Better in Blackall Festival ~ an authentic celebration of our heritage, our community, our diversity and our creativity in bringing heritage to life at local historical locations, through local cuisines, in performance, and in Art. Our festival is all about bringing people together from across the country, from all walks of life, and for those who are intrigued in discovering Outback heritage at it’s very best!


Our 2021 program line-up features Live performances and appearances from ‘Geed Up’, Bluey & Bingo, Shank Brothers; along with Billy Cart Races, Messengers of Brisbane Art Installation, Art & Photography Exhibitions, Dennis Massound Sand Sculptures, Projection Light Show, Outback Eat Street, Famous Chicken Races, Cooking Master Classes, Live Music & Street Performers, Paddock to Plate Dining Experiences, Triathlon, Stewie’s Outback Experiences & Demonstrations, Kids Events & Entertainment; Beer, Gin & Food Pairing; Saleyards Behind the Scenes Tours; Jericho Road Clothing Fashion; Rides & Games; Historical Displays



Tent city is a bush experience like no other, creating a fun, relaxed accommodation option to enjoy your stay while attending Better in Blackall.

Tent city will be conveniently located in Blackall, just a short walk from attractions and includes cabin style tents, toilets, hot showers and parking.



  • Stretcher bed
  • 12-volt tent light
  • Carpet
  • Door mat

Make this year’s Better in Blackall truly memorable by staying in tent city.




Tent Options


Single Tent

A Tent for the solo traveller

  • Carpet Floor
  • 12v Light Within
  • One Single Bed

The Twin Share Tent

Twin share is ideal, allowing plenty of room for beds, luggage and easy movement within the tent.

  • Carpet Floor
  • 12v Light Within
  • Two Single beds 

The Awnings together

Awnings Together is two tents joined with the same awning .This option is very popular with families as it keeps everyone close together, allowing plenty of room for beds, luggage and easy movement within the tents.

  • Carpet Floor
  • 12v Light Within
  • Two/Three Single beds in each tent
  • Total 4/6people