1 August, 2023

Rodeo sold out in Kilcoy

A mini bull ride will be a new feature at the Kilcoy rodeo this Saturday as the annual event takes place at the Kilcoy Showgrounds, with the event already a sellout.

Rodeo sold out in Kilcoy - feature photo

Gates open at 8am, with the rodeo pre-performance starting at 10am before the main rodeo starts at 1pm and finishes at about 7pm.

A ‘full rodeo’ program will feature all rough stock events: open bull ride, novice bull ride, saddle bronc ride, and bareback bronc ride.

There will also be timed events: open barrel race, team roping, rope and tie, steer wrestling, and breakaway roping.

Junior events will include a barrel race, breakaway roping and bull ride for U18s, while the mini bull ride has two age groups: 7 to U12, and 12 to U15.

The open bull ride has $3,000 in prize money on offer, while there will also be entertainment and prizes for youngsters and adults during the rodeo.

A range of trade stalls will also be at the showgrounds.

As soon as the last bull bucks out for the rodeo, patrons are invited to enter the rodeo ring for Kilcoy’s best attempt at the Nutbush.

After this, the band Killing Time will take over in the entertainment area.

This will be the second successive year that the Kilcoy rodeo is staged in August, after it was previously scheduled for March when wet weather sometimes intervened.

Although there was some rain the night before last year’s rodeo, Kilcoy Rodeo Committee Inc secretary Maddison Smith said the committee chose to stick with the August time slot due to a better chance for dry weather.

As for the new mini bull ride segment, Ms Smith said this had been very popular at other rodeos.

Patrons are reminded that the rodeo is a licensed event, meaning no alcohol can be brought into the venue.

The Kilcoy Rodeo Committee Inc would like to say a massive thank you to the generous sponsors: Coff & Co Bakery, Elders Real Estate, WERCS Hire, Exchange Hotel Kilcoy, Kilcoy Rural, BP Kilcoy, Bill’s Tyre Centre, Ray White Kilcoy, Outback Cobber, Somerset Liquid Waste Removal, Dawn 2 Dusk Landscaping, Kilcoy Global Foods, and NCC Early Learners.


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