It's that time of the year when every woman, man and swag in the North West heads to a dot on the map near Cloncurry.
Yes it's the Quamby Rodeo back from its one year COVID-enforced hiatus and set to bring the house down this Saturday, 40km north of Cloncurry on the road to Normanton.
A former Cobb and Co station post in the 19th century, Quamby now hosts only an abandoned pub and a great rodeo grounds which was set up for the first rodeo in 1997.
The rodeo will be a one day event on Saturday with junior and women events, bull riding, donkey riding, and live entertainment Luke Geiger and Bareback wrapping up the night.
Quamby All Sports Association president Alan Abdy said patrons will need to scan the COVID QR code on their Facebook page before heading out to the event, as the Quamby area doesn't have good coverage and people should bring cash.
Gates open 3pm Friday and entry payment is at the gate.
Mr Abdy said there would be no entertainment Friday night but they were expecting big crowd of keen locals and tourists camping and enjoying a night under the stars.
The kitchen opens 7am Saturday for breakfast then action in the arena at 8am with the ladies open, juvenile and junior barrels.
The wild cow ride stampedes at 9am followed by the station buck jump at 9.30am and the first of the broncs start to buck at 11am.
The poddy ride will complete the morning entertainment at 11.45am.
The afternoon sees the wild donkey ride, broncs, bulls and more station buck jumps.
The finals start from 5pm with the bronc ride, station buck jump, feature horse, bull ride, feature bull and another wild donkey ride before Luke Geiger takes the stage.
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