3 fes­ti­vals to plan your trip around

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Beef Aus­tralia

(beefaus­tralia.com.au) is the big­gest beef expo in the coun­try, at­tract­ing ma­jor play­ers from around the world. Held for a week in May, this tri­en­nial event (next sched­uled for 2018) presents a jam-packed pro­gram fea­tur­ing celebrity chefs, cat­tle com­pe­ti­tions and prop­erty tours.

Wholly Cow Month

(whol­ly­cow­month.com.au) is a meaty May cel­e­bra­tion of Rocky’s cat­tle. From calf-pat­ting to pop-up steak restau­rants and long lunches, there’s plenty to, ahem, sink your teeth into.

Rock­hamp­ton River Fes­ti­val

(rock­hamp­ton­river­fes­ti­val.com.au) takes place over three days in July at the newly re­vi­talised river­front. Live mu­sic, rov­ing per­form­ers, food stalls and mar­kets bring the banks of the Fitzroy alive.

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