24 April, 2024

Gearing up for an action packed long weekend

MT Garnet is gearing up for the biggest event on the annual calendar when the town hosts its popular rodeo and races over the May Day long weekend.

Gearing up for an action packed long weekend - feature photo

The small town will be inundated with visitors keen to experience the three-day festival which features two days of thoroughbred racing and a one-day action-packed rodeo as well as nights filled with live music and campfires. 

On Friday 3 May, the racing kicks off with a five-race program including the Battle of the Bush, culminating in a cabaret that evening featuring “Careless”. 

On Saturday, a seven-race program will be staged including the Mt Garnet Cup, along with Fashions on the Field on both days for the ladies to strut their stuff. 

The day will end with an evening cabaret, with “Careless” performing.

On Sunday, it’s all about the action in the arena, with the rodeo to start at 9am, filled with all the events that will keep the crowd entertained all day. The Mt Garnet Rodeo Queen will also be announced.

“The Barnyard Band” are locked in for the Sunday night entertainment and will play all the greatest country hits. 

With live music, family friendly events and activities, horse racing, rodeo and bull riding, golf, and camping, it’s a weekend that will create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Those who wish to attend can purchase a weekend pass that includes all three days (racing, cabarets, rodeo and camping) for $130 online at Children aged 16 years or under enter for free but must register online.  

A one-day pass costs $25 and should also be purchased online. Patrons should be aware there are no EFTPOS facilities so cash only will be accepted at the gate. No dogs are allowed.

Go to for tickets.


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