Top 10 highlights from the 2019 Goodna Jacaranda Festival

With pretty purple blooms, thrill rides, great food and a carnival atmosphere, there's a lot to love about the Goodna Jacaranda Festival.
07 Nov 2019
Tabatha Del Fabbro, Photographer

Every year the Goodna Jacaranda Festival is held under a canopy of purple blossoms. Held in the last weekend in October, the Jacaranda Festival is a family event with something for everyone. Here are some highlights from this year’s Jacaranda Festival.

Jacaranda Flowers

Pretty purple

Tread the jacaranda flower carpeted oval and surrounding streets around Evan Marginson Park. This years display of purple blossoms was nothing short of breathtaking. The best spot for viewing the Jacaranda’s is from Brisbane Terrace.

Sideshow Alley

Side show alley

Saturday night had a bustling crowd leaving standing room only in Sideshow Alley as groups of people gathered trying to win a prize and have a go at thrill rides.

Market stalls

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A variety of community groups and local business set up stalls every year to broaden awareness in the community and sell their goods.

Show bags

show bags

The show bags were back this year with plenty of sweet treats.

Battle of the bands

battle of the bands

Saturday evening, musicians rocked it out for the top title in a battle of the bands.


carnival food

Who could resist an obligatory fairy floss or dagwood dog? If typical carnival fare is not your thing, the Goodna Jacaranda Festival has a lovely array of food stalls to choose from including wood fired pizza to burgers.

Rides for little thrill seekers

rides for kids

The festival has plenty to keep young families entertained with slides, a pirate ship ride, face painting and a petting zoo.

Rides for big thrill seekers

Rides for big kids

Looking for a little more excitement? The Festival had a number of rides to which got the adrenalin pumping! Including a spine-tingling flip through the sky as you swing 360 degrees.




The fireworks display is always a winner with the family, with the best viewing spots being on the lawn in front of centre stage and from Brisbane Terrace behind the festival oval.

Quest for talent

talent quest

Friday night, festival goers were entertained by performers from the Quest for Talent Finals.

Tabatha Del Fabbro Photographer
Hi there! I am Tabatha, a Brisbane based Wedding and Lifestyle photographer, professional frolicker and nature lover. I recklessly chase sunsets and I am obsessed with chai latte's, Indian curry, rainforest's and my sweet little family of five. I am all about natural expressions and real moments. I like to take images that are bright and fun.

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