When: Saturday 14th October, 3pm – 8pm

Where: Grigg St, Ravenshoe (Grigg St will be closed from 12pm – 12am)

The Mardi Gras is a main attraction for Torimba.

The Mardi Gras day is being held in Grigg Street and includes:

  • Market Stalls
  • Food Stalls
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amusement Rides
  • Woodchopping
  • Tug O War Competitions
  • Giveaways
  • Float Parade
  • Fireworks and much more.

The committee endeavours to create a family oriented atmosphere which gives the kids as well as the adults a chance to enjoy the day.



2pm – 5pm

WOODCHOP: Sponsored by Jensen’s Butchery, Chris Dempsey Cranes & Ravenshoe Timbers –

 Held beside the Club Hotel

1st Chop – 2pm, 2nd Chop – 2.20pm, 3rd Chop – 2.40pm, 4th Chop – 4.00pm,

5th Chop – 4.15pm, Jack & Jill – 4.30pm (numbers permitting, get a team and join us) – Entry forms available at Jensen’s Butchery

3pm – 8pm

Displays and Stalls to include:

Arts & Crafts
Novelty items
Food stalls and much more

Amusements to include:

Jumping Castles   Scrambler   Chair Swings   Merry Go Round  Sandpit   and more       Free Games at front of Bowls Club 4.30pm sponsored by The National Bank

3pm – 8pm

Food available:

Dagwood Dogs, Fairy Floss – Popular Café, Cornett’s, IGA, Club Hotel, Ravenshoe Hotel, Central Servo, Country Mile Café and other street food stalls.


Floats assemble at Primary School 2pm

Vehicle lights must not be covered and must be on for the procession


TORIMBA 2017 “Country & Western” PROCESSION


Announcement of Float, Decorated Business, Procession Winners and Kids colouring in Competition.


Old Fashioned Games – Egg & Spoon Race, Sack Race, 3-legged race (opposite Bowls Club) Supported by National Bank


LOLLY EXPLOSION (front of Bowls Club) Supported by Tyreright


WOODCHOP FINAL (beside Club Hotel)


Combined Emergencies Services (Ravenshoe Fire Brigade, Police & Ambulance) accident rescue demonstration (near Festival Hall)

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Kidner Contracting & Ravenshoe Hotel Truck Pull (In front of Ravenshoe Hotel) Proudly Sponsored by VCV Townsville – MACK TRUCKS


FIREWORKS by Xplosive Art (Railway Reserve)