FUN IN THE SUN: The Collocott and Ash families enjoyed the last parkland community fun day.
FUN IN THE SUN: The Collocott and Ash families enjoyed the last parkland community fun day. Kate McCormack

5 things to do our region

Picnic in the Park

Groovin' into Town is making a stop in Chinchilla for a day of live music. With a merry-go-round, rock climbing wall, face painting, giant games and Rural Rhythms drumming also taking place, it's going to be fun day for the whole family.

When: Monday 7, 11am-4pm

Where: Chinchilla Botanic Parkland

Cost: Free

NRL Grand Final Pot Luck Dinner

Enjoy a meal together as you watch all the action on the big screen when the Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders in the biggest game of the season.

When: Sunday, October 6, 5pm

Where: Drillham Hall

Note: Bring a main or dessert to share for pot luck dinner, BYO drinks

Chinchilla Cancer Council Downton Abbey fundraiser

Enjoy a great movie for great cause. Raffles and lucky door prizes will be available on the night and make sure your dress to impress, because there will also be prizes for the best dress lady and gent in the Downtown Abbey theme.

When: Thursday, October 10, 6pm

Where: Chinchilla Cinema

Cost: Tickets $25 - includes one complimentary drink and tickets available from Allan's Mensland.

Tara Cup

Punters get to ready to come down track side as jockeys battle it out in the Tara Cup. There will be five races, a best dressed competition, bar and barbecue, free jumping castle and a courtesy bus.

When: Saturday, October 5 from noon

Where: Tara Race Course

Cost: Adults $10, pensioners $5, kids free

Western Downs Life Church Youth Conference and holiday activity

Get ready for fun games in the park and hang out skate park with professional BMX rider Josh Fountain.

When: Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2.30-5pm

Where: Chinchilla Botanic Parkland and Skate Park