About Jackie Howe Festival
is a celebration of 19th century Australia
and the legends who helped to create what it is today.
Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears
The Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears is set to become an iconic and signature event, showcasing the history and heritage that helped establish and grow the Toowoomba, Darling Downs and surrounding regions. The Festival will recreate life in the 1890s. Over three days people will live the lives of these great pioneers and experience the thrills and freedoms that pioneering spirit inspires.
Experience the Woolshed in full steam powered flight with 20 shearing stands, wool classing, bale packing and bullock trains being loaded. Programs and displays will inspire young Australians to learn more about our historical achievements and Australian culture.
The Jackie Howe Invitational and Jondaryan Super Shears
The Jackie Howe Trophy honouring an Australian legend will provide the inspiration, leadership and qualities not only to shearers who revere his legendary feats, but also to the new generation of Australians.