Toowoomba Regional Council’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has continued its blooming success entering the Hall of Fame after taking out top gong overnight at the Queensland Tourism Awards for the third year in a row.
Toowoomba Regional Council’s Tourism and Events chair, Cr Geoff McDonald, said the accolade reflects Council’s commitment to delivering world-class events to benefit the Toowoomba region.
“This is the third consecutive year Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has won the Major Festival and Events category. I am thrilled our team and region has been recognised by the State’s most prestigious tourism award as the best major event in the Sunshine State,” Cr McDonald said.
“Our community should be very proud of Carnival taking out gold in the major events and festivals category for the third year in a row.
“This award not only reflects our amazing Carnival, it also captures the spirit of our community who has helped Carnival grow over the last 68 years to become one of Queensland’s iconic must-see events,” Cr McDonald concluded.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers was elevated from regional to the major festival and event category in 2015 and has scooped the pool, ever since taking home the gold award each year.
The 2016 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers blossomed with a record 197,733 attendees on the opening weekend, and an army of 2,190 outstanding community volunteers making it an unforgettable 10 day spectacular.