When? Australia Day Long Weekend
The Goldfield Ashes is the largest amateur cricket carnival in the Southern Hemisphere is held right here in Charters Towers. Teams range from the serious A-graders to the madcap social events.
Originally known as the Londoner’s Club (a gentleman’s club), boasts two 100 year old billiard tables. Drop in for a game, a drink or just to soak up the atmosphere of this historic building. On Friday nights, enjoy their famous BBQ.
Remember the 50s and 60s, with a night at one of only six drive-in theatres still operating in Queensland. Enjoy the balmy nights whilst viewing the latest movies but don’t forget the popcorn!
The Charters Towers Agricultural Show features a large beef cattle section, equestrian events, local arts & crafts, fruit & vegetables, poultry & cooking and plants.
Is a must see event for all car buffs. A vast array of vintage cars and machinery is on display Another annual event not to be missed , and if you looking for that certain part to finish your project the swap meet will not disappoint. Saturday and Sunday see the cars take to the street for a street cruise .
Local arts and crafts can be purchased at the Monthly Markets located at the beautiful Centenary Park . A smaller market is also located at the CWA Hall in Mosman street each Fortnight.
Are regularly held in Charters Towers including BMX, amateur races, Motocross, horse racing, netball, rugby league, soccer, cricket, golf, pistol shooting, rugby union, squash, tennis, swimming, cycling, equestrian, bow hunters, and touch football
Are well represented in Charters Towers with Rotary, Lions, Zonta, Apex, QCWA, Toastmaster, Guides and Scouts all holding regular meetings. The Pottery Club and Bootscooters welcome visitors to their gatherings. Most religious denominations hold regular worship times.
Held every week in the Dalrymple Saleyards where you too can experience the thrill of rural living when livestock goes under the hammer. Also at the saleyards are the Dalrymple Stadium and Arenas where rodeos, campdrafts, equestrian events and even concerts are held.