Chill and kids zone sure to entertain

With less than four weeks to go, we are getting ready to put on the biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere with the help of our wonderful team of volunteers.

Thank you – because we couldn’t do it without you.

There are a few exciting activities we are planning for this year’s rodeo.

A Festi-BULL Chill and Kids Zone will be in place for when rodeo-goers need a break from the adrenalin-pumping action in the arena.

The FestiBULL Chill and Kids Zone is a laid back, family friendly zone where you can relax over a cool drink or grab a bite to eat for lunch.

It’s an alcohol free zone with tables and chairs set up in a welcoming, shady area a short stroll from the arena.

We will also have some fun activities to keep the kids entertained within the area.

The QCCU Fanzone Cowboy Corner will be the spot to have a chat with a champion cowboy or cowgirl and grab a selfie together.

Our rodeo stars and some of our entertainers will be dropping by to sign autographs, and meet rodeo fans.

If you want to do rodeo in style, the Rodeo VIP Lounge is the place to go.

The exclusive, double story air-conditioned Rodeo Lounge VIP marquee will be a great space with a dining and viewing area upstairs, and more casual beer garden style area downstairs.

One or three day passes are available and only 200 tickets will be sold. The ticket includes morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch and dinner, as well as a full beverage package in a prime location overlooking the chutes.  

A one day ticket is $299 and three day pass is $849, and tickets are available via our website,

We’ve had a great response to this year’s entertainment lineup on the Wardles Main Stage. The concerts are included in your rodeo ticket, with Newcastle-based country rockers Hurricane Fall and the ever-popular Troy Kemp on Friday night (August 11), and

Busby Marou and O’Shea, direct from Nashville USA on Saturday night (August 12).

Jessica Mauboy will get the rodeo party started at the Isa Street Festival on Wednesday night (August 9).

Stay tuned for details of our Rodeo School being held on Thursday, August 10, and follow the latest rodeo news on and