On this day in 1924, the final Cobb & Co coach makes its run from Yuleba to Surat on the Darling Downs.
On this day in 1924, the final Cobb & Co coach makes its run from Yuleba to Surat on the Darling Downs. State Library of Victoria

What's going on in and around Roma this weekend

1. Super Saturday

THE Echidnas will have their last shot at qualifying for the Darling Downs Rugby Union grand final tomorrow at the Super Saturday elimination game against Toowoomba Rangers.

Come along to support the home team in what is sure to be a fierce battle, with the two teams going into extra time the last time they played.

C grade: 12.15pm -Rangers v Dalby

B grade: 1.30pm - Dalby v Goondiwindi

A grade: 3pm - Roma v Rangers

Entry $5 with barbecue and bar available. Music until late.

Where:

Gallas Fox Park

When:

Saturday, noon-8pm

2. August Food Truck

COME along for a night of good food, good friends, good music and good times.

While enjoying some delicious eateries, you can enjoy the good tunes of Maranoa Music.

Join the family-friendly, community event for the third Food Truck Friday.

Where:

Big Rig

When:

Saturday, 4-7pm

3. Vietnam Veterans' Day concert

ROMA RSL will host a concert and social barbecue tomorrow for Vietnam Veterans' Day.

The evening will start with a concert of songs performed by the Roma Harmony Group.

Cost is $15 per person and everyone is welcome.

The Vietnam Veterans' Day remembrance service will be held at 5pm Sunday.

Where:

Roma RSL

When:

Tomorrow 5-11pm

4. Family fun at

Cobb & Co festival

THE MAIN street of Yuleba and the Yuleba Memorial Hall will be transformed for the Cobb & Co Festival opening and the Cobb & Co festival ball, which will kick off the unique event carving out its slice on the outback tourism calendar.

Bullock rides andcarriage rides will be free to transport members of the public safely before bush rangers hold up the local store.

People can then partake in the official opening and long table dinner before moving on to enjoy the festival ball.

The festival celebrates the last Cobb & Co Coach run in Australia.

Dress for the ball is from formal ball gowns with suits to period costume (1850-1924) to smart casual.

Get your dancing shoes on, with dances including gypsy tap, swing waltz, barn dance, Oxford waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, barn dance, jive, Canadian two-step, pride of Erin as well as a few more.

Where:

Yuleba

When:

Saturday, 5.30pm

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