Monday, 18 April 2016

O is for Outback Events AtoZ Challenge 2016

While visiting Boulia I found a list of Outback Events for 2016 so I thought I would share them with you and find the links for you to explore some more.  The Outback sure puts on lots of events through the cooler months of the year. Some are more traditional like the Birdsville Races but some not so traditional like the Windorah Yabby Races.







April 30  Boulia Barn Dance
April 30-May 2  Windorah Yellowbelly Classic ( for those of us not familiar with the yellowbelly it is a freshwater fish)

May 7-8 Birdsville Campdraft, Rodeo & Bronco Branding 

June 11 Jundah Sheep Shenanigans and Rugby League Nines Birdsville ( Rugby League is one of our football games)
June 25-26 Birdsville Horse & Motorbike Gymkhana
June 25-30  Birdsville Big Red Run 
July 1-3 Bedourie Campdraft, Rodeo, Gymkhana & Bikekhana
July 4-6 Big Red Bash Music Event 
July 9 Bedourie Pig & Camel Races & Camp Oven Cook-off.
July 9-10 Windorah Bronco Branding, Gymkhana & Stockman's Challenge 
July 15-17 Boulia Camel Races

August 12-13 Rodeo & Campdraft, Windorah
August 20 Boulia Outback Drags
August 20-21 Stonehenge  Bronco Branding,Rodeo & Gymkhana
August 29 Beetoota Races  see http://www.betootaraces.com/, Boulia CWA Spring Fair
August 31 International Yabby Races Windorah  see http://www.outbacknow.com.au/index.php/events-calendar/detail/windorah_international_yabby_races/

September 2-3 Birdsville Races
September 3-4 Jundah Golf Open Competition
September 10 Bedourie Races & Rodeo
September 24-25 "Needle Creek"-Shane Rayment Memorial Motorbike Enduro & Gymkhana Jundah

October 1 Annual Races Jundah
October 15 Boulia Pink Ribbon Night Golf
October 29 Boulia RDFS Diamonds & Dust Ball

For more information about these events and to check the dates contact the local information centres.

Jundah:  jundahinfo@barcoo.qld.gov.au
Boulia:  tourism@boulia.qld.gov.au
Windorah: windorahinfo@barcoo.qld.gov.au
Birdsville: info@diamantina.qld.gov.au
Bedourie: visitors@diamantina.qld.gov.au
Stonehenge : stonehengeinfo@barcoo.qld.gov.au