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25 June, 2022

Cowpokes kick off rodeo fun

MINI cowboys and cowgirls will be in the spotlight this Saturday when the annual Cowpokes competition kicks off as part of the 2022 Mareeba Rodeo program.

2019 Mareeba Rodeo Cowpoke winners
2019 Mareeba Rodeo Cowpoke winners

The Cowpokes is a chance for the littlies to be involved with the spirit of the rodeo by dressing up in western gear and being assessed on their personality and conversation skills. 

Children from as young as five can enter the competition which will be held at the rodeo grounds from 12 noon until 4pm on Saturday. 

The event also features raffles, food, market stalls and entertainment, with the winners of each category awarded a family pass to the rodeo on 9 July. 

Winning entrants are also invited to participate in the Downtown Parade on Friday 10 July, and to attend the Rodeo Committee Dinner at the Mareeba Leagues Club on 5 July. 

The competition is in two categories – 5-8 years of age and 9-13 years of age – and all entrants must live in the Mareeba Shire. 

Anyone interested in entering the competition can simply turn up on the day before 12 noon.


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