Romance is Blossoming


Start the day with a lazy long breakfast at any of Toowoomba and the Darling Down’s beautiful cafe’s - we highly recommend The Firefly Cafe for delicious local produce. Open Saturday from 7am.

After breakfast take a drive out to Harrow Gardens to experience a historic garden and grand homestead. Harrow was once the centre of the small village with many outbuildings, workers cottages and a school. Harrow is still very much a working property today. The rambling picturesque gardens cover 10 acres featuring a 50 metre rose arbour, a lake with waterlilies, extensive garden beds, interesting trees and shrubs and a fish pond. The garden is open from 10am on Saturday 9 April.

To get there, go past the ‘Bull & Barley Inn’ in Cambooya. Continue under the railway bridge, turn right crossing low level bridge – go straight ahead on gravel road for 1km then left on the ‘Cambooya Felton Rd’ for approx 7km – Entrance to Harrow.

On the way back to Toowoomba, enjoy a good old fashioned pub lunch or a cold drink at The Bull & Barley Inn. This grand old pub has been restored to its former grandeur. Experience the authentic 1900’s old world atmosphere, with displays of interesting historic photographs.

As you arrive back in Toowoomba make sure you visit Ju Raku En - the Japanese Gardens - these gardens, partly owned by USQ and Toowoomba City Council, are quite simply magnificent and a must see. The Garden is open daily from 6:00am (AEST) to Dusk and admission is free. You can enter the gardens via the university or Regent Street.

Feel like some retail therapy? The Sauce Kitchen is a kitchen shop as well as a cafe, cooking school and caterer.  They stock a large range of famous brand kitchen and homewares - well worth a look. There are some beautiful antique shops to explore. We highly recommend a potter about in Lancasters on Railway Street - an ever changing treasure trove of antiques and collectables. Opening hours 9am - 4pm

It’s been a big day, but if its tasty morsels you are what you are after to finish the day beautifully, we recommend you head to Sofra Turkish Cuisine. Tantalising dishes and one of the stallholders who you will see on festival day. Utterly Delicious!! Bookings highly recommended. Opening hours 11.30am - 9.30pm


Take a day to slow down, breathe deeply and immerse yourself in the delights of the country. This is our lifestyle... and now you can experience a day in the life of Felton Farmers! We look forward to seeing you at The Felton Food Festival.

The Sauce Kitchen
1 Station Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: 07 4638 2665

Lancaster's Antique Centre
3 Railway Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: (07) 4632 1830

Sofra Turkish Cuisine
164 Margaret Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: 07 4638 0044

Felton Food Festival
64 Bryces Road
Felton East Queensland 4358
27°46'14.66"S 151°46'18.77"E
Tel: 0427 961 271



The Firefly Cafe
100 Russell St TOOWOOMBAQLD4350
Tel: 07 - 4564 9197

Harrow Homestead & Gardens
700 Cambooya Felton Rd
Tel: 0438 753 008

The Bull & Barley Inn
61 Eton Street
Tel: 07 4696 1235

Ju Raku En - The Japanese Gardens
There are two entrances:
USQ Entrance - West Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350
20 Regent Street, Darling Heights
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.