Roma's Easter in the Country monster street parade.
Roma's Easter in the Country monster street parade.

Egg-selent line up for this year’s Easter in the Country

Roma is just days away from a massive annual event, which will be packed full of activities and could drive thousands of tourists to the region.

This year’s Easter in the Country is going ahead after being called off in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, but there’s plenty of new activities and procedures that will be part of the 2021 program.

President Jenny Flynn is expecting about 7000 visitors to come to the region to be part of exciting events like helicopter rides, an Indigenous culture show, town tours, street parades, and camel rides.

And there’s even interest from Roma State College and St John’s Catholic College to be a part of the event.

“We’ve had an increase in the interest from the younger generation and pride in the festival,” Mrs Flynn said.

There will be some changes from 2019 though, such as strong COVID requirements, light music along McDowall Street, and some new activities that haven’t been seen before, like the helicopter joy ride.

The festival will conclude with a bang on Easter Sunday with live music by Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers at Bassett Park.

Easter in the Country has received so much interest this year that virtually all motels in Roma are booked out and campsites are packed to the rafters.

But Mrs Flynn doesn’t want that to discourage people, because there’s so many other ways people can get to, and stay in Roma.

“It’s still an easy driving distance, especially if you want to see the lee Kernaghan concert,” Mrs Flynn said.

“There’s plenty of non-powered camping around.

“There’ll be camping at Wallumbilla.”

Easter in the Country will run from April 1 to 5 and more information can be found here. Programs are also available from the visitor information centre at the Big Rig.

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