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Channel 7 Grand Parade

  • High & Maryland Streets 16-18 Maryland St Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380 Australia (map)
Sponsored by Channel 7, Toowoomba

Sponsored by Channel 7, Toowoomba

Proudly sponsored by Channel 7, the Grand Parade is full of wonderful floats, lots of colour, flags galore, local and visiting bands, Carnival Characters and many of the highlights that turn the streets of Stanthorpe into a true street carnival.

The theme this year is “Food and Wine – It’s Divine!”


Entry is free and forms are available on our website


  • A. Commercial Organisation
  • B. Not for Profit Organisation
  • C. Schools D. Carnival Characters

For categories A, B and C, prize money plus Trophy will be award:
First Place $250
Second Place $150
There will also be overall winner the Grand Champion Float – The Derek McCosker Memorial Award $500 plus Trophy.


Colourful Carnival Characters category is open to costumed characters and mascots. Entries in this category are encouraged to be entertaining, enthusiastic, colourful and have plenty of personality. All Carnival Characters entering the Grand Parade will be judged accordingly. Prize money is First Place $150, Second Place $100. No trophy or Grand Champion in this category. This category sponsored by Crisps Coaches.

Colourful Carnival School Characters is open to all schools and should be entertaining, plenty of personality, colourful and display a school flag or banner. Prize money is First Place $175, Second Place $125, Third Place $75, Highly Commended $50.

Grand Parade 2018 information kit & form is now available.

Contact email:

If you have any questions regarding the Grand Parade please contact the Parade & Street Director, Bill Brown on 0409 143 814, 07 4683 3310 or the email above.


Gallery from the 2016 Parade, photos by Cory Rossiter

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Later Event: March 3
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