Events 2017-12-01T05:31:59+00:00

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Queensland Day
02
Jun
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Queensland Day

We’re proud to be Queenslanders and to prove it we’re celebrating Queensland Day by hosting Outback Family Fun Day at Peter Dawes Park on the 2nd June 2018.

This year we’re stepping back in time encouraging people to dress in the Spirit Of the Outback period costumes, we’ll have old style entertainment such as wooden croquet, wooden dominoes, wooden naughts and crosses, tin can alley, wooden skittles, Quoits and more. Free sausage sizzle, food and refreshment stalls, free kids rides and entertainment provided and Peoples Choice Award for ‘What being a Queenslander means to me’ competition.

The event runs from 9am to 3pm so make sure you don’t miss this one!

McKinlay Races
23 - 24
Jun
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McKinlay Races

It’s on again this year!

Another weekend with jam packed with fun for all the family. Thursday kicks off with free camping, Friday night will have live entertainment at the Walkabout Creek Hotel with a courtesy bus running back and forth from the grounds. Saturday is the main event!!

Follow our our facebook page to receive up to date information. https://www.facebook.com/MckinlayRacingCommitee/

 

Saxby Round Up
29 - 01
Jun
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Saxby Round Up

An iconic weekend of rodeo, campdraft and gymkhana action approx 200km north of Julia Creek. Free camping, Bar, food & entertainment. 29 June – 1 July 2018
Directions:
Head west from Julia Creek towards Cloncurry a few kms, turn right onto the Wills Development Road, towards Burke & Wills Junction. Continue for approximately 19kms, then turn right onto the Millungera/Taldora Road. Saxby Round Up is 156km along this road. The last 70 – 80kms of this road is unsealed.
NOTE: Please stock up and fuel up before you leave Julia Creek as there are no stores, fuel or phone reception.

Sedan Dip, Races, Rodeo and Campdraft
17 - 19
Aug
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Sedan Dip, Races, Rodeo and Campdraft

Sedan Dip has no registered race horses, just a quintessential bush race meeting with the glamour of a wine bar and Fashions on the Field.

Horse and rider put their skills on show at Sedan Dip as they attempt to put a beast around the course. This is one of Australia’s heritage sports.

Rodeo is a entrenched in outback history. Riding a rough horse or working wild cattle on an outback station was and still is a part of everyday life.

Gymkhana is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games. It’s a lot of fun to watch and great for the whole family.

For more information check out our facebook page: Click here

Julia Creek Turf Club Beach Party Races
18
Nov
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Julia Creek Turf Club Beach Party Races

The 9th annual Beach Party Races!

Gates open at 12.30pm, with the first race kicking off at 1.30pm.
Adults $10, Member and kids free.

Wear Hawaiian print beach attire, go bold, go matching and win prizes!!

Good Times – DJ Richo playing until late.
Games, lotsa games, slippery slide and slippery slide kickball.

Last race meet of the year so Party, Party, Party!

Julia Creek (McKinlay Shire) Christmas Tree 2018
07
Dec
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Julia Creek (McKinlay Shire) Christmas Tree 2018

Bring your whole family and friends along for an enjoyable night as the McKinlay Shire Council turns on and light up the town Christmas Tree.

There will be market stalls, mechanical bull, Neptune inflatable slide and jumping castle.
The Photo Booth will also be here!!

David Whitehead – Outback Music Entertainment – will be singing Christmas Carols on Keyboard then operating DJ set.

The Historical Society will be running a ham wheel on the night with possible spot raffles as well. (TBA)

Food and refreshments available.
All welcome

Oh, and the most important thing……..Santa arrives at 7pm!

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