Bush tra­di­tions come to life

North East Tourist News - - AROUND THE REGION -

IN the foothills of the Snowy Moun­tains at Cor­ry­ong, The Man From Snowy River Bush Fes­ti­val (March 31-April 3, 2016) is proudly keep­ing a unique part of Aus­tralian his­tory alive and show­cas­ing what our Aussie bush folk take for granted as life.

En­joy the many amaz­ing bush po­ets – (who this year will be vy­ing for the ti­tle for Vic­to­rian Bush Po­etry Cham­pion) to the toe tap­ping of the Bush Tal­ent competition, or the dust­bust­ing ac­tion of the very unique Aussie horse events that keep the crowds en­thralled with the ac­tion and horse­man­ship on dis­play.

The fes­ti­val fea­tures the live re-en­act­ment of the poem with crowds watch­ing “in very fear” as bush horse­men chase wild horses down the moun­tain­side in pur­suit of the colt that got away.

Head­lin­ing the Mu­sic Stage on Fri­day night will be Coun­try Rock Clas­sics Frankie J Holden and Wil­bur Wilde, Mus­tered Courage, Pete De­nahy, Am­bur Slade and many more.

Satur­dany night rodeo bursts into ac­tion, fea­tur­ing the best of the best stock ver­sus cham­pion riders.

The fes­ti­val’s own home grown Man From Snowy River $80,000 Horse­man­ship Chal­lenge, now known Aus­tralia wide as one of the best and tough­est “Aussie” horse­man­ship tests in the coun­try, will also fas­ci­nate vis­i­tors.

The event also fea­tures Bush Po­etry, Ute Muster, Dog Jump, Art and Pho­to­graphic Show, Street Pa­rade, Work­ing Cat­tle­dog Cham­pi­onships - oh yeah, and fun, a real lot of fun.

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