuisine, arts, crafts and produce on offer. Book your coach ticket NOW – https://townsvilletickets.com.au/event/experience-hinchinbrook-coach-day-trip-5399 Book your Entry Ticket to the Festival online to save 25%  https://www.townsvilletickets.com.au/event/australian-italian-festival-2017-5168

GSM Gruelling Games

Saturday 20 May 2017
Obstacle Course Event

https://www.facebook.com/gsmgruellinggames/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Bent Rods Annual Show and Shine

Sunday 28 May 2017

https://www.facebook.com/Bent-Rods-Car-Club-Inc-420214941360434/

Ingham Show

Thursday 6 July 2017 &
Friday 7 July 2017
Ingham Show Grounds
Cooper Street Ingham
Ph: 07) 4776 5162
Email: inghamshow@bigpond.com

Ingham Races

Ingham Gold Cup Races

Ingham Race Course – Marina Parade Ingham
Saturday 9 September 2017
18+ event
11.00am – Late
For more information Ph: 0418 752 409

 

King of the Cane Field Steer Wrestling

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Ingham Rotary Maraka Festival

The Maraka Festival Mardi Gras on 29 October 2016 is held at Rotary Park in Ingham.

About the Maraka Festival:
The Maraka Festival is the Hinchinbrook Shires longest running festival, as it has been running for over 50 years.  The annual festival is held over two weeks in October and is crammed with activities. The highlight of the festival is the Mardi Gras which is held in Rotary Park on the last day of events.

Maraka Festival Events include:

Saturday, 15 October – Steam Train Rides

– Cocktail Night

Sunday 16 October 2016 – Try-Athlon (TBC)

Saturday, 22 October – Rock & Roll Dinner Dance

Sunday, 23 October – Afternoon Tea

Saturday, 29 October – Pet Parade & Fence Painting

– Procession

– Mardi Gras & Fireworks

Saturday following the Procession and into the night – Mardi Gras
The procession on the final day sets the scene for the Mardi Gras which features a concert, food stalls, rides and the crowning of the Maraka Queen.
For more information Ph:  Lynette  07) 47762066

Click here to go to their Facebook page

Markets in Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire

Conroy Markets
Conroy Hall  – McIlwraith Street Ingham
2nd Saturday of each month
7.00am – 12.00 Midday
Contact: 07) 47 771 671 or 07) 47 765326

Raintree Markets
Fine weather – Rotary Park – Herbert Street Ingham
Wet weather – Lannercost Street Ingham
3rd Sunday of each month
7.00am – 12.00 Midday
Contact: 07) 47 777 573

Forrest Beach Markets
Progress Park – Forrest Beach
4th Sunday of each month May – September
8.00am – 12 Midday

Lucinda Markets
Every second Sunday May – September
8.00am – 12.00 noon
Borello Park
80 Bruce Parade Lucinda

Hinchinbrook Markets Days
First Thursday of the month
May, June, July, August, September
8.30am – 1.30pm
TYTO Parklands
Macrossan Avenue Ingham

Click edit button to change this text.