Welcome to Highfields Pioneer Village         OPEN DAILY: 10am - 4pm

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The Highfields Pioneer Village covers an area of 20 acres of picturesque grounds with over 50 buildings of historic interest, pleasant surroundings and picnic facilities. It is located at 73 Wirraglen Rd Highfields, just 15kms North of Toowoomba.

What you will see at the Village:

  • Heritage Chapel- built in 1909 is available for weddings and christenings of all denominations.
  • Southern Cross Museum featuring products made by the Toowoomba Foundry including the Southern Cross Windmills.
  • Ambulance Museum telling the story of Ambulance Services in Queensland including first aid equipment from WWI.
  • Village Silversmith combining modern ways with old school jewellery making techniques.
  • The Toyshop featuring handmade kinetic wooden pioneer toys.
  • Slab Cottage - see what life was like for the Pioneers as you wander through this faithfully restored slab cottage built in 1900.
  • Billy Tea and Damper is available daily, please book for groups of over 10. Thank you.
    And much more..... No matter how old you are there is something for everyone at Highfields Pioneer Village!

    Next Event

3 Day Easter Vintage Festival

   Saturday 19th - Monday 21st April 2014

            Come and experience rural life in the Australian Pioneer days! Milk a cow, learn how to crack a whip 
           or be a blacksmith.

Enjoy billy tea and damper made on authentic camp ovens. Don't miss the spectacular Grand Parade and all the baby animals in the nursery. There will be live music and great food. You might even encounter the infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly! Whether you love history, you're a vintage machinery buff or you are just looking for great entertainment you will have a wonderful time at the Easter Vintage Festival. It is an affordable, entertaining weekend for all ages. Past visitors have come for a day and returned for all three! 

Entry Fees:

$15 Adults, $10 Conc, $5 Child, $35 Family (2A + 4Ch <15yrs)

 There are now EFTPOS & credit card facilities at the Village. 
There will be an ATM available for the three days.

For those people who want to save time this Easter
Tickets for the Easter Vintage Festival now available for purchase online at the following link

Easter Tickets Online

 Easter Festival Program:


9:30am Milking & Separating by Machine & Butter Making Art Gallery Opens

10:00am Milking Cow& Goat by hand/ Separating/ Tea & Damper/ Rope Making

10:30am Bag Loading

11:15am Mock Auction/ Sickle Blade Sharpener, Plough Disc Sharpener

11:30am Corn Threshing/ Chaff Cutting/ Hay Baling/ Hammer Mill/ Beekeeping/ Sausage Making

12:00noon Sheep Shearing, Spinning and Knitting/ Lead Head Nail Making

12:25pm Lunch Gold Stamping/ Tyre Shrinking/ Guest Appearance- Ned Kelly

Lolly Scramble

1:00pm Grain Threshing & Trench Digging/ Sheaf Tossing Competition

1:30pm Grand Parade (* Grand Parade Area)

2:30pm Tractor Plowing/ Beekeeping 

3:00pm Horse Whims/ Lead Head Nail Making/ Sausage Making

3:30pm Tractor Events/ Balancing/ Driving Blind

4:00pm Sunday Only– Easter Church Service (Multidenominational all welcome)

4:00pm Pioneer’s Concert

Highfields Pioneer Village is the Winner of the 2014 Australia Day Award Toowoomba Regional Council- Highfields Area, for Community Event of the Year. 

Links:  Crows Nest Festival  Easter Festival Flyer   Judy Barnet's Pigs   Claire's Toys   Village View Gallery



Australia Day Monday 26th January 2015

Easter Vintage Festival Sat-Mon 19-21 April 2014
Highfields Big Cuppa - 22nd May 2014 

Poets Breakfast - 19th October 2014

OPEN DAILY: 10am - 4pm
PHONE: (07) 46966309


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