Weekend of action set for National Rodeo Finals
THIS year’s National Rodeo Finals, set for November 2-3, will feature a variety of new activities, an improved program and some exciting country music entertainers.
The 2018 National Rodeo Council of Australia National Rodeo Finals will offer two action-packed performances on Friday and Saturday nights with a full line-up of rodeo events slated for the weekend.
The competition is unique, giving competitors from six different NRCA member rodeo Associations the chance to compete at a national level for an Australian title. NRCA General Manager Janelle Barraclough said this year’s National Rodeo Finals marked the competition’s 18th anniversary, “and we want to remind everyone in the area to come out and join in the fun”.
New activities at this year’s finals include fire breathing performances by Goondiwindi local Blue Blaez’s and live entertainment with Homegrown (as featured on The Voice TV show), in addition to a special appearance by Rodeo Queen of Australia Rebekah McMahon, performances by rodeo favourites Mik Oberle and Comedy with Big AL plus the inclusion of a Cowboy Country Market which will run in conjunction with the action of the National Rodeo Finals.
The Cowboy Country Market will be open to the public Saturday from 8am – 2pm and admission is free.
Market visitors can expect to see all things country and western from homewares, saddlery, tack, western wear, apparel, jewellery/ accessories, handmade crafts, food vendors and much more plus roaming entertainment, kids petting zoo, pony rides and kids face painting from 10am-noon.
Interested stallholders are advised to contact the National Rodeo Council of Australia on 02 6737 3777 or enquire@nationalrodeo council.com.au. Advance tickets are available online at nationalrodeocouncil.com .au.
SKILL: Victorian Cowgirl Cindy Marsh, NRF17 Ladies Open Barrel Race.