Chinchilla is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Chinchilla had a population of 3,681. The town is situated approximately 300 kilometres west-northwest of Brisbane.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the community, with beef and pork production, wool growing, and horticulture traditionally underwriting the local economy. However, with the recent resources boom, the Kogan Creek Power Station (and other coal and gas projects) have begun to inject welcome cash into the town and Chinchilla is experiencing mass growth and development.
Chinchilla is known as the 'Melon Capital of Australia', and plays host to a Melon Festival every second year in February – the next is to be held in 2013.
For a small town, Chinchilla has a large variety of events that happen yearly. The Rotary May Day Festival is held on May Day long weekend, and showcases the town’s rural background, with events such as a tug of war, bag-a-sheep, Minties drop out of a plane, a rodeo, fireworks and Woodchip finals. The Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft is a major event held every October, where entrants compete for the Grandfather Clock prize. Chinchilla also hosts horse races four times a year.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinchilla,_Queensland