The Australian Italian Festival - Ingham

Date: 6 & 7
August 2016

The Australian Italian Festival is held at the Tyto Precinct. The TYTO Precinct is 500 metres south from the township of Ingham - North Queensland Australia and just off the Bruce Highway.
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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 Wetlands Precinct.

For more information please contact: Donna

Ph: 07) 4776 5288 or 0429 060 356

Click on the link below to view their YouTube video

Click here to view 2015 Festival Video

Hinchinbrook Family Fishing Classic

Date: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 September 2015

The Hinchinbrook Fishing Classic Fishing Competition is held annually at Lucinda (28 km north east of Ingham)

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 Hinchinbrook Fishing Classic

Hinchinbrook Fishing Classic is run by the Ingham Lions Club
For more details phone 0427 737 675
For more information about Lucinda go to our
Lucinda Page.

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Bentrods Show & Shine And Swap Meet
Date: Sunday 29 May 2016
Herbert River Jockey Club - Marina Parade Ingham

For more information

2016 Flyer not available at this time.

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Maraka Festival - Ingham

Date: 17 -31 October 2015

The Maraka Festival Mardi Gras on 31 October 2015 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.

Theme for 2015 - Celebrating our Aussie Heroes

Maraka Festival Events include:

●Saturday 17 October 2015 - Steam Train Rides

●Saturday 17 October 2015 - Cocktail Night

●Sunday 18 October 2015 - Try-Athlon

●Saturday 24 October 2015 - Rock & Roll Night

Sunday 25 October 2015 - Afternoon Tea

●Saturday 31 October 2015 - Pet Parade and Fence Painting

Saturday Afternoon 31 October 2015 - Maraka Procession & Mardi Gras

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 Phone: Lynette 07) 47762066


Races are held in Ingham each year
Ingham Racecourse - Marina Parade Ingham

Ingham Gold Cup Races
August 2015

Ingham Races
07 November 2015

For more information, Ph: 0418 752 409

King of the Cane Fields Steer Wrestling

Date: Friday 2 September 2016

Ingham Show Grounds - Cooper Street Ingham

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Date: Saturday 3 September 2016

Ingham Show Grounds - Cooper Street Ingham


Date: Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July 2016

Ingham Show Grounds - Cooper Street Ingham

Contact Show Office: 07) 47 765 162

0417 192 874 or 0419 658 285

GSM Gruelling Games

Date: 23 May 2015

Obstacle Course Event


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 Midda

Click on the link below to see Events happening at TYTO

Hinchinbrook Shire Councils - Ingham and Hinchinbrook Shire Calendar of Events :
Click on the link below.
Then click the date on the calendar and the events for that day will show below.

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