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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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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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Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic | Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

24 to 25 Oct 2014

With a new format in 2014 the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic promises two days of non-stop action! Hosted at picturesque Lake Moondarra, 15 kilometres north of Mount Isa the annual Moondarra Classic offers a program jam packed with fun and excitement.
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Outback October Fest | Winton, Winton Area

Outback October Fest

24 to 26 Oct 2014 Free Entry

Head Outback and experience Oktoberfest Outback style. Held at the North Gregory Hotel this promises to be a weekend not too be missed.
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The Superheroes Album Tour | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

The Superheroes Album Tour

25 Oct 2014

Amber Lawrence with special guests Kaylens Rain (live). The Superheroes Album Tour. This show is sure to sell out - don't miss it! Contemporary Country Music live on stage.
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Isisford Ross Cup Races | Isisford, Longreach Area

Isisford Ross Cup Races

25 Oct 2014

Visit the small Outback town of Isisford , south of Longreach on the Barcoo Byway for the annual Isisford Ross Cup Raceday.
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Guinea Pig Racing | Charleville, Murweh Area

Guinea Pig Racing

1 Nov 2014 Free Entry

You have seen horse, camel and pig racing! So for something completely different why not check out the inaugural Guinea Pig racing in Charleville.
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Spring Racing Carnival at Alpha | Alpha, Barcaldine Area

Spring Racing Carnival at Alpha

1 Nov 2014

Who says you need to be in the big smoke for the Spring Racing Carnival? Head out to Alpha for Derby Day and help raise money for the Alpha Jockey Club.
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Hats Heels and High Tea | Hughenden, Flinders Area

Hats Heels and High Tea

1 Nov 2014

The Hughenden Jockey club present Derby Day. This is a fantastic day for the ladies. Find your best frock and polish off those heels, catch up with friends.
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Charleville Cup | Charleville, Murweh Area

Charleville Cup

1 to 5 Nov 2014 Free Entry

Melbourne may have The Race That Stops a Nation, but come November, Charleville in outback Queensland gives the fillies and frocks of the south a run for their money at the Charleville Cup Festival.
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Burke and Wills Rodeo | Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area

Burke and Wills Rodeo

3 Nov 2014

Head to Cloncurry and attend the Burke and Wills Rodeo. Just when you thought rodeos had finished for the year, the action just keeps going.
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