Word Fest Toowoomba is excited to announce an exciting line-up for our upcoming festival that will be kicking off on the 1st of June, 2023. This year, our festival events will include a Literary Lunch with local author Nikki Mottram, talks from Authors from all walks of life, and panels that cover an array of topics. 

Word Fest Toowoomba 1000-word Short Story Competition

Word Fest Toowoomba is excited to announce our first-ever Writing Competition. 

Writers who are Australian residents are welcome to submit their 1000-word short stories for this year’s writing competition.

First place – $100
Second place – $50.



Fireside Chats

On Friday evenings, at Another Life Coffee and Wares we will be hosting Fireside Chats for all to join. Tickets are $10 at the door, and includes nibbles, with drinks available for purchase. 

5th May

Esteemed historian Emeritus Professor, Maurice French, in conversation with Luca Greenleaf – hear the fascinating history of the Pubs and Publicans of the Darling Downs and what drew this renowned writer to the topic.

12th May

Funky, Vibrant, Colourful – personalities to match their PieHoles Overalls.  Meet and hear Jo and Cel chat about their local business and why overalls? in conversation with Lyndall Hill, Directir, Word Fest Toowoomba

19th/26th May

Conversations with guests from the High Vis Toowoomba book in conversation with the book’s compiler, Garry Chew. 

A great opportunity to hear about and discuss the High Vis Toowoomba book. 

“I can laugh at myself. I think it’s one of the precious things Dame Edna gave me… I think if you can’t laugh at yourself you might be missing the joke of the century.’ 
– Barry Humphries

Literary Lunch with Nikki Mottram
Have you bought your ticket for the Literary Lunch yet? Jump online, see the details and secure your seat NOW. Limited numbers. Thursday, June 1 from 11.45 – 1.30pm. 


Hampton Food and Arts Festival – Cooking Demonstration

Sunday 21st May from 10am

Join us at Growers on the Green, and learn how to cook delicious recipes from our proud 2022 multicultural recipe book, A Taste of Toowoomba. 

Busking Festival

Check out the Busking Festival from 10am this Saturday 29th. 

The festival will take place  the Courtyard at Mosaic Hues behind Rowes Furniture Store.