1 May, 2024

Gearing up for an action-packed weekend

THE quiet town of Mt Garnet will be buzzing over the May Day long weekend when thousands of people make their way there for the annual rodeo and races.

Photo: Mt Garnet Rodeo Facebook page
Photo: Mt Garnet Rodeo Facebook page

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, while on Saturday, a seven-race program will be staged including the Mt Garnet Cup, along with Fashions on the Field.  On Sunday, it’s all about the rodeo action in the arena which will kick off at 9am. 

Those who wish to attend can purchase a weekend pass that includes all three days (racing, cabarets, rodeo and camping) for $130 online at 

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. 


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