Teebar rodeo arrives
RODEO fans will be in for a wild ride at Teebar on Saturday.
With its annual show of a rodeo and campdraft, it is set to be the biggest day yet for the tiny hamlet, 40 minutes west of Maryborough.
“Teebar Rodeo and Campdraft is a day you can relax in your jeans and a hat, a country family day of events,” spokeswoman and rodeo veteran Ann-Maree Hasselbach said.
“If you are bored of one thing, you can find something else to watch. The focus is on a family day out with numerous activities all going on at once at a reasonable price.”
The first Teebar sports carnival was held in 1914, and it became an annual event in 1944.
Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular campdraft and rodeos on the circuit.
Held at the picturesque Teebar Hall and Sportsgrounds on the banks of Munna Creek, near Brooweena, the event will feature a ute muster, animal nursery, home-baked goodies, rides for the kids and displays of arts, crafts and photography in the historic hall.
The campdraft starts at 6.30am with a number of categories to accommodate the number of competitors the event attracts.
Last year, more than 100 riders competed in a draft program, and there were more than 250 nominations.
Because the event was so popular, people were signing up on reserve lists in hope that a space would come up for them to compete - and this year is set to be just as exciting.
The rodeo will kick off at 9.30am for an all-day performance.
A licensed bar will be serving from 10am to 10pm with DJ “Radio Active” playing after the rodeo.
Adult tickets are $10, high school students $5, primary school kids $2, and pre-schoolers get in for free.
Family passes are $25.
To get to the event, head out on the Maryborough-Biggenden Rd through Brooweena, about 50km west of Maryborough, then turn a left on to Teebar Hall Rd.
The organisers recommend bringing a chair and a blanket to make a full day of the event.
For more information, telephone 4129 9019.