Top level competition and entertainment gives spectators plenty to watch over 2 days of full-on action from 7:30am each day.
All the usual rodeo events including bull ride, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, ladies and & junior events.
QLD vs NSW
WINNER TAKES ALL - $6000
QLD Captain -
NSW Captain -
Beside the fun and games of the carnival, an exhibition of creative works is displayed in a marquee.
With more than $6000 in prize money, this event showcases the best from our region.
Friday 12th (7.30am - 12pm) - Exhibits to be delivered - Kerribee Park
Woodchops is a traditional drawcard event seen at all agricultural shows, showcasing the skills of axemen. The woodchop competition is an iconic event acknowledging the rich history of the timber industry. Most of the events being performed evolved from the actual tasks and work-day skills required of axemen just prior to the appearance of the chain saw.
Competitors require strength, a sharp eye, speed and accuracy while using the razor-sharp competition axes.
In 2018 is the 52nd Anniversary of Mareeba District Garden Awards which is run annually and covers gardens in the Mareeba Shire. The intention is to encourage residents and business proprietors to take pride in their premises and streets. Categories include best Front Garden including Footpath, Town, Rural Residential, Native, Most Colourful & Commercial and People's Choice Award (voted on through the facebook page).
This competition commenced in 1959 and is open to unmarried females aged 16-25 years who reside in the Mareeba Shire. Entrants are judged on rodeo knowledge, appearance, poise and personality. The entrants, along with the Matrons of Honour, attend many functions during Festival Week, being very welcome guests. The announcement of the Queen, Princess and Most Popular Entrant is made after the Downtown Parade and is a widely anticipated part of the rodeo festivities.
Saturday 30th June - 12 noon start
The Junior Cowpokes starts the two weeks of festivities. Gives the kids a chance to be involved in the whole Rodeo buzz by dressing up in the western gear and being assessed on their personality and conversational skills.
Two ages groups
5 - 8 yrs and 9 - 13 yrs boys and girls.
Nominations are accepted on the day.