Food, Glorious Food!!

“Taste It” Local Produce Food Stalls

Killarney’s Southern Downs area produces the most amazing food and this year we are giving everyone the chance to taste it!

Taste the best produce from Brass Monkey Brew HouseThe Bramble PatchMt Stirling OlivesStanthorpe Cheese and Jersey Girls CafeBallandean Estate Wines, Hughes Honey, Jo & Co (Iced & Gourmet Teas) and Killarney Butchery.  You can make up a platter or buy a cooler bag to take some home with you.

Food Vendors

You don’t need to bring your own picnic, our food vendors have got you covered!


Warwick’s Gardens Galore use all local produce in their Gem of the Down’s Steakburger, Pulled Pork Rolls and much, much more.

Pietro’s Pizza

Pietro’s Pizza prepare and cook their pizzas fresh! Order when you arrive for a time to suit you.
Plus Charlie’s Ice Cream, Sam’s Old Style Russian Fudge and Coconut Ice and Peck’s Mobile Coffee …

Community Food Stalls

Many Killarney groups are fundraising for their community projects with yummy food stalls.

The Girl’s Brigade have Scones, Jam & Cream; Red Cross have Old Fashioned Fruit Salad & Ice Cream; and the Killarney Show & Rodeo Society have Mal’s Loaded Spuds! Yum!! 

Entertainment Programme

We have some great activities lined up all day for the 2018 Killarney Picnic Basket Day:

Kid’s Activities
Face painting 11am to 2pm
Teddy bears picnic 12-1pm
Sand Wizard – all day
Kite flying  – all day
Musicians – all day featuring Blue Violets, Bridget O’Shannessy, 8 Second Ride, Bruce Halter
Artists exhibition and demonstrations – featuring Dawn Head-Rose , Dianne Kelly,  Loretta Grayson, Paul Stumkat

Raffle and Silent Auction all day closing for draws at  2:30pm

Something in the water…

Killarney butcher Steve Carey believes the famed quality of Killarney’s beef and pork comes from “something in the water’.
Butcher Steve Carey.

While producers may argue it’s the rich, red volcanic soil that creates the prime quality meat, it’s hard to argue with a bloke who comes from a long line of local butchers and clutches a trophy for award-winning kabana.

Steve says he was thrilled but surprised when his smoked kabana won the Australian Meat Industry Council 2017 Royal Qld Show Smallgoods trophy,  against a field of 27 products.
“I knew it was a good product but I was surprised,” Steve said.
The kabana is half local pork, half beef, spiced with chilli, cayenne pepper and flavoured with cheese.
“It’s popular on pizzas and fried on the BBQ, and it’s not a heat that will chase you away,” Steve said.
Steve’s smoke house skills have been honed by years of practice. He started in a rudimentary smoke house at the back of his grandfather’s Yangan butcher shop.
“Back when I was an apprentice my meat smoking equipment was an axe, a quarter 44 gallon drum and a box of matches.
“I’d hang sides of bacon in halves and light the fire up the front.”
This year Steve will also enter his popular smoked boneless leg ham in the Royal Queensland Show and he will have his prized kabana available for taste testing and purchase at the Killarney Picnic Basket Day.