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.
4 to 25 May 2013
The Harry Redford Cattle Drive is an authentic droving trip which follows in the steps of the famous cattle duffer Harry Redford.
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19 to 25 May 2013
When was the last time you dug for a dinosaur?
Few can casually answer 'oh, just the other day!' Well, here's your chance to do just that.
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24 May to 2 Jun 2013 Free Entry
The Blackall Heartland Festival is western Queensland's premier arts and cultural festival, offering 10 days of entertainment at the home of the Black Stump.
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25 May 2013
The Isisford Sheep and Wool Show is set to take place again at the Isisford Racecourse. With AUD18,000 trophies and prize money, this well known family day out kicks off early in the morning with Dog Trials and Horse section.
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25 to 26 May 2013 Free Entry
Shockwave is a festival for the young and the young at heart. It is an annual regional arts festival being held in Blackall in Central Western Queensland.
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30 May to 1 Jun 2013 Free Entry
Horse of the North Challenge is a Stockman's Challenge event held annually at the Dalrymple Equestrian Centre, Charters Towers.
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6 to 9 Jun 2013
Normanton Rodeo is not just a small town rodeo......you won't believe the show on offer!
A district show, pony club gymkhana, sideshow alley, street parade, rodeo, campdraft and sprint race are all on offer along with live entertainment, demonstrations and exhibitions.
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15 Jun 2013 Free Entry
Country Race meetings are always a great experience so come and enjoy the Charleville Races. It's where the locals kick back and enjoy and you see the country lifestyle at it's best.
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15 Jun 2013
The first Porcupine Gorge Challenge was held in 2001 in conjunction with the Centenary of Federation celebrations.
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21 to 23 Jun 2013 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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