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.
31 Dec 2013
40 of the Nation's most accomplished bull riders annually converge on the gold mining town of Charters Towers for the annual PBR in the Outback New Years Eve Touring Pro Series Event.
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4 to 6 Apr 2014 Free Entry
Shockwave is a festival designed by, for and with young people and the wider community of Central West Queensland to celebrate, exchange and learn about creative arts and as an opportunity for young people's artistic expression.
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11 to 13 Apr 2014
The Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival offers visitors three jam-packed days of fun and entertainment.
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18 to 20 Apr 2014
Dust off that akubra, pack your swag and spend this year's Easter Weekend at the annual Eromanga Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana.
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25 to 27 Apr 2014
Undara Experience will erupt on the Undara Outback Rock and Blues weekend with five separate guest artists over three days, a weekend to suit all music lovers.
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3 to 4 May 2014 Free Entry
The fun kicks off for the annual Adavale Rodeo with the best and bravest cowboys around battling to stay on for that eight seconds and claim the prize.
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10 May 2014
Come along to the Quilpie Diggers Race Club Race Meeting and experience country racing in all its glory.
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23 May to 1 Jun 2014 Free Entry
G'Day! The Blackall Heartland Festival is a celebration in Blackall, the home of the Black Stump, Jackie Howe and the centre for Arts and Culture in the Central West.
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29 May to 1 Jun 2014
Following on from the T150 celebrations, the Tambo and District Race Club celebrates its sesquicentennial at the Tambo Cup Carnival meeting.
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20 to 22 Jun 2014 Free Entry
To celebrate Croydon's rural heritage, Croydon Rodeo and Campdraft Association Incorporated present an action packed weekend each June with the Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival.
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