Check out the North West calendar of events for 2018

COMING UP: Yelvertoft Campdraft and Rodeo will be held on Easter weekend. Photo: Samantha Walton.
COMING UP: Yelvertoft Campdraft and Rodeo will be held on Easter weekend. Photo: Samantha Walton.

Here’s our weekly guide to upcoming events in North West Queensland in 2018.

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Jan 1 New Year’s Day

Jan 26 Australia Day

Feb 3 Super Sports Expo noon-3pm

Feb 10 Speed Dating at Isa Hotel, 6.30pm

Mar 3 Mount Isa races

Mar 3 Battle at the Stack at Stack City Fitness

Mar 6 Commonwealth Games baton in Cloncurry

Mar 6 Commonwealth Games baton in Mount Isa

Mar 7 Commonwealth Games baton in Birdsville

Mar 11 Commonwealth Games baton in Hughenden

Mar 12 Commonwealth Games baton in Prairie

Mar 17 Mount Isa races St Patrick’s Day

Mar 17 Curry Day, Mary Kathleen Park, 3pm

Mar 24 Cloncurry races

Mar 30 - Apr 2 Easter weekend

Mar 31 Boulia races

Mar 31 Yelvertoft Rodeo

Apr 6-9 The 2018 Australian Campdraft Association National Finals

Apr 7 Maxwelton races

Apr 7-9 Karumba Anglers Classic

Apr 7-8 Betoota Gymkhana at Birdsville

Apr 13-15 Dirt N Dust Festival Julia Creek

Apr 13-17 Einasleigh Rodeo

Apr 14 Julia Creek races

Apr 14 Bedourie Bikes and Bulls

Apr 14-17 World Barramundi Fishing Championships Burketown

Apr 19-22 Winton Way Out West festival

Apr 21 Winton races

Apr 28 Mount Isa races

May 4-6 Richmond Fossil Festival and Bush Sprints

May 4-6 Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival

May 5 Gregory Downs Races

May 6 Gregory Canoe Classic

May 12 Mount Isa races

May 12-13 Birdsville Campdraft, Rodeo and Bronco Branding

May 16-19 The 90th RFDS Outback Birthday Bash at John Flynn Place

May 19 Hughenden races

May 25-Jun 2 Mount Isa Eisteddfod  

May 26 Mount Isa races

Jun 2 Cloncurry Races

Jun 2 50 Shades of Special Needs Ball

Jun 8-10 Winton Show

Jun 8-9 Richmond Field Days and Races

Jun 9 Mount Isa Races: Mount Isa Cup

Jun 9 Bedourie Rugby League Nines

Jun 10-17 Croydon Heritage Week

Jun 15-17 Cloncurry Show

Jun 16 Richmond races

Jun 16 Hughenden Porcupine Gorge Challenge

Jun 22-23 Mount Isa Show

Jun 23-25 Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival

Jun 26- 28 Outback Writers’ Festival in Winton

Jun 29- July 7 Splendid Outback Film Festival at Winton

Jun 30 Mount Isa races

Jun 30 Richmond Pony Express (Dirt Bike Enduro)

Jun 30 Filipino Barrio Fiesta, Tony White Oval.

Jul 1 Stamford Races and Community Fun Day

Jul 6-8 Bedourie Campdraft, rodeo, gymkhana and bronco branding

Jul 7-8 Winton QBOA Opal Festival

Jul 10-12 Big Red Bash, Birdsville

Jul 13-16 Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge

Jul 14 Bedourie Camel and Pig Races

Jul 15 Mount Isa Motor Show and Swap Meet

Jul 20-22 Boulia Camel Races

Jul 28-30 Hughenden Country Music Festival

Jul 28 Quamby Rodeo

Aug 2-5 Curry Merry Muster Festival

Aug 8 Isa Street Festival

Aug 9 Mailman Express races

Aug 9-12 Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo

Aug 17-19 Sedan Dip

Aug 24-25 Camooweal Drovers Camp Festival

Aug 25 Betoota races

Aug 25 Simpson Desert Racing Carnival at Birdsville

Aug 31- Sep 1 Richmond Campdraft

Aug 31-Sep 1 Birdsville races

Sep 8-9 Bedourie Races & Rodeo

Sep 8-9 Bedourie Ute & Travellers’ Muster

Sep 19-23 Outback Century Cycle Challenge Winton

Sep 29 Richmond Fishing Classic

Oct 20 Spring Charity Evening

Oct 26-28 Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic


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