High on the Tablelands of North Queensland, the township of Ravenshoe has
been celebrating the “Torimba Festival” since 1969. This community event is
a celebration of Tourism and Timber with events running over two weeks. This
year's festival featres:
Festival of the Forest - Timber craft exhibition.
Talented craftsmen from around the nation enter their best work to be judged
and viewed by festival goers. This showcases Ravenshoe’s heritage as a
former timber town.
Torimba Mardi Gras Parade - A highlight of the Festival.
Locals and visitors alike celebrate and participate in old fashioned games
and activities, Truck Pull, Woodchop, amusement rides, and market stalls all
on the Main Street of Ravenshoe.
Torimba Ball - The culmination of the festival, this is
the Queen Entrants night of nights with the crowning of the Torimba Queen,
Charity Queen and Miss Personality. It is a great opportunity for entrants,
volunteers and locals to glam up and party the night away to live music and
The Torimba Festival also has an array of events from a golf
ambrose, barefoot bowls, hoedown, cake stalls, poetry reading, bingo and
White Hat suggests that if you are thinking of visiting the highest town
in Queensland, Ravenshoe, then during the Torimba Festival is the best time
to do so. Full details at
Torimba Festival website