Community & Business

21 June, 2022

Get into the Rodeo spirit

BUSINESSES are being urged to get on board and help become part of the excitement leading up to the Mareeba Rodeo next month.

Mareeba Hospital staff, in the Rodeo Spirit in 2019
Mareeba Hospital staff, in the Rodeo Spirit in 2019

Each year, businesses throughout the town are encouraged to dress up their premises and shopfronts in a western theme to promote the spirit of the rodeo which will be held on 9 July. 

As well as decking out their premises, businesses are also asked to ensure their staff are dressed in western style for the week of the event, but particularly on the day of the parade (8 July) and on judging day which will be on Monday 4 July.

Entries close on 29 June, with judging to determine six category winners – 

  • Western Style Dress by Staff (eight or more people)

  • Western Style Dress by Staff (small business 1-7 people)

  • Best Decorated Large Foyer

  • Best Decorated Small Foyer

  • Best Decorated Shop Window

  • Best Overall. 

The overall winner will receive a $2000 advertising package, courtesy of The Express Newspaper, and $300 cash. 

To enter, businesses need to go to and fill in an entry form.


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