Winton Opal Festival
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid19 restrictions, the annual BOULDER OPAL FESTIVAL and associated QUEEN OF GEMS International Jewellery Design Awards will NOT be held this July 2020. To protect the local community, Winton Shire Council has wisely closed the town to outside visitors & tourists, cancelling all events, festivals and large gatherings for the next few months. For more, see Queen of Gems information.
QBOA hold an annual Opal Festival with associated Trade Show in Winton at the second week of July. The Winton Opal Festival and Trade Show is generally the first on the circuit of eastern states trade shows held in opal producing areas of Australia.
The Winton Opal Trade Show is held along Elderslie Street, between Werna Street and Oondooroo Street. During the two day event, the main street is closed to traffic during the daytime, and you will find traders selling rough and cut stones, as well as jewellery pieces, and allied souvenir items. You may also find some surprises!
Trading is held here for two days and is open to the public.
The Boulder Opal “Queen of Gems” International Jewellery Design Awards are part of the Opal Festival, held each year and judged just before the Opal Trade Show. Entries are available for viewing by the public on the second day of the festival, at the outstanding Waltzing Matilda Centre.
2020 Trade Show Dates: Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July 2020 Opal Festival cancelled July 2020 due to Covid19 restrictions
For trading at the Winton Opal Festival, please download and fill in the registration form and email to email@example.com , or post to QBOA Inc., PO Box 334, WINTON QLD 4735 , or see the QBOA representative on the morning of the day of trading.