BOULIA CAMEL RACES: 20 - 22 July 2018

20 - 22 July 2018

3 days of fun filled action

FUN EVENTS

Camel Tagging

Camel Tagging is a crowd favourite and quite simply you just can’t miss this! It’s easy to explain, but not so easy to do. Fearless contenders enter an arena where a few young and lively camels are waiting. The object is to ‘tag’ a camel by sticking a piece of duct tape on it, then run back to the starting position, only to have to then chase down that same camel to retrieve the tape and finally return to the judge at the starting position. The fastest contender wins, but its not an easy task, so one could say that any who walk away without a bruise to their pride, are winners!

Yabby Races + Duck Races!

And to prove that the good people of Boulia will race just about anything that can be tricky and unpredictable, they raid the dams and rivers to bring you Yabby Races!  The novelty racing doesn't stop there, with 2017 bringing duck racing to the event for the first time.  All this will take place Sunday afternoon, together with a Tug-of-War and other fun races and events.

Family Fun & Fireworks

The whole program of events is a blast for the entire family, but to top it off there is a huge fireworks show and children’s entertainment and activities throughout the day.

live music and dancing

When the dust has settled on the racetrack and the stunning outback sunset has finished its show, the evening program is just starting to heat up.  Friday night will feature a tribute to Slim Dusty - the 'Dustier Than Ever' show, presented by Chris Cook and his band.  Saturday night, Boulia's official town ambassador and country music favourite Ali S and his band will take the stage.  Ali S has a traditional country style, with a contemporary twist, appealing to country music fans of all ages. His songs are based around life on the land, famous country music artists and the legends that entertain us in the rodeo circuit.  Of course the bar is open until late Friday and Saturday nights.

It’s around the evening campfires when some of the best times and memories are forged with new found Boulia friends, sharing a yarn and vowing to meet again next year under the big skies of Boulia.

 

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“…they had this crazy competition called camel tagging. The young camels, under 2 years old, were let into an arena and mad people bought the right to put some sticky duct tape on them then try and get it off.

Camels can kick in all directions and they all demonstrated their ability to do this, with several contenders getting a good kick in the ribs, one in the nose and one in a much more painful place. I thought the camels looked like they were doing the Argentinian Tango the way their legs flipped out every which way.”

Rosemary Robinson Melbourne, Vic

Read more about Rosemary’s Boulia adventure here

CONTACT US

Boulia Camel Races Inc
PO Box 70
Boulia Qld 4829
Australia

M 0428 581 874

M 0429 434 279