Tara Showgrounds August 2nd - 4th 2013
Is watching a camel race on your bucket list? Maybe you are over-due for a weekend away to re-connect with nature and embrace the laid-back pace of rural community life? Pack your tent and family and head to the town of Tara in Queensland’s Western Downs for two days packed with live entertainment, camel races and flavoursome food!
Presented by Tara Futures Group, this unique event begins with a 'Festival of the Orient' on Friday night, featuring entertainment including Lion Dancer and monster fireworks display guaranteed to excite the child in everyone. Get your groove on and stomp your feet to the infectious beat from The Twines, who are back by popular demand. This family band combine the sounds of didgeridoo, guitar, flute, percussion, quirky instruments from all over the globe, to create a fun filled interactive family show for everyone.
Sample the Oriental/Asian influenced cuisine as you watch martial arts displays and unique cultural dance and practices of Pacific Islander and Maori cultures. The working sheepdog display and return of Donny's "Ducks & Dogs" will add an outback Australian flavour to the weekend. This event is more than camel races! It is an opportunity to celebrate the d iversity of culture i n the Tara region. August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first South Sea Islanders to Queensland. This is a significant milestone not only for Queensland’s Australian South Sea Islander community, but for all Queenslanders.
Share a yarn with the locals and soak up the atmosphere as you watch the spectacular sunsets from the camp ground. Book your FREE campsite now!
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors!