Australia's Little Swaggies will be dodging Jolly Jumbucks, tossing Swags and cracking the whip these September school holidays at Winton's Outback Festival 2019.
There will be no better place for families to spend the September school holidays with fun activities, outback challenges and entertainment for all ages. Events including whip cracking, wool bale rolling, wobble board painting and a host of little swaggies events with keep the little tykes well entertained the whole week.
The crowning competition for the festival's young attendees is the Outback Iron Junior event, a test of strength and strong will for boys and girls. Split into two age group categories, 10 to 12 years and 13 to 15 years, young competitors take part in a range of fun-filled activities over three days including the Swag Toss, Opal Miners Dash, Mini Marathon, Whip Cracking and Tug a Mini.
For the 7 to 9 years group the Little Swaggies Event gives a taste of the Outback Iron Junior with fun events linked to the story of Waltzing Matilda. The Little Swaggies event will have the young ones tossing the Swaggie's Hat, running the Tucker Bag Relay, sprinting the Billy Can dash and dodging the Jolly Jumbucks. A host of other outback challenges will be taking place throughout the week for all ages to test their muster.
Wobble Board painting competitions and the Teddy Bear Picnic will keep the under 8's entertained and bringing out their creative sides through a range of music, art activities and games.
Added to the line-up for the festival 25th Anniversary event is the Outback Thunda Mighty Monster Truck Show, a family friendly show featuring Dipsy & Tipsy Rolly Polly Cars, Monster Truck Tug-A-War and the Spirit of Australia Car Crush. The Monster Truck Show will be opening the Outback Thunda Concert Series on Saturday September 28.
Throughout the week kids will also be treated to the knockabout acrobatics, aerials stunts, tricks and flips of Winton's own CrackUp Sisters and the American performer Leapin' Louie who performs lasso whip tricks, juggling, high unicycle and much more.
The festival opens Tuesday September 24 with the Dunny Derby on Friday.
The full 2019 program is here.