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Ravenshoe Torimba Festival – Celebrating Tourism & Timber

October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 pm AEST


The 2021 TORIMBA Festival is locked and loaded with this year expected to have record crowds since Ravenshoe is now a delightfully COVID free destination for travelers…and let’s face it we didn’t get to kick our heals up last year at the Mardi Gras. Please note we will have a COVID safety plan in place so the standard check-ins we are all pretty much used to will now be in place…alongside any new and funky rules the QLD government may introduce in time for the events.

This year’s theme is ’50 Years in the Forest’ to recognise just how long Ravenshoe have been running our annual hometown event that brings the whole community out from their hobbit holes to get together and have some fun. A lot of hard work and innovation goes into the parade floats that chariot the Queens through the streets and showcase our cornerstone businesses, schools, clubs and services…not to mention you can probably gather the whole year’s supply of lollies from the sidelines!

There have been some minor changes to the program this year with the wood chop being moved up to the street adjacent to Festival Hall… outside of where the Festival of The Forest is presented for the whole 2 weeks of the event. The Grand opening happens at 12.30pm on the Saturday 2nd of October

There are so many activities to get involved in…whether you are a visitor to town or resident! The whole town will be a wash with decorations, colour and stories, including the Colouring In Competition entries on display, the Best Decorated Windows and Businesses, the Bowl’s Club Bingo and RATS Quiz Night. The Queen Entrant’s Raffle is already gathering some awesome prizes donated by our wonderful sponsors across the region and will end up being quite the haul of goodies for the lucky winner. So make sure you grab a ticket while you are in town as this is one of the major fundraising activities we do for the festival!

As you will all appreciate, in these unusual times (cue twilight zone theme song for those old enough to know what I’m on about), these plans may be updated as things change, so please watch this space. The TORIMBA committee can still get things up and running at short notice, so will leave any cancelled events ‘open to change’. The Ravenshoe and District Weekly and our Facebook page will keep you all updated as news comes our way.

Let’s keep all the fun and festivities going and remember, this year’s theme is ’50 Years in the Forest’ so keep your eyes peeled for the Greenman, Monster of the Melon, and forest creatures popping up all over town. We look forward to seeing you all in town for the HUGE Mardi Gras day!!


October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am AEST
October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 pm AEST
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Festival Hall @ Grigg Street, Ravenshoe, Queensland, 4888, Australia
Festival Hall @ Grigg Street, Ravenshoe, Queensland, 4888, Australia + Google Map