Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival
February 23, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - March 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
Australia’s most loved foot-stomping, grape-crushing festival will ‘crush-it’ again in 2024, with plans underway to celebrate the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival on 23 February – 3 March 2024.
In the cool high altitude of Queensland’s Granite Belt, Stanthorpe has been literally “crushing-it” since 1966, welcoming 60,000+ visitors from across Australia to celebrate the bounty of the apple harvest and the wine region’s grape crushing.
Known for its messy grape-stomping antics, the 2024 festival program delivers all the favourite harvest events: the fun of grape crushing; a hotly contested apple peeling competition; plus a 3-day Queensland Country Bank Food and Wine Fiesta on 1 to 3 March. The Food and Wine Fiesta brings together the Granite Belt’s gourmet foods, award-winning wines and craft beer all to one location under the shady trees and picnic tables, all to the tunes of non-stop live entertainment.
Festival entertainment and the party-filled atmosphere will spill out into the streets on the big finale weekend 1 – 3 March. Crowds will gather for the must-see Grand Parade that runs through the very centre of Stanthorpe and once it’s rolled on by, in it’s place the program of free entertainment continues with the highlight grape crushing championships and the Rebel Breeze FM Street Carnival.
Highlights of the 2024 festival program include:
Grape Crush Championships presented by Balancing Heart Vineyard
Queensland Country Bank Food & Wine Fiesta
Channel 7 Grand Parade
Channel 7 Grand Parade, Rebel FM Street Carnival
Apple & Grape Gala Ball
Apple Peeling and Apple Pie Competitions
Meet the Winemaker Events and much more, filling 10 exciting days.
Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.