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Camel Races

The jockeys and trainers have travelled from afar to compete for the coveted Tara Camel Cup!  There'll be 6 races on Saturday and another 6 on Sunday.

Judah Kelly

Judah Kelly!!!

Judah's WINNING voice will be on stage Saturday night! His single 'Count on Me' just debuted at 19 on the ARIA charts.  Hoping he sings 'Climb Every Mountain' like on TV!


Friday Fireworks

Straight after multi-cultural stage show on Friday, the Fireworks will light up the skies!

James Johnston Band

Live Music

There'll be live bands playing Friday and Saturday nights, plus Country Music at the Bull Stalls all weekend. The bar will be open tip late each night, so get ready to party!  See who's coming.

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Multi-cultural Shows

You'll be surprised by the exciting mix of non-stop cultural performances on stage! See who's performing.

Indian Food

Cultural Food Stalls

We've carefully selected a huge variety of food stalls to deliver your tastebuds as much variety as the cultural entertainment.

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Camel Rides

No need to travel in to the desert to experience a camel ride, they'll be available at an affordable price during the Festival.

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The Globe of Death

You're going to love the excitement of the globe of death motorbike stunt shows on Saturday and Sunday!


Roving Entertainment

You never know what's just around the corner at Tara Festival, with stilt walkers, dancers and drummers and other exciting roving entertainers!

Walk run ride

5kms for Leukaemia

Departs from Festival Info Centre. $10 entry all goes to Leukaemia Foundation. Gold Coin donation for breakfast on completion.


Little Kids Entertainment

Even your littlest family members will love Tara Festival. See Wally the Clown, a bubble-making 'robot' riding on a segway and stacks more.

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Indian Bollywood Fun!

Kids will enjoy the fun of Bollywood style dress-ups and a craft activity with Roushini at the Indian Tent!


Helicopter Rides

Take a flight over Tara during the Festival, with 5 minute flights for $60 per seat.

Pre-Festival Bus Tours

Pre-Festival Bus Tours

Visit a working shearing shed and cropping farm, or head to some top local tourist attractions.  Find out more.

Horse Drawn Buggy photo Stephanie Dillan

Horse Drawn Rides

From Thursday to Sunday these beautiful horses will be taking tours and rides departing from the Festival site.

Matty G

Chainsaw Sculpting!

Watch Matty G create amazing wood sculptures. He made the camel you can see in Tara's main street 🙂

Sand Scultpting

Sand Sculpting

Watch an amazing artwork take shape in a pile of sand, with sand sculpting on display Saturday and Sunday.

Yabby Races

Yabby Races

At the finish of each camel race there'll be a race of another kind on the trackside - yabbies!

Kids Rides

Kids Rides

Amusements and rides will be operating during the Festival (costs apply).  KIDS RIDE FREE  SATURDAY on 4 of them!

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Friday Street Busking

Check out the busking in the main street of Tara, as the busking competition runs all day Friday.

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Sheep Demonstrations

Get up close to see the sheep shearing and wool handling, plus sheep dog trail demonstrations.


QGC Science Exhibit!

Together with Questacon, our major sponsor, QGC are brining a science exhibit, with kids activities - plus see one of QGC's drones up close!

Market stalls

Huge Variety of Stalls

Markets are full of such colour and variety - we love them.  Wander the market stalls with a coffee in hand... can't wait!