Thursday, June 13, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Bowen River Rodeo

The Bowen River Rodeo saw 3000 people attend over the weekend and the entire event was a huge hit.

The rodeo had 200 competitors and the camp drafting had 220!

Friday night live music entertained rodeo lovers too.

There were lots of activities for the younger kids to enjoy, including the Flag Race, Bounce Pony, Barrell Race, Snakes & Ladders and more.

Bowen River Committee Secretary, Sally Fry said “The Bowen River is now 136 years old and I think that’s quite special.”

“Bowen River Rodeo associated with Buck Off Melanoma and proceeds from the raffle and Calcutta is split between Buck Off Melanoma and CQ Rescue Helicopter.

“Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, without them we wouldn’t be able to hold this wonderful event.

“And thank you to our hard-working committee and volunteers who work so hard over the weekend to make our event such a success.”

Mayor Ry Collins and his family at the Bowen River Rodeo
The rodeo was a huge success over the weekend
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