The tastes and colours of Southern Queensland Country are headed to Brisbane next month.

Just two hours from Brisbane, Southern Queensland Country offers a canvas of country escapes, from Toowoomba and the Darling Downs through the South Burnett to the Granite Belt and Southern Downs, Warwick and the Western Country.

To celebrate the incredible produce grown right on our doorstep Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT) has created an Autumn campaign, much broader than the program in 2014. It will reflect the growing diversity and appeal of the region and include leading chef Miguel Maestre who will give cooking classes and create dishes with the local flavours on offer.

The fragrant flavours and colourful characters from Queensland’s Country are set to take over Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets on Friday April 17 and Saturday April 18.

Celebrate the tastes of the region with cooking demonstrations, farmgate stalls, beautifully themed walkways, wine tastings and more, the campaign will also star the producers and growers from the region.

SQCT CEO Mary-Clare Power said, “Southern Queensland Country is one of the only places in Queensland where it’s possible to experience the leaves changing colour, the cooler weather and the delicious fresh seasonal produce of Autumn; and this campaign will share this seasonal magic with our Brisbane neighbours.”

“Southern Queensland Country boasts an Autumn canvas of incredible flavours, colours, people and places. The bounty from our region is fantastic during Autumn, and we want the people of Brisbane to experience this, and to choose Southern Queensland Country for their next holiday, be it an overnight getaway, a weekend away, or something a little longer,” she said.

Southern Queensland Country at Eat Street Markets forms part of the overall Autumn campaign, developed in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland; the largest ever undertaken by SQCT.

For more information about the SQCT’s take over of Eat Street Markets, visit our Event Guide listing.