Carnival of Flowers

Carnival of Flowers

Late September-early October
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers held in Queensland, Australia, is responsible for the city of Toowoomba being known as "Australia's Garden City." Since 1950 the eight-day event has included tours of home and city gardens, floral exhibits in all the city shops, a competition for home gardeners, and a special display of exotic and native orchids by the Toowoomba Orchid Society. The highlight of the festival is the Floral Parade, which features thousands of flower-decorated floats and girls in floral costumes. The festival's performing and visual arts section includes theater, music, children's plays, jazz, films, and arts and crafts exhibits.
CONTACTS:
Visitor Information Centre
Cnr. Kitchener & James St.
Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia
61-7-4688-6439; fax: 61-7-4688-6910
www.tcof.com.au
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 7
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 18
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