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Watch the dust rise as hundreds wrestle, ride and race on bucking beasts at the Xstrata Mount Isa Rodeo – the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

See the streets of Cloncurry come to life with the colours of the Mardi Gras street parade or lay out a blanket with your kids for the Teddy Bear’s picnic. Join the punters at the Birdsville Races and hold onto your best racing hat as the dust flies and you cheer the horses to the finish line or pick up a prize at Fashions of the Field.

Swap your racing best for boots and the track for bushland as you place your bets at the quirky Windorah Yabbie Races. Celebrate Queensland’s rural heritage and discover a unique Australian sport, campdraft, where cattle, horse and rider come together.

Or try your hand at polocrosse or admire the skills of Australia’s stockman keeping the traditions of the bush alive at the Stockman’s’ Hall of Fame Campdraft.


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Kangaranga Do Festival | Quilpie, Quilpie Area

Kangaranga Do Festival

2 Sep 2014 Free Entry

On your way to the Birdsville Races? Then join in the fun at the annual Quilpie Kangaranga Do Festival.
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Windorah Yabby Races | Windorah, Barcoo Area

Windorah Yabby Races

3 Sep 2014 Free Entry

Heading to the Birdsville Races? Join in all the party atmosphere before you get there and head to the Windorah International Yabby Races.
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Birdsville Races | Birdsville, Diamantina Area

Birdsville Races

5 to 6 Sep 2014

The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment.
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Adavale Sport and Rec Campdraft | Adavale, Quilpie Area

Adavale Sport and Rec Campdraft

5 to 7 Sep 2014 Free Entry

Rope yourself a calf this September at the annual Adavale Campdraft. Kicking off Friday, this weekend promises to be a fun filled weekend for the entire family with lots of different events to watch or enter in yourself.
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Westech Field Days | Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area

Westech Field Days

9 to 10 Sep 2014 Free Entry

Technology for the Grazing Industries and Rural lifestyles. Held every three years, this is a fantastic event to see the latest in technology for the grazing industry.
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Bedourie Races and Rodeo | Bedourie, Diamantina Area

Bedourie Races and Rodeo

12 to 13 Sep 2014

Bedourie is the third and final meeting of the famed Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Enjoy an evening rodeo and entertainment on Friday night followed by a great day at the races on Saturday.
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Heritage and Cultural Festival | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Heritage and Cultural Festival

12 Sep to 31 Oct 2014 Free Entry

Charters Towers turned 140 years old in 2012, and hosted a massive week long celebration in the community.
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Morven Races | Morven, Murweh Area

Morven Races

13 Sep 2014

Want a real experience a real Outback race meet without the crowds of the Birdsville races? Why not head out to the Morven races.
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Bedourie Ute and Traveller's Muster | Bedourie, Diamantina Area

Bedourie Ute and Traveller's Muster

13 Sep 2014

Held in conjunction with the Bedourie Races, the Bedourie Ute and Traveller's Muster attracts motor enthusiasts from all around the country, all keen to pay homage to Australia's greatest workhorse; the good ol' Aussie ute.
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Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo | Quilpie, Quilpie Area

Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo

13 Sep 2014

Looking for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than the Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo.
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