Dalby set to host action packed National Rodeo Finals weekend and Cowboy Country Market

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Janelle Barraclough

This year’s National Rodeo Finals, set for November 2- 3, will feature a variety of new activities, an improved program and some exciting country music entertainers.

The 2018 National Rodeo Council of Australia National Rodeo Finals will offer two action-packed performances Friday and Saturday nights with a full line-up of rodeo events slated for the weekend.

2017 National Rodeo Finals Open Bull Rider Lane Howlett. Photo: Dave Ethell Photos

The competition is unique, giving competitors from six different NRCA member rodeo Associations the chance to compete at a national level for an Australian title.

“This year’s National Rodeo Finals marks our 18th anniversary, and we want to remind everyone in the area to come out and join in the fun,” said Janelle Barraclough, NRCA General Manager. “The event promises to be our best yet, with many new attractions.”

New activities at this year’s finals include NT Feature Bull 'Guns n' Roses', fire breathing performances by Goondiwindi local Blue Blaez’s and live entertainment with Homegrown (as featured on The Voice TV show), in addition to a special appearance by Rodeo Queen of Australia Rebekah McMahon, performances by rodeo favourites Mik Oberle and Comedy with Big AL PLUS the inclusion of a Cowboy Country Market which will run in conjunction with the explosive action of the National Rodeo Finals competition this year.

Fire Breathing Performer, Jess Gough from Blue Blaez's

The Cowboy Country Market which is set to become a regular feature on the annual rodeo calendar will be open to the general public Saturday Morning from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm and admission is FREE!

As a visitor to the market you can expect to see all things country and western from homewares, saddlery, tack, western wear, apparel, jewellery/accessories, handmade crafts, food vendors and much more plus roaming entertainment, kids petting zoo, pony rides and FREE kids face painting from 10am-12pm. For a fun morning out, bring the family to sample what our Australian cowboy community has to offer.

Interested stallholders are advised to contact the National Rodeo Council of Australia on 02 6737 3777 or enquire@nationalrodeocouncil.com.au for further details

With an action-packed weekend planned, visitors are encouraged to visit Dalby and make a full weekend of it, CAMPING IS FREE at the Showgrounds from Friday through to Sunday 2-4 November.

 Advance tickets are available online HERE

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