15 May, 2024

All roads lead to Chillagoe

THE road to Chillagoe will be busy this week as hundreds of people head out to the annual Chillagoe Bushman’s Carnival which starts on Friday.

Picture: Chillagoe Rodeo Facebook Page
Picture: Chillagoe Rodeo Facebook Page

With a tagline of “Cows, Caves and Cold Cans”, the ABCRA-affiliated event on 17-18 May will award close to $21,000 in prizemoney for the 32 events at this year’s event – from open bull rides to saddle bronc, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more.

Four events – the Open Bullride, Open Saddlebronc, Open Bareback and the Bushman’s Buckjump – are each offering $1500 in prizemoney for the winners.

As well as all the rodeo action, the event offers great entertainment for families, with live music, markets stalls and competitions for the kids.

There are camping facilities available, as well as food and drinks, and some market stalls running over the weekend. This is a family-friendly event and no dogs are allowed. 

Tickets for this year’s rodeo are available at the gate with free camping available.


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